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Groups launch effort to prevent execution of Troy Davis

Civil rights groups have launched a final effort to prevent the state of Georgia from executing death row inmate Troy Davis.

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Community protests immigration raid on elementary school

Like a scene from a bad movie, agents from the Detroit Immigration and Customs Enforcement office, driving six large tinted-glass SUVs, surrounded an elementary school here March 31.

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Across the country, hundreds of thousands declare, “We are One”

In over a thousand U.S. cities, unionists, civil rights and community activists gathered April 4, honoring the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated 43 years earlier.

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Wide coalition mobilizes for April 4 "We Are One"

Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.

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Rally at Supreme Court backs women Wal-Mart workers

Women's rights advocates gathered for a Stand with the Women of Wal-Mart rally outside the Supreme Court this morning, as the court heard arguments in what could be the largest class-action civil rights suit in U.S. history.

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Cop tied to torture goes to jail, but allegations continue

The city of Chicago is facing allegations that police tortured suspects into false confessions through much of the 70s and 80s.

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Islam hearings assailed as "un-American"

A war of words escalated between King and those who accuse him of starting a McCarthy-style witch hunt against American Muslims.

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Latino community rejects DOJ whitewash in Gutierrez case

A coalition of community and labor activists in Sacramento, California are demanding justice for Luis Gutierrez who was fatally shot by three deputies last year and were recently cleared by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Women take lead in fight for jobs

Women's rights activists note that, while the jobs crisis is harming all sectors of society, women and girls are being hit especially hard. Despite recent recovery efforts the unemployment rate among women has increased.

The unity of public workers and those they serve

Republican Governor Rick Scott gave rise to a political strike, not a collective bargaining strike, by deciding to attack public workers.

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