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Video: Chicagoans rally for community control, disarming of police

"If the governor of Minnesota can ask the President to do something, we sure as hell can."

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Angela and Fania Davis on the radical work of healing

Angela Davis and her sister Fania Davis were working for social justice before many of today's activists were born.

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Chicago activists see “window of opportunity” to push for police reform

The number of demonstrators has grown steadily since the release of the video of Laquan McDonald's murder. Organizers are hoping they will soon reach a critical mass.

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Paul Ryan promises the rightwing fringe he'll block immigration reform

Right wingers divert attention away from pro-billionaire policies that are the real cause of economic problems and inflame voters' fears.

 

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A people's agenda: Reflections of a progressive's first year in office

At City Hall the voice of the people, and the engagement of the public, is often an afterthought: We need to get our priorities straight.

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Today in history: LBJ’s “Great Society” is launched

On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.

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Dream Riders hit the road to respond to Donald Trump

The national bus tour will uplift voices of Asian-American and Pacific Islander immigrant youth as they join with Latino and African-American youth in the southern region of the U.S.

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In women's history month: Lesbian rabbi leads Reform Jewish profession

The Reform Jewish movement - Rabbi Eger's spiritual home since childhood - has traveled a long road toward recognizing and embracing same-sex relationships.

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GOP on wrong side of history on immigration

In the year and a half since the Senate passed a bipartisan immigration reform bill, House leaders refused to permit a vote on it.

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President's delay on immigration action allows crisis to deepen

Despite his anger, U.S. Rep Luis Gutiérrez (D, Il.) said people should not allow their disgust regarding inaction on immigration reform to keep them from voting in November.

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