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Crowd honors photographers tossed out by the Sun Times

"I never knew until today," he said, as he looked out over the crowd, "that you can fly with a broken wing; our spirits may be wounded, but our hearts continue to smile."

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The left needs to stop self-marginalizing

For too long the left has not been a major player on our political scene. But that could well change in the coming decade.

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Carl Reinstein, fighter for workers, equality, dies at 96

Carl Reinstein, life long activist for labor, civil rights, and peace, passed away May 12 at age 96.

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Unions gather aid for tornado victims

Unions, led by the fire fighters and the AFL-CIO, are gathering aid for their members and other victims of the tornadoes in Oklahoma and Kansas.

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Will Parry, labor and retiree advocate, 1920-2013

Will Parry," a warrior for working people for more than seven decades," died May 13 at the age of 93.

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From occupation to cooperative: workers fight for their jobs

"Everything is very democratic," says Melvin Maclin. "We operate by one man one vote. We run things just like in our local. Our fight is far from over. At least we have a base to work from."

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30,000 march down Broadway in New York May Day event

Some 30,000 flag-waving demonstrators marched down Broadway here on May Day demanding labor rights and immigration reform.

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Report: Food on American tables costs a life a day

The food on your dining table comes at a particularly high price, and we don't mean in dollars and cents; we mean in lives.

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Today in labor history: Cesar Chavez died

Cesar Chavez was the founder and leader of the United Farm Workers union. The UFW  achieved the nation's first industry-wide farm labor contracts.

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Today in labor history: Paul Robeson born

On April 8, 1898 singer, actor, civil rights and labor leader, peace activist and athlete Paul Robeson was born.

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