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CPUSA in the 1960s: an interview with Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and the chair of the party's African American Equality Commission. He joined the CPUSA in the early sixties, just as the Civil Rights Movement was maturing.

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Residents sit-in for health care at congressional office

Video: Residents sit-in at Rep. Judy Biggert's suburban office, demanding health care now!

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Against the odds, independent politics advance in Illinois election

CHICAGO -- Voters in the Feb. 2 Illinois primary election seemed to send a message to politicians: We're fed up with corruption; we want solutions.

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Teens testify ‘We want jobs’

CHICAGO, Ill.— According to 18-year-old African American Gabrielle Banks, having a job as a young person these days, is more than just an opportunity to gain experience in the workforce or build skills. A job is critical, right now, because it helps provide for the basic necessities at home, she said.

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In Obama’s hometown, people still believe

CHICAGO—It's just another cold day in the Windy City. People are going to work and school, picking up groceries, or putting in their application for help to pay their heating bill.

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All hands on deck for Mass. Senate race, say Dems

Democrats are saying "all hands on deck" to get out the vote to elect Martha Coakley to fill the late Ted Kennedy's seat.

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Tea baggers leave Los Angeles

Video: A counter-demonstration to a tea bagger anti-health care rally was held at Griffith Park in the Los Angeles area.

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First Lady urges women to talk to friends about health care

Video: The White House went on the offensive on the health care debate,  reaching out to women and mothers with a new video from First Lady Michelle Obama.

Celebrating Justice Sotomayor

Something historic happened today, Aug. 8. The first Latina, and only third woman, justice of the Supreme Court was sworn into office. And people celebrated, despite every attempt to drag Justice Sonia Sotomayor through the mud.

Video/Audio: Labor Says No to Housing Cuts

NEW YORK - Trade unionists, housing activists, and residents of New York City public housing gathered at City Hall today to protest the Bush administration's proposed budget cuts to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA).

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