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Boston's MLK march unites movements for economic and racial justice

"As we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the fight for economic and racial justice continues."

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Conn. labor and civil rights groups join together at M. L. King event

Participants came not only to celebrate the life of Dr. King, but also to commit to building a more just and inclusive society.

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Louisiana voters toss out right-wingers

Vitter lost to Edwards because voters were sick and tired of Republicans like him destroying their economic security by giving their state away to huge corporations.

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"Forward Through Ferguson": Report uncovers roots of racial inequality

The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."

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Pope's visit will elevate discussion on income inequality and wages

Labor has joined faith and civic organizations to ensure that Pope Francis' message on inclusion, solidarity and equality is amplified during his visit to the U.S. during the third week of September.

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EPI becoming major voice in national discourse on economy

Larry Rubin of People's World interviewed Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute, the premier think tank focusing on the economic condition of low- and middle-income American families.

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A decade after Katrina: what we’ve learned and refuse to learn

A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.

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Today in history: It’s Women’s Equality Day!

On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.

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Today in history: The Watts Uprising breaks out 50 years ago in Los Angeles

Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.

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Bernie Sanders rallies in Northwest draw record crowds

Sanders appealed for unity, and declared that having good jobs, racial, and gender equality, health care, and higher education for all "is not utopian dreaming." 

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