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Detroit bankruptcy coming to your city next, leaders warn

Detroit is the canary in the coalmine, warned speakers at a public forum on the city's bankruptcy, held this past Saturday, sponsored by Congressman John Conyers Jr.

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Families of police crime victims demand civilian oversight

Hundreds rallied in Chicago recently to demand justice for victims of police crimes and the creation of a Civilian Police Accountability Council.

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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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Idaho natives face off against tar sands disruption

The problem? The truck was illegally advancing through tribal lands and a federally-protected river area.

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Counseling center shutdown teaches important health care lessons

A right-wing governor has used an unreliable study and nonexistent federal requirements to replace local, community-based, nonprofit health care providers with out-of-state for-profit companies.

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Arizona mural dramatizes killings by border agents

"Mother Demands Justice" was the theme of a press conference and protest at the unveiling of a large public mural in downtown Tucson commemorating the murder of a Mexican teen.

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Oakland's Trayvon Martin rally: "Keep fighting" for justice

Oakland youth took leadership of the event, spotlighting the effects of the shooting and verdict. They took turns to speak movingly of their reactions to hearing of the death of Martin.

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Court strikes down anti-immigrant housing law in Texas

Beginning in 2006, the city of Farmers Branch, Texas, passed a series of housing ordinances designed to prevent undocumented immigrants from being able to rent apartments or homes.

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President Obama: Trayvon Martin could have been me (video)

"Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago," President Obama said Friday in remarks at the White House.

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Oakland Airport concession workers strike for a day

"This company was breaking the law, they were making us work 12 hours a day with no breaks and no overtime pay."

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