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Facing benefit cutoff, jobless "99ers" organize

Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with  no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.

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New York show of solidarity with Egypt

 Several thousand people - Egyptians, Egyptian Americans and other New Yorkers - showed up here Jan. 29  in solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Egypt.

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At King birthday rally, elected officials urge grassroots involvement

Bay area elected officials addressed a crowd that packed the great hall at International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 6 to honor the great civil rights and peace leader.

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Photographer Milton Rogovin dies at age 101 in NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Milton Rogovin, a social documentary photographer who built a life's work by looking through a lens at people who were invisible to others, died Tuesday, January 18,  at age 101.

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More arrests as foreclosure protests spread

Six people were arrested December 20 when they locked arms as they attempted to enter a Bank of America branch in Missouri, refusing police orders to turn back during a protest against the bank's home foreclosures.

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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

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Riders say, give us back our buses!

Alameda and Contra Costa counties facing a $56 million budget shortfall have cut service but  riders say no way!

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Unemployed rally in Chicago after elections

 The Chicago Unemployed Workers Council, a project of Chicago Jobs with Justice, staged a jobs demonstration last Friday to coincide with the release of unemployed figures for October.

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KPFA workers fight sudden layoffs

Pacifica management recently laid off the entire staff of the station's highly popular Morning Show, which airs weekdays from 7 to 9 a.m. at 94.1 FM.

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Fight brews over state child care funds

Parents, child care providers and Democratic state legislators are waging a dramatic battle to reverse one of Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's most controversial line item vetoes.

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