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Feminist and Marxist: Dorothy Smith receives lifetime sociology award

At a national meeting this summer here, social theorist Dorothy E. Smith was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Activists demand Rep. Dan Lipinski support immigration reform

Nestled in a small  strip mall here in the shadow of Midway Airport sits Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski's office. It was to that office immigration activists delivered a birthday cake recently.

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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.

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U.S. faults accreditation panel in City College of San Francisco ruling

In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.

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Immigration reform and “criminal alien” injustice

The Republican leadership in the House has been threatening to use parliamentary tricks to stop a reform bill even if it has majority support.

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Coalition galvanizes response to “abortion Holocaust”

The pro-choice grassroots movement has also come together to tell extremists that their agenda is not welcome in New Mexico.

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Petition: Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, please quit!

An online petition, supported by the Detroit branch of the NAACP, is calling on Kevyn Orr to resign for "vile and callous"comments.

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Utility workers say job-killing FirstEnergy could cause another big blackout

The corporation that caused the blackout of 2003, FirstEnergy, is about to shut two power plants in western Pennsylvania, destroying hundreds of jobs and putting the region's power grid at risk, according to the Utility Workers of America.

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