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"Study-in" becomes "lock-in" and a professor speaks out

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - On April 27, nine students launched a "study-in" at the office of Rutgers University president Richard L. McCormick. The students soon found themselves in a kind of "lock in" as they were not allowed to retrieve their back packs or get food from supporters outside.

Michigan students exposed to high levels of pollution

A new study reveals that most of Michigan's public school students are exposed to high levels of pollution and GOP lawmakers there are ignoring  steps to correct the problem.

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Black lawmakers fight for immigrant rights

Despite the GOP's nationwide push for anti-immigrant laws, Black Democratic lawmakers are denouncing such measures and say their communities support the struggle for immigrant rights.

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Recall fight makes history in Wisconsin

Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.

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Ten thousand Ohioans kick off fight to repeal Senate Bill 5

Thousands gathered at the Ohio Statehouse and chanted "We Are Ohio!" on Saturday  at the kickoff rally to repeal Senate Bill 5, Gov. John Kasich's union-busting initiative.

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One Ohio Now: Kasich, you're cutting our future

Hundreds rallied at the Statehouse here Tuesday to protest Republican Gov. John Kasich's plans to gut workers' rights and public services.

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"We are not going to be put against each other any more"

The spirit of solidarity and raised sights for working-class people filled the air as people from all neighborhoods in New Haven marched on March 30th.

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Across the country, hundreds of thousands declare, “We are One”

In over a thousand U.S. cities, unionists, civil rights and community activists gathered April 4, honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated 43 years earlier.

Video: Red school bus tour stops in New Haven

NEW HAVEN - Young people from as far south as Washington D.C. flocked to the New Haven People's Center over the weekend, the latest stop on the Red School Bus tour.

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Texas joins national protests

Activists note even in Republican dominated Texas, protests for public workers and labor rights have been occuring throughout the state almost every day.

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