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NY Better World Awards honor activists, salute protests

Good food and politics were in ample supply at the annual New York Better World awards.


New tasks for the Cuba solidarity movement

Obama's announcement was "a major step forward toward ending the 55-year cold war with Cuba."


Oakland town hall demands end to police violence

Ending the longstanding reality of unpunished police violence against black and brown men was the topic Dec. 17 at a town hall meeting.


AFGE says military overspending led to unpaid furloughs

"DoD spending on service contracts is closing in on $200 billion annually; already, it is more than double the cost of the Department's entire civilian workforce."


Obama’s historic shift on U.S.-Cuba relations

Americans and Cubans woke up on Dec. 17 to the jaw-dropping news that the U.S. is making a monumental shift in its relations with Cuba.


Athletes join growing movement for racial justice

"This issue as I see it - police killings as a symptom of the systematic and historical devaluing of black lives - seemed too big to ignore."


U.S. and Cuba announce re-establishment of diplomatic relations!

Obama and Raul Castro announced a breathtakingly radical agreement to change the relationship between the two countries.


Breaking news: Obama freeing remaining three of Cuba 5

The remaining three of the Cuba 5 are being freed in a  new deal between President Obama and Cuban president Raul Castro.


Inside story on how one little city slew an oil dragon

A  dragon by the name of Chevron, breathing a fire fueled by Citizens United and $3.1 million in cash, succumbed to the people of the tiny city of Richmond, California.


Ferguson protesters retrace steps of history and forge new ones

They've built a new social and economic justice movement on the foundation left by those who struggled before them.

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