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Anti-union groups use election to push far-right agenda

The same far-right anti-union groups that blocked the Employee Free Choice Act and opposed hiking the minimum wage are pouring more than $400 million into the 2010 mid-term elections.

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Obama slams Republicans on economy

The president came out swinging in a major economic policy speech in Cleveland, Sept. 8, against Republican Party obstructionism.

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'New' GOP proposals smell like old ideas

Responding to criticism that they have no plan to pull the country out of economic crisis, Republicans have begun rolling out a variety of 'new' plans.

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Obama administration announces new aid for struggling homeowners

After a generally dismal report on home foreclosures in last month, the Obama administration took steps to beef up its support to unemployed workers who face foreclosure.

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MoveOn pickets urge Congress, "End corporate dictatorship"

Picketers stood outside the local office of Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) Aug. 10 holding signs that read "Fight corporate dictatorship" and "End corporate personhood."

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For-profit colleges encourage fraud, government report finds

Overpriced, default, fraud. Sounds like a typical day on Wall Street, right? According to a Government Accountability Office report released last week, these signal a growing trend in the sales and marketing practices of private, for-profit universities.

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Cleveland protests Wall Street

Charging that "Wall Street values are strangling our community", 75 union and other activists held a lunch time rally in front of the downtown offices of the PNC and Huntington banks.

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C-SPAN broadcasts Communist Party USA keynote

Communist Party USA National Chairman Sam Webb delivers his keynote to the CPUSA convention and broadcasts, May 31, on C-SPAN.

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Local group fights genetically modified seed

Video: A worldwide campaign is emerging against corporate agribusiness's genetically modified foods and to preserve local seeds and crops. This video traces, one such effort the Semillas Criollas Indigenous Seed Project.

 

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Detroit book forum calls for new economy

Jim Wallis, founding editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, a Christian social justice publication, calls for new values and new economy.

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