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Hundreds of Fast-Food Workers Strike for Living Wage, Inspired by Wal-Mart Strike

Fast-food workers walked off the job in New York City Thursday to hold a series of rallies and picket lines in what has been called the largest series of worker actions ever to hit the country’s fast-food industry.

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Friday, 30 November 2012 13:46

Obama: a better adversary -- New Internationalist

You can hope for Obama’s re-election for a more counter-intuitive reason: namely, that he will make a better adversary.

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Friday, 02 November 2012 13:04

The Storm After the Storm

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern seaboard, leaving behind a trail of devastation that will take weeks--and more--to repair. Some 50 people are believed dead, and the economic damage will run into the tens of billions of dollars.

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Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:21

Occupy Sandy: Occupy Wall Street Helps Storm Victims

Occupy Wall Street and have teamed up with, a disaster relief platform, to help coordinate response to Hurricane Sandy. OWS states on its website that they are launching support pages at for individuals to give help or post a need. At the hub, users can make financial donations to victims, volunteer their efforts or locate an emergency shelter.

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Thursday, 01 November 2012 08:42

Greek Workers Hold National Strike to Protest Austerity

Tens of thousands of Greeks moved to bring the country to a near-standstill in a bid to show European Union leaders that fresh austerity cuts would be crippling.

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Thursday, 18 October 2012 06:50

Texas Landowners Join Environmentalists for Historic Blockade of Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

A standoff is underway in Texas over construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run oil from the Canadian tar sands fields to U.S. refineries on the Gulf Coast. In a protest now entering its fourth week, dozens of environmental activists working with local Texas landowners have blocked the pipeline’s path with tree sits and other nonviolent protests.

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Monday, 15 October 2012 17:33

War on Women and Its Consequences [INFOGRAPHIC]

After two years of relentless attacks on the infrastructure of family planning, poor and uninsured women are starting to see the impact in some states. In an article accompanying this infographic, Akiba Solomon reports from Texas, where women of color in both rural and urban areas have suddenly found themselves with starkly limited choices for reproductive health.

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Friday, 12 October 2012 08:18

Slave states vs. free states, 2012 -

A century and a half later, we've come full circle: The red-blue state divide falls along Confederate-Union lines

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Thursday, 11 October 2012 12:10

Program Offering Immigrants Reprieve Is Off to Quick Start

More than 72,000 young immigrants who are in the United States illegally have applied for two-year deportation deferrals, and this week the first approvals have been granted.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 05:17

U.S. Incomes Dropped Last Year, Census Bureau Says -

In a fresh sign that the country’s middle class has yet to feel the gains from a weak economic recovery, median household income declined last year to $50,054, a level last seen in 1996, the Census Bureau reported Wednesday. This income measure, adjusted for inflation, was down by 1.5 percent from the previous year. It peaked in 1999, when the median income for American households reached $53,252.

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Wednesday, 12 September 2012 09:46

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