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Sandra Bland’s only offense was “driving while black”

The institutionalized prejudices and distorted practices that led to her death are unacceptable in a nation of equal justice under the law. 

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Today in history: U.S. Marines invade and occupy Haiti 100 years ago

The story of Haiti is a case study in the injustice of the international finance and monetary system.

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Dead at 28, Sandra Bland's Texas dream turned nightmare

According to federal statistics, an African-American driver is 31 percent more likely to be pulled over for a traffic citation.

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Phoenix Rising: Netroots draws attention to Arizona immigration struggle

Netroots Nation, the gathering of progressive activists and bloggers, is heading into its 10th year in Phoenix this week.

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Bernie Sanders draws 11,000 in red state Arizona

Arizona, a traditionally deep red state, has not seen the last of Bernie Sanders.

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Netroots Conference seeks ignition of Democratic base

Netroots Nation will bring together over 3,000 progressive activists and leaders to discuss key issues and strategize for upcoming battles in 2015 and 2016.

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Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Capitol

The state's Senate and House voted to remove the flag; chants of "take it down" eventually morphed into chants of "U.S.A." as the flag was lowered.

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Mass march July 13 at start of NC voting rights trial

"We have a strong case against North Carolina's voting law. Not only is the measure discriminatory, but lawmakers knew it would harm voters of color and passed it anyway."

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May it displease the court: race and Justice Sotomayor

The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.

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Maine and Quebec activists again protest U.S. anti-Cuban blockade

The U.S. and Cuban governments restored diplomatic relations, but U. S. measures humiliating and messing with the Cuban people are still in force.

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