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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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Protest hypocritical charter school TV ad

"FES has actively opposed educational equity by working against fair funding for schools that serve high need students."

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Walker killed his own campaign with attacks on workers

"Scott Walker was a one-trick labor bashing pony and the novelty seems to have worn off even among Republican primary voters."

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Another delay in justice for Tamir Rice

"Individuals who can help move us toward an equal justice system are too busy to prioritize the death of a 12-year-old boy."

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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.

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Ruling on labor practices shows importance of appeals courts to workers

While the U.S. Supreme Court's worker rulings apply nationwide, they rejects most cases brought to them; that leaves worker rights in the hands of the appeals court judges.

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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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St. Louis workers celebrate increase in minimum wage

In all, about 50,000 low-wage workers in St. Louis will see an immediate pay increase come October 15.

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