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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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Would-be president Christie exposed by his New Jersey record

While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.

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Connecticut legislators - Whose side are they on?

Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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San Francisco tenants fight back against unjust evictions

A broad coalition of housing rights and community organizations is launching a campaign to educate renters about their legal rights.

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Unforgiven: Weak laws offer debtors little protection

Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors' wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

 

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Today in women's history: Social reformer Lillian Wald born in 1867

Founder of the Henry Street Settlement House in Lower Manhattan, Lillian Wald was born March 10, 1867, in Cincinnati to a family of German Jewish professionals.

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SOA Watch protest links immigration with foreign policy

Pinochet's army in Chile, generals who fueled El Salvador's civil war and murderous paramilitaries in Colombia's drug war have all been trained at the SOA.

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San Jose coalition for affordable housing wins big

San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.

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Walmart worker explains why she shut down Park Ave.

"One week, after I paid rent, I only had $6 leftover for groceries and bills; that is no way to live."

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