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Illinois budget crisis deepens, as lawmakers recess

Suffering from the worst budget deficit in state history, the Illinois legislature passed a FY 2011 budget in late May that will mean continued devastation of education and social service programs.

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Jobs bill is 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Steve Lipton worked as a plumber for over 25 years - the last 16 with the same employer; the last eight as a general foreman. And then one day in January 2009, he was abruptly laid off.

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Progressive meet to chart course for 2010

WASHINGTON - Thousands of progressive leaders, trade unionists and activists will strategize here June 7-9 at the America's Future NOW! Conference.

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Communist Party convention opens in New York

Communist Party Chairman Sam Webb said executives who planned, aided and abetted the theft of wealth and sent the economy into a tailspin deserve to "be in prison."

Working families force Arkansas runoff, boost Critz to Pa. win

In a Pennsylvania special congressional election working family voters pushed hard and played a big role in electing Democrat Mark Critz over a Republican who staked a large part of his campaign on overturning health care reform.

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Lobbyist opposing DWI law accused

Anti-union PR boss Richard Berman is on the hot seat after two charity organizations asked the New York State Commission on Public Integrity to investigate one of his firms for illegal lobbying.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Thousands march on Wall Street for financial reform

NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.

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Chicago rally demands Wall Street reform, jobs now

Labor, faith-based and community activists marched throughout the Chicago  financial district here Wednesday demanding Congress do what's right and pass financial reform.

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Newsmaker Awards honor Connecticut activists

It was an overflow crowd with inspiring presentations and music at the People's Center in New Haven, CT on April 25 for the People's World/Mundo Popular Newsmaker Awards.

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