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This day in history: The Great American Meatout

The day promotes a meat-free diet to improve health, protect the environment, and save animals.


Florida rally says: "Buzz off, Monsanto"

Central Floridians turned out or the March Against Monsanto targeting the biotechnology mega-corporation and its role in the propagation of genetically modified seeds.


Today in labor history: Radical Reconstruction and 40 acres and a mule

In 1866, Thaddeus Stevens offered an amendment to a bill requiring 40 acre plots be parceled out to former slaves from both confiscated and public land in the former slave South.


"Long time coming": Congress OKs compensation for Black farmers, Native Americans

The legislature approved a landmark bill to pay $4.6 billion in compensation to African American farmers and Native Americans.