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Houston inaugurates gay mayor, Annise Parker

A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.

NYC council elections: some defeats, some historic victories

New Yorkers elected a new city council November 3, with some remarkable, and contradictory, results.

Amnesty International denounces repression in Honduras

Human rights are taking a beating in Honduras in the aftermath of the June 28 coup d'etat which sent left-wing President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya into exile. Although the corporate controlled media are not reporting it, the de-facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti is employing heavy handed tactics to silence opposition activists and media.

Pete Seeger: 90 years of song and struggle

Born 90 years ago this May 3, Pete Seeger has been a tireless performer of topical song and a champion of global folklore, focusing his strongest efforts on that which was created by, for and about, the so-called common man.

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Media reform is all about democracy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The media reform movement has come into its own with its most recent conference held here Jan. 12-14.

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