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Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal

On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.


Today in history: Remembering White House correspondent Helen Thomas

Thomas was the first female officer of the National Press Club, president of the White House Correspondents' Association and member of the Gridiron Club.


People’s World receives top honors from Illinois Woman’s Press Association

The IWPA announced earlier this month that People's World writers are among the recipients of top awards.


Southern California awards lunch raises friends for PW

Almost 60 friends of the People's World gathered here at the Los Angeles Workers Center to celebrate the People's World and its California contributors.


Reporter to get Newspaper Guild award for defying subpoena

Newspaper Guild will give its Herbert Block Freedom Award to James Risen, a New York Times reporter who has defied a federal subpoena since 2006 demanding he reveal his key source.


Jose Antonio Vargas, immigrant rights leader, arrested by border patrol

United We Dream Minority Affairs Council said Vargas was in Texas this past weekend in solidarity with unaccompanied children who cross the Texas border fleeing for their lives.


Victor Grossman speaks on the growing right danger in Europe

Author and journalist Victor Grossman will speak on the growing right danger in Europe as it relates to Ukraine, NATO and European Parliamentary elections.


Editor Tim Wheeler saluted by family, friends and fans

They came from Connecticut and Illinois - and just down the street: Family, neighbors and activists honored veteran political and labor journalist Tim Wheeler with a special tribute dinner.


Right-wing blogger Andrew Breitbart dead at 43

Andrew Breitbart, a right-wing blogger and provocateur known for his attacks on labor, peace, civil rights and a host of other progressive organizations died late last night at the age of 43.


Chicago PeoplesWorld.org readers celebrate growing fightback

They came to celebrate election victories in Ohio and across the country, the surging recall campaign in Wisconsin and the spreading Occupy movement.

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