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Nation rallies behind Walmart workers

The nation rallied behind Walmart workers Nov. 29, turning the traditional Black Friday shopping day into mass protests at 1,500 locations across the country.


Video: Chicago Walmart workers arrested on Black Friday

Watch the video of Walmart workers and their supporters standing up for good wages and against Walmart abuse.

Honoring Grace Bassett, lifelong drum major for justice

Our dear Grace was one of those drum majors for freedom and peace and we loved her for that.


A timely campaign: Health Care for the Holidays

There are many actions underway to win workers rights and push Congress on people's needs. Among them is the Health Care for the Holidays campaign.


Vito Marcantonio Forum celebrates 2nd anniversary

On Sunday, Nov. 3, the Vito Marcantonio Forum sponsored an event at Gaetana's Cucina Italiana restaurant in Greenwich Village.




Obama honors a true freedom fighter, Rev. C. T. Vivian

Rev. C. T. Vivian is one of the nation's staunchest fighters for racial equality and voting rights.


Ala. board approves pardons for “Scottsboro Boys”

The state's parole board wrote a new ending for the infamous "Scottsboro Boys" rape case Thursday morning by approving posthumous pardons more than 80 years after the arrests.


Supreme Court, 5-4, clamps down on Texas abortion providers

"This is outrageous and unacceptable - and also demonstrates why we need stronger federal protections for women's health."


Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


Election mandate calls for unity and jobs

Led by New Haven Rising, unions of Yale University workers and community groups, hundreds of volunteers knocked on doors across the city this summer and fall to discuss issues and organize a large voter turnout.

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