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After loan victory, students and labor keep up fight

Nationwide students are on the move this week leading rallies, marches and educational forums highlighting student-worker solidarity, the fight for jobs, worker rights and increased access to higher education during the 11th annual National Student Labor Week of Action.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

New York City threatens to evict public school in favor of charter

Privately-run, publically-funded charter schools are pushing out successful public schools in competition for scarce resources, leading to more segregation, more inequality.

Tea Party shows its not-so-grass roots

In the latest indication that the right wing Tea Party is a part of mainstream Republican Party strategy, GOP Chairman Michael Steele is meeting today with 50 of the "movement's" leaders.

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Highlighting the work of Claudia Jones and Shirley Graham Du Bois

In honor of African American History Month, the fourth and fifth article in our series on the Communist Party's 90th anniversary will survey documents written by leading African American women party members.

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In 2010, ‘What would Dr. King do?’

King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.

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Celebrating 90 years of the CPUSA: A kid in a candy store

The Communist Party U.S.A. (CPUSA) is currently celebrating its ninetieth anniversary. September 2009 through September 2010 marks a year-long commemoration of nine decades of struggle for socialism, equality, democracy and peace.

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U.S. prepares to celebrate MLK Jr. Day

It's been more than 25 years since Martin Luther King Jr. Day was officially recognized as a federal holiday.

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Labor backs Coakley in heated Massachusetts senate race

The Jan. 19 special election for the late Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is heating up at a time when President Obama and Democrat lawmakers in Congress are on the verge of passing legislation that would overhaul the country's health care system.

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