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President Obama goes on offense in State of the Union

An upbeat and forceful President Obama signaled he intends to use the rest of his second term to push for a progressive agenda on behalf of the nation's working people.

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Union-led democracy initiative may tackle politicization of state courts

The union-led Democracy Initiative, founded and led by the Communications Workers, will tackle politicization of state courts, a senior strategist says.

 

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Ferguson and St. Louis demonstrators reclaim the memory of Dr. King

Demonstrators carrying signs that read "Black Lives Matter" and wearing "Justice for Mike Brown" t-shirts gathered at the Old Courthouse downtown Monday morning.

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Fifty years later it’s not too late for Dr. King’s dream

Dr. King wrote with an optimism that a nation that could produce such wealth could do better; he understood what many do not.

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Maryland protesters demand action to end police violence

Baltimore protesters chanting "Black lives matter" gathered Jan. 15 to demand that the legislature enact laws to end the plague of police killings in Maryland.

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Rebel with a cause – a young Ferguson commissioner

"It's always difficult being young and a minority of anything. Because you always end up asking yourself, 'will my voice really be heard?' "

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AFL-CIO opens Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta

Today kicks off the AFL-CIO's 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Civil and Human Rights Conference in Atlanta.

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GOP-controlled House votes to undo Obama’s orders on immigration reform

Yesterday, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill that would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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California lawmakers seek to restore social services funds

Many Democratic state legislators are eager to restore the massive funding cuts suffered by human services programs in recent years.

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Obama proposes publicly funded community colleges for all

President Obama last week proposed to bring the cost of two years of community college "down to zero" for all Americans.

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