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Mumia Abu Jamal granted new sentencing hearing

An appeals court has granted Mumia Abu Jamal a new sentencing hearing in the death row political prisoner's ongoing legal battle. The decision represents the second time the appeals court has rendered such a judgment.

“Emergency powers” dictatorship seizes a Michigan city

Michigan's Republican Gov. Rick Snyder stripped the people of Benton Harbor, Mich., of their voting rights and their elected officials last week.


Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

Civil rights groups have launched a final effort to prevent the state of Georgia from executing death row inmate Troy Davis.


African Americans, women and youth hit hard

The Republican assault on the public sector threatens to accelerate the rate at which public employees are being laid off, with especially dire consequences for African Americans and women.


Indiana Statehouse rings with "we are one!" (with video)

Over a thousand union members and community activists crowded into the Indiana State House on Monday, April 4th to speak out for labor rights and basic democracy.


Chicago activists call for environmental justice

After years of community campaigns, investigations and pressure, the EPA finally confirmed high levels of toxic lead in the air and around local schools.


Why Latinos depend on the Environmental Protection Agency

The role of the EPA, especially when it comes to the health and wellbeing of the Latino community, is extremely critical, according to a new report.

Spokane NAACP leader hails arrest of bomb suspect

The FBI later announced that it was a highly sophisticated bomb, rigged to be remotely detonated, and designed to inflict maximum casualties.


Missouri Republicans work to dismantle non-discrimination act

A video put together by the Missouri Employee and Human Rights Coalition provides compelling testimony about the importance of protecting the state's non-discrimination law.


Fort Mose: early marker in African American freedom movement

The fight for African American freedom reaches back hundreds of years, even before the arrival of the British.

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