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Today in history: Reagan advances “Star Wars” in space

People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.


At GOP fundraiser, protesters warn "Rauner and Christie - bad for Illinois, bad for USA"

Chris Christie brought checks to the fundraiser totaling $4 million, demonstrators shouted, "Illinois is not for sale."




Obama: “Shame on us if we’ve forgotten Newtown”

"Shame on us if we've forgotten," Obama said. "I haven't forgotten those kids."


A mother fights gun violence

Janice gives much of her time trying to make life better for working people and people of color in her community, in her union and in the world.


Baby’s death from gunshot wounds shocks nation

Prayers poured in from around the country for Jonylah Watkins, the six month-old baby girl who died this morning after being shot five times.


Ted Nugent shoots his mouth off after Obama gun control remarks

Yesterday Nugent proved that he has no respect for the president, nor for those who fell victim to the country's unchecked wave of gun chaos.


Despite the NRA, most Americans favor gun control

Now is the time to bring about meaningful change and mobilize progressives to support those fighting for change.


The woman whose name I carried on a cold winter day

Thousands of people traveled to Washington on Satuday, Jan. 26, for a national March for Gun ControlHere is one marcher's reflections on the day.


Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.

How to rebuild after the violence in Conneticut

Once again violence has shattered a place of innocence, and an elementary school in Connecticut takes on the appearance of a battlefield.

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