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“We are the mayor:” Newark inaugurates new mayor

A large and enthusiastic Newark crowd celebrated the inauguration of its 40th mayor, Ras Baraka, last week at the city's New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

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Republicans use child refugees to block immigration reform

The arrival in South Texas alone of over 50,000 child refugees without immigration papers has been seized on by Republicans to block immigration reform.

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Supreme Court allows corporations to deny birth control coverage

The Supreme Court ruled that family-owned corporations can use religious objections to opt out of the Affordable Care Act requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.

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No Bill of Rights on U.S.-Mexico border

Tucson is 60 miles from the Mexican border, within a 100-mile zone where immigration authorities say important due process rights can be suspended.

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Mother Jones memorial ready for rehab

The 78-year-old memorial to labor organizer and hell-raiser Mary Harris "Mother" Jones is ready for rehabilitation, the Illinois AFL-CIO announced.

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Income inequality comes to Supreme Court, courtesy Justice Sotomayor

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is worried about income inequality's negative impact not only on the U.S. now, but on future generations.

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With Iraq under threat, questions emerge

Among those hard questions, many Iraqis believe, should be a serious re-think of the damaging U.S. policy of manipulating ethnic and sectarian blocs in Iraq.

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Arriving without their parents: Child refugees being warehoused on the U.S. border

Thousands of unaccompanied child refugees from Central America, making their way through Mexico and into the U.S., are ending up in locked, fenced warehouses in Texas and Arizona.

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Privilege - towards a Marxist analysis

The promotion of the concept of privilege is spreading like wildfire. Everybody is talking about the privilege of being of a preferred group. Preferred by whom, is the issue. 

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Labor movement – key link in chain of progress

I believe today is both more necessary and possible for the party and its members to be involved in the labor movement.

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