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1,000 demand “Good Jobs Now” at Progressive Caucus speakout

SEATTLE - People lined up at microphones at a July 23 "speak out" here to demand that Congress stop kowtowing to the corporations and do what voters elected them to do: create good jobs at a living wage.

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“Rebuild the Dream”: For Henry Rhodes it’s still out of reach

In house parties across the nation, 25,000 participants told heartfelt stories of their struggles to make the "American dream" a reality.

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Women's labor coalition honors Irene Hull

Women are being thrown under the bus as states and the nation try to reduce deficits by slashing budgets.

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1,000 in Olympia: Put people first, close tax loopholes

The legislature is grappling with budget deficits estimated at $5.1 billion, yet ballot initiatives pushed through by Republican extremists last November block every measure to increase revenues.

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Feeling kinship with Japan’s tsunami victims

Posted prominently beside the road leading out of  town at the mouth of the Dungeness River is a sign, "Tsunami Evacuation Route." In the past we paid little attention to it. But we are now.

Spokane NAACP leader hails arrest of bomb suspect

The FBI later announced that it was a highly sophisticated bomb, rigged to be remotely detonated, and designed to inflict maximum casualties.

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National student lobby event to take place in Washington

This month marks the 42nd annual Grassroots Legislative Conference and National Student Lobby Day, or LegCon as it's come to be known.

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Fight against Walmart stepped up

 

In rallies nationwide, union members told communities of the retailer's record and urged opposition to Walmart - even if itscaled back from its usual "superstores."

Anger erupts over slash-to-the-bone state budget

SEATTLE - Public employee unions and the people they serve denounced the budget unveiled by Gov. Chris Gregoire, which slashes vital services and jobs.

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Seniors joining Nov. 30 call-in to Senate: Hands off Social Security

"This is a brutal time and it is a time to fight back!" said Robby Stern, president of the Puget Sound Alliance of Retired Americans.

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