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Today in history: The Civil War ends

The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.


Remembering Vietnam: landmark protest will be commemorated May 1-2

A march on the 50th anniversary of the first national protest against the Vietnam War will be held over Apr. 29- May 2 in Washington D.C.


Today in people's history: 1199 opposes the Vietnam War

Fifty years ago, on this day in 1965, District 1199 Health Care Workers became the first labor union in the United States to formally oppose the Vietnam War.


Southern California awards lunch raises friends for PW

Almost 60 friends of the People's World gathered here at the Los Angeles Workers Center to celebrate the People's World and its California contributors.


Peoples Center receives award from Black and Hispanic Caucus

Just two weeks before election day, Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant was packed for the third annual New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus Gala.


Labor organizer wins MacArthur “genius grant”

Ai-jen Poo is a labor organizer whose compelling vision is transforming the landscape of working conditions and labor standards for domestic or private-household workers.


Why I am going to the People's Climate March

"The time to act is now, and the People's Climate March is a groundbreaking step in the right direction."


With Iraq under threat, questions emerge

Among those hard questions, many Iraqis believe, should be a serious re-think of the damaging U.S. policy of manipulating ethnic and sectarian blocs in Iraq.


High point of the week: House votes to end medical pot crackdowns

The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. The measure now heads to the Democratic Senate.


Bison slaughter brings stampede of outrage

Yellowstone National Park is rounding up bison to be slaughtered, and people ranging from Native Americans to animal rights activists are calling Yellowstone out on it.

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