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Wisconsin recall drive is ahead of schedule

Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.

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"States' rights" Republicans killing democracy, state by state

Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.

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Miami labor sees recall as "democracy for sale"

MIAMI - According to polls, Miami-Dade County residents will likely recall both the mayor and a county commissioner. But not everyone - especially not labor - is excited.

Richard Trumka, 10,000 union members flood Maryland State Capitol

More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.

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Communist Party to host national conference

"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.

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Wisconsin protesters: You couldn’t wait us out, so, you locked us out!

One nurse summed up the legal victory to keep Wisconsin state Capitol open: "What Walker has done is sad. So we came dressed for a funeral but we are ready to dance. We expect that we will win this battle."

Filibuster curbs defeated

A campaign backed by organized labor, to curb the power of Senate minorities to halt virtually every piece of legislation by filibustering, went down in flames in the tradition-bound chamber on Jan. 27.

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The GOP attack on NPR

The Republicans' main interest in the NPR fights is to destroy this nation's only democratically controlled media.

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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

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Appeals court hears California marriage equality case

The effort to overturn Prop. 8, California's ballot initiative barring same-sex marriage, reached a new milestone Dec. 6 on its way to the U.S. Supreme Court, as a three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments on the measure.

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