Opinion

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President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

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Stop police brutality against peaceful protesters!

It is time for the federal government move in and stop what has become a pattern of attacks on the fundamental rights not only of Occupy protesters across the country, but on the rights of all Americans to engage in peaceful protest.

Why it’s important for you to defend marriage equality

Same-sex marriage is legal in only eight jurisdictions: seven states and the District of Columbia. By next year that number could sink to six jurisdictions.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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Troy Davis is laid to rest

Om Saturday, October 1, thousands joined in to celebrate Troy Davis' life at the Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and tens of thousands more joined online through the webstream

Jim Crow alive and well in Alabama

Shelby County has been trying to disenfranchise black people for years, but the latest ploy has been shot down by a federal district court.

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Is green the new red?

A new book traces several stories about the radical environmental movement and the responses of the U.S. government, raising issues about civil liberties and tactics of social protest.

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Troy Davis and the new abolitionists

In the fight to save Troy Davis's life, a new abolitionist movement is born.

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