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A year after Newtown, more shootings, more gun profits

"Unless there is a sustained public movement to curb guns as a source of profit, the corporate profit drive will continue to push guns to make money."

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Michigan residents fast for immigration reform

Cindy Garcia delivered a heartfelt plea on behalf of her husband as she fasted during the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12. 

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Boehner’s Christmas message to America’s jobless: Drop dead!

No reasonable person can possibly justify such indifference and cruelty.

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Bipartisan budget deal announced

The spending increase of $63 billion is the total of a $45 billion increase for 2014 and an $18 billion increase for 2015.

 

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Overflow crowd at Peoples World celebration in New York

The Friends of the People's World hosted its yearly fundraiser Dec. 8, the Better World Awards. This year was an exceptional one.

 

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Officials call for further suspensions of deportations

29 members of the House of Representatives has sent a letter to President Obama asking that he respond to Republican obstructionism on immigration reform legislation.

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Seattle elects socialist to city council

Seattle voters shocked the political establishment here, Nov. 5, when they elected an avowed socialist, Kshama Sawant, to the nine-member Seattle City Council.

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San Jose residents push for developer fee to fund affordable housing

Over 160 people packed a hall at Sacred Heart Community Services to press city council members, Madison Nguyen and Sam Liccardo, to support imposing a fee on developers to fund affordable housing. 

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Obama: Collective bargaining can close the income gap

In a wide-ranging speech on the state of the economy, President Obama took sharp aim at income inequality, citing the growing gulf between the rich and the rest of us.

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Medina, other immigration reform fasters, step aside for reinforcements

Eliseo Medina and his fasting colleagues ended their D.C. vigil by handing off the fast to a group of successors. 

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