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Los Angeles protests for workers everywhere

Protesters in Los Angeles marched today in solidarity with workers everywhere. This video is from Ron McGill’s Youtube account, uploaded February 26, 2011.…

Obamas host Motown concert

The Obamas hosted a Motown concert to celebrate Black History Month at the White House, which included performances by John Legend, Jamie Foxx, Seal, Smoky Robinson and Stevie Wonder. This video is from Reuters, broadcast February 25, 2011.…

100,000 strong in Wisconsin

Even the snow couldn’t keep the people of Wisconsin from marching 100,000 strong during one of the most active days of protest in decades. This video is from OneWisconsinNow.org, broadcast February 26, 2011.…

Tens of thousands march on Wisconsin Capitol

MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged on Wisconsin’s state Capitol on Saturday to protest Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to curb public sector union power in order to balance the budget. Waving hundreds of American flags and singing the national anthem, the demonstrators were peaceful and…

Navy sailor shot by police after ramming two cars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Navy police stopped a sailor who seemed drunk when he drove to the gate of the San Diego base early Saturday morning, then sped away and hit a couple police cars before officers shot him, authorities said. The sailor was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to…

Utah draws thousands for no-shooting-required gun permit

AUSTIN, Tex. (Reuters) – Texans seeking concealed handgun licenses are increasingly turning to Utah, a state that does not require actually shooting a gun to get a permit. “Once the word got out, everybody was doing it,” said Texas state Rep. Lon Burnam. From 2009 to 2010 the number of…

Live blog: Americans answer call to protest for workers’ rights

This was a live blog of events around the nation related to the workers’ rights demonstrations. It ended at 9 pm EST. Look for Raw Story’s photo feature on today’s protests, coming Monday morning. Most recent updates appear at top. #### 8:58 EST: Juneau, Alaksa didn’t let the cold get…

California headed for cuts for for-profit students

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – California’s student aid commission said on Friday that aid funds going to students at for-profit schools should be slashed first when the state cuts its education budget. The U.S. Education Department has criticized some for-profit schools, which range from universities offering PhD’s to trade schools offering car-repair…

Springsteen and Morello perform ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’

A classic protest song, inspired by the character “Tom Joad” from the film version of John Steinbeck’s “The Grapes of Wrath.” If you didn’t know that already, watch the monologue below. This video is from YouTube user BruceSpringsteenVEVO, published Oct. 2, 2009. This video is from the 1940 American cinema…

Obama: We must compromise on budgets, ‘but we can’t sacrifice our future’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Republican and Democratic lawmakers to reach a compromise on pending budget issues to avoid political gridlock and a possible federal government shutdown. “For the sake of our people and our economy, we cannot allow gridlock to prevail,” Obama said in…

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