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Workers and lawmakers team up to force fair scheduling at Walmart

Walmart workers were on Capitol Hill telling lawmakers how the giant retailer's scheduling practices make it impossible for most of them to lead anything approaching a normal life.

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Convergence in Jacksonville to call for Marissa Alexander's freedom

Regional and national activists will come together to support domestic violence survivor Marissa Alexander and strengthen opposition to mandatory minimum sentencing.

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Victory for Al-Arian but justice still denied

All criminal charges were dropped against Palestinian leader, Dr. Sami Al-Arian on June 27, a ruling greeted by those who have fought for nearly two decades to free him.

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CPUSA’s 30th National Convention examines challenges facing the nation

The convention was arguably the most open and broadly attended in the party's history. Events were live streamed and open to the press.

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Today in labor history: Cherokee Nation begins Trail of Tears

It is estimated  that nearly one third - ten to 30 percent - died in the course of U.S. government's ethnic cleansing.

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Fight for $15: CPUSA Convention highlights fight for a living wage

At the Peoples World panel on June 13 called "Working for a Living: New Challenges," workers who have been part of the Fight for 15 campaign to raise fast food wages made their voices heard.

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Sens. Warren and Sanders, Rev. Barber inspire at New Populism Conference

The "new populism" spoken of at the conference was described, defined and delivered with hope and realism. 

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W.Va. NAACP calls for federal probe of police killing

The police report failed to answer three key questions: 1) Why was Jones arrested? 2) Why was he shot? and 3) Why was he shot 23 times?

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Alabama to pay $580,000 because of unconstitutional anti-immigrant law

"This lawsuit put a swift end to a cruel, discriminatory, and unlawful effort to drive immigrant families out of their homes."

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National forum on police crimes to be held in Chicago

The forum is devised to promote a "renewed effort to build a multi-racial, multi-national movement" against police crimes, government surveillance, mass incarceration, and more.

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