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Co-op banks to invest in worker-owned U.S. businesses

The world's largest industrial, worker-owned and run cooperative, Spanish-based Mondragon and its bank, Laboral Kutxa, agreed to partner with U.S. based National Cooperative Bank to invest in U.S. cooperative businesses.

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Black farmers protest bar on further claims in discrimination settlement

The farmers, organized in the Black Farmers and Agriculturalists Association, headquartered in Memphis, held a church rally to highlight the issue.

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Video: Farmer-labor alliance reborn in Wisconsin

March 12 the big tractors thundered into Madison, Wisconsin.

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Republicans “deaf ” to Black farmers’ $1.25 billion claim

WASHINGTON – Willie E. Adams, a founding member of the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA), has been fighting U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) discrimination in denying Black farmers federal loans for as long as he has been a farmer.

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Cuba travel bill takes flight

Congress could be on the verge of ending the U.S government's ban on travel by its citizens to Cuba.

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Minority, women farmers’discrimination suits nears settlement

U.S. government discrimination against minority farmers and women will be a thing of the past if the Obama administration has anything to say about it.

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Black farmers settlement is "win for all family farmers"

Willie Adams, a Black farmer in Greene County, Ga., hailed President Obama's $1.25 billion proposed settlement of a lawsuit by Black farmers demanding compensation for 80 years of racist discrimination in federal farm loan programs.

Black farmers gain in their fight for compensation

A new milestone was reached Feb. 18 in a longstanding civil rights case brought by African American farmers who suffered discrimination in federal loans and subsidies. Many of the farmers incurred huge debts or lost their land as a result.

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Farmers vs. USDA in bias lawsuits

For farmers, when disaster strikes, they could go to the U.S. Department of Agriculture to get an emergency loan to save a crop or a herd of cattle.