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The fourth annual Haas Convening is underway in Philadelphia, where about 70 LGBT journalists have gathered for brainstorming and training on critical issues facing the community. Among today’s presenters are noted lawyer Lavi Soloway, who advocates for bi-national couples who face DOMA-related deportations. Other issues on today’s agenda include LGBT rights abroad and asylum rights, aging and seniors in the …

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MICHIGAN: Union Supporters Tear Down Koch Brothers Tent At Capitol Building

Via Breitbart: A group of pro-union, progressive protesters leveled a large tent with people inside during Tuesday’s demonstrations outside the Michigan Capitol building in Lansing against right to work legislation. The protesters shouted “scab” and “Walmart tent” as they advanced. The tent, one of many at the demonstration, had been put up by the pro-right to work group Americans For …

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MICHIGAN: Teabaggers Battle Unions Over Pending Right To Work Law

The Michigan legislature is expected to vote today to make that state the 24th to endorse a so-called “right to work” law which will make it illegal to require union membership as a condition of employment.  Yesterday President Obama denounced the bill. The House session has started and the Capitol has been closed because it has reached capacity. Insp. Gene …

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