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Study shows racism, discrimination pervade health care

A statewide report released by the Arkansas Minority Health Commission confirms that oppressed communities in the state do not have equal access to he...
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Rising utility bills spur fightback in Virginia

After years of rate hikes, the residents of Cana, Va., are fighting against the Appalachian Power Company to avoid having to pay even more for electri...
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Native Americans score victory against big coal

On Jan. 8, Hopi and Navajo residents of Black Mesa, Ariz., scored a victory against corporate coal mining when an administrative law judge vacated the...
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Federal government hides immigration jail deaths

Since October 2003, 107 immigrants have died while in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a division of the Department of Homeland Sec...
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Taser survivor wins claim in federal court

On Dec. 28, the Ninth Circuit federal court of appeals in California issued a decision limiting the authority of police officers to use Tasers. The de...
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Shinnecock Nation wins federal recognition after 365 years of struggle

After three and a half centuries and a long battle in U.S. federal court, the Shinnecock Native American Nation has won recognition as an independent ...
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Study: Bank bailouts tied to political connections

According to a University of Michigan study, U.S. banks that spent more money on political lobbying were more likely to receive bailout funds. The stu...
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State budget cuts deprive low-income workers of access to cancer treatment, services for the elderly

As the economic recession unfolds, state and local governments continue to force poor workers to shoulder the burden. At least 20 states have begun tu...
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Teachers struggle for bargaining rights, fair pay

In a move aimed at depriving workers of the right to bargain, the Special District School Board in Pulaski County, Ark., voted in early December to wi...
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Workers bearing heavier tax burden across the country

A November 2009 report shows that nearly every U.S. state and local tax system takes a much greater share of income from poor and working-class reside...