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In January of this year:
The post In solidarity with the teachers in Rockford, Illinois, describes the roots of the strike.
There were late night vigils.
And after a year of negotiations, the teachers come to an agreement with the district and the strike comes to an end.
Dollarocracy: How the money and media election complex is destroying America
By John Nichols and Robert McChesney
From the Preface:
Carter declared-as the planet's most famous election observer- that '“We have one of the worst election processes in the world right here in the United States of America, and it’s almost entirely because of the excessive influx of money."
Click the image to see their interview with Bill Moyers.