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Bread and Roses in 1912, Hyatt and Hotels in 2012

When it comes to oppression of women it sometimes seems like "the more things change, the more they stay the same."

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Today is 75th anniversary of Rep. Barbara Jordan's birth (with video)

The daughter of a minister and domestic worker, Barbara Jordan was the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate and the first black woman elected to the U.S. Congress from the deep South.

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Henry Winston centennial celebration to be held in New York

A national and international campaign won her release and acquittal. Winston played a key role in the campaign.

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Big changes in the Catholic liturgy

Catholics and around the English-speaking world used for the first time the new version of its most standard Mass Nov. 27.

Occupy Memphis rallies for Zuccotti

In response to the unprovoked attack by the NYPD on peaceful protesters and the liquidation of the OWS encampment at Zuccotti Park, Occupy Memphis called an emergency General Assembly.

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Day of the Dead video

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is observed November 1 -2 in many Mexican communities in the U.S.

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U.S. Senate apologizes for Chinese Exclusion Act

It's been 129 years since the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 was passed, but the Oct. 6 Senate resolution apologizing for it was welcomed nonetheless.

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Reuther story gets new addition

Will a new movie about the Reuther brothers tell the whole story?

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Bachmann and Santorum spark furor over slavery, "family values"

How much slack are voters likely to cut Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum for signing a racist, gay-bashing "family values" pledge as they pandered to the bigots in their campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination?

Exonerated political prisoner, Geronimo Pratt, dies in Tanzania

Geronimo Pratt, a former leader of the Black Panther Party falsely accused, then imprisoned for 27 years, died June 3 in Tanzania.

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