October

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Occupy Wall Street fuels growing bank divestment movement

A new movement is emerging to divest from bank responsible for the housing mortgage crisis and the global capitalist meltdown.

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Teachers cautious on education law rewrite

The nation's two teachers unions are taking a cautious, wait-and-see attitude towards a draft rewrite of the nation's basic federal education law.

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Study: Public employee pensions a bargain

Public employee pension plans are actually far more cost effective than defined contribution, the 401k-style plans fashionable in the private sector.

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Occupy Detroit: End foreclosures now!

Detroiter's get it. They know banks received a $700 billion, taxpayer supported bailout but defiantly continue to force people out of their homes.

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Mayor orders cops to tear down first aid station and arrest 130 in Chicago

Protesting the mass arrests and the destruction of their first aid station this weekend, ordered by Mayor Emmanuel, nurses and their allies picketed City Hall this morning.

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New Haven joins Occupy Movement

On October 15th, New Haven joined the Occupy Movement with a kick-off march of 1,000 people on the New Haven Green.

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A "Philly style" welcome: Cantor cancels appearance at Penn

Cantor's appearance had been planned for 4:30, but the news came earlier in the day that the Congressman had cancelled when told that the general public would be admitted as well as Penn students. 

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Occupy Oaklanders wake up the town

On the morning of Oct. 22, Occupy Oakland's two-week-old camp in front of City Hall - now said to number 150 tents - thronged with visitors.

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GOP votes to keep teachers and first responders unemployed

Twice in less than two weeks now, the GOP has killed attempts to put Americans back to work.

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Lost in detention, 1 million deported and no justice

A broken immigration system including controversial policies like Secure Communities, rampant abuses in private detention facilities and a record number of deportations were investigated in a PBS Frontline documentary that aired this week on national television.

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