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Fast-food Workers Rally Nationwide For Higher Wages
The protests are part of a movement by labor unions, Democrats and other worker advocacy groups to raise pay in low-wage sectors. Read more...
Robert Reich On Why Fast Food Workers Are Striking
"Workers who are paid more stay around longer and are more productive." Read more...
Morning Open Thread
Mark Fiore's latest video animation takes on U.S. foreign diplomacy. Read more...
MoveOn's New TV Ad Connects The Dots Between Syria And Iraq
A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscores the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in getting war-weary liberals to support him. Read more...
Kerry Sympathizes With Anti-War Protester
As Secretary of State John Kerry was finishing his opening remarks at today's first Senate Foreign Relations Committee on military action in Syria, the proceedings were interrupted by the inevitable presence of Code Pink. Read more...

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National Strike! August 29th
Thousands of workers are going on a national strike on August 29th to demand better pay and better treatment. Low-wage jobs are the fastest growing jobs in the nation and they need to pay more so that workers like us can make ends meet. Read more...
The Windy City is is undergoing a tumultuous historical moment, with the uprising of the Chicago Teachers Union occurring alongside the ongoing restructuring and privatization of the Chicago Public Schools system. Read more...
Turkey’s two major unions—which consist of roughly 800,000 workers—went on a one-day strike on Monday to show solidarity with the protesters who were evicted from Gezi Park on Saturday night. Read more...
Former Texas Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) voiced concerns on Tuesday that the U.S. government may use a drone missile to kill Edward Snowden, who recently leaked classified information on National Security Administration surveillance programs. Read more...
Watch: Workers march for the "Fight For 15" rally seeking higher wages of at least $15 per hour, and the right to form a union workers in Chicago on Wednesday. Read more...