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  1. LGBT People Must Forge Global Solidarity Against Extremist Anti-Gay US Evangelicals

    The New Civil Rights Movement05/17/2013 - 00:00

     Martin Luther King famously noted in his Letter from Birmingham Jail that “We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.”…

  2. Obama’s Catastrophic Guantánamo Failure

    The Daily Beast04/30/2013 - 16:45

    "Last week President Obama stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his predecessor to help celebrate the opening of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and the legacy of President Bush’s eight years in office. A central part of…

  3. Why New York Is Still the Capital of Immigrant America

    The Nation 04/19/2013 - 00:00

    "In March of this year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared New York “the most immigrant-friendly city in the world.” The occasion: the signing of Local Laws 982 and 989, two pieces of of legislation designed to…

  4. President Obama must act to close Guantánamo

    The Hill04/18/2013 - 00:00

     "The process of dying is never easy or painless. Death by starvation is particularly grueling: the body cannibalizes fat and tissue, wasting to skin and bones, leading to dehydration, incoherence and, ultimately, heart failure. It…

  5. Hunger strike at Gitmo: ‘We are dying a slow death here’

    MSNBC.com04/13/2013 - 00:00


  6. NYPD Stop-And-Frisk Trial: Officer Testifies That Quota Numbers Dictate Arrests

    AP, March 20, 2013 03/20/2013 - 00:00

    "NEW YORK -- A New York City police officer testified Wednesday that he's already been labeled a rat and expects more retaliation from colleagues for testifying at a civil trial that the department routinely enforces…

  7. Major Stop and Frisk Trial Begins: Harlem Mom Takes 14-year-old Son to Watch Opening Statements

    Village Voice, March 19, 2013 03/19/2013 - 00:00

    "In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son. Iusaset Bakr tells…

  8. We want our city back: What’s at stake in the Floyd v. City of New York trial

    Amsterdam News, March 18, 201303/18/2013 - 14:42

    “New York is a cosmopolitan, sophisticated city in the leading democracy in the world, yet its residents all too often feel like they are living in an occupied country—only the occupation here is by their…

  9. Trial to Start in Class Suit on Stop-and-Frisk Tactic

    New York Times, March 18, 201303/18/2013 - 14:42

    In one of the most significant courtroom tests of a key Bloomberg administration policy, a federal judge will begin hearing testimony on Monday in a trial to determine whether the New York Police Department has been unconstitutionally stopping black…

  10. Targeting Minorities: NYPD And ‘Stop And Frisk’ Go On Trial Today In Federal Court

    The New Civil Rights Movement, March 18, 201303/18/2013 - 14:42

    "Today the New York City Police Department goes on trial. After more than a decade of stopping and frisking literally millions of New Yorkers, the tables have been turned and the NYPD will have to…