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Have you ever thought what your mother’s life was like, or your grandmother’s? What would it be like to live that life? Expected to look after your family, perhaps you would also work for wages...

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Hiroshima, August 6, 1945, 8:00 a.m. The “all clear” sounded, signaling the end of an air raid by U.S. bombers. Workers and school children left their homes, putting out fires, clearing damage, and going to...

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February 21 marked the 40th anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. Only 39 years old at the time of his murder, Malcolm X would have turned 80 on May 19 of this year. Today, while the...

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In 1935, Congress passed and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law the Social Security Act. This Act provided a system of federal benefits for retirees and the elderly. In 1956, the law was expanded...

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Every year since 2001, anti-globalization groups, workers’ organizations, and individuals from around the world have convened at the World Social Forum (WSF) to discuss, debate, and better organize the fight against corporate globalization. “Globalizing Solidarity”...

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The January Iraqi elections forced the U.S. anti-war movement to grapple more seriously than ever with its attitude toward the Iraqi resistance and, more generally, toward all the forces contending for power in Iraq. Some...

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by Canyon Lalama, Minneapolis, MN Seventy years ago, a small mid-western city was shaken to its very foundations. The 1934 Minneapolis Teamster strike is one of the greatest labor battles in U.S. history. For two...

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Most working Americans know we’re being ripped off when we pay our taxes, but most of us can’t pinpoint just how it’s being done. A new book, Perfectly Legal: The Covert Campaign to Rig Our...

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“Why did the Bush administration approve the secret airlift out of America of 140 Saudis, including two dozen relatives of Osama bin Laden, just after September 11?” This question is posed on the cover of...

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The women’s liberation movement of the 1960s and ’70s reached its peak when women won the right to choose an abortion and the Supreme Court legalized the procedure in the 1973 Roe v. Wade case....

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