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New Haven prepares for week of action for jobs

Actions include supporting the emergency need for massive public works jobs to restart the economy and aid communities, to be paid for by taxing the rich and ending the wars.

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New Haven voters turn out for labor candidates

In an extraordinary Democratic primary election, New Haven voters overwhelmingly backed labor and grassroots community candidates for Board of Aldermen in 14 of 15 wards.

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"Force of unity" defends working people's rights

With everything on the line, from Social Security and Medicare to the right to organize, working class families came out, many for the first time, to make their voices heard.

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Capitol rally says: Get on board for health care

Connecticut residents jammed into the Hartford train station to demand that the governor and state legislature "get on board" for the state health care program with a public option.

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Speedup comes to the Ivy League

Today, speedup has moved beyond the assembly line, to blue-, pink- and white-collar jobs everywhere, even in universities.

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"We are not going to be put against each other any more"

The spirit of solidarity and raised sights for working-class people filled the air as people from all neighborhoods in New Haven marched on March 30th.

Video: Red school bus tour stops in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - Young people from as far south as Washington D.C. flocked to the New Haven People's Center over the weekend, the latest stop on the Red School Bus tour.

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A New Generation of Dreamers: Freedom Rides yesterday and today

A month-long celebration linking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides that desegregated interstate transportation in the South with today's movements to address racism, violence and unemployment was kicked off here.

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New Haven Firebirds struggle for everyone

The  need for affirmative action to achieve fairness and equality for everyone, and to address the economic crisis, won support last weekend at Conneticut African American History Month events.

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Parents organize for Spanish-English translators in schools

Parents in New Haven, Conn., tell the school board it must provide translators at parent orientation meetings, raising the issue of language and equal education access.