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Debt, climate change, immigration top student agenda

College and graduate students from across the nation met at the 45th annual "Grassroots Legislative Conference," hosted by the United States Student Association, which has strong ties with the labor movement.

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Nationwide spring bus tours to culminate in marches on Washington

The campaigns, for legalizing undocumented people and for raising the minimum wage, show labor's determination to get out in the streets and make unionists' voices heard.

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"We're not going away": Ohioans fight voter suppression bills (with video)

"Voter suppression is an attempt to deny people's influence, and it is sinful. I appeal to all those legislators who have a conscience to immediately repeal these acts."

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"Fed up" day laborers launch anti-deportation drive

When Pilar comes home from work at night, often after toiling for 10-12 hours at the family's tortilla bakery and store, her elder daughter frequently has a question for her."Why isn't my Daddy home?"

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San Jose activists press county supervisors to combat immigration scams

Immigration fraud is a nationwide problem. Unscrupulous individuals, many posing as attorneys, promise immigrants assistance, but they fail to deliver.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Fasters for families: Boehner, stop playing with our lives!

"We are taking our message to John Boehner that he must put immigration reform to a vote."

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The sun shone on massive North Carolina Moral March

The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.

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New Hampshire retirees blast Sen. Ayotte’s voting record

 The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees. 

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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