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"Activist New York" displays history of social movements

It explores the "drama of social activism" in New York City from the 17th century up to the present.

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Today in labor and people's history: "Rebel Girl" born

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, legendary union organizer and later a leader of the Communist Party USA, was born Aug. 7, 1890.

Happy birthday, Medicare

Retirees and health care advocates will celebrate the 47th anniversary of Medicare this week in events throughout the country.

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Bernice Blohm Diskin, "Greatest Generation" communist, dies at 91

One of the last Communist Party USA members from the "Greatest Generation" of World War II, Bernice Blohm Diskin, passed away June 25 at age 91.

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Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop

Today in history: Birthday of Julia Lathrop, social reformer in the area of education, social policy, and children's welfare.

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Gay pride parades celebrate "landmark year"

Under sunny skies and seas of rainbow flags, millions of Americans participated in gay pride parades across the country June 24, celebrating what many are calling a "landmark year" in advances for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality.

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St. Lawrence Seaway opened June 26, 1959

Today in labor history: The 189-mile-long St. Lawrence Seaway opened

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This day in history: Muhammad Ali convicted for his anti-war stand

On June 20, 1967, boxing champion and Olympic gold medal winner Muhammad Ali was convicted of draft evasion, sentenced to five years in prison, fined $10,000 and banned from boxing for three years.

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Groundbreaking Southern Worker now available online

The Southern Worker, a newspaper published by the Communist Party in Birmingham and Chattanooga from 1930-37, can now be found online.

 

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What's new about the Texas Democrats?

Today, it is said the Democratic Party is the major hope for Americans hoping to get jobs and keep or extend life-saving benefits such as health care and Social Security.

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