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Unions, environmentalists join to uphold California's landmark environmental law

A new coalition has formed to uphold the California Environmental Quality Act against business-backed attempts to weaken the state's landmark 1970 environmental safety law.

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"Unsung heroes" fight for New York library funding

Library workers announced the launch of a new campaign to secure regular funding for the New York City's world-class libraries.

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Saving Texas schools

About 3,000 school workers and their allies rallied at the Capitol in Austin March 11. Buses came from all over the state.

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Floridians rally for free, fair elections

Orlando residents rallied  March 5 --the first day of the 2013 Florida legislative session - to demand "true election reform" that would make voting "free, fair and accessible to all." 

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Graduate workers at UIC rally

The Graduate Employees Organization at the University of Illinois at Chicago held a rally titled "Don't Make Us Strike" to protest the stalling of their negotiations for a contract by the administration.

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Immigration reform moving ahead in Texas

On March 8th, the newly-elected progressive congressman from Dallas/Fort Worth, Marc Veasey, hosted a forum with local political and community leaders to talk about immigration reform.

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Today in women's history: Long live Fannie Lou Hamer

On this day in 1977 Mississippi civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away.

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Today in women's history: Suffragist Susan B. Anthony died

On March 13, 1906, Susan B. Anthony died in Rochester, N.Y., shortly after her eighty-sixth birthday.She was a pioneer leader of the cause of women's right to vote.,

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A fog of lies surrounding Chicago school closings

Ninety percent of students affected would be African American, an action that would be another destabilizing blow to African American communities.

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New Ryan budget: “A zombie he won’t let die”

The GOP plan gives even more tax breaks to the rich, higher subsidies to companies that ship jobs overseas, and bigger tax cuts to corporations.

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