January

A “conservative solution to inequality,” or, what they really think

If that formulation just slapped you in the face with its open arrogance, Ferguson is just getting started.

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Progressive SuperPAC targets Tea Party Republicans

The SuperPAC, a form of political committee that has served the political interests of the wealthy, is being turned on its head by the CREDO SuperPAC.

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Oakland police arrest hundreds of Occupy protesters

Police arrested some 400 demonstrators Jan. 28 in response to the latest attempt by Occupy Oakland activists to occupy a vacant building and establish a new encampment there.

Food safety watchdog says poultry guidelines don't go far enough

A new set of guidelines proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is a welcome development but does not take enough steps to reduce bacteria levels, a consumer advocates' group said.

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NAACP's Jealous keynotes National Lesbian and Gay Rights Task Force convention

Over 3,000 mostly young activists representing a rainbow of sexual orientation and ethnicities crowded into the Baltimore Hilton Hotel January 26-29 to learn ways to win LGBT rights.

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Domestic workers and their children march for rights

One Filipina caregiver from the East Bay explained that she sleeps in the same bed as her client: "What I'd like would be a bed where I could sleep by myself," she said.

Human Rights Watch issues stinging indictment on conditions here

The report amounts to a stinging indictment of the United States in the area of labor rights.

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Justice Department investigating over 100 voting rights violations

Eric Holder said the Department of Justice has opened up over 100 investigations into possible voting rights violations across the country.

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Calif. State Assembly hearing says men of color need jobs

As income disparity takes center stage around the country, a special spotlight is being trained on the economic, educational and social challenges faced by boys and men of color.

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Indiana House passes right to work for less bill

In an assault on workers and their unions in the heart of the once heavily industrialized and unionized Midwest, Indiana's Republican-controlled House passed a right to work for less bill yesterday.

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