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Protest hypocritical charter school TV ad

"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."


Today in history: Ethel Rosenberg born, commemoration in Los Angeles

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.


Decolonize the land: Native people welcome Mt. Denali name change

President Obama announced that his administration would change the name of Mt. McKinley to its original Indigenous name, Denali, a word that means "High One" in Athabascan.


Indigenous news: juvenile justice, Juneau artist, cultural appropriation, gaming

The game "Never Alone" was developed with participation of the Cook Inlet Tribal Council, a group that works with indigenous Alaskans living in city settings.


Rapper Killer Mike endorses Bernie Sanders

Sanders support for the Voting Rights Act was decisive in securing Killer Mike's support. 


Today in history: La Peña Cultural Center founded 40 years ago

La Peña was founded on this date in 1975. It promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.


Rubio announces, abandons immigration reform

"Unfortunately he is much more beholden to his tea party base than to his Latino community."


Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.


Labor organizer wins MacArthur “genius grant”

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.


Labor journalist blames U.S. policy for child immigrant crisis

U.S. policies for decades forced kids and many of their parents to flee, because the U.S. made Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dangerous places.

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