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A tale of two struggles

The repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and the close vote on the DREAM Act are milestones in the continuing struggle to expand democracy and equality in America.

DREAM Act hunger strike in 15th day

SAN ANTONIO - Thirteen students carrying out a hunger strike here have reached their 15th day, pushing for Congress to pass the DREAM Act.

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Texas students vigil for DREAM Act

"Your voice is your power!" yelled student activist Emmanuel Faz to a crowd at the University of Texas Arlington campus at a Nov. 9 vigil.

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World Youth Festival to be held in South Africa

Thousands of youth and students from countries across the globe will convene in South Africa Dec. 13-21, to participate in the 17th World Festival of Youth and Students.

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Latino congressmen confront “Go back to Mexico”

Texas Rep. Raul Hinojosa tell students about the challenges he and his colleagues face with the current tea party/Republican whipped up atmosphere.

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For disabled, questions abound on Race to Top

Special education funding was doubled this year, but Race to the Top has more questions than answers, and doesn't address full funding in the long-term.

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Obama discusses elections with student journalists

Today's young people, the so-called "Lost Generation," is going to be just fine, says President Barack Obama-but only if the progressive reforms made in the past two years are defended from the Republicans-and expanded upon.

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DREAM Act vote nears in Senate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and congressional Democrats plan to add legislation creating a pathway to citizenship for undocumented youth in college or the military, as part of the $725 billion defense authorization bill.

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University of Michigan students pledge to save their country

Representative John D. Dingell put the question directly. "Republicans talk about taking the country back and I want to ask, back to what? Bush? Hoover? 1900? Louis XIII?"

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Student group elects new leadership

Hundreds of student activists convened at the University of California, Los Angeles last month during the United States Student Association's (USSA) 63rd annual national student congress.

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