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Detroit water crisis shows the reality of our current social system

Imagine coming home from work or school and not having access to water for cooking dinner, or not being able to take a shower after a hard day's work.

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Transgender people win protections in Orlando, Florida

"Gender identity" is now a protected category in Orlando's human rights ordinances along with age, color, handicap, marital status, national origin, race, religion and sex.

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The child migrant crisis: latest developments

The "crisis" appears to be shrinking: 85 percent of the 57,000 child migrants have now been placed with parents, other family members or sponsors living in the United States.

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National forum on police crimes calls for civilian police accountability councils

In response to a national epidemic of police and vigilante killings, a two day "National Forum on Police Crimes" took place in Chicago, May 16-17.

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Los Angeles gears up for a month against torture

In a world where we sometimes feel overwhelmed by tragedy, the best antidote to helplessness is to get out and do something, be with people, and imagine a better future.

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Ban Tasers in Texas schools, groups demand

A deputy immobilized a Texas high school student on school grounds with a stun gun, leaving him hospitalized and in a coma. A coalition is asking to end use of  "less-than-lethal weapons" in school districts statewide.

 

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Herman Wallace, free after 41 years in solitary, dies

One of the "Angola 3" political prisoners, Herman Wallace, who spent 41 years in solitary confinement, was released from the Louisiana prison this week and tragically died three days later.

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“Free the Cuban Five” is heard in Maine

Members of the 23-year old organization Let Cuba Live recently established what they call the Maine Campaign to Free the Cuban Five.

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End of prisoners' hunger strike marks new phase in struggle

In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.

 

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Calif. prison hunger strike nears two-month mark

The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.

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