April

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20,000 march against Arizona's SB 1070

As part of a series of national protests against Arizona's SB 1070 law, more than 20,000 people marched here April 29 in Voces de la Frontera's annual May Day march.

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Ohioans fight war on women

Chants of "women's rights, human rights!" and "Our bodies belong to us, not you!" echoed off the walls of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus Apr. 28, as hundreds rallied.

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Arizona rallies against war on women

Over 300 women and men braved the hot Arizona sun on Apr. 28 to call for an end to the the Republican Party's "war on women."

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Philly school "restructure" plan meets stiff opposition

As this city's School Reform Commission prepares to roll out a plan for the radical "restructuring" of one of the nation's largest school districts, resistance is building.

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Chicagoans organize to keep health clinics open

Patient advocate N'Dana Carter chaired the conference. She reminded everyone that the clinic was reopened under the influence of a community protest.

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Despite negativity of some, metal fans join in today’s struggle

When Dave Mustaine made a number of homophobic comments and supported GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, much of the metal community was in uproar.

Justices skeptical about parts of Arizona immigration law

Where Arizona and federal laws differ is that Arizona has higher penalties against only the workers and presumes they're undocumented, forcing them to prove their legality.

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Foreclosed tenants tell bank: Let us stay!

Though legal papers to evict them have yet to be filed, the bank, which now owns the building, is pressing the families to leave.

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Gov. Scott ramps up war on women

While the GOP was opposing the Violence Against Women Act, Florida's governor slashed $1.5 million for 30 rape crisis centers.

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Wal-Mart Mexico scandal has echoes in U.S. operations

Wal-Mart conducted a massive, illegal, $24 million bribery campaign in Mexico to aggressively expand its operations there, but Chicagoans say lavishing Wal-Mart money to push its agenda sounds familiar.

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