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Chicago activists: Ending police crimes is fight for democracy

Alton Logan spent 26 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, because evidence exonerating him was concealed by officers of the Chicago Police Department.

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Fear, then hope for an immigrant family

After the abduction of her mother by ICE Jan. 10, Erika Andiola got in touch with other immigrants' rights activists, and within hours a nationwide network was mobilized.

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Congressional progressives: “Chained CPI” throws seniors off the cliff

Members of the Progressive Caucus in Congress are calling on colleagues to oppose what they say is nothing more than a dangerous back-door attempt to cut Social Security.

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Environment watchdogs demand long suspension for BP

BP should be banned from receiving U.S. government contracts for the entirety of its five-year probation period because it has a proven track record of irresponsibility and dishonesty, Public Citizen said.

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Petition drive seeks freedom for Oscar Lopez Rivera

Supporters of Oscar Lopez Rivera have kicked off a petition drive asking President Barack Obama to grant clemency to the Puerto Rican independentista,

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Angela Davis speaks to 2,000 at Michigan rally

A standing room only crowd of nearly 2000 people welcomed renowned activist and scholar Angela Davis to Detroit to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her acquittal.

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Watchdog group says debate should address High Court nominations

With the  presidential debates coming up, the Alliance for Justice is insisting that debate moderators press the candidates to discuss the types of nominees they would propose for the High Court.

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Government paid to influence Cuba 5 jury

Miami area newspapers and television outlets blanketed the region with reports and editorials directed against the Five before and during their trial that ended in 2001.

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In San Francisco, controversy swirls around stop-and-frisk

The controversy erupted when Mayor Ed Lee made it known he was thinking about stop-and frisk for this city.

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Grocery prices soar as drought intensifies

One hundred miles south of the Aldi's supermarket last Saturday, as far as you could see in the cornfields, the plants were wilting under a blazing sun.

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