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There is No Substitute for Organizing: How Unions Might Help Win Future Battles

Two clear lessons can be drawn from Wisconsin: unions need to reinvest in mass participatory education and need to stop focusing on "collective bargaining."

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 07:22

Prison And Immigrant Activists Celebrate Victory Over ICE Detention Center by Jake Olzen

After nearly two years of organizing against a privately-run immigration detention center in Chicago, activists successfully defeated the proposal to build the facility

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 09:13

Climate Disasters' Toll Worsened by Sustained Attacks on Public Sector, Science and Regulation

What's missing from today's discussions is not just the words "climate change," but the words "public sector."

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 17:14

An Ambitious Plan to Get People to Rethink Themselves and One Another

A new campaign called "Caring Across Generations," has in mind nothing less than a 180-degree turn in the way that Americans think about themselves, one another, and the economy.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2012 18:06

Legislature passes homeowners' bill of rights - SFGate

State lawmakers approved a series of foreclosure relief bills Monday that supporters say will help hundreds of thousands of struggling Californians stay in their homes.

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Monday, 02 July 2012 18:03

How the Supreme Court’s ‘Obamacare’ Ruling May Lock in Racial Inequity - COLORLINES

In a 5-4 ruling yesterday, the Supreme Court handed President Obama a massive political victory, but not as large as many think. By weakening the federal government’s ability to expand Medicaid through the states, the court threw health care reform for black and brown America into disarray, and flung half of the law’s potential beneficiaries into legal limbo.

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Friday, 29 June 2012 09:10

Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand -

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday left standing the basic provisions of the health care overhaul, ruling that the government may use its taxation powers to push people to buy health insurance.

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Thursday, 28 June 2012 09:46

Wealth Inequality Worsening by Race | The Feminist Wire

White Americans have 22 times more wealth than blacks — a gap that nearly doubled during the Great Recession. The median household net worth for whites was $110,729 in 2010, versus $4,995 for blacks, according to recently released Census Bureau figures.

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Friday, 22 June 2012 08:46

US warns Egypt's military over 'power grab' - Middle East - Al Jazeera English

Sameh Ashour, the head of SCAF's advisory council, said the incoming president would probably have a short term, and would be replaced after a new constitution was drafted. "The upcoming president will occupy the office for a short period of time, whether or not he agrees," he told Al Jazeera. "His office term will be short despite the huge efforts exerted in the election campaigns."

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Wednesday, 20 June 2012 11:05

Guardian voices: Outside the Bay Area Bubble | SF Politics

For most of my adult life, as I’ve been marching against war and racism, I’ve also been defending this Iowa, fighting against the tendency toward self-righteous superiority I’ve found among too many activists in the Bay and on the East Coast. It’s the same arrogance that the Right exploits in its scandalous but effective pseudo-populist campaigns against so-called liberal elitism.

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Thursday, 21 June 2012 08:14

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