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Women senators offer bill to compensate Black farmers

WASHINGTON - Senators Kay Hagen and Blanche Lincoln unveiled their bill at a Capitol Hill rally following a march by Black farmers demanding compensation for decades of discrimination.

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Over 4 million U.S. citizens denied right to vote

A protest rally calling for restoration of voting rights for ex-felons was held last week at the University of the District of Columbia.

Neighborhood group focuses on Nov. 2

The grassroots are preparing for the Nov. 2 elections in Illinois.

Poverty up, uninsured up

The Great Recession hit home and hit hard in 2009, the Census Bureau said, as the number of uninsured leaped by 4.4 million in one year.

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Wisconsin GOP plots vote suppression

A coordinated plot by the Republican Party, tea party and billionaire Koch brothers to suppress the vote in Wisconsin on Election Day has been exposed.

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Gold companies make big profits with Glenn Beck

Hate radio is extremely profitable, particularly if you are in the gold business.

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Baltimore backs Oct. 2 march

The City Council has voted unanimously to endorse the October 2 One Nation Working Together march, and a local coalition is working to fill 100 buses.

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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"

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Civil liberties advocates slam pay-to-protest ruling

SAN ANTONIO - Progressive activists here are considering further action against a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel that the police department can selectively penalize free speech rights.

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Jobs and sustainable future threatened by California's Prop. 23

Whichever way  California's Proposition 23 goes in the November elections so could go green jobs, government and private investment in clean technology, and a sustainable economy.

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