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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

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Leaders map jobs fight at Amistad Awards event

Activists said they were inspired,  "fired up and ready to go" at The Voices for Jobs, Equality & Peace - People's World Amistad Awards Concert held in New Haven, Connecticut Dec. 5.

DREAM Act hunger strike in 15th day

SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

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Baltimore youth say no to $104 million youth prison

"I'm educated by Baltimore City Public Schools and if we put more money into our education system we wouldn't have to be building this prison!"

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World Youth Festival to be held in South Africa

Thousands of youth and students from countries across the globe will convene in South Africa Dec. 13-21, to participate in the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.

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Youth debate issues, avoid partisan name calling in forum with Obama

The questions showed that young voters are less concerned with inside-the-beltway common knowledge and more concerned with  questions that define what kind of a country we are inheriting.

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Gay teen suicides are wake up call for nation

Over the past four weeks there have been six known suicides by students who were bullied at their schools because they were gay or perceived to be gay.

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Obama administration ends Bush abstinence-only sex education policy

The Obama administration has announced funding for comprehensive teen pregnancy prevention programs.

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Youth aim to rock the Nov. 2 vote

Despite what critics and polls are saying about young voters this election cycle, youth leaders say they are paying very close attention to what candidates are saying about the  issues.

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Women’s movement energized at national meet

BOSTON - National Organization for Women President Terry O'Neill challenged feminist activists to block new attacks on Social Security and abortion rights, and elect women who will fight for women.

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