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Today in history: Watching the School of the Americas for 25 years

Today, and for the rest of the weekend, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) will gather on its 25th anniversary.

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Landmark settlement ends long-term solitary confinement in Calif. prisons

Some 2,858 inmates were reportedly held in solitary; some for 10, 20 or even 30 years, spending all but an hour or so of their day isolated in tiny cement-lined cells.

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Demanding action on police crimes, Chicagoans push for civilian control

The marchers carried placards with the names and faces of the most recent victims of police brutality as family members marched at the front.

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Three in a row: SCOTUS upholds marriage equality, Obamacare, Fair Housing Act

"These decisions show how much is at stake in our nation's highest court and how critical it is that Americans consider the Supreme Court as we choose our next president."

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Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality

"Today's ruling affirms what millions already know to be true: the four words etched onto the front of the Supreme Court - equal justice under law - apply to us."

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Suit alleges U.S. violates rights of immigrant detainees

Immigrants cannot be "punished," except by a court via due process of law.

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House votes to stand with workers on trade

"The voices of everyone working to ensure future trade deals safeguard workers and the environment have been heard."

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Cuomo acts to protect exploited nail salon workers

Gov. Cuomo is creating a task force to investigate nail salons around New York, following a report of widespread exploitation.

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Jobs Not Jails campaign wins victory in Oakland

The Alameda County Board of Supervisors decision increases funding for community-based programs helping people when they return home.

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Activists conduct peaceful disobedience to aid formerly incarcerated

The Labor Council's statement called incarceration "a labor issue," and urged Alameda County to "be a leader and a model in California"

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