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The 2020 uprisings join a long river of struggle in America

Protesters filled the newly named Black Lives Plaza, near the White House, on June 6, 2020 in Washington, DC. Win McNamee/Getty Images by Matthew Countryman, University of Michigan The river was the metaphor that best captured…

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New progressive coalition organizes ‘to form common front’ in global struggle for justice and a better world

by Eoin Higgins, staff writer A coalition of left-leaning thinkers, activists, organizations, and political leaders from around the world on Monday officially launched the Progressive International, a new global effort aimed to provide the world with…

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Posted in Bailout 2020 Columns Coronavirus Rathke: Chief Organizer Report

Paid leave, who knew?

Little Rock   I thought I was paying pretty close attention, but this one slipped right by me. Who knew that part of the giant stimulus package included a first-of-its-kind paid leave provision? It must be me,…

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Virginia passes clean energy legislation

The Virginia Clean Economy Act follows other states in capping energy bills of low-income ratepayers at no more that 6% of a family’s income for electricity and 10% for gas use. It creates a “social cost…

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4 – 3 vote from Council to move forward with controversial minimum wage study

Against objections from community members and from three council-members, Flagstaff City Council voted 4-3 on Tuesday to move forward with an impact study of the minimum wage increase on area businesses. Rounds Consulting Group is the…

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