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Fasters for families: Boehner, stop playing with our lives!

"We are taking our message to John Boehner that he must put immigration reform to a vote."

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The sun shone on massive North Carolina Moral March

The march, organized by the NAACP, labor unions, and religious leaders, amounted to a dramatic comeback of the Moral Monday protests that drew the nation's attention here over the last year.

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New Hampshire retirees blast Sen. Ayotte’s voting record

 The voting record of Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte has drawn the ire of New Hampshire retirees. 

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Keystone XL pipeline and the jobs controversy

XL backers' arguments that the project is a jobs provider are being disputed. Many, including some labor activists, feel that the pipeline issue does not need to be divisive, and that they share the same underlying interests.

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Today in black history: "Jail-No-Bail" campaign began in S.C.

SNCC leaders staged a Jail-No-Bail sit-in in solidarity with the imprisoned CORE activists. The sit-in re-energized the movement in Rock Hill, SC.

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Oklahoma TV station comes under fire for anti-immigrant slur

Members of Dream Act Oklahoma, which has been raising awareness about how undocumented workers contribute to Oklahoma, blasted KOTV for its discriminatory report

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Pete Seeger's green activism in New York and New Jersey

Seeger did much for New Jersey, taking a stand against ocean dumping . And he thought that a graceful boat would draw people to their forgotten riverfronts and imagine a different future for the Hudson River

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Move underway to expand early voting in Missouri

Voters in the Show Me State may have a special reason to get out the vote this fall, as a coalition is busily collecting signatures to qualify an early voting initiative to be placed on the November ballot.

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Hartford rising for Community Bill of Rights

The multi-racial rally, called in the spirit of Dr. King's 1964 poor people's campaign, was held in Hartford's North End, one of the most impoverished neighborhoods in the nation. 

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Amiri Baraka, preeminent poet and activist, dies at age 79

Amiri Baraka, one of the country's preeminent African American poets, playwrights and activists died Thursday at Newark's Beth Israel Hospital after a brief illness.

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