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On May Day

It's often forgotten, but May Day, the original, real, workers' holiday, originated in the U.S.

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We need affordable housing, not condos and townhouses

As one activist said, "there is a time to write letters, a time to meet, and when all else fails, a time to take to the streets."

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At U.S. Capitol: 1,275 arrested fighting for democracy

Our nonviolent, civil disobedience was one action among many during a week-long mobilization aimed at starting a new, broad-based movement to restore democracy in the U.S.

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North Carolina discrimination law shows limits of corporate conscience

"The legislation hastily enacted is deplorable and discriminatory, and it runs counter to everything we stand for."

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This week in women's history: Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House

Pelosi is the first woman, the first Californian, and first Italian-American to lead a major party in Congress and to hold the Speakership.

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No country for old people

Is there a human right to age in dignity? Some countries think so. Unfortunately, ours isn't one of them.

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This week in women's history: First American woman dentist

"People were amazed when they learned that a young girl had so far forgotten her womanhood as to want to study dentistry."

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Latino voters in central Florida mobilize against Trump

"What the campaign hopes to accomplish is voter outreach with Latinos because of the influx due to the Puerto Rican financial crisis: Folks are literally fleeing to the mainland."

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Case involving abortion clinics raises key constitutional rights question

If Texas can make it nearly impossible for women to exercise their constitutional right to abortion, what other constitutional rights can government burden without justification?

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Immigrants in Texas: ICE detention center is “the dog pound”

Yanira Lopez Lucas and her children are among the Central American refugees who have made the dangerous journey across the border to escape violence and turmoil.

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