April

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Ohio seniors blast Social Security cuts

The resolution opposing any cuts to Social Security also stated that the cap on Social Security taxes, now at $113,000, should be eliminated, so that the wealthy pay their fair share.

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Seeking Obama intervention in Gitmo hunger strike

 In an open letter to President Obama this Friday, human rights organizations have called for his intervention in the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.

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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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Thousands in Ohio demand Medicaid expansion

Enduring a cold, constant rain, the large crowd roared after each speaker; "Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, health care works!"

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Arkansas, Texas towns poisoned with pools of oil

The rupture in the ExxonMobil-owned Pegasus pipeline, which sent a deluge of tarsands oil through the Arkansas town of Mayflower, is worse than previously thought.

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$1 trillion in debt, students lobby Congress for action

College activists lobbied Congress for relief last month during the United States Student Association's annual legislative conference.

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A Chicago neighborhood fights for its school

The action at Herbert is one of 61 school closures, mergers and turnarounds announced by CPS. It will be the largest number of school closures in U.S. history.

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Move money from wars to jobs and education? Let’s discuss

Tax Day, April 15, is a good time to reflect on the country's federal spending priorities. Especially during this deep economic and jobs crisis.

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Stopping blight: One side of the anti-foreclosure fight

The fight to stop foreclosures and make the banks pay continued in Los Angeles on April 2.

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Today in labor history: Paul Robeson born

On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.

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