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Georgia's anti-picketing law an attack on the 99 percent

Unions and progressive groups are fighting a new law that would make forms of protest - including picketing and peaceful sit-downs -- a crime, the AFL-CIO reports.

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Wisconsin recall set for June 5 - is the end near for Walker?

Voters will be headed to the polls for recall elections involving Gov. Scott Walker, Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, and four Republican state senators.

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Lawmakers and police curtail Occupy Charlotte camp

Lawmakers have passed a series of new ordinances and changes affecting the public's ability to speak and assemble, as well as expanding police power.

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President Obama moves G8 meet, Occupy claims victory

Speculation abounds on the reasons the White House moved the G8 summit from Chicago to Camp David.

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Romney’s treatment of pet lands him in the doghouse

Romney claimed the fuss was all over nothing; Seamus loved rides on the car roof, he insisted.

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Occupy Wall Street solidarity stopped Zuccotti Park eviction

When NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced the "cleanup" of Zuccotti Park for Oct. 14 at 6 a.m, thousands of people including many union members - transit workers, teachers, Teamsters, communications workers - showed up in the early morning to support the Occupy Wall Street youth.

Protesters target BART for cell phone cutoff

The rowdy but nonviolent roving protest was directed both at the BART's cell phone shutdown and BARTs police' fatal shooting of a homeless man last month.

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Protests erupt over cell phone shutdown

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit shut off cell phone access to commuters at train stations and protestors say the police violated their right to free expression.

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Protests greet release of Oscar Grant's killer

Hundreds marched peacefully to protest the release from prison of Johannes Mehserle, former BART police officer who killed passenger Oscar Grant III, after Mehserle had served just one year in prison.

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Immigrant youth arrested in Georgia after civil disobedience

Young and undocumented, immigrant youth take a stand for justice in Georgia.

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