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Philly coalition demands quality education for all

They came to deliver a message to the School Reform Commission (SRC), the mayor and governor: "Restore funding for Philadelphia schools!"

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Feminist and Marxist: Dorothy Smith receives lifetime sociology award

At a national meeting this summer here, social theorist Dorothy E. Smith was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Activists demand Rep. Dan Lipinski support immigration reform

Nestled in a small  strip mall here in the shadow of Midway Airport sits Democrat Rep. Dan Lipinski's office. It was to that office immigration activists delivered a birthday cake recently.

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Manning gets 35 years, will seek White House pardon

A military judge sentenced Army Pfc. Bradley Manning to 35 years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks.

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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Booming Silicon Valley economy hides rising social inequality

While fueling a new source of profits for Wall Street, working families are not enjoying the benefits of California's Silicon Valley economic resurgence.

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U.S. faults accreditation panel in City College of San Francisco ruling

In a significant win for City College of San Francisco, the U.S. Department of Education issued a letter that could turn the tables on the accrediting agency.

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Immigration reform and “criminal alien” injustice

The Republican leadership in the House has been threatening to use parliamentary tricks to stop a reform bill even if it has majority support.

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Coalition galvanizes response to “abortion Holocaust”

The pro-choice grassroots movement has also come together to tell extremists that their agenda is not welcome in New Mexico.

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Petition: Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, please quit!

An online petition, supported by the Detroit branch of the NAACP, is calling on Kevyn Orr to resign for "vile and callous"comments.

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