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Marches against police killings sweep the nation

Led by mothers, fathers, and widows of African American men killed by white police officers, 50,000 protesters marched up Pennsylvania Avenue.

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"I can't breathe" march on Washington to protest police killings

The storm will hit this week when eight mothers of unarmed Black men killed by police will testify Dec. 10 in a House hearing sponsored by Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich.

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Don’t Shoot Coalition condemns police targeting of movement leaders

The Don't Shoot Coalition condemned what it says is the retaliatory arrest of Rasheen Aldridge, a youth leader and member of the Ferguson Commission.

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Lawyers Guild rapidly expands legal support capacity in Ferguson

The National Lawyers Guild, the nation's first racially integrated bar association, is providing several forms of legal support to protesters in Ferguson and nationwide.

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SOA Watch protest links immigration with foreign policy

Pinochet's army in Chile, generals who fueled El Salvador's civil war and murderous paramilitaries in Colombia's drug war have all been trained at the SOA.

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Peoples Center receives award from Black and Hispanic Caucus

Just two weeks before election day, Anthony's Ocean View Restaurant was packed for the third annual New Haven Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus Gala.

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Activists shut down malls on Black Friday as Ferguson protests intensify

Demonstrators successfully shut down the Galleria for about an hour, not only for Mike Brown but also in solidarity with striking Walmart workers.

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Man fights for justice inside Alabama prison

A young man named Melvin Ray, incarcerated in Alabama's St. Clair Correctional Facility, began developing and sharing a plan for resistance to mass incarceration.

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St. Louis protesters demand justice for VonDerrit Meyers

Some 100 protesters congregated on Shaw Ave. here near the spot where 18-year-old VonDerrit Myers was killed by off-duty police officer Jason Flanery.

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Some say “too late,” others see hope in Ferguson Commission

While some in the community here see the formation of a 16-member Ferguson Commission as "too little, too late" others see it as cause for some hope.

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