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Rally demands justice in Oscar Grant murder case

Hundreds of union and community supporters of justice for Grant rallied outside City Hall Oct. 23, to demand the maximum sentence for Grant's killer, Johannes Mehserle.

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Illinois celebrates Lilly Ledbetter Day: equal pay for equal work

CHICAGO - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn honored Lilly Ledbetter Oct. 14 for her struggle to win equal pay for women.

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NY GOP candidate engages in hate speech

As New York reels from a wave of anti-gay violence and bullying, GOP gubernatorial candidate "Crazy Carl" Paladino added to the hateful atmosphere by unleashing a stream of anti-LGBT vitriol.

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Judge halts “don’t ask, don’t tell”

U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips in Riverside, Calif., ordered the military Tuesday, Oct. 12, to immediately stop enforcing the controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, putting a halt to the 17-year-old law.

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Lou Dobbs joins immigration hypocrite list

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute recently found that Lou Dobbs, who fulminated nightly on CNN against "the illegal aliens" taking over the country,  has relied for years on undocumented labor for the upkeep of his multimillion-dollar estate and the horses he keeps for his daughter.

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Obama admin speaks out against bullying gay youth

After a wave of teen suicides by gay youth recently due to bullying the Obama administration is speaking out saying no young person should have to endure a life of relentless taunts and harassment.

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Legalizing civil unions nears in Illinois

For decades gay and lesbian rights activists here and throughout Illinois fought to end discrimination against people in housing and employment based on their sexual orientation.

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Oct. 2 'One Nation' rally calls for jobs

Protesters rallied at the Lincoln Memorial Oct. 2 to cheer calls for jobs, union rights and a massive vote against corporate greed and hate in the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

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Rinku Sen discusses racial justice

"The biggest and overarching question today is how we move forward with a modern racial justice agenda," said Rinku Sen, president and executive director of the Applied Research Center.

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Facing Race conference highlights hope, vision and change

More than 1,000 racial justice activists, educators and journalists convenedin Chicago  Sept. 23-25 at the McCormick Hyatt Regency during the Applied Research Center's 2010 Facing Race national conference.

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