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In Florida, support for freedom for Puerto Rican political prisoner

The Orlando chapter of the National Boricua Human Rights Network will focus on building support for freedom for political prisoner Oscar Lopez Rivera, who has spent 31 years in federal institutions.

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Chicago PeoplesWorld.org readers celebrate growing fightback

They came to celebrate election victories in Ohio and across the country, the surging recall campaign in Wisconsin and the spreading Occupy movement.

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Trumka: New GOP bill would gut workers’ rights

Republicans are backing a new bill they introduced after the NLRB filed a complaint against Boeing, which the board says retaliated against workers for exercising their rights.

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1,000 demand “Good Jobs Now” at Progressive Caucus speakout

SEATTLE - People lined up at microphones at a July 23 "speak out" here to demand that Congress stop kowtowing to the corporations and do what voters elected them to do: create good jobs at a living wage.

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Fight against privatization roils a Maryland county

Hundreds of Frederick County workers packed the county hearing room to speak to the five county commissioners two days in a row this week.

Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

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Gay-Straight Alliance president: "Make Michigan better" for all

As a member of a “minority” group, “one thing you realize, you can’t get anything done unless you have support of some of the majority.”

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Obama scores high approval rating, but not in all areas

54 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Pete Seeger on youth, careers, and social movements

David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.

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