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Extraordinary Scenes In Madrid As Crowds Greet Striking Miners by Luke Stobart

Over 150,000 people in Madrid saluted the “black march” of striking miners, which triumphantly entered the city on Tuesday night after marching halfway across Spain.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 09:38

Spanish miners dig in for prolonged protest

Austerity protesters occupy Madrid in "struggle for the working class" after marches ended in violence yesterday.

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Thursday, 12 July 2012 06:13

Red Squares Everywhere

A simple red square of fabric, pinned to a T-shirt or jacket, is the symbol of a movement that has taken over a Canadian province. It comes from the French—“carrément dans le rouge,” or “squarely in the red”—an emblem of the debt that students in Quebec carry as the cost of higher education rises. But that red square has inspired activists from Brooklyn to Brazil—and like the movement it represents, it has come to signify more than just a tuition fight.

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Monday, 09 July 2012 06:11

What’s the matter with white people? -

Even though the Obama administration tried to stress the bill’s benefits to all families, a Gallup survey found that 57 percent of white respondents said that the bill would help the uninsured, and 52 percent said that it would improve conditions for low-income families. Only a third of whites thought it would benefit the country, and shockingly, only 20 percent thought it would benefit their family.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 10:43

Op-Ed Columnist - The Rage Is Not About Health Care -

But there was nothing like this. To find a prototype for the overheated reaction to the health care bill, you have to look a year before Medicare, to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 10:44

Why Occupy Has Faded

It's impossible to satisfy all rights, every time, everywhere.

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Friday, 06 July 2012 07:07

Sudan detains anti-government protesters

At least 1,000 people reportedly detained and hundreds injured as police respond to mounting anti-government protests.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:44

Immigration, Reasonable Suspicion and the Supreme Court by Bill Fletcher

The Supreme Court's decision in Arizona v United States will be studied for weeks to come

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:48

This Week in Poverty: Disposable Families in Ohio

Since January 2011, Ohio has thrown 70,000 poor people—including 40,000 children—off of cash assistance.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 06:58

This Is Just the Beginning : Forest Fires, Deadly Storms, Record Heat Reveal a Changed Climate

The past two weeks have witnessed the worst forest fires in Colorado history, a deadly Mid-Atlantic storm that left 23 dead and four million without power, and a record shattering heatwave across the East Coast and Midwest that has not seen since the Dust Bowl.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 07:15

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