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Nebraska lawmakers override governor’s veto and abolish death penalty

Lawmakers in the deep red state of Nebraska overrode their Republican governor's veto yesterday and abolished the death penalty.


Advocates urge greater funding for human needs programs in California

Restoring and increasing funds for California's human needs programs tops the agenda of many legislators.


Cuba travel bill advances in the Senate

Of progressive bills, the one that appears to be moving forward most quickly is the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act of 2015.


This week in indigenous news: protests, fashion, discrimination

Bethany Yellowtail's work is a vibrant, elegant melding of classic style and the staples of her Native upbringing.


Protesters set up “Raunerville” outside Illinois governor’s penthouse

Nearly 200 Chicagoans rallied in front of the building where Gov. Rauner owns a lakefront penthouse.


Ending racism key to U.S. justice, says Detroit law professor

A failing criminal justice system proves that we are not living in a "post-racial" era.


People's World hosts “ceremony for activists” in Missouri

A diverse crowd of 120 union, community, peace, and faith leaders joined together at the CWA Local 6300 union hall.


Pentagon commemoration of Vietnam War far from complete

The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.


Chicagoans stand with Baltimore against police violence

Peaceful demonstrators gathered at a police station in the Windy City last night, giving voice to millions across the country.


Today in history: North Carolina’s Moral Monday launched in 2013

On this date in 2013, the first Moral Monday was held in Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital.

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