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Thousands vow “no justice, no peace” at Sanford rally

Sadness for the Martin family and outrage that Zimmerman has still not been charged permeated the peaceful crowd.


Demonstrators to focus on mass transit as a civil right

The Occupy Wall Street movement and  Amalgamated Transit Union  jointly declared April 4 a National Day of Action for Jobs and Mass Transit and will demonstrate in 20 cities across the country.


"Holiday on ICE" is anything but, immigration lawyers charge

This hearing ignored the grim reality of the U.S. immigration detention system, which is marked by abuse.


Video shows shooter uninjured after Trayvon murder

There are no visible signs of injuries to Zimmermann's head or blood on his clothes. His attorney has said that his client suffered a broken nose and a gash to his head .


Oaklanders demand justice for Trayvon Martin

Protesters, many wearing hoodies and carrying Skittles and cans of iced tea, gathered in front of City Hall March 26 to express solidarity with the family of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.


Judge declares Chicago Six “not guilty”

The six undocumented youth who were arrested last August - and charged with mob action and reckless conduct - were found not guilty.


Feds to investigate killing of Trayvon Martin

Martin's family hopes that the federal government will be able to bring justice to what many around this state see as a blatantly racist miscarriage of justice.


Labor leader supports Obama admin's blocking of voter ID laws

Arlene Holt Baker, executive vice president of the AFL-CIO, welcomed the Justice Department's recent decision to strike down voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin.


Thousands end 2012 Selma to Montgomery march

Thousands re-tracing the steps of those who made the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. ended their five-day journey by converging this weekend on the Alabama state capital here.


Rights advocate: Justice Department reluctant to take on voter suppression

The Obama administration's Justice Department is reluctant to take on the fight against voter suppression efforts nationwide.

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