Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.
Opponents say if Republicans get their way on immigration in Florida, social, civil and even economic life in Miami and around the state could be severely disrupted.
"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.
A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.
Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.
A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against Gov. Scott Walker, which effectively reopens the Capitol to demonstrators who the governor tried to keep out today.
Former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, the state AFL-CIO and its affiliates have called for a massive turnout for a rally Tuesday at the Statehouse in Columbus to protest a Republican bill to repeal collective bargaining for public employees.
A grand jury ruled that the police killing of Danroy "D.J." Henry, Jr., the African American Pace University football player cops shot outside of a bar in suburban New York, was not a crime.
Activists note official unemployment in Connecticut has more than doubled to about 170,000 since 2007, with no sign of improvement. It's a crisis for the entire state and demands emergency attention, they say.
Several thousand people - Egyptians, Egyptian Americans and other New Yorkers - showed up here Jan. 29 in solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in Egypt.