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Revisiting Manzanar

This spring I joined a pilgrimage to the place where I was incarcerated with my family and thousands of others almost 70 years ago, and wondered: could it happen again?

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Scientists say, April warmest month on record

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released data showing April was the warmest month on record.

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Energy bill stalling has groups riled up

Leaders of 31 national organizations sent a letter to the Senate today pressing senators "not to squander the great promise of bipartisan action" for "strong clean energy and climate change legislation."

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Company demands rate hike for new coal plant

Despite claims coal energy is cheaper than green energy, Consumers Energy wants to impose an 8.5 percent rate hike to pay for a new coal-fired plant in Michigan.

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Green - a different kind of Texas tea

SAN ANTONIO--When far-right Tea Party radicals held their meeting here on Sunday, February 21, Texas progressives were ready for them.

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Obama’s nuclear power plan assailed as costly and misguided

President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.

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White House launches new agency to advance climate change action

The Obama administration is establishing a new federal Climate Service to suppport national, state and local action on climate change, officials announced last week.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.

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U.S., Russia readying pact to slash nuclear weapons

The U.S. and Russia are close to an agreement that will make major cuts in their nuclear stockpiles. It is seen as a step in the direction of complete nuclear disarmament.

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Afghan war hurts domestic agenda, Mich. peace leader says

"War is subverting the domestic agenda," Dr. Prasad Venugopal told peace activists. "There is no room for despair in the peace movement because a lot of lives depend on it."

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