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Jamey Rodemeyer, 14: another victim of anti-gay bullying

Anti-LGBT bullying in this nation is unfortunately at epidemic levels among teens. On Monday 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer took his own life after being incessantly bullied by classmates.

Chicago students protest Sears ties to child labor and rape

High school students are protesting Sears's purchase of clothing from a factory where a supervisor is an unpunished serial rapist of young females.

Youth unemployment exacerbates violence

New Haven's youth unemployment rate reflects the Bureau of Labor Statistics' recent assertion that the national youth unemployment rate reached an all-time high this summer.

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West Memphis Three freed, but they still seek justice

In 1994, three young men in West Memphis, Ark. were wrongfully tried and convicted of the 1993 murder of three boys. Last week the trio were set free.

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Do social networking sites create anti-social behavior?

According to  new study too much time spent on social networking sites can cause teens to develop narcissistic tendencies and anti-social behavior

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Spider-Man spins web of racial diversity

When it comes to racial diversity in comic books, the times are changing for the better.

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Jerry Brown signs Calif. Dream Act, part I

Tthe first phase of the California Dream Act, signed July 25, makes it possible for undocumented college students to apply for privately funded scholarships administered through the state's university and community college systems.

"Working dead" take over San Jose City Hall

Several young activists dressed as zombies spent the night on the steps in front of City Hall to participate in the following day's City Council meeting.

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Activists meet in Minneapolis at Netroots conference

Netroots was stocked with workshops about online activism and how the progressive movement aims to overcome recent attacks against working people by the GOP and it's extreme right-wing.

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Tired of pollution, Chicago students demand clean air

Dozens of students, calling themselves the "Anti-Pollution Revolution," from high schools in Chicago's mostly Mexican American neighborhood protested against local power plants.

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