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On May Day in Wisconsin, thousands call for immigrants’ rights, Menards boycott

Over 8,000 people joined the Wisconsin May Day March for Immigrant, Worker, and Student Rights.

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Hundreds arrested at U.S. Capitol for demanding restoration of democracy

"Congress is doing nothing; we say: 'no more'! There's deep frustration with a system we no longer feel hears our voices."

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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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Activists of every stripe unite in ICE civil disobedience

The anti-deportation event marked a significant moment in coalition-building for immigrants' rights in Chicago. 

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Justice for Mario Woods to San Francisco Mayor: Fire police chief

"Fire Chief Suhr!" said activists. "Independent Investigation! And charge these cops with murder!" 

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California State University faculty ready to strike

The California Faculty Association demonstrated in front of the California State University Board of Trustees headquarters.

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Confederate flag taken down at South Carolina Capitol

The state's Senate and House voted to remove the flag; chants of "take it down" eventually morphed into chants of "U.S.A." as the flag was lowered.

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North Carolina NAACP leader released from jail after voting rights protest

"We were planning to stay in jail overnight in defiance against being arrested, unconstitutionally, based on the sound or volume of our voices."

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Today in history: Four students killed at Kent State in Vietnam demo

The Kent State shootings are a long-remembered symbol of government gone amok with its power and fear of its own people.

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Today in history: 50th anniversary of first national march against Vietnam War

On this date in 1965, Washington, D.C. saw the first major demonstration against the Vietnam War.

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