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Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez set to tour U.S.

Legendary Cuban folk singer Silvio Rodriguez is scheduled to perform throughout the United States this summer in his first tour here in more than 30 years.

Working-class and rural communities win victory in FCC ruling

A victory for equal access to the internet was scored recently with the decision of FCC chief Julius Genachowski to reassert the agency's authority to regulate the Internet.

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Ballplayers take swing at Arizona immigration law

In response to Arizona's anti-immgrant law, Major League Baseball players and fans say they plan to boycott the 2011 All-Star Game, scheduled for Phoenix.

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Cheney blasted for blocking oil well safety valve

Women who have spent their lives fighting oil company pollution and profiteering denounced Dick Cheney and the company he once headed for their role in the oil spill spreading across the Gulf of Mexico.

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California ballot initiatives mostly an assault on democracy

Three of five propositions on the June 8 California primary ballot are an assault on the voting rights of the people, and on their pocketbooks.

Movements and struggles to converge at next month’s U.S. Social Forum

DETROIT - Thousands will come by bus, van, car, bike and foot to participate in the U.S. Social Forum here. 

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Gulf disaster spurs questions on drilling, Halliburton

With an estimated 25,000 barrels of crude oil gushing each day from BP's Deepwater Horizon well in the Gulf of Mexico, an environmental group called for an immediate halt to offshore drilling.

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Huge May Day rallies fueled by outrage over Arizona law

Well over 100,000 rallied May 1 in more than 100 communities,  a massive outpouring fueled by outrage over Arizona's viciously anti-immigrant SB 1070.

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Thousands march on Wall Street for financial reform

NEW YORK-This city's streets, including Wall Street, Twitter accounts and cell phone text message networks were abuzz with anti-Wall Street sentiment as tens of thousands marched on Wall Street.

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Wave of opposition builds against Arizona law

On Thursday major civil liberties groups announced they will challenge the controversial law in court, and protests mount nationwide.

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