Protests erupt over cell phone shutdown

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.


Police torture victims continue to seek justice, freedom

Mayor Richard M. Daley can be sued as a defendant in a lawsuit filed over decades-old allegations of police torture and a citywide conspiracy to cover it up.


Alabama’s immigration law is hateful and racist, say opponents

Several groups recently joined an amicus brief supporting a lawsuit challenging Alabama's anti-immigrant law, HB-56.


Smiley and West poverty tour draws criticism, support

Talk show host Tavis Smiley and academic activist Cornel West embarked last week on a poverty tour to highlight growing inequality in the U.S.


Ohioans rally for jobs, rights, Boehner locks them out

Hundreds of workers and their allies at events throughout Ohio rallied this week for jobs and to restore union and voting rights under siege.


Rallies call for “Contract for the American Dream”

Demonstrators gathered around the country calling on public officials to respond to the economic crisis by putting people back to work in good jobs.


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.


Dallas demonstration demands jobs

A surprising number of seniors were in the group, especially considering that the temperature was 106 degrees.


Koch money aids Scott Walker in Wisconsin voter suppression

It appears that the GOP is not alone in initiating voter suppression: Americans for Prosperity has joined in on the action.


In Connecticut the fight for jobs is on

"Connecticut workers want Congress to act on the jobs crisis with the same urgency that was brought to the manufactured political crisis over the debt ceiling."

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