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Students in D.C. organize at debt's door: USSA LegCon 2015

The membership of the USSA sees student issues as intrinsically tied to economic, racial, and gender justice.

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High school students protest gross inequalities in sports programs

Students held signs with startling numbers like "36,000 students of color go to high schools with almost no sports."

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Jobs Not Jails campaign wins victory in Oakland

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors decision increases funding for community-based programs helping people when they return home.

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Calls grow for investigation into Chicago's Homan Sq. 'Gestapo tactics'

Danny Davis and Richard Boykin join a chorus of voices demanding justice over the "CIA or Gestapo tactics" discovered at Homan Square.

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St. Louis Workers Ed Society: a mix of Motown and activism

What do you get when you mix Motown music and activism? 

Answer: The St. Louis Workers' Education Society.

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Remembering women's history: Lucy Parsons died

Lucy Ella Gonzales Parsons, a working-class leader and spouse of one of the Haymarket martyrs, died March 7, 1942 in Chicago.

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“Let us breathe and grow”: 41st African American History celebrations

The 41st Annual People's World African American History Month Celebrations will take place in Hartford and New Haven, Conn.

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Florida lawmaker backing raise-the-wage ballot initiative

"A full-time minimum wage worker earns only $15,080 a year, making it nearly impossible to support a family and save for the future."

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California labor: "There are no jobs on a dead planet"

The largest march against fracking in U.S. history included labor, indigenous rights, climate activists and many other groups.

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Today in African-American history: Fifteenth amendment ratified

The Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits denying citizens the right to vote based on their "race, color, or previous condition of servitude."

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