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Louisiana voters toss out right-wingers

Vitter lost to Edwards because voters were sick and tired of Republicans like him destroying their economic security by giving their state away to huge corporations.


Protests in Chicago after release of video in Laquan McDonald's shooting

"If there was no protest that would mean we've become immune to this madness."


Climate march in Northern California demands environmental justice

"The climate crisis affects more than California, and the actions we take today will determine the world our children and grandchildren will live in tomorrow."


Today in history: Anna Louise Strong is born, changes worlds

Strong was employed by the New York Evening Post to report on the bloody massacre and the armed guards hired by Everett mill owners to keep the IWW out of town.


Immigrants descend on Supreme Court to back Obama’s executive order

If implemented, the executive order, issued by President Obama a year ago, would prevent families from being broken up.


Millions of immigrants continue to wait for relief

This Friday marks the one-year anniversary of Obama's announcement of executive action on immigration.


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.


Shameless anti-refugee bill passed by GOP-run House

The Republican Party and the right have descended to a new level of repulsive shamelessness that many thought was not possible even for them. 


Alarm grows over prosecutor conduct in Tamir Rice case

The shooting of Tamir Rice occurred on the afternoon of Nov. 22 after a resident saw him waving a toy gun in the park.


Rezoning plan will cause more displacement in New York

The plan is generating resistance from community members, who say that it will usher in more displacement than truly affordable housing.

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