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Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.

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Today in history: Mass arrests in 2004 Republican National Convention crackdown

Protest activity against the convention and Bush's re-nomination included a broad range of marches, rallies, performances, demonstrations, exhibits, and acts of civil disobedience.

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Today in civil rights history: James Meredith graduates from Ole Miss

Twice denied admission, he filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, alleging that the university had rejected him only because of his race.

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Today in history: Huge anti-death penalty march for Mumia Abu-Jamal

On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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Cincinnati community marches to demand justice for Samuel Dubose

Over 300 community members marched from the campus to the site of the fatal shooting death of Samuel Dubose to demand the release of police body camera footage of the incident.

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60,000 call for justice for Tamir Rice

"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.

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Ohioans protest as Kasich announces his campaign for presidency

Ohioans fed up with John Kasich's pro-1 percent policies came out in droves to protest their governor as he announced his bid for the Republican nomination for president

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Activist group wins improvements in “Call-A-Ride”

The Coalition for Truth in Independence held a press conference to highlight recent successes around the "Ride with Respect Campaign."

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Angela Davis speaks on violence in America at St. Louis meeting

St. Louis area residents gathered for the Violence in America: Exposure through Truth Telling presentation keynoted by Angela Davis.

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Flora Hommel, 87: life as a labor of love

Besides being the founder of the Childbirth Without Pain Education Association, her work touched on so many areas ... health, women, city politics, world politics.

 

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