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Despite the NRA, most Americans favor gun control

Now is the time to bring about meaningful change and mobilize progressives to support those fighting for change.

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Chicago activists: Ending police crimes is fight for democracy

Alton Logan spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, because evidence exonerating him was concealed by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

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Latino labor leader: Immigration legislation has potential problems

Providing a path to eventual citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers "is a worthy #1 goal" of proposed immigration reform legislation.

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Trumka: Pols who cut Social Security increases will get cut

The AFL-CIO will work for that, federation President Richard Trumka says.

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UN to investigate U.S. drone strikes

The announcement comes as several related aspects of U.S. military policy are intersecting early in President Obama's second term.

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Gun control battle opens in Senate

"Speaking is difficult, but I need to say something important," Giffords told the senators. "Violence is a big problem. Too many children are dying."

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Boy Scouts might drop anti-gay clause

The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.

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Nationwide rallies against austerity

Footballs, dodge balls, and pumpkin pie were props used in some of the nationwide actions for fiscal fairness during the National Day of Action sponsored by the AFL-CIO and allies.

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Money out, voters in!

Hundreds of Chicagoans marched and rallied Jan. 19 to protest the "Golden Megaphone of Money" that decision has provided to corporate America.

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Obama outlines comprehensive immigration reform

Speaking in Las Vegas, President Barack Obama outlined his program for comprehensive immigration reform yesterday.

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