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Texas poor say “No more!”

DALLAS -- Local activists with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Dallas Peace Center and others called a "Poor People's Rally" outside City Hall here, June 23.


Marchers demand common sense taxes, not cuts

SAN FRANCISCO - Their chants - "Arnold, Arnold get a clue, better raise some revenue!" and "Tax the oil, tax the booze, save the services we all use!"- reverberated off buildings along Market St as hundreds of seniors, low-income parents, people with disabilities and their supporters marched through downtown June 3 on their way to a spirited Union Square rally.


Bus riders protest 20 percent fare hikes

Video: Bus Riders Union protests the proposed 20% fare increase for Los Angeles County passengers.


Child care on the chopping block

Angelina Padilla, a single mother of four, receives help with child care for her two youngest.


New Jersey stands up to Gov. Christie

TRENTON -- Tens of thousands of New Jersey citizens marched here in Trenton on May 22 to protest the unprecedented attack that the Republican Christie administration has launched.


New York City rally in solidarity with University Of Puerto Rico students

On the rainy afternoon of May 18, hundreds converged in front of the Manhattan office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA), The group, made up of political, student and community representatives, came to demonstrate against the budget cuts to the University Of Puerto Rico, a public university, and against the massive wave of lay-offs which workers are currently suffering in Puerto Rico.


Calif. governor proposes ‘scorched earth' budget cuts

Once again, Californians most needing their government's help are being told they must bear the brunt of a $19 billion budget gap.


Chicago students protest drastic cuts: “Where’s our bailout?”

Up to 1,000 Chicago high school students walked out of class to peacefully protest drastic cuts hitting public schools in Illinois.


Thousands march for California's future

SACRAMENTO - At least 12,000 people marched here recently, crowding on to the space in front of the State Capitol to protest corporate greed.


N.Y. to slash literacy funding

Though illiteracy here and across the U.S. continues to be a growing social problem, efforts to combat it are under attack by the city and state legislature, under the guise of reigning in runaway spending.

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