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Today in history: Watching the School of the Americas for 25 years

Today, and for the rest of the weekend, School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch) will gather on its 25th anniversary.

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Indigenous News: treaty rights, logos, Oak Flat, mascots

Change the Mascot says about a dozen schools have dropped Native mascots over the past two years and another 20 are considering a change.

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Today in history: Bicentennial of pioneer feminist Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Elizabeth Cady Stanton was an abolitionist and leading figure of the early women's movement.

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SCOTUS takes on Little Sisters of the Poor challenge to Obamacare

A woman's rights to birth control and proper health coverage from her place of employment are once again coming under fire.

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Treston Davis-Faulkner, rest in power

National Field Director of Jobs With Justice, Davis-Faulkner was a fierce advocate for dignity, justice and self-determination for all people.

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New attacks on voting rights in Alabama

Alabama has developed new ways to prevent African Americans from voting.

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Anti-transgender violence crisis: Murders on the rise

Although this year has garnered an increase in transgender visibility, murders and violence against transgender people are on the rise.

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Alabama’s new Jim Crow far from subtle

In Alabama, 50 years after Selma, voting rights are once more under assault. 

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“SlutWalk” in Los Angeles causes controversy

"I can wear whatever I want, but it still doesn't mean that I want to have sex with you or I'm asking for it."

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Today in history: Jesse Jackson is born

Born on this date in 1941 in Greenville, S.C., he is an American civil rights activist, Baptist minister, politician, and columnist.

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