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Over forty percent of U.S. children live in poverty

Any family that can't pay for its basic expenses is a family living in poverty.


Donald Trump: success and excess

Trump has said some stupendously outrageous things in his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, revealing the attitudes of extremely rich people.


East Saint Louis, hit by hard-times, down but not out

At its height in the 1950's, East Saint Louis had a population of 82,366. Only about one-third remain today.


U.S. Labor Against the War: back the Iran nuke deal!

The organization that led the drive to force organized labor to oppose the Iraq War, is calling on unionists to back the proposed agreement that curbs Iran's nuclear development program.


Today in history: The Watts Uprising breaks out 50 years ago in Los Angeles

Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.


Donald Trump plays the politics of resentment

By the time you read this, the first Republican presidential debate will be over, and billionaire Donald Trump will, as usual, have grabbed center stage.


Mass movement the key to voting rights protection

Fifty years ago today, thanks to a mass movement started by African American WWII veterans, Voting Rights Act was signed into law.


Indiana HIV epidemic underscores value of syringe services programs

The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new brief that underscores the importance of syringe service programs.


Trump embraces “ridiculous” mass deportation policy

Trump says we round up and deport all 11 million undocumented immigrants, and he will do so because he knows how to manage.


Sandra Bland’s only offense was “driving while black”

The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law. 

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