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Mumia case receives setback

A new petition campaign is being organized, calling on Attorney General Eric Holder and President Obama to investigate civil rights violations.

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Mass. vote shouldn’t dampen immigration reform prospects, leaders say

National Latino civil rights advocates, labor leaders and immigrant rights supporters say comprehensive immigration reform remains a bipartisan effort despite Tuesday's election results.

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Local group fights genetically modified seed

Video: A worldwide campaign is emerging against corporate agribusiness's genetically modified foods and to preserve local seeds and crops. This video traces, one such effort the Semillas Criollas Indigenous Seed Project.

 

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Immigration reform support sweeps country

Immigrant workers, joined by labor, clergy and civil rights groups, launched a national campaign for immigration reform last week with over 100 vigils, rallies and press events.

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Massachusetts vote shows people want results

Yesterday's Senate contest in Massachusetts shows that voters are "frustrated at the lack of action coming from Washington," AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said today.

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Why are law schools denying Black and Mexican American students?

The number of African American and Mexican American students admitted to law schools has decreased in the last 15 years, according to a recent study by a Columbia Law School professor.

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FBI uses Communist leader for bin-Laden ‘photo’

The FBI is the subject of world ridicule after a widely circulated image of Osama bin-Laden, digitally updated for age, was withdrawn following the revelation that the actual photo was of left-wing Spanish lawmaker Gaspar Llamzares.

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In 2010, ‘What would Dr. King do?’

King's message in 2010 was the theme as a standing-room-only crowd braved a squalling rainstorm Jan. 18 to pack the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's great hall.

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Massachusetts voters’ message to Washington: It’s time for action

Washington, DC — Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern released the following statement after Scott Brown's victory in Massachusetts.

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Communist Party USA: 90 years of activism for socialism, democracy and peace

The Communist Party USA is celebrating its 90th anniversary. During the past nine decades it has been in the vanguard of the movement for progressive social change. Beginning in the 1920s, Communists have played central roles in the labor, civil rights and immigrant rights movements.

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