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Video of San Francisco police shooting young black man draws protests

Many tied Woods' killing to the national trend in the extrajudicial killings of black youth, and their deaths have placed the use of force against communities of color in the spotlight.

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Chicago police chief sacked, Mayor Emanuel flees to Paris

It was announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that Garry McCarthy was officially fired from his position as Chicago's Chief of Police.

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All eyes are on Paris

We recently attended the NorCal climate march in Oakland, where we asked those who attended why the issue of climate change is so important and what needed to be done.

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Chicago protesters demand Mayor Emanuel's resignation

Leaders in the pursuit of justice say demonstrations will continue: there is such profound distrust and alienation from the police in the neighborhoods most affected.

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Protests in Chicago after release of video in Laquan McDonald's shooting

"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."

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Climate march in Northern California demands environmental justice

"The climate crisis affects more than California, and the actions we take today will determine the world our children and grandchildren will live in tomorrow."

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Trial of coal criminal Blankenship finally begins

Don Blankenship, the accused coal criminal and former CEO of Massey's Upper Big Branch Mine, may finally face justice.

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A people's agenda: Reflections of a progressive's first year in office

At City Hall the voice of the people, and the engagement of the public, is often an afterthought: We need to get our priorities straight.

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Tamir Rice's family asks for special prosecutor

The family of Tamir Rice, 12-year-old Black child shot by police last November, and their attorneys denounced the nearly one-year delay in charging officers responsible.

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Blankenship to finally face justice for 29 miners’ deaths?

The accused coal criminal, Don Blankenship, may finally face justice this coming month.

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