December

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Uproar, protests, as Michigan house passes right-to-work law

Amid protests, arrests, a lockout from the state capitol building and a Democratic walkout, the GOP-run Michigan House passed a so-called "right to work" law on Dec. 6.

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People’s World media forum talks immigrant rights

"If we are going to advance the rights of all workers we must not let immigration be a wedge to pit worker against worker."

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Texas pols get kickbacks from corporate welfare

In Texas, corporations get big gobs of tax money from state funds that are largely controlled by Governor Rick Perry and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

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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.

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Public education under attack, say Michigan school superintendents

Republicans are shamefully using the lame duck legislative session to ram through extremist legislation to overhaul public education in radical and dangerous ways.

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Jovan Belcher tragedy: Time to examine our gun culture

We need to look at a society that rewards ruthless competition while undermining cooperation and community.

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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.

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Demonstrators call for no cuts in Medicare, Medicaid

Over 100 demonstrators gathered Dec. 4 outside Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Bob Casey's office on Market Street.

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Largest ever gathering of undocumented youth held

DREAMers formed the largest-ever gathering of undocumented youth this Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the national United We Dream conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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