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Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Hitting the streets for the budget

WASHINGTON — Organizing for America volunteers have gone door-to-door in all 50 states and collected more than 640,000 signatures on pledges of support for President Obama’s 2010 budget spending for health care, education and clean energy.

Unity dialogue held in New Haven

As white supremacist anti-immigrant hate groups increase their targeting of New Haven and adjacent East Haven, a dialogue was held this week addressing the need for unity of workers of all racial and national backgrounds.

John Hope Franklin: an appreciation

John Hope Franklin, the author of academic and popular works of African American history over six decades, passed away last week at the age of 94. More than any other U.S. scholar, he advanced the study and teaching of African American history in U.S. universities in the second half of the 20th century.

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Oakland responds to slayings with a vision of community

OAKLAND, Calif. ― The fatal shooting of four Oakland policemen by a lone gunman March 21 has prompted a weeklong outpouring of condolences and solidarity with the families of the slain men and with the police department.

Obama needs to launch WPA 2.0

On the side walk outside of my house in the Saylesville section of Lincoln, RI, is a copper emblem sunk into the concrete dating back to 1939. As you can from the picture, it is a tag for a job performed by the Works Progress Administration, the depression era public works project initiated by FDR to get unemployed people jobs during the depression.