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Minn. government shutdown puts thousands out of work

Minnesota's sluggish economy, struggling to recover from the recession, will be rocked by the layoffs of 23,000 state employees and thousands of others.

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"Golden State" finally has a budget, but it's ugly

Health, education and other human needs programs have endured repeated severe cuts over the years. The California budget that finally passed included still deeper cuts.

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Video: Fighting, teaching and learning in Walkerville

What a treat to walk around and talk to the "Walkerville" citizens! Great discussions going on all the time. History, political economy, trade unionism, coalition building and many other topics fill the air.

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Connecticut becomes first state to require paid sick days

A national precedent was set in Connecticut last week after lawmakers passed measures allowing paid sick days and the expansion of health care coverage.

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Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.

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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.

Other countries ahead of U.S. on electric cars

Where are we in regard to clean energy and fuel-efficient cars in the U.S.? It appears other countries are leading the way.

Massey coal alleges government conspiracy

They claim that the federal government, all the way up to and including President Obama, is conspiring to shut Massey down.

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Right wing pushes shocking child labor measures

Currently the number of youth who are unemployed, especially youth of color, has risen to a level not seen decades.

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