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New Mexican miners commemorate "Salt of the Earth"

"Where is Anita Torrez?" growled the sheriff's deputy at the young pregnant woman sitting at a table stuffing envelopes inside the union hall's doorway.

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International Women's Day: Born in the USA

nternational Women's Day, grew from the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Today in black history: Civil rights activist Jimmie Lee Jackson dies, becomes catalyst for Selma march

Twenty-six year old civil rights protester Jimmie Lee Jackson died this day, Feb. 26, 1965, from gunshot wounds inflicted by Alabama State Trooper after marching in a peaceful protest.

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Communists and the long struggle for African American equality

Throughout its 95-year history the Communist Party USA has always been in the vanguard of the struggle for African American equality. 

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“We Tell Our Stories”— a community honors its heroes

The Oscars may be coming up this week, but in Oakland, People's World and Mamas 4 Obamas hosted an equally dramatic Feb. 22 event: "We Tell Our Stories."

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Youth march and tribute to Craig Gauthier mark African American History month

The youth understand that if society were free from racism and division, all youth in Connecticut and elsewhere could become strong leaders today.

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The forgotten rebellion of the Black Seminole Nation

Many Native American Nations formed partnerships and deep relationships with African slaves. Both groups fought for freedom and the right to exist in peace, away from the colonizing forces.

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Pete Seeger's green activism in New York and New Jersey

Seeger did much for New Jersey, taking a stand against ocean dumping . And he thought that a graceful boat would draw people to their forgotten riverfronts and imagine a different future for the Hudson River

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Life of Russell Means to be honored in Denver

On Nov. 7-10, Russell's family and supporters will host "Mitakuye Oyasin  - Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Russell Means," with programs and panels to honor the huge contributions he made to both the Indian and non-Indian world.

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Today in labor history: Great Hawaiian Dock Strike

Today in labor history in 1949 the Great Hawaiian Dock Strike, a six-month struggle to win wage parity with mainland dock workers, ends in victory.

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