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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Immigration: Trump trumps the truth

Trump's purpose is demagogic, to toss red meat to the most extreme reactionary sections of the Republican Party base while spreading the poison of xenophobic racism around.

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Over forty percent of U.S. children live in poverty

Any family that can't pay for its basic expenses is a family living in poverty.

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East Saint Louis, hit by hard-times, down but not out

At its height in the 1950's, East Saint Louis had a population of 82,366. Only about one-third remain today.

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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Would-be president Christie exposed by his New Jersey record

While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.

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Connecticut legislators - Whose side are they on?

Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?

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Antidotes to inequality — time for some $58,000 traffic tickets?

The protests that followed last year's deadly Ferguson police shooting have revealed how local courts are gouging poor people on fines for minor offenses.

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San Francisco tenants fight back against unjust evictions

A broad coalition of housing rights and community organizations is launching a campaign to educate renters about their legal rights.

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Unforgiven: Weak laws offer debtors little protection

Critics say the 1968 federal law that allows collectors to take 25 percent of debtors' wages, or every penny in their bank accounts, is out of date and overly harsh.

 

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