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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg named Time’s “Person of Year”

Facebook reflects the online revolution changing the way people communicate and share information worldwide.

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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

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New START hangs in the balance

Senate Republicans appeared increasingly determined to use the nuclear treaty as a political football in their drive to block all possible administration initiatives.

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DADT repeal to end discriminatory policy

In what many are calling a landmark vote for expanding civil rights and equality, the US Senate voted 65-31 to repeal the discriminatory “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in the military on Dec. 18.

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DREAM Act lives on, supporters say

DREAM Act supporters, both in Congress and at the grassroots, vowed to continue the fight for justice.

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Labor, environment, rights groups launch campaign for Internet expansion

The Communications Workers of America, NAACP and the Sierra Club have come together to launch a campaign for what they say is a much needed faster and more available Internet in the United States.

DREAM Act hunger strikers to end strike after 40 days

After going up to 40 days without food to show their determination to get the DREAM Act passed, strikers will take their first meal at the United Methodist Church.

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Communications workers, Sen. Harkin lead fight for filibuster reform

WASHINGTON (PAI) - Saying senatorial filibusters rob workers of legislation they want and need, the Communications Workers are leading a new coalition, unveiled Dec. 15, behind Iowa Democratic Sen. Tom Harkin's filibuster reform plan.

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NY governor bans fracking - for now

Residents concerned about the safety of their towns and drinking water won a first victory over "fracking" as outgoing Gov. David Paterson signed an  order banning the practice until July.

Families arrested at bank in foreclosure protest [with video]

Several families moved their belongings outside of a Chase Bank branch in an act of civil disobedience - and were arrested.

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