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Witness at equal marriage trial: Opposition ‘grounded in prejudice'

San Francisco's equal marriage trial, now in its third week, has been marked by moving testimony about the pain denial of marriage has inflicted on same-sex couples and their families.

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Supreme Court goes for ‘One dollar, one vote’

The court's ruling allows corporations to spend unlimited amounts to support or oppose political candidates, leaving unions in the dust.

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Landmark marriage equality trial opens in San Francisco

A San Francisco courtroom has become the latest venue in the nationwide campaign for marriage equality.

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Survey shows continued support for immigration reform

If all goes as planned, Congress will try once more to deal with comprehensive immigration reform in February and March of this year.

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Court rules in favor of voting rights for felons

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Seattle, Wash., in a 2-1 decision Tuesday, has ruled in favor of felons the right to vote in state prisons there.

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Houston inaugurates gay mayor, Annise Parker

A city the mainstream media painted as ultra-conservative celebrated the inauguration of a new, progressive openly gay mayor, Annise Parker.

NYC council elections: some defeats, some historic victories

New Yorkers elected a new city council November 3, with some remarkable, and contradictory, results.

Amnesty International denounces repression in Honduras

Human rights are taking a beating in Honduras in the aftermath of the June 28 coup d'etat which sent left-wing President Manuel “Mel” Zelaya into exile. Although the corporate controlled media are not reporting it, the de-facto government headed by Roberto Micheletti is employing heavy handed tactics to silence opposition activists and media.

Pete Seeger: 90 years of song and struggle

Born 90 years ago this May 3, Pete Seeger has been a tireless performer of topical song and a champion of global folklore, focusing his strongest efforts on that which was created by, for and about, the so-called common man.

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Media reform is all about democracy

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The media reform movement has come into its own with its most recent conference held here Jan. 12-14.

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