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Four labor/community leaders receive Hershel Walker Peace & Justice Award

Four organizers and activists were honored at this year's awards event sponsored by the People's World.

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Missouri senate defeats “paycheck deception” bill

The bill would have forced workers to "opt-in" to having their dues taken out of their paychecks--a scheme that weakens unions.

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Obama admin. should resist order to hand over names, info of undocumented immigrants

A judge who is blocking relief for young immigrants has escalated his demands. Sign the petition to fight back.

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Report: Fatal crash wouldn’t have happened with proper backup

Unions and workers have been campaigning for years to keep 2-person crews on all freight and passenger trains, citing safety reasons.

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Florida activists confront the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency

In the Sunshine State, left activists faced up to their options in the 2016 elections.

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This week in LGBTQ history: Supreme Court decides on Colorado’s Amendment 2

Twenty years ago, on May 20, 1996, a landmark victory was won at the United States Supreme Court in Romer v. Evans.

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Bucking right wingers, some states make voting easier

Four states have recently passed automatic voter registration laws and at least five have repealed laws that disenfranchised ex-felons.

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New York City protesters demand justice for slain Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras.

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“On the Streets, Under the Trees”: Homelessness in urban and rural California

In the Bay Area and Los Angeles, homeless activists are taking the tactics of Occupy a step further.

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This week in history: The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

The food drive started in October 1991 as a pilot program, the initial drive taking place in ten cities across the country. 

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