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  • Remembering American Historian and Civic Activist Joyce Appleby

    Remembering American Historian and Civic Activist Joyce Appleby

    • January 9, 2017

    She stood ramrod straight with curled gray hair, tasteful clothes and a dignified demeanor. Her look, combined with her sharp mind and renown as an American historian, could be intimidating. But Joyce Appleby, who died December 23 at the age of 87, was “always kind, always respectful.”

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  • AFL-CIO Convention: A Tale of Two Action Sessions

    AFL-CIO Convention: A Tale of Two Action Sessions

    • September 12, 2013

    The AFL-CIO closed out its quadrennial convention in Los Angeles yesterday with a morning remembrance to the victims of 9/11 before delegates rolled up their sleeves and finished up with a day of internal housekeeping and policy chores. The convention might be remembered most for debuting its highly popular afternoon Action Sessions. Comprising about 50

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  • Who Was Behind the Secret Investigation of LAANE?

    Who Was Behind the Secret Investigation of LAANE?

    • November 13, 2012

    Remember the spring and summer of 2011, when the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE) was mysteriously tracked by MB Public Affairs? Beginning in May, 2011, this right-wing “political ops firm,” led by Karl Rove operative Mark Bogetich, launched a massive investigation into LAANE, requesting thousands of documents from virtually every elected or

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