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Daniel Olsen

More than 80 percent of teachers have cast a ballot — the highest turnout in the union’s history — and 95 percent have voted to authorize a strike. Read more

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Appalachians Against Pipelines

After more than 100 days up in the air, a small group of Virginia tree sitters are all that remains between natural gas developers and the completion of a 300-mile-long pipeline. Read more

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Arizona State University

He offered food, water, and clothing to migrants on a deadly stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border. Now he’s facing twenty years in prison. Humanitarian groups fear the situation will only get worse. Read more

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FaceMePLS

How voters outside the halls of power are circumventing their local political establishments and pushing through new legislation that will directly improve their lives. Read more

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When we are at our best, we don’t spend billions of dollars building monuments to paranoia. And we sure don’t allow fixation on the erection of such a monument — call it a wall, call it a fence — to bring useful functions of government to a halt. Read more

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Dorothea Lange

Forty-five states have regressive tax codes. State and local policies could change that. Read more

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The Wisconsin GOP power grab is part of a larger national strategy that attacks the pillars of democratic governance. Progressive editor-at-large Ruth Conniff lays it all out on ‘Democracy Now!’ Read more

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Norman Stockwell

Citizens jammed the halls and chanted outside locked hearing-room doors, while Republican legislators rushed through a series of bills designed to take power away from the incoming governor. Read more

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Zina Saunders

Republicans are using their gerrymandered control of the state to push through a slew of power-grabbing bills before the newly elected Democratic governor and attorney general can take office. Read more

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Fabrizio Rinaldi

Newly elected House Democrats promise to crack down on “domestic terrorism.” Read more

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The mayor who helped create Italy’s “hospitality town” has been arrested and banned, even as he is lauded for his efforts to welcome immigrants, reinvigorating the local culture and economy. Read more

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Anthony Quintano

While Donald Trump rallies the rightwing base with flagrant appeals to fear, anger, and racism, the most diverse slate of candidates in U.S. history is poised to change the direction of the nation’s politics for a long time to come. Read more

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Pixnio

A groundswell of grassroots citizens push back against the confusion and apathy that might prevent voters from heading to the polls. Read more

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“At a time when we’re at a low-point for our democracy, it’s the only tool for people without power to make some kind of impact,” says Susan Zeig, filmmaker. Read more

Public School Shakedown

Our collective amnesia about the history of the holiday is dangerous. Read more

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Chris Landsberger

Oklahoma teachers face the litmus test of whether to reinvigorate—or reinvent—their union. Read more

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Pixabay

A new team of billionaires, led by a prominent surgeon and storyteller, has plans for our health care system. Read more

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The underlying cause of the violence they are escaping is a trail of blood and culpability that can be traced right back to the United States. Read more

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Brian Alberth

The proper time and place to protest, they say, is always the time and place where they feel they can most easily ignore us. When we show up at their churches, homes, and country clubs, we are no longer constrained by their rigged rules. Read more

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Takvr

Union supporters say Janus is a big blow, but for many educators like me, it will be nothing new. The question is, what are the practical effects? Read more

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