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GOP uses payroll tax cut extension to slash jobless benefits

Republicans in Congress voted 234 to 193 yesterday to slash more than in half the number of weeks people can collect unemployment benefits next year.

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Occupy California students fight cuts and fee hikes

Students at the University of California walk out of classes to protest budget cuts and rising tuition, and to support the New York City demonstration, Occupy Wall Street.

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Eight minutes when the people of Illinois owned their Capitol (with video)

Occupy Springfield used the "People's Mic" to make a statement about corporate "terrorism" at the Illinois State Capitol Nov. 9.

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NY families demand millionaire tax extension

Cuomo, who ran on a no-tax pledge, along with the GOP, opposes extension of a tax on millionaires.

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Workers United convention rallies in solidarity with Occupy Chicago

Saying that it is "time to take our country back and we will, "over 200 delegates to the Midwest Regional Joint Board Convention of Workers United declared their solidarity with Occupy Chicago on Oct. 26.

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It's official: Top 1% doubled their share of nation's income

The Congressional Budget Office said in a new report this week what the labor movement and its allies have been saying all along.

Shocking report shows tax break created no jobs

The big tax break of 2004 - which the then-sitting Congress and the Bush administration promised would bring jobs and revamp the economy - did little more than stuff $300 billion into the pockets of the rich.

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Hundreds march on the homes of the top 1 percent

Close to a thousand activists took to the richest neighborhood in the world to demand that the richest 1 percent pay their fair share of taxes.

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Occupy Wall Street protests spread to hundreds of cities

Occupy Wall protesters in New York are a major part of a "Millionaires March" today. Oct. 11, bringing demonstrators to the homes of five of the richest people in the world.

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Trumka: Time for mighty jobs movement is now

"When is enough, enough?" asked Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO president.

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