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Presbyterians vote to divest from companies aiding Israeli occupation

The Presbyterian Church narrowly approved divestment from three U.S. companies that supply Israel with equipment used to maintain its occupation of Palestinian territory.

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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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Arriving without their parents: Child refugees being warehoused on the U.S. border

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.

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Patent Office cancels Washington’s disparaging trademark

The group argued that the Redskins should lose their federal trademark protection based on a law that prohibits registered disparaging names.

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Opening of the Communist Party’s 30th national convention

Delegates from around the country are arriving here today for the opening of the Communist Party's 30th national convention.

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Privilege - towards a Marxist analysis

The promotion of the concept of privilege is spreading like wildfire. Everybody is talking about the privilege of being of a preferred group. Preferred by whom, is the issue. 

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Understanding capitalism: Economic stagnation, non-traditional labor, and points of strategic focus

The CPUSA will meet in Chicago June 13-15 for its 30th national convention.

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Americans welcome Sgt. Bergdahl home

After the negotiated release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, I called an old friend who spent years as a POW in Vietnam's prison camps to ask for his response.

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Latest GOP scheme to kill Saturday mail delivery killed in Congress

In a joint letter to lawmakers, the leaders of the nation's four postal workers' unions called the House GOP's scheme "outrageous and misguided."

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