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  • How Texas could give up on its DREAM

    Is this check-mate? With Gov.-elect Greg Abbott poised to take over the governor’s mansion in the Lone Star State later this month, the Texas legislature will be in prime position to attack and ultimately dismantle one of the state’s most successful pro-immigrant initiatives on the books: the Texas DREAM Act.

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  • Amid Time of Soaring Inequality, Rich Say: The Poor Have It Easy

    Oxfam International's Winnie Byanyima says political leaders will ignore inequality at their own peril. According to the nation's richest people, the poor have it easy. Fifty-four percent of survey respondents categorized as the most financially secure said "poor people today have it easy because they can get government benefits without

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  • Yep, That's Right... "Free": Obama Plan Would Cover Community College Tuition

    Proposal put forth by White House would see federal and state governments pay for two years of college for all those able to maintain 2.5 GPA A new proposal unveiled by President Obama would make two years of a community college education "free" for all those who maintain a certain

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  • Icy Cold and Cut Services Create Dangerous Perfect Storm for Homeless

    With number of people without permament housing rising nationwide and services for them falling, near-zero temperatures put thousands at severe risk As record-breaking cold weather sweeps across the nation this week, reports from around the nation show how the U.S. homeless population—which has risen dramatically in recent years—are being hit the hardest in the

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  • In Wake of Charlie Hebdo Attack, Let’s Not Sacrifice Even More Rights

    EFF is stunned and deeply saddened by the attack on Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper. As free speech advocates, we mourn the use of violence against individuals who used creativity and free expression to engage in cultural and political criticism. Murder is the ultimate form of censorship.

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  • The Right Tries (and Fails) to Justify Its Assault on Social Security

    How does the right justify the kind of action Congress took this week, when it moved to cut disability benefits for millions of people by 20 percent? Answer #1: With buzzwords and rhetorical dodges. Answer #2: Not very well. For details on the House’s action, we pointed yesterday to a number of

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  • As Top Democrats Embrace a Robin Hood Tax, It’s Time for Activists to Go Big

    Americans who are serious about addressing income inequality have long recognized that the United States needs a Robin Hood Tax—a charge on financial transactions proposed by campaigners who have argued since the Wall Street meltdown of 2008 that “banks, hedge funds and the rest of the financial sector should pay their

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  • As France Mourns for Charlie Hebdo, Calls For Unity and Understanding

    'If this attack is allowed to feed discrimination and prejudice, it will be playing straight into the hands of extremists whose clear aim is to divide religions and societies.' As people across France and around the world mourn the death of the twelve people killed at the offices of the

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  • 'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day

    Advocacy groups vow to fight back against what they believe is a preliminary "stealth attack" that portends a wider assault on a program that makes survival possible for millions of vulnerable Americans As Los Angeles Times columnist Michael Hiltzik immediately remarked: "Well, that didn't take long."  

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  • GOP Rule Change in Congress Signals New Dawn for 'Voodoo Economics'

    'Few economic theories have been as thoroughly tested in the real world as supply-side economics, and so notoriously failed.' A seemingly arcane rule change passed by the House of Representatives on Tuesday night signals that a new wave of tax cuts for the wealthy and what has long been criticized

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  • Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds +

    WASHINGTON — An overwhelming majority of the American public, including nearly half of Republicans, support government action to curbglobal warming, according Read More
  • If Elections Matter for Greece, Why Not America? +

    Elections are supposed to have consequences. When countries establish electoral processes that are sufficiently free and functional to ascertain the Read More
  • #SOTU2015 #DemandERA White House Phone Blast +

    Please join us in supporting our President's bold agenda and in reminding him to "REMEMBER THE WOMEN" in his #SOTU address by vigorously supporting the movement Read More
  • How Texas could give up on its DREAM +

    Is this check-mate? With Gov.-elect Greg Abbott poised to take over the governor’s mansion in the Lone Star State later Read More
  • Russia Blamed, US Taxpayers on the Hook, as Fracking Boom Collapses +

    As Congress removes restrictions on taxpayers bailing out the too-big-to-fail banks, the right is blaming environmentalists and Russia for the Read More
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Featured Economic and Social Justice News

  • How Texas could give up on its DREAM +

    Is this check-mate? With Gov.-elect Greg Abbott poised to take over the governor’s mansion in the Lone Star State later Read More
  • Amid Time of Soaring Inequality, Rich Say: The Poor Have It Easy +

    Oxfam International's Winnie Byanyima says political leaders will ignore inequality at their own peril. According to the nation's richest people, Read More
  • Yep, That's Right... "Free": Obama Plan Would Cover Community College Tuition +

    Proposal put forth by White House would see federal and state governments pay for two years of college for all Read More
  • As Top Democrats Embrace a Robin Hood Tax, It’s Time for Activists to Go Big +

    Americans who are serious about addressing income inequality have long recognized that the United States needs a Robin Hood Tax—a charge Read More
  • 'Hostage-Takers': Republicans Go After Social Security on Very First Day +

    Advocacy groups vow to fight back against what they believe is a preliminary "stealth attack" that portends a wider assault Read More
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