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Union-led democracy initiative may tackle politicization of state courts

The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.

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Ferguson and St. Louis demonstrators reclaim the memory of Dr. King

Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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Maryland protesters demand action to end police violence

Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.

Colorado NAACP office vows vigilance after blast near office

Staff members at a Colorado NAACP office say they are waiting for more information before drawing conclusions about an explosion near their chapter.

Warren: Many feel the game is rigged – and they're right!

Elizabeth Warren has quickly carved out a role as an articulate spokesperson for workers, and she didn't disappoint the packed house at the summit.

Economists fight over “Capital”: Piketty vs. establishment

A Harvard economist was reduced to making personal attacks as he tried to evade Thomas Piketty's key theses about capitalism and its tendencies toward unsustainable inequality.

High and low points of Connecticut’s history with Cuba

The Dec. 17, 2014 announcement by President Obama establishing full diplomatic relations with Cuba was a day we thought we might never see.

GOP Congress aims dagger at Social Security

On its first day of business here the GOP-run House launched what could end up as the most serious attack yet on Social Security.

Unions and allies converge on D.C. to raise wages

The nation is about to see the roll-out of a dramatic effort more diverse than any wage campaign in American history.