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Today in labor history: Bob Marley, champion of the oppressed, is born

Bob Marley, who introduced reggae to the world and gave voice to the passion of oppressed people, was born 68 years ago in the Jamaican village of Nine Mile.

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Connecticut artists urge voters to come out

As Bruce Springsteen, Jay-Z and Beyonce campaign for Barack Obama in swing states, Connecticut performing and visual artists are reaching out to voters here.

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Today in Labor History: "The Jungle" published

Upton Sinclair, a poor young socialist determined to do his part to make a better world, wrote his incredible book in the tarpaper shack that was his home.

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Union, civil rights struggles converge in songfest

Among the traditional union singers were professionals Matt Taylor of New Mexico, JD Thompson of Oklahoma, and Kenny Winfree of Tennessee.

National Writers Union fights for writers in Internet age

Whole industries have grown up which hire writers into "content farms," paying them pennies to create verbal statements on virtually every subject.