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Bill would restore voting protections in time for 2016 election

The bill, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, would ensure that voting rights are protected in the 2016 presidential election.

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Marxist sociologists to meet in Chicago

This year's theme for the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting is "Sexualities in the Social World."

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East Saint Louis, hit by hard-times, down but not out

At its height in the 1950's, East Saint Louis had a population of 82,366. Only about one-third remain today.

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U.S. Labor Against the War: back the Iran nuke deal!

The organization that led the drive to force organized labor to oppose the Iraq War, is calling on unionists to back the proposed agreement that curbs Iran's nuclear development program.

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Ending Cuban blockade could improve U.S. health

If the current thaw in U.S.-Cuban relations leads to lifting the decades-long blockade, we will have access to life-saving drugs and vaccines now banned in the U.S.

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Bernie Sanders rallies in Northwest draw record crowds

Sanders appealed for unity, and declared that having good jobs, racial, and gender equality, health care, and higher education for all "is not utopian dreaming." 

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Mass movement the key to voting rights protection

Fifty years ago today, thanks to a mass movement started by African American WWII veterans, Voting Rights Act was signed into law.

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Billboard outside debate to highlight how GOP hurts women

"Voters will get more insight into the clown car of anti-woman fanaticism that is the GOP presidential field for 2016."

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Indiana HIV epidemic underscores value of syringe services programs

The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new brief that underscores the importance of syringe service programs.

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“Black Lives Matter” dealing with police abuse that is anything but new

"When I lived in Delaware and Maryland in the 1960s, societal racism was ugly and obvious to all who had eyes to see."

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