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It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

Even as he condemned the 3-to-2 vote of the Federal Communications
Commission to allow media conglomerates to dramatically increase their
control over newspapers and radio and television statio

"Our job is to make sure that the labor movement talks about how the militarization of US foreign policy hurts workers at home."

Asian and the Arab protesters continue to call for a boycott of American goods.

The Peace Corps is feeling the fallout from Bush Administration policies.

In most of the world, it's the sign for peace, but here in Argentina it
means war.

Recently Congress released transcripts of secret testimony of witnesses
summoned before Senator Joseph McCarthy's infamous subcommittee in
hearings that impugned the patriotism of everyone from

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Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into government spying.

March 17, 2014

Iraqis continue to suffer, as much as ever, the fallout from this country’s callous lies and avoidable mistakes.

March 15, 2014

Students talk divestment with Harvard President Drew Faust.

March 13, 2014

Included among the hundreds of chemicals used in electronics manufacturing in China are known carcinogens and reproductive toxins.

March 12, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The stage is set for New York to ignite a nationwide movement rolling back some of the catastrophic consequences of Citizens United and (likely) McCutcheon

March 11, 2014

Change won’t come to America’s broken immigration system from policymakers. It will come from organizers.

March 10, 2014

The four-term congressman from Minnesota’s Fifth District is boldly following in the footsteps of Humphrey, McCarthy, Mondale and Wellstone.

March 10, 2014

Across the state and beyond, students rail against racism and austerity.

March 7, 2014

President Obama's choice of Ted Mitchell as Under Secretary of the Department of Education has set off alarm bells for advocates for public education.

March 7, 2014