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Class battle lines drawn in Chicago council elections

Chicago City Council elections are shaping up to be a contest between a coalition of  organized labor, the many racially and ethnically diverse communities, their organizations and small businesses against the big financial and corporate interests in the city.

Cuba Five prisoner paintings on exhibit in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine - Noted actress and dedicated political activist Vinie Burrows helped open an exhibition of paintings by Cuban Five political prisoner Antonio Guerrero on January 19 at the University of Southern Maine Library.

Justice finally served for nurse whistleblowers

It looks like justice is finally being served against the real criminals in the Winkler County Nurses Case, according to a January13 report from the Odessa American.

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Segregated housing rooted in government policy, panel shows

"From Redlining to White Flight, the History of Housing Segregation and the Importance of Regionalism" presented shocking details of how government and industry played a big role in segregating neighborhoods and schools.

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California fast tracks health care reform

The contrast could not be starker. In the nation's capital, Congressional Republicans move to cripple, if not kill, health care reform. In California, state public officials and health care advocates move aggressively to pump life into the landmark federal Affordable Care Act.

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On "Citizens United" anniversary, calls to overturn Supreme Court decision

Thousands demanded that the Supreme Court overturn its decision to give corporations the rights of citizens.

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Latino leaders: "Hands off Social Security!"

Organization representing more than 50 million Latinos are joining forces to defend Social Security.

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Food stamp use jumps to record rates in Illinois

In Illinois, the number of families in need of food assistance has jumped nearly 13 percent, creating  not just a political or economic issue, but a moral one.

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Michigan governor goes down old, no-solution path

Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address last night showed that his drive to "reinvent" Michigan is neither new nor a balm for this crisis-weary state.

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Single payer still alive in California

Single payer legislation has passed the California legislature three times already, but was vetoed each time. Now activists hope the fourth time will be a charm.

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