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Occupy California students fight cuts and fee hikes

Students at the University of California walk out of classes to protest budget cuts and rising tuition, and to support the New York City demonstration, Occupy Wall Street.

Communist Party's National Committee convenes just blocks from Occupy Wall Street

Leaders of the Communist  Party, USA, opened a full session of their recently-elected National Committee in New York  in a celebratory mood on Saturday.

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12,000 ring White House to protest tar sands pipeline

An estimated 12,000 tar sands protesters encircled the White House, Nov. 6, chanting, "Stop the pipeline, stop the greed, and give the people what they need."

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Occupy Tucson has new home

Activists believe the Occupy Tucson movement, with it's new and improved downtown location, is growing and has gotten its second wind.

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Youth march calls for jobs and end to violence

The young people, mainly high school students who organized the event, marched in front, holding pictures of the 29 youth in New Haven killed by violence this year.

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Comcast arrests spotlight Occupy issues: fairness vs. big biz

Nine Occupy Wall Street activists held a sit-in and were arrested at the Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia urging the giant cable company to pay its fair share.

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Occupy Albany avoids police eviction

Daunting weather did little to dampen the protestors' collective spirit of resolve among the participants in Occupy Albany.

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Chicago unemployment activist’s message of hope

When Janet Edburg was laid off from her job at a Chicago photo lab equipment manufacturer three years ago, she experienced first hand the despair felt by millions of unemployed workers.

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Occupy Oaklanders vigil for injured vet

On the evening of Oct. 27, over a thousand people held a vigil for Iraq veteran Scott Olsen, seriously hurt two days earlier when he was struck in the head by a police tear gas canister.

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Journey by bus to a state capital: A firsthand account

It was six in the morning of Oct. 26 and two busloads of motivated Chicago teachers and friends  were on their way to Springfield to rally and lobby to protect their pensions.

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