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NYC students on Facebook, in the street over MTA cuts

Public high school students, as well as teachers and parents, are organizing in new ways against a proposalto take away free-and reduced-price Metrocards currently issued to students.

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Detroit book forum calls for new economy

Jim Wallis, founding editor-in-chief of Sojourners Magazine, a Christian social justice publication, calls for new values and new economy.

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Banks making huge profits from toxic assets

What the government really did for the financial giants  in March as a way to help them unload their toxic mortgage securities was put up a sign that read, "Free money, come and get it."

Aid urgently needed to stem Cook County health care crisis

Stroger Hospital, is the largest public hospital in Cook County and one of the largest in the country. If there is a place where the nation's horrific health care crisis can be seen this is it.

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No Happy New Year for California’s budget

After coping with over $60 billion in budget shortfalls this year, Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to propose draconian new budget cuts.

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The racial diversity of hunger

Everyone knows Oakland, CA, is a diverse community. Probably more people from more races and nationalities live in the city than anywhere west of New York or north of Los Angeles

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Protests continue vs. cuts in Calif.'s public higher education

Despite looming finals and the oncoming holidays, students, staff and faculty at California's public colleges and universities continue to protest.

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NYC transit cuts: byproduct of giveaways to the rich

Once again, city straphangers are being threatened by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Pell Grant program faces $18 billion shortfall

The unexpected rising enrollment of college students has created an $18 billion shortfall in the Pell Grant program.

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The human face of budget cuts

Cesar Cota was the first in his family to attend college and  "now it's hard to achieve my dream," he says, "because the state put higher fees on us."

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