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Black history event inspires activists to fight for equality

Black, brown and white unity has always been an important component in the struggle for African American equality.

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Obama rolls out health care plan, moves to block rate hikes

As insurers fearful of health care reform announce massive pre-emptive rate hikes the Obama administration proposed today to give the government the power to block the increases.

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‘Focus on jobs, jobs and more jobs’

Congress and the president must take swift and bold steps to stop the jobs crisis in this country, a coalition of labor and civil rights organizations told reporters on a conference call Feb. 19th.

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Recovery Act success stimulates the push for job creation

Reports released this week show that Republican claims that the stimulus was a failure are dead wrong.

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Death knell for don't ask, don't tell

More and more Americans have come to believe that gay, lesbian and bisexual people should be able to serve openly in the military without punishment.

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Students welcome overhauling private loan industry

Every year millions of students graduate from college with tens of thousands of dollars in student loan debt.

Audio: Communist Party responds to Obama's SOTU address

The following is an interview with Communist Party Executive Vice Chair Jarvis Tyner in response to President Obama's January 27th state of the union address. It was conducted Thursday January 28th.

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Rallies demand strong health care bill

On the eve of President Obama's first State of the Union address, people in over 130 communities around the country rallied at Congressional offices Jan. 26.

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In Obama’s hometown, people still believe

CHICAGO—It's just another cold day in the Windy City. People are going to work and school, picking up groceries, or putting in their application for help to pay their heating bill.

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Senate defeats deficit commission

Labor and progressive groups scored a victory yesterday with the defeat of the undemocratic deficit commission in the Senate.

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