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Wisconsin Workers Rally As Anti-Worker Bill Nears Walker's Desk
'Right-to-Work is an attack on worker wages and the ability of workers to join together as a union to have a meaningful check on corporate power and greed,' declares Wisconsin AFL-CIO
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How a Small Quaker Group Forced PNC Bank to Stop Financing Mountaintop Removal
After five years of action by Earth Quaker Action Team, PNC Bank announced a shift in its policy on March 2 that will effectively cease its financing of mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia. This marks a major turnaround for the nation’s seventh largest bank, which for years refused to...
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This Trade Deal Will Make You Sick
The TPP could spell bad news for global food systems.
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Forget Big vs. Small Government. For the Rightwing, It's Only About Power
Conservatives need to figure out where they stand on local power. Their views present a paradox, suggested The New York Times recently. Causing the confusion are so-called pre-emption laws passed by states to stop local governments from enacting their own policies. Eight states have passed laws...
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Walmart Workers to Earn $10 an Hour; Walmart Heirs "Earn" $445,776 an Hour
Thanks to three years of organizing, 500,000 Walmart workers will soon get a raise.
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The Other FCC Decision and the Pivotal Fight for Local Broadband
On February 28th the Federal Communications Commission issued two decisions. One concerned net neutrality, the other municipal broadband. The first garnered by far the most attention, as it should. Net neutrality affects everyone and locks down a fundamental principle for Internet access. But as...
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Netanyahu Speaks, Money Talks
Everything you need to know about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress Tuesday was the presence in the visitor’s gallery of one man – Sheldon Adelson. The gambling tycoon is the Godfather of the Republican Right. The party’s presidential hopefuls line up to kiss his...
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The Power of Persuasion: India's New Super Hero Is A Tiger-Riding, Rabble-Rousing Rape Survivor
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Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Pledges Nonviolent Direct Action
On April 18, 2001, students from Harvard’s Living Wage Campaign marched into their school’s main administrative building and refused to leave. After 21 days of teach-ins, camp-outs, pickets, vigils, confrontations with the police, and intensive media coverage, the occupation came to a close as the...
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Bank of England Issues Warning Over Looming 'Carbon Bubble' Threat
'As the world increasingly limits carbon emissions, and moves to alternative energy sources, investments in fossil fuels...may take a huge hit,' predicts one of Europe's oldest banks
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