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Labor movement – key link in chain of progress

I believe today is both more necessary and possible for the party and its members to be involved in the labor movement.

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"Daylight" appears on Israel-Palestine conflict

J Street, the six-year-old "pro-Israel, pro-peace" liberal Jewish organization, with some 180,000 members and supporters, met in San Francisco June 7-8 in its first national summit on the West Coast.

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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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Working Families Party, citing “historic coalition,” backs Cuomo re-election bid

In spite of deep anger and skepticism about New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's sincerity, the Working Families Party has endorsed his re-election bid.

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Obama rebuffs militarists in speech full of contradictions

Obama emphasized working through international bodies, however he placed NATO, a U.S./Western Europe Cold War holdover, first on his list, before the United Nations.

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National forum on police crimes calls for civilian police accountability councils

In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.

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Strategy working for same-sex marriage supporters

Supporters routinely ask gay couples to meet with reluctant lawmakers to put a human face on same-sex marriage. They file lawsuits. They use unexpected allies to spread their message.

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Baraka wins Newark mayoralty with united labor support

A labor movement united around his election in the Newark mayoral campaign is seen as having been a key cause of the victory of Ras Baraka.

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Obama urges Congress to act on job-creating infrastructure bill

President Obama says more federal spending will help avert a looming crisis that could stifle economic growth and torment commuters.

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