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Two Roads Forward: The AFL-CIO's New Agenda

Nelson Lichtenstein Dissent Magazine (Winter 2014)
The AFL–CIO is a multifaceted institution composed of scores of autonomous unions, so President Richard Trumka’s leadership can hardly turn around this cumbersome vessel all that quickly. But the new emphasis is clear: the unions should ally with progressive partners and devote more energy to make the kind of changes in social policy that can benefit millions of poorly paid and insecure workers.

An Open Letter to Jerry Brown: Stop the Torture of Solitary Confinement

Carole Travis, Stop the Torture Huffington Post
California prisoners have been on a hunger strike for more than four weeks against the brutal policy of solitary confinement. Prisoners are not sentenced to solitary for their street crime. Prison officials assign them to this crushing isolation without due process, without review of the evidence against them, without legal representation or an impartial hearing. Join with others -Sign the petition below to Gov. Brown.
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