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Right wing leading on social media, survey suggests

John McCain said in 2008 he didn't even have email, but now Republicans might be ahead of Democrats in the race to control social media.

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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.

Wake-up call: media overload among minority youth

Young people of color spend about 4.5 more hours daily than their white counterparts using television, mobile devices, computers and other forms of media.

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Supreme Court OK’s violent video games

Are violent video games dangerous for young minds and is the U.S. military using such games as a way to recruit young people to go to war?

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Video: Fighting, teaching and learning in Walkerville

What a treat to walk around and talk to the "Walkerville" citizens! Great discussions going on all the time. History, political economy, trade unionism, coalition building and many other topics fill the air.

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Scenes from an uprising: Chicago We Are One (Video)

10,000 trade unionists and their supporters from around Chicago and Illinois poured into Daley Plaza downtown.

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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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Fox dumps Glenn Beck

After 27 months of incendiary right-wing hate rhetoric, Glenn Beck's daily show on Fox News is no more. It's over and Beck is being booted off the air, for now at least.

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