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“Lynching” conviction of Black Lives Matter leader seen as crushing dissent

A young African American political activist is trembling today at the thought of having to face as many as four years in prison.

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Florida activists confront the dangers of a Donald Trump presidency

In the Sunshine State, left activists faced up to their options in the 2016 elections.

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Samaria Rice appeals for unity at Kent State commemoration

"You are not born with it, you are taught racism; let's look for a cure to racism just as we seek cures to other diseases."

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Latino voters in central Florida mobilize against Trump

"What the campaign hopes to accomplish is voter outreach with Latinos because of the influx due to the Puerto Rican financial crisis: Folks are literally fleeing to the mainland."

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Handing out news to the 99%...and paying for it!

"The photo brought back happy recollections of my adventures handing out many thousands of our paper at plant gates, in my neighborhood or at huge demonstrations."

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Chicago parents in 160 neighborhoods join teachers in demanding school resources

In Chicago, the issue of getting the resources kids need is particularly urgent.

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Young black activists are in it for the long haul

Featuring a network of young leaders, use of technology, and a focus on system-wide change, the Movement for Black Lives represents a politically important moment in civil rights organizing.

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Climate Disobedience Center defends oil blockaders -- and so many others

In the face of increasing fossil fuel disasters and legal crackdowns on civil disobedience, the need for this organization and others like it has never been greater.

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Students to Gov. Rauner: "Do your damn job"

CSU students, faculty, alumns, and community gathered around the Thompson Center where many state offices are located to protest the state's budget impasse.

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Black Radical Tradition conference features Dr. Cornel West, other activists

A steering committee including grassroots activists, organizers, educators, scholars, and faith leaders, convened a conference on the Black Radical Tradition.

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