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Today in history: Hooray for Medicare on its first 50 years!

Happy birthday, Medicare! Celebrations are occurring all over the country.

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Sandra Bland’s only offense was “driving while black”

The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law. 

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Cincinnati community marches to demand justice for Samuel Dubose

Over 300 community members marched from the campus to the site of the fatal shooting death of Samuel Dubose to demand the release of police body camera footage of the incident.

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Religious voters back Pope's stands against racism, income inequality, for worker rights

Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.

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Today in history: U.S. Marines invade and occupy Haiti 100 years ago

The story of Haiti is a case study in the injustice of the international finance and monetary system.

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Huckabee comparison of Iran deal to Holocaust reflects power of money

To get elected, many right-wing politicians depend upon millions from AIPAC, the oil-rich Koch brothers and the gambling casino tycoon Sheldon Adelson.

 

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Would-be president Christie exposed by his New Jersey record

While Chris Christie campaigns for the presidency, the people of New Jersey continue to suffer the consequences of his disastrous policies.

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60,000 call for justice for Tamir Rice

"We're here eight months later and there's still no justice," Tamir's cousin and the committee's coordinator told a rally and press conference before entering with a delegation to deliver the petitions.

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Sandra Bland's jailers spinning autopsy results

The trooper plainly didn't like Bland's forthright defense of her civil rights; in Texas, you can be prosecuted for resisting arrest even if the actual arrest was illegal.

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Jews, the civil rights movement, Israel: hot topics in Open HIllel tour

In each of the campuses where they refused Open Hillel's request that we vets be permitted to speak, the Open Hillel students arranged alternative campus venues.

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