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"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.

GOP panel cuts 43 education programs

The GOP-run House Education and the Workforce Committee voted 23-16 on party lines May 25 to eliminate 43 elementary and secondary education programs.

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Unemployment insurance under attack

Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives and in a number of states are out to kill, or at least cripple, unemployment insurance.

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Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!

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We Are One on May Day

International Worker's Day has come home. Out of the depths of the raging class war against public workers, their unions and all working people, has arisen a call by the labor movement from Wisconsin to Connecticut to rally on May Day

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Recall fight makes history in Wisconsin

Supporters of public-sector unions in Wisconsin filed enough petition signatures to force two Republican senators into recall elections, only four of which have ever been carried out in the state's history.

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LaHood “had no idea” air traffic controllers were tired

The problem started 30 years ago when Reagan fired the air traffic controllers who were protesting the very conditions that led to this debacle.

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Thousands drown out GOP at Michigan Capitol

The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.

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Wisconsin recall drive is ahead of schedule

Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.

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Shame! GOP takes away rights in blink of eye

Republicans rammed through a bill that would undo 50 years of labor rights in Wisconsin.

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