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19 arrested in attempt to stop school closings

The mood was boisterous and upbeat as some 2,000 demonstrators massed outside Philadelphia School District headquarters in an attempt to stop threatened closing of nearly 30 public schools.

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Today in women's history: International Women's Day

March 8, International Women's Day, grew from two sources -- the struggle of working women to form trade unions and the fight for women's right to vote.

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Feds again targeting outspoken Latinos

Josemaria Islas made a mistake last July - he went outside to eat his lunch.

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Federal IDs for all workers: A trial balloon?

The Senate is considering a bipartisan plan to require all working people in the U.S. to carry a biometric ID card with their finger prints or other markers.

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Filipinos lured into "slavery" in Louisiana

Sleazy 'recruiters' lured the workers here with assurances of plenty of money, a status job and U.S. citizenship, but when they got here they became indentured servants

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Chicago protestors: Cut the Pentagon, not our health

Don't break our hearts, stop in the name of love; we can't have cuts to programs we depend upon.

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Valentine’s Day protest demands halt to sexual harassment

Union, community, immigrant rights, and faith group members gathered on Valentine's Day in front of Mi Pueblo Foods, in the heart of the heavily Latino Fruitvale district.

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Immigration reform fight begins in earnest

The move for reform has been spearheaded by undocumented youth themselves, but also includes Obama, sections of the Democratic Party, labor, churches and other community organizations.

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Latino labor leader: Immigration legislation has potential problems

Providing a path to eventual citizenship for 11 million undocumented workers "is a worthy #1 goal" of proposed immigration reform legislation.

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Money out, voters in!

Hundreds of Chicagoans marched and rallied Jan. 19 to protest the "Golden Megaphone of Money" that decision has provided to corporate America.

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