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Baltimore town hall demands jobs, funding communities, return of troops

Speakers at a town hall meeting here Sept. 26 demanded that Congress "bring the troops, bring the war dollars home" and use the trillions in revenues to create jobs, fund education, healthcare, and other vital needs.


Labor journalists see themselves as a voice for workers

Sometimes the mainstream media just doesn't get it.


Florida victories hailed as progress for same sex couples

 Two Florida municipalities passed ordinances recently that make employee healthcare benefits available to same-sex domestic partners.


Ohio Republican forced to retract voter supression threat

Facing calls by area members of Congress for a Justice Department investigation, Secretary of State John Husted retracted a threat not to process mail ballot applications sent to voters by the  Cuyahoga County government.


A march for jobs and justice to MLK monument

The Reverend Al Sharpton's National Action Network, the NAACP and others have called for a march for 'Jobs and Justice' in DC August 27th.


Florida legislators derailing democracy

Voters approved amendments to protect voting rights and prevent political gerrymandering, but legislators are stalling their implementation.


South Carolina passes anti-immigration law

South Carolina has become the fifth and latest state poised to enact a draconian anti-immigration law, after Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed SB 20 last week.


White House to hold Twitter town hall

The White House will host the first ever "Twitter town hall" Wednesday, July 6, on the economy and the president's plan to create jobs.


Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.


Michigan lawsuit challenges “dictator law”

Twenty-eight plaintiffs from across Michigan announced Wednesday they are taking the state's controversial emergency manager law to court, charging it is violating the constitution and voting rights.

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