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Activists rally in Washington to reclaim American dream

Thousands of activists representing hundreds of national and local groups across the country are meeting here Oct. 3-5 at the Washington Hilton during the Take Back the American Dream conference.

Baltimore town hall demands jobs, funding communities, return of troops

Speakers at a town hall meeting here Sept. 26 demanded that Congress "bring the troops, bring the war dollars home" and use the trillions in revenues to create jobs, fund education, healthcare, and other vital needs.

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West Memphis Three freed, but they still seek justice

In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.

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Animal protection thrown to the wolves

Wolves in the northern Rocky Mountains are no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act, thanks to an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Gov. Matt Mead, R-Wyoming.

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Where auto history was made, calls to “Retool for Peace”

The only reminder that manufacturing once took place here is a historic marker in front of the shuttered building.

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Reed Smith, leader for social justice, dies at 86

A lifelong peace and civil rights activist, he helped form the first integrated housing development in Waterbury in the 1950s.

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"Selective enforcement" charged in raid of Chicano activist's home

"We think the FBI was involved. We believe the FBI initiated it," Gonzales said.

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Al Fishman, Michigan peace and justice champion, dies at 83

A Detroit City Council resolution mourning Fishman's loss called him "one of our city's finest peace, civil and human rights, and labor activists, advocates and champions."

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Navy to name ship honoring Cesar Chavez

The U.S. Navy is expected to name a new military cargo ship after labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez this week in San Diego, California. But the news has sparked controversy from both those that support and oppose it.

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Pete Seeger on the power of songs, an interview

Now is Pete Seeger's 92nd birthday. Happy birthday Pete!

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