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Chicago youth demand jobs

CHICAGO - "Jobs now" echoed across a frozen Federal Plaza as hundreds of youth demanded passage of federal youth jobs legislation and voiced their anger over being left out of the legislative process.

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ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney

Lester Rodney was a crusader for equality and instrumental in integrating baseball as sports editor with the Daily Worker in the 1930s, says ESPN in a recent video on its website.

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Dying for health care, suburbanites sit in to "get it done!"

WILLOWBROOK, Ill. - Sixty-eight Americans die prematurely every day because they can't get access to health care coverage.

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CPUSA in the 1960s: an interview with Jarvis Tyner

Jarvis Tyner is the executive vice chair of the Communist Party USA and the chair of the party's African American Equality Commission. He joined the CPUSA in the early sixties, just as the Civil Rights Movement was maturing.

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Green - a different kind of Texas tea

SAN ANTONIO--When far-right Tea Party radicals held their meeting here on Sunday, February 21, Texas progressives were ready for them.

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Residents sit-in for health care at congressional office

Video: Residents sit-in at Rep. Judy Biggert's suburban office, demanding health care now!

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Audi green police ad ignites controversy

Audi aired a new car commercial featuring "green police" arresting polluters for environmental infractions. Some see fascist links.

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Super Bowl ads stir controversy

Advocates for women's rights and gay and lesbian equality are slamming CBS for ads it will and won't air during Sunday's Super Bowl.

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Against the odds, independent politics advance in Illinois election

CHICAGO -- Voters in the Feb. 2 Illinois primary election seemed to send a message to politicians: We're fed up with corruption; we want solutions.

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Teens testify ‘We want jobs’

CHICAGO, Ill.— According to 18-year-old African American Gabrielle Banks, having a job as a young person these days, is more than just an opportunity to gain experience in the workforce or build skills. A job is critical, right now, because it helps provide for the basic necessities at home, she said.

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