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"Jury" to Bank of America: "You're guilty"

The willful wrongdoings of Bank of America were "put on trial" this week. The jury was composed of 200 housing and labor activists and the witnesses against BoA were actors playing parts. But the testimony was real.

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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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After avoiding billions in taxes, Apple CEO seeks more breaks

As his company hordes $102 billion in overseas profits on which it has paid no taxes, Apple's CEO, Tom Cook, is asking the Senate for lower corporate tax rates.

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Tax Day, 2013: U.S. pay gap is biggest in the world

Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.

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Two tales of jackpots and taxes

Our nation's tax experts no longer think about taxes as a tool for combating our "undue concentration of wealth." They see taxes as a matter of raising revenue.

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New moves to tax corporate offshore havens

General Electric avoided $35.7 billion in U.S. taxes by putting $102 billion in 2010 profits in "at least 14" tax havens in Bermuda, Singapore and Luxembourg. 

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Demonstrators tell Wall Street: Pay your taxes

"The one percent is getting wealthier; the 99 is not. We need jobs, not cuts to social services and Medicare."

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Pa. governor’s proposals meeting broad opposition

Tom Corbett, in his third year in office, is seeing growing opposition to his bizarre budget proposals and his pro-corporate agenda.

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Austerity busting bill introduced

The Progressive Caucus bill, called the Balancing Act, invests in job creation and calls for paying for those investments with defense cuts.

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Jan. 30 day of action: "We need Jobs Not Cuts"

The Americans for Tax Fairness online "flash-mob" campaign "We need #JobsNotCuts" is part of a national Jan. 30 Day of Action.

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