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New generation finds its voice and power in Ferguson, Mo.

Each had attended multiple demonstrations and strategizing meetings, protected protesters and property from police violence or acts of looting and led marches up and down the street.

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On union’s push to save postal service, Danny Glover says, “I’m in”

At the recent national convention here of the APWU, actor Danny Glover delivered a speech that brought tears to the eyes and postal workers to their feet.

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Calif. family to Fannie Mae: Don’t take away our American dream

The Coronels are taking a stand to end Fannie Mae's policy of punishing homeowners who were impacted by the housing crisis that Fannie Mae helped create.

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Black Panther Eddie Conway, free after 44 years, calls for release of all political prisoners

Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

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Don't drink the water? West Virginian records each sip

Nikki Ardman, mother of two children with autism, teacher and resident of West Virginia, recently performed an experiment: She drank the water for a month after authorities said it was OK, and video blogged about it.

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Texas sportscaster blasts homophobia in NFL

In a searing rebuff to pervasive anti-gay attitudes in professional football, Dallas sportscaster Dale Hansen delivers a moving and insightful commentary.

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Video: Chicago Walmart workers arrested on Black Friday

Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.

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What are mass school closings about? Watch this video

Philadelphia's families, teachers unions and other school worker unions as well as students have responded with a rousing "Hell no, our schools are not for sale."

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AFL-CIO warns Congress on immigration: no back burner

The AFL-CIO resolves to work for passage of comprehensive immigration reform with a citizenship path.

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Elizabeth Warren at AFL-CIO meet: “If we don’t fight, we don’t win”

LOS ANGELES - Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the outspoken Massachusetts Democrat, told delegates at the 2013 AFL-CIO Convention here Sunday that the agenda of the labor movement and its allies has always been and continues to be the agenda of the American people.

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