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Man fights for justice inside Alabama prison

A young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a plan for resistance to mass incarceration.

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San Jose coalition for affordable housing wins big

San Jose, which advertises itself as "the capital of Silicon Valley," has one of the highest housing costs in the nation, as well as - not coincidentally - one of the highest rates of homelessness.

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President’s immigration action expands democracy, time to carry it forward

In a bold and welcome action, Obama announced he would temporarily end the threat of deportation for an estimated five million undocumented immigrants.

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Poll shows support for Obama’s action on immigration

A new poll by Hart Research Associates shows broad support for the executive actions on immigration announced last week by the president.

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Union activist says immigrants are his brothers and sisters

President Obama's action does not fix all the problems.  But it will temporarily make life for five million families safer, better and happier.

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President praised for bringing millions out of the shadows

"Immigrants take jobs most Americans won't accept and under conditions most other Americans won't tolerate; big parts of our economy can't survive without them."

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Making new victims out of revictimization

It is now possible in American law, under the cover of "victim relief," to create new victims by depriving them of their freedom of speech.

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AFL-CIO backs President Obama’s action on immigration

"By extending relief to an estimated four million people, the Obama Administration will help prevent unscrupulous employers from exploiting unprotected workers."

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Democrat Bera beats Republican Ose in close California race

Right after the election, Bera appeared to be trailing Ose by more than 3,000 votes. But on Nov. 19, with nearly all ballots counted, he led by over 1,400.

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Some say “too late,” others see hope in Ferguson Commission

While some in the community here see the formation of a 16-member Ferguson Commission as "too little, too late" others see it as cause for some hope.

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