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People of the wide world of sports, unite!

Colin Kaepernick's protest of racial injustice and police violence against African Americans has drawn more athletes into the dialogue.

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Obama administration to end prisons-for-profits contracts

 "This is the first step in the process of reducing - and ultimately ending - our use of privately-operated prisons," Deputy AG Sally Yates announced.

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Justice Department issues scathing report: Baltimore police routinely violate rights

The report fully agrees with what Baltimore residents claim to have endured for years: the racial targeting by an out-of-control police department .

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Republicans push cuts to Social Security, jump in wait time expected

Federal worker unions and congressional Democrats are protesting large cuts in Social Security staffing and funding for the premiere program for the elderly and the disabled.

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Florida jury holds ex-officer liable for slaying Victor Jara in Chile

"It's a case for criminals to see that if they ever commit a crime anywhere on this planet, they cannot run away and hide," Amanda Jara said after the verdict.

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Beyond Hollywood: The real life horrors of solitary confinement

"We've got to liberate these people!" said one activist who spoke of his experiences in solitary confinement.

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Decades later, Mississippi is still burning

In 1964, the brutal slayings of three civil rights workers rocked the country. Their deaths cast a spotlight on horrifice violence and injustice.

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Four labor/community leaders receive Hershel Walker Peace & Justice Award

Four organizers and activists were honored at this year's awards event sponsored by the People's World.

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Women's rights group hails and right wing slams new overtime rule

The Economic Policy Institute estimates 12.5 million workers will be newly eligible for overtime pay or see their existing rights strengthened, including 6.4 million women.

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New York City protesters demand justice for slain Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Advocates call for an independent investigation, as well as an end to U.S. military aid and military training in Honduras.

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