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Mural in Arizona town sparks racist remarks

A local politician in Prescott, Ariz., who recently mocked an elementary mural featuring minority students was fired from his radio talk show and now faces a mounting recall campaign due to his remarks that critics say were racist.

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America's Future: Call to reassemble the Obama coalition to fight for jobs

Leaders from core components of the diverse coalition that elected President Obama declared here today that "it's time for us to do it again" to win jobs and justice.

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CPUSA delegates eye November elections

Speaking about the Tea Party movement today at the CPUSA's 29th National Convention here, Jarvis Tyner, the party's vice chairman declared, "If you can't smell the stench of fascism, you may need some aroma therapy."

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Tucson's ethnic studies stems from desegregation decree

The courses and curriculum banned by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer were originally created to help settle a race discrimination lawsuit in the 1970s.

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Health reform law still a big deal

A package arrived for me yesterday - something I ordered a while ago and then forgot about - my "Health Reform is a BFD" t-shirt! (Remember that: Joe Biden's muttered comment about just exactly how big a deal health care reform is?)

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Some sobering notes on African American equality

The fact that institutionalized racism persist in our country is rooted in the historical reality of 250 years of slavery followed, after a brief period of civil war and democratic reconstruction, by over seventy years of Jim Crow terror and state sanctioned racist discrimination.

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Court strikes blow against equal Internet access

A blow was struck to equal access to the Internet by a federal appeals court this week.

Criminal justice reform takes step forward

Small, but significant, victories are being made to reduce inequalities in criminal justice system.

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Immigrants, allies prepare massive push for reform

A broad coalition which includes the AFL-CIO, Change to Win and dozens of immigrants' rights and civil rights groups is mobilizing for a mass march on Washington D.C. on March 21.

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CPUSA @ 90: How Minnesota Communists helped organize car wash

We continue our series on the 90th Anniversary of the Communist Party USA with an excerpt of an interview with Betty Smith, director of International Publishers - the publishing house of the CPUSA.

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