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Texas clergy and students back Walmart strikers

We protested low wages, unattainable benefits, and murderous uncertain working hours.

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Obama's student loan plan: Short-term gains, no solutions

With the economy still "depressed" and student debt at an all-time high, policymakers and students should be discussing reforms to the way interest rates are calculated.

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City Council funds jobs center for Oakland Army Base redevelopment

A major milestone was passed April 16 in the long struggle to win jobs for local workers in redevelopment of the Oakland Army Base.

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Remember Trayvon Martin, with video

One year ago, George Zimmerman shot and killed 17 year-old Trayvon Martin because he thought the young man looked suspicious. And one year later, what happened that night still outrages us.

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Largest ever gathering of undocumented youth held

DREAMers formed the largest-ever gathering of undocumented youth this Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 at the national United We Dream conference in Kansas City, Mo.

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Should kids go to jail for skipping school?

"What is the responsibility of the school? If they have a 50 percent failure rate, it should indicate something is wrong."

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Community rallies to save San Francisco City College

A broad coalition of city residents and leaders is launching a campaign to assure the future of the 90,000-student City College, beleaguered by years of budget cuts.

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"Ground game" of historic proportions launched at DNC in Charlotte

"Fired up -- Ready to go," was the enthusiastic chant at overflow caucus meetings of youth, African-American, Hispanic and Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) delegates on the eve of the opening of the Democratic convention.

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Free back-to-school shoe lines reminiscent of the 30’s

The story behind the shoe line in St. Joseph is a story repeated everywhere, from Gary, Ind., to Youngstown, Ohio, to Flint, Mich., to Chico, Calif., to Milton, Mass.

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Coming out is still risky in Tennessee

For many workers in Tennessee, reporting a case of discrimination based on sexual orientation would seriously risk their personal safety.

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