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Rapper Killer Mike endorses Bernie Sanders

Sanders support for the Voting Rights Act was decisive in securing Killer Mike's support. 

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Today in history: La Peña Cultural Center founded 40 years ago

La Peña was founded on this date in 1975. It promotes peace, social justice, and cultural understanding through the arts, education, and social action.

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Rubio announces, abandons immigration reform

"Unfortunately he is much more beholden to his tea party base than to his Latino community."

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Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.

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Labor organizer wins MacArthur “genius grant”

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.

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Labor journalist blames U.S. policy for child immigrant crisis

U.S. policies for decades forced kids and many of their parents to flee, because the U.S. made Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador dangerous places.

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Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.

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Children fleeing violence and poverty

Displaced children as young as 13 are leaving their homes in Central America in greater numbers than ever before due to violence from wars involving the cartels, gang initiations and or extortion.

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Texas Republicans continue to go for off-the-grid right-wingers

Texas completed its Democratic and Republican primary elections on May 27. Unlike the results in other states, "tea party" far-right Republicans triumphed in most of the contests.

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Amiri Baraka, preeminent poet and activist, dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka, one of the country's preeminent African American poets, playwrights and activists died Thursday at Newark's Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.

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