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Obama drone policy is indefensible

The White House has, under pressure, released to Congress classified documents on its secretive drone program.


Today in labor history: Radical Reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule

In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.


UN to investigate U.S. drone strikes

The announcement comes as several related aspects of U.S. military policy are intersecting early in President Obama's second term.


People's World Amistad Awards inspire action

Solidarity, determination, and celebration were the watchwords at this year's post-election People's World Amistad Awards.


Illinois mom battles banks profiting from drug trade

HSBC enabled drug cartels to wash their billions of tear- and blood-soaked dollars through its global operations, and they aren't the only bank involved.


Floridians rally to end occupation of Gaza

100 Floridians from throughout central and south Florida gathered to hold a demonstration calling for the end of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.


Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery


In Massachusetts, Warren race a ground operation

In the central Massachusetts region, the city of Worcester and Worcester County are seen as crucial to the race.


Arctic sea ice hits lowest levels ever

Arctic sea ice has now reached its lowest extent ever recorded, becoming a real harbinger of climate change.


Today in labor history: Nat Turner begins anti-slavery revolt

On Aug. 21, 1831 Nat Turner begins a bloody slave revolt in Southampton County, Va., killing about 60 whites and freeing slaves along the way. It is considered the largest revolt of enslaved people in U.S. history.

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