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Shrimp workers exploited and enslaved at Walmart warehouse

Two thousand shrimp workers from Cambodia and Myanmar suffered human rights abuses and indentured servitude at the hands of Walmart.

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With Lugar defeat GOP races farther right

Lugar's defeat is seen as a loss to advocates for a sensible foreign policy.

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Guthrie still lives in Minnesota

Many grow up learning to sing "This Land Is Your Land," but you likely didn't learn the little-known verses with Guthrie's critique of inequality.

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Walmart ordered to pay $4.8 million in stolen overtime

The announcement was made as the enormous retail chain - and its attack on labor - became a focus of the annual May Day march held here yesterday.

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Wal-Mart Mexico scandal has echoes in U.S. operations

Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.

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Congressman says 80 fellow House members are communists

The statement has drawn quick condemnation from both Congressional progressives and from the Communist Party USA itself.

Communists to tackle right-wing extremism at nationwide conference

A great mix of older and newer comrades will discuss the growth of far-right extremism and how it can be defeated.

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Martin Sheen touts, Occupy Wall Street, Obama presidency

Actor Martin Sheen credits the Occupy Wall Street movement with changing the debate in the country and creating a new framework for this year's election.

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Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing blogger and provocateur known for his attacks on labor, peace, civil rights and a host of other progressive organizations died late last night at the age of 43.

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Rev. Franklin Graham apologizes to President Obama for questioning his faith

Rev. Franklin Graham has issued an apology for questioning President Obama's faith. The evangelist son of Billy Graham in an interview on Morning Joe, when asked about the president's faith, repeatedly said, "I don't know, ask him."

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