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As McDonald's Announces Corporate Shake-Up, Workers Vow to Rise Up
On the same day that McDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook announced sweeping changes aimed at "returning excitement" to the behemoth—and struggling—fast-food chain, thousands of McDonald's cooks and cashiers vowed to descend on the the company's annual shareholder meeting in Illinois later this month...
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'We Refuse to be Pawns': Student Debt Strikers Slam Education Department
A group of student debt strikers will boycott a meeting scheduled for Monday with U.S. Education Department (DOE) officials, declaring: "We refuse to be the pawns of a Department that seeks to use the students' campaign to give cover to their ongoing failures." Activists with the Debt Collective—...
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Make the Rich Panic
It does not matter to the corporate rich who wins the presidential election. It does not matter who is elected to Congress. The rich have the power. They throw money at their favorites the way a gambler puts cash on his favorite horse. Money has replaced the vote. The wealthy can crush anyone who...
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With Nationwide Protests Against Police Brutality, Activists Declare: "Black Spring" has Begun
Fueled by the announcement on Friday that six police officers would be charged for their role in the tragic death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, activists are holding a national day of protest on Saturday to amplify the growing call for racial justice and end to police brutality against people of...
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What Ails this Country? Bernie Sanders Will Ask You
“What is government if not a relationship with the people?”–resident of Concord, Massachusetts “I think the amount of influence I have, or anyone has, as a member of the public basically comes from free discourse.” –resident of Concord, Massachusetts Bernie Sanders’ 2012 campaign in Vermont for US...
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The Sanders Challenge
Tweeting that “America needs a political revolution,” Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders threw himself Thursday into the race for the Democratic nomination for the presidency. Sanders is in many ways the mirror image of Hillary Clinton, the favored candidate in the race. She has universal name recognition...
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'We Have Each Other's Backs': May Day Rallies Highlight Black Lives Matter Movement
With May Day rallies taking place worldwide on Friday, activists in the U.S. are expanding their message—historically focused on workers' rights—to take a stand for racial justice, as the Black Lives Matter movement against police brutality continues to spread. The move follows days of protests in...
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A Century of Women Working for Peace
THE HAGUE, Netherlands—One hundred years ago, more than 1,000 women gathered here in The Hague during World War I, demanding peace. Britain denied passports to more than 120 women, forbidding them from making the trip to suppress their peaceful dissent. Now, a century later, in these very violent...
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Populism2015: Construction Crew for Democracy
To the blare of sounding brass and booming drums, some 800 activists and community organizers from around the country recently converged on Washington, DC. We are living, breathing proof, they announced, that if we can’t get change from our representatives in the capital, we’ll bring it to them,...
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The Moment of Silence
This is big. A new civil rights era births itself in terrible pain. Black men die, over and over. I can only hope that peace is the result, serious peace, bigger than new laws, bigger than better trained police — agape peace, you might say, peace that is, in the words of Martin Luther King, “an...
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