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49ers’ QB sits for National Anthem in protest of police brutality

With the NFL regular season approaching, some American football fans are getting a rude awakening from their off-season slumber. 

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Why not a “no first use” for nuclear weapons?

Members of the international peace group Global Network traveled to California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, to stand again with victims of nuclear war.

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Unions push Congress to curb banks, restore Glass-Steagall

Unions and progressive groups are circulating a petition to congressional leaders.

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Breakthrough: Private university graduate students can organize

"We expect our relationship with the administration to be much easier; to establish a much more democratic process to determine our work conditions."

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Supreme Court and other judgeships at stake in November elections

To stop a conservative takeover on the bench, voters will need to mobilize in massive numbers to turn Trump away from the White House.

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Union, Black golfers teed off by tournaments at Trump's courses

Las Vegas Unite Here hotel workers join with Black golfers to urge the sport's professional associations to yank tournaments from Donald Trump's courses.

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Economist: Guaranteed living-wage jobs best way to address inequality

Noted African-American economics professor Darrick Hamilton is proposing federally-guaranteed jobs, at living wages, for everyone.

 

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Obama administration to end prisons-for-profits contracts

 "This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.

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Working Families Party endorses Clinton

The next four years could be a huge opportunity to win a fair shake for working families. But that won't happen if Trump is president.

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Oregon Working Families Party challenges "fast-track" backer Ron Wyden

The Working Families Party has drawn financial and other support from seven Oregon union locals as well as Lewallen's union, the Longshore and Warehouse Workers.

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