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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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National forum on police crimes to be held in Chicago

The forum is devised to promote a "renewed effort to build a multi-racial, multi-national movement" against police crimes, government surveillance, mass incarceration, and more.

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Seeking Obama intervention in Gitmo hunger strike

 In an open letter to President Obama this Friday, human rights organizations have called for his intervention in the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.

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40 years after, Watergate crimes remain relevant

Common Cause gathered  almost everyone it could find from the Watergate era for a 2-day retrospective reviewing the constitutional crimes, known as "Watergate," that brought down Richard Nixon.

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Gun control action will rely on grassroots organizing

From the White House to anti-violence groups, it's widely agreed that grassroots mobilizing holds the key.

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Illinois mom battles banks profiting from drug trade

HSBC enabled drug cartels to wash their billions of tear- and blood-soaked dollars through its global operations, and they aren't the only bank involved.

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The contemptible Messrs. Issa and Boehner

Congress' vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt is contemptible.

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Penn State officials kept secret file on Sandusky, CNN reports

High-ranking officials at Penn State are accused of having kept a secret file containing allegations that Jerry Sandusky was acting inappropriately.

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Foreclosed homeowner stands his ground on his own porch

Lamont Newsome stands his ground at a battle post he and his loyal canine partner have maintained every day for a year and three months now - his front porch.

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New revelation critical in Trayvon Martin case

Startling new revelations have emerged in the case of Trayvon Martin, adding to the national outrage over his murder.

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