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White House to hold Twitter town hall

The White House will host the first ever "Twitter town hall" Wednesday, July 6, on the economy and the president's plan to create jobs.

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Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.

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Michigan lawsuit challenges “dictator law”

Twenty-eight plaintiffs from across Michigan announced Wednesday they are taking the state's controversial emergency manager law to court, charging it is violating the constitution and voting rights.

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Three Wisconsin Republicans will face recalls, and maybe more

MADISON, Wis. - After a historic signature collection drive mounted by unions and their allies, three of the GOP senators who rammed through Gov. Scott Walker's bill to kill collective bargaining rights for state workers will definitely face recall votes July 12.

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Labor and democracy: Why is ALEC attacking labor?

The American Legislative Exchange Council's work is pretty much an all out assault on democracy.

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Attack on Missouri labor studies threatens academic freedom

The University of Missouri St. Louis may garner the reputation as a hostile place to work and learn for refusing, so far, to stand up to an attack on students, teachers and academic freedom.

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Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!

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Media democracy vs. corporations: “Most important issue facing country”

More than 2,500 activists at the National Conference for Media Reform, April 8-10, discussed the fight to defend and expand freedom of the press in the face of corporate power grabs.

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Wide coalition mobilizes for April 4 "We Are One"

Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.

Indiana official quits after scheme for fake attack on Walker is bared

Indiana prosecutor Carlos Lam admitted to suggesting that Wisconsin Gov. Walker stage a violent assault against himself in order to win public sympathy.

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