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Today in African American history: African Burial Ground National Monument

The memorial was dedicated in 2007 and included several commissioned pieces of public art.

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California labor: "There are no jobs on a dead planet"

The largest march against fracking in U.S. history included labor, indigenous rights, climate activists and many other groups.

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Labor, environmental leaders challenge Fast Track trade deals

During a teleconference hosted today by the BlueGreen Alliance, leaders got together to ask the necessary tough questions regarding the president's support of Fast Track.

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Working Families Party says Cuomo must deliver more

The New York Working Families Party called on the state's governor and the state legislature to enact an agenda that puts "working families first."

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Miners' families hope for justice at coming trial

The disaster and the resulting deaths shocked the mining communities of Raleigh and Boone Counties and left the dead miners' families grieving.

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GOP kills Florida solar, takes the sun out of Sunshine State

"Florida already ranks in the bottom half of the nation for energy efficiency, and now will only fall farther behind, costing families and businesses in the process."

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Keystone XL heads to Senate for vote

Many activists fighting against Keystone are expecting - or hoping - that if the bill does get its 60 votes, Obama will simply veto it anyway.

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Miners’ families welcome indictment of Massey Energy CEO Blankenship

A federal grand jury indicted the former Massey Energy CEO on numerous counts of conspiracy in the Apr. 2010 underground explosion that killed 29 men.

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UN climate report: No new news, mostly bad news

The new report breaks no new ground. This report is a summary of the three reports already issued, which focused in much more detail on specific aspects of the science.

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Environmental leader David Beach issues urgent call to action

"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."

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