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AFL-CIO defends women's access to contraception

In the wake of a GOP-induced controversy over contraceptive rights and health care, the AFL-CIO has stepped forward to defend women's access to contraception, "regardless of where they work."

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Protest greets Romney: We are women and we vote

His ideas - and the other Republican presidential candidates' ideas - are "outdated" and "from the dark-ages."

Texas groups protest banks, sonogram law

Women from Code Pink, along with a few male allies, recently picketed the Bank of America on Inwood and Lemmon.

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Bread and Roses in 1912, Hyatt and Hotels in 2012

When it comes to oppression of women it sometimes seems like "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

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Women tackle pay gap all around the world

"Frozen in Time: Gender Pay Gap Unchanged for 10 Years" examines women's wages in 43 countries.

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After “slut” diatribe, can Limbaugh show survive, and should it?

Is it OK for a major radio host, Rush Limbaugh, to use the public airwaves for character assassination?

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Virginia Republicans go berserk with far-right bills

The Republicans have hit the ground running, with an extremist program of anti-labor, anti-immigrant and anti-choice bills.

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Women's leader warns that everyone's health care is under attack

Right-wingers are waging an assault on the rights not just of women, but of all workers.

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Black History Month: Happy birthday Nina Simone

Legendary artist and civil rights activist Nina Simone was born 79 years ago today, Feb. 21, in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Today is 75th anniversary of Rep. Barbara Jordan's birth (with video)

The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.

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