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Immigrant rights activists step up fight in Utah

A group of young people with a group called "Cuentame" has taken the fight for immigrant rights to a whole new level.


Texans face tough fights

With their two-thirds GOP majority in the Texas House, the right wing hopes to curtail the right of Texas workers to join unions.


New immigration bill introduced in Senate

Senators Robert Menendez and Patrick Leahy have introduced a comprehensive immigration reform bill, and some immigrant rights activists think there is a chance of getting it passed before January.


Oct. 2 'One Nation' rally calls for jobs

Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.


Civil liberties advocates slam pay-to-protest ruling

SAN ANTONIO - Progressive activists here are considering further action against a ruling by a three-judge appeals panel that the police department can selectively penalize free speech rights.


DREAM Act vote nears in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and congressional Democrats plan to add legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth in college or the military, as part of the $725 billion defense authorization bill.


In wake of judge’s ruling, immigrant rights protests continue

Though the ruling was widely hailed as a victory by the immigrants' rights movement, protests and lobbying continue toward the goal of a comprehensive immigration reform.


Progressive center machine-gunned

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - The Southwest Workers Union's living quarters was sprayed with semi-automatic rifle fire July 11, leaving a 23-year-old intern in critical condition.

Cheers for our side!

Cheers and jeers: Frogs and workers? Texas turning blue? Republicans going Green? Obama a Communist? and more.


Sacramento votes to boycott Arizona

California's capital city last week joined a growing movement to boycott Arizona until its anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is repealed.

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