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Calif. legislature passes far-reaching homeowner safeguards

With the legislature's passage July 2 of a far-reaching Homeowner's Bill of Rights, California is moving to lead the country in the fight against foreclosure abuse.

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Progressives say stakes in 2012 'higher than ever'

With over 80 progressive organizations participating, the ninth annual conference of the Campaign for America's Future opened in Washington under the banner of "Take Back the American Dream."

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Michigan 'protect our jobs' petition passes signature threshold

Michigan's Protect Our Jobs coalition has gathered more than double the amount of signatures necessary to put a proposed state constitutional amendment enshrining union rights on the Nov. 6 ballot.

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Parents occupy Oakland school to protest closures

Parents and teachers occupying Lakeview Elementary School since June 15 say they plan to stay until the district agrees to keep their school and four others open, reversing its decision to close them as of the end of the school year.

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After dog deaths, owners campaign against Nestle Purina

Safranek, a Brooklyn Heights, Ohio resident, said of her nine year-old fox terrier, "Waggin' Train Wholesome Chicken Jerky Treats were the last thing Sampson ate before he fell ill."

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California looks to pass Homeowner's Bill of Rights

In a counterattack against Wall Street, grassroots groups and state leaders  joined forces to exact significant concessions from the big banks.

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George Clooney, Ben Jealous: Action need to avoid humanitarian crisis in Sudan

Actor George Clooney, along with NAACP head Benjamin Jealous, Martin Luther King III and several members of Congress were arrested in a protest outside of the Sudanese embassy recently.

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Parents, community occupy Chicago school, demand to be heard

The occupiers were dramatizing their frustration with plans by the Chicago Public Schools to close the school and reopen it as a charter.

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Black History Month 2012: Remembering Dalzenia Henry

When the judging for the African American History Month High School Arts and Writing Competition takes place this Friday, Dalzenia Henry's legacy will be on our minds.

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Protests call for "Robin Hood" tax to fund jobs, education

Chicagoans rally for redistribution of TIF money and a stock transaction tax to fund jobs creation, schools, libraries and clinics.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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