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Campaign presses oil tax to save California public schools

A group of public education advocates have begun a movement to tax oil extraction throughout the state of California.

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Gay-Straight Alliance president: "Make Michigan better" for all

As a member of a “minority” group, “one thing you realize, you can’t get anything done unless you have support of some of the majority.”

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Obama scores high approval rating, but not in all areas

54 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s overall job performance, while 45 percent disapprove.

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Pete Seeger on youth, careers, and social movements

David Kupfer visited with Pete Seeger just before his 90th birthday in the spring of 2009. This is the second installment of a three part series based on the interviews.

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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Scholars say left, including unions, needs big unifying message

Four scholars, two from the U.S. and two from abroad, say income inequality could be that theme.

Americans tire of "free market," says poll

Since the 2008 economic meltdown, Americans have changed the way they think about the free market economy and now, according to a new poll, are more skeptical of it than the people of even Communist Party-led China.

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Army base reopening a step closer

Prospects for redeveloping the Oakland Army Base moved a step forward last week as the City Council voted to extend its negotiating agreement with developers California Capital Group and AMB Corp.

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Lawmakers back plan to end deportations of children, families

In a Capitol Hill press conference, Rep. Luis  Gutierrez outlined a plan to push for the use of administrative adjustments to stop the deportation and break-up of immigrant families.

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