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Philadelphia Unions Offer Help in Response to Vandalized Jewish Cemetery

After vandalism was discovered at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia on Sunday, two unions responded with assistance in fixing the damage and making the cemetery more secure in the future. More than 100 gravestones at the Mount Carmel Cemetery were toppled or damaged. The Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council offered to replace the headstones, re-sod and clean the cemetery, and Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 98 will install additional lighting and security cameras. John Dougherty of the Philadelphia Building and Construction Trades Council said the vandalism is a "cowardly act of anti-Semitism that cannot be tolerated."

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Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi in Solidarity with Nissan Workers

Bernie Sanders and Danny Glover Join Saturday March on Mississippi in Solidarity with Nissan Workers

On Saturday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and actor Danny Glover will join the March on Mississippi in order to protest a pattern of civil rights abuses against the company's predominantly African American workers. Also joining the march are Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, Sierra Club President Aaron Mair, hundreds of workers, civil rights leaders and social justice advocates. The march will end at Nissan's Canton factory, and the marchers will demand that the company start respecting its workers’ right to vote for a union free from fear and intimidation.

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