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Black Panther Eddie Conway, free after 44 years, calls for release of all political prisoners

Marshall Eddie Conway charged that many, like himself, were victims of frame-ups orchestrated under the infamous FBI Counter Intelligence Program (COINTELPRO).

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Marxist economist Richard Wolff draws overflow crowds

They flocked to hear the unapologetically self-avowed "Marxian economist" who has long toiled in the obscurity of academia and left circles.

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Detroit bankruptcy: Revenue, not spending, the problem

The ruling concerns the 23,500 retired city workers collecting pension benefits.

 

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Today in history: President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address

One of the best-known speeches in American history, it was delivered by Lincoln in the midst of the Civil War, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

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Dem lawmakers: Slow down on Pacific trade bill

The lawmakers said the two pacts, especially the TPP, cover far more than trade.

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Nothing is happening? Activists are busy in Dallas

From an SMU organizing seminar to an AFL-CIO rally opposing the way big money is undermining democracy, activism is alive and well in Dallas.

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No ordinary crisis: The shutdown and its aftermath

Defunding Obamacare by undemocratic means was to be the first trophy in a power play by a reactionary clique and their big-pocketed financial backers.

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Pressure mounts against GOP-led shutdown

Workers, their unions and lawmakers joined hands Oct. 10 outside the Capitol to demand that Republican House Speaker John Boehner allow a vote on legislation to open the government and raise the debt ceiling.

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Obamacare exchanges open: Facts, myths and tips

Misinformation about the Affordable Care Act  continues to flood every possible means of human communication, filling people's heads with lies and nonsense. (There are NO "death panels"!)

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John Conyers hailed as 50-year warrior for the people

If ever someone merited a tribute, Congressman John Conyers Jr., the dean of the Congressional Black Caucus and second longest serving member in the history of the House, certainly fits the bill.

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