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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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Peaceful Ferguson protests could spark new civil rights movement

What is now known as Ferguson October could go down in the history books as the spark that ignited the new civil rights movement.

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Progressive mayors lead campaign to hike minimum wage

They also committed their cities to raise minimum wages, but said a national effort is needed.

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Court's order effectively makes gay marriage legal now in 30 states

The Supreme Court unexpectedly and tersely turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit gay and lesbian unions

 

 

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Connecticut activists mark Freedom Summer anniversary

The powerful presentation and discussion involved sharing of Mississippi experiences, and throughout the leitmotif repeated: "Organize! Organize! Organize!"

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State of Florida itself at stake on November 4

Florida's governor, Rick Scott, has either stood by and let the degradation of the state occur or has actively contributed to it.

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Virginia congressional race focuses on women's issues

So in this year's November 4 midterms, the question is once more whether the Democrats can turn out enough voters.

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Labor organizer wins MacArthur “genius grant”

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.

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Ferguson making changes in wake of killing of Michael Brown

The Ferguson City Council announced Monday that it will set up a civilian review board to oversee the Police Department.

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How a small town council routed the union busters

The Sequim City Council voted unanimously to kill two pending "Right to Work" (for less) ballot propositions, condemning them as "grossly invalid" and a flagrant violation of state law.

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