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Community and labor stand together in peaceful cry for justice for Eric Garner

"The people in this crowd should have this amazing view: It's a sea of people of every culture and heritage coming together for change."


Community-labor coalition cheers minimum wage ordinance in San Diego

But even as the San Diego Labor Council hailed the new measure, it warned about an underhanded petition to undermine it.


Connecticut labor, environmental, peace groups join together for People's Climate March

"Working people will suffer disproportionately from the current patterns of investment and neglect that do not prioritize good jobs, clean air, and healthy communities."


Ferguson, Missouri residents grieve and protest in wake of killing by police

The high level of tension in the town resulting from the Aug. 9 police killing of an unarmed Michael Brown, 17, has created an extremely volatile situation.


An interview with USSA's Maxwell Love

According to Love, students need to build "relationships with unions - on and off campuses, to build bridges in the community, students are workers."



At GOP fundraiser, protesters warn "Rauner and Christie - bad for Illinois, bad for USA"

Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."




Retirees fight GOP vouchers as Medicare and Medicaid turn 49

ARA spearheaded protests at offices of Republicanz in Congress who want to turn Medicare into a voucher program and increase the eligibility age.


NAACP: "Our agenda is essential" for democracy

The nation's oldest, largest, and most widely known civil rights organization convened to address the need to push back against voter suppression and other significant topics.


Chicagoans take to the streets against school cuts

The meeting came on the heels of the announcement that CPS was cutting over $50 million from neighborhood schools and diverting it to politically connected charter school.


Netroots Nation 2014: Building a movement in 140 characters

Many of the panels, views, and strategies focused on at the Detroit conference emphasized activism, getting out the vote and ways to combat right extremism.

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