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Murdoch's apology over 'chimp' cartoon follows 100,000 letters, planned confrontation at residence

The national civil rights organization ColorOfChange.org said today that it had coordinated with NYPD to conduct a public confrontation outside Rupert Murdoch's residence over his lack of action regarding The New York Post's controversial 'chimp' cartoon. The group had also communicated with the building staff at his current residence on 5th Ave.

Obama, race and the future of U.S. politics

Barack Obama’s victory is indeed an historic breakthrough for U.S. politics. In a country that enforced a system of legalized racism until just 40 years ago, and that was founded on white supremacy, black slavery and Native genocide, the election of the first black president is cause for jubilation.

Study uncovers racist roots in anti-immigrant groups

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) in a report released Feb. 3 charges that three Washington D.C. organizations have racist roots and that they were the most responsible for blocking comprehensive immigration reform in 2007. All three groups – the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies and NumbersUSA – are all part of a single chain of lobbyist groups conceived, founded and funded by John Tanton known as an extreme white nationalist and anti-immigrant culprit, says SPLC.

San Francisco: Thousands march against war, racism and poverty

SAN FRANCISCO – In the largest peace demonstration the Bay Area has seen in many years, more than 35,000 people from all nationalities and political persuasions rallied and marched April 20 for an end to the real “axis of evil – war, racism and poverty.” The demand for an end to the slaughter and destruction in the Palestinian homeland, and to the occupation by the government of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, with complicity by the Bush administration, was a dominant demand.

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The Chicago Freedom Movement: Summer 1966

The impact of the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement on the decade’s civil rights struggles was as significant as any other campaign of that era. To visit The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, click here.