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Bolstered by People-Powered 'WV Can't Wait' Campaign, Gubernatorial Hopeful Stephen Smith Proposes First State-Level Wealth Tax
A victory by Smith "would deliver a roadmap for how to organize in rural towns thought to be lost to the right wing forever," wrote journalist David Dayen.
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Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders participates during the fourth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign. News
After Sanders Says West Virginia Working-Class Base Will Support Bold Vision, Manchin Says His Vote "Wouldn't Be Bernie" in Head-to-Head With Trump
"Just imagine the anger directed at the Bernie camp if a lawmaker supporting him (or even a prominent support of his) said they wouldn't support for the centrist Dem candidate against Trump."
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'Absolutely Disgusting': West Virginia Senate Passes Bill That Would Ban Teacher Strikes
The Republican measure was condemned as "pure retribution" for the mass teacher strikes that swept the state last year
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Education Privatizers Have Gone Global. So Must We If We Want to Stop Them
The fight for public education reminds us that working-class struggles around the world are linked—and that international solidarity is the key to victory
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Delayed and Over Budget Fracked Gas Pipeline Faces 'Triple Threat,' New Briefing Warns Investors
"The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is an environmental, climate, and human rights boondoggle."
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Vile Racism in West Virginia GOP: Rep. Ilhan Omar Likened to al-Qaeda
They hung a poster of the 9/11 attacks on the Twin Towers, labeled "'NEVER FORGET'—YOU SAID." Below it they placed a picture of the congresswoman, labeled "I AM PROOF—YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN."
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In this year’s walkouts, teachers have raised the stakes in challenging progressives to come down firmly on their side to oppose further expansion of privatization efforts. (Rick Barbero/The Register-Herald) Views
The Rapid Victory of the West Virginia Teacher Strike Shows What Happens When Progressives Join the Fight Against School Privatization
The hope is that the solidarity shown by progressive opposition to school privatization in West Virginia can rub off on states where charters are more abundant
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Flooding State Capitol, West Virginia Teachers Save Public Education From Privatization Scheme
"Last year we were fighting for us. Now we're fighting for our students, to be able to get what they deserve through public education."
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Report on President's Environmental Record So Far 'Reminds Us That Trump Soap Opera Has Dire Real-World Consequences'
"We are sort of powerless," a Fort Berthold Indian Reservation resident said of Trump's rollbacks on pollution rules. "This is our reality now."
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Extremist Anti-Choice Laws Pass in Two States While Oregon Voters Reject Attempt to Curb Abortion Rights for Low-Income Women
Two new "trigger bans" would eliminate access to abortion in Alabama and West Virginia should Roe vs. Wade be overturned
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