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Home healthcare workers in Minnesota just established a union, opening the door for negotiating higher wages. 

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

Fast Food Protest

For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

The NFL’s stance against domestic violence is just a PR stunt.

Documents reveal Charles Koch founded the group that’s protecting oil industry handouts.

Frank Lindh

The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.

Columbia Library

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

Michael Brown, John Crawford, Reefa Hernandez—and a national youth movement.

Immigrants and allies rallied in more than a dozen US cities on Thursday to ask President Obama to use his executive authority to stop deportations of undocumented workers and their families.

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

McConnell and his opponent respond to secret recordings—obtained by the The Nation—of McConnell speaking to a roomful of millionaires and billionaires.

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on The Washington Post's call for war. 

Where are the female constructors?

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.

Ida B. Wells

Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

Solidarity protest

We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

Girls for Gender Equity

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia.

Hackers are transforming an ancient city into a prototype for the future.

Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.