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Unemployment dips, but new jobs likely pay low wages

The U.S. unemployment rate in July was 7.4 percent, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, down 0.1 percent from the month before. A separate survey reported businesses claimed to create a net of 162,000 new jobs last month.

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Walmart sues activist for standing up for exploited workers

The world's largest and most oppressive corporation in the world, Walmart has sued a retired union activist for standing up for the victims of Walmart, some of the most oppressed workers in the world.

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Rudy Lozano remembered as fighter for immigrant, worker rights

CHICAGO - There were tears, laughter, poetry and song as family and friends gathered June 8 to remember the life and legacy of Rudy Lozano Sr.

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Today in black history: Actor Sidney Poitier born

Born to Bahamian parents in Miami, Fla., while they were selling produce from their island farm, Poitier began life in humble working-class circumstances, which he never forgot.

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Seeing Red: Huffington Post debates Communist influence in U.S.

Is communism still relevant to American politics?

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Tea party targets 10 million Latinos for vote suppression

Tea party affiliated groups have added voter suppression efforts to their long-standing anti-immigrant policies, Latino leaders charge.

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Walmart warehouse workers strike for workplace safety

Workers employed by a southern California Walmart subcontractor are the latest to launch a protest for their rights.

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Ryan perfects the Big Lie

At his party's convention in Tampa last night GOP Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan rolled out, Orwellian-style, what just might be the biggest lie yet in the 2012 election campaign.

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Romney's welfare lies hide his plan to slash work support

Romney launched attacks on President Obama's approach to welfare, analysts say, to deflect attention from his own budget proposals to gut programs that make it possible for people to seek employment.

Tea party takes a beating in Arizona

Voters in southern Arizona's Republican-leaning 8th Congressional District resoundingly defeated the candidate who threatened to abolish Social Security and Medicare.

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