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Demands grow for fair and inclusive immigration reform

Immigrant rights organizations, labor, faith based, and civil rights groups have embraced the urgency for comprehensive immigration reform.

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Today in history: Civil rights activist Rosa Parks born 100 years ago

In honor of the centennial of the birth of Rosa Parks, we are rerunning the following People's World article, "Rosa Parks: courageous fighter for justice, " by Debbie Bell.

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Boy Scouts might drop anti-gay clause

The Boy Scouts of America issued a surprise announcement Jan. 28 saying that it was "actively considering" ending its long-time ban on gay members and leaders.

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Today in Labor History: Paul Robeson dies

On January 23, 1976, noted singer and actor Paul Robeson died in Philadelphia.Robeson was also a legendary civil rights and peace leader and athlete.

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Obama charts progressive course for America

Looking out at a sea of humanity, Obama delivered what is widely being described as a progressive call to action based on the theme that the nation is stronger when people act together.

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New York Stop and Frisk police harassment found unconstitutional

A federal judge has found the NYPD policy of "stop and frisk" unconstitutional.

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Gay marriage backers put the spotlight on Illinois

"We are a stable family, why shouldn't we have the same respect and the same rights as any other couple, as any other family?"

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Immigrants, allies call for halt to deportations, path to citizenship

A coalition of immigrant groups and community allies kicked off a 1,000-mile caravan to Washington, D.C here on Jan. 3, with a press conference at Orlando City Hall.

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ACLU criticizes record deportation numbers

New detainer policy is a positive step, but serious Constitutional problems still remain.

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NAACP continues campaign to restore ex-felons’ voting rights

Voting: it's one of the fundamental rights of a citizen in a democracy, and yet millions of Americans who are ex-felons are denied it, even after they have paid their debt to society.

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