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Mississippi Closes The Case On Freedom Summer Murders
Society & Culture  (tags: Mississippi Burning, civil rights, 'Freedom Summer', death, murder, police, ethics, freedoms, activists, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, law, news )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Fifty-two years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing ~ and in a sad turn of events, the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
The Latest Frontier in America's Civil Rights Battle: Restrooms
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, civil rights, politics, society, government, family, law, culture, americans, rights, freedoms )

Cal
- 68 days ago - cbsnews.com
A delicate constitutional question flared up this past week: Do transgender people have the right to use the restroom they feel is right?
Julian Bond Charismatic Civil Rights Leader Dies at 75
Society & Culture  (tags: Julian Bond, Civil Rights, NAACP, Georgia General Assembly, dies, activist )

Dandelion
- 340 days ago - nytimes.com
A charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. He also served for 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly.
'Our Kids Are Being Killed': On Mother's Day Weekend, Moms Are Rising Up for Black Lives
Society & Culture  (tags: Rights, U.S., Race, Civil Rights, People Power )

Judy
- 440 days ago - commondreams.org
"We are healers, teachers, caretakers, givers of life, and so much more. Mothers are powerful; if we come together, we can be unstoppable." (Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Elijah Bell, killed by NY plainclothes police on his wedding day at age 23)
Suddenly, Baltimore -- Wonder Why? - Ralph Nader
Society & Culture  (tags: Rights, U.S., Poverty, Inequality, Civil Rights, Race, Baltimore )

Judy
- 440 days ago - commondreams.org
"Suddenly" the President and the press is waking up to the deplorable conditions in Baltimore. And what got their attention?
There Is Still No Racial Justice in America in the Years Post-Selma
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, Americans, Civil Rights, Human Rights, racism, abuse, ethics, society, culture, sadness, crime, freedoms, humans, law, police, politics, government, dishonesty, death, safety, rights, violence )

Carrie
- 504 days ago - rawstory.com
America has failed to deliver justice for the many who gave their lives for the Selma to Montgomery marches, and all they stood for. Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and thousands who faced down segregation,such as activists Jimmie Lee Jackson and ...
Racial Terrorism in America: Group Wants to Honor 4,000 Lynching Victims With Historical Markers
Society & Culture  (tags: Civil Rights, American South, racism. Alabama, society, culture, ethics, crime, death, government, humans, sadness, violence, politics, abuse, activists, freedoms )

Carrie
- 529 days ago - rawstory.com
An Alabama-based civil rights organization found that over the course of the South's turbulent racial history, some 4,000 people are known to have been lynched. Historian Bryan Stevenson intends to make these killings a matter of public record.
After Attacks, Canadian Lawmakers Threaten Basic Human Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: civil rights, world, Canada, terrorism, culture, government, freedoms, society, rights, politics )

Cal
- 630 days ago - truth-out.org
Reaction to last week's incidents were varied, but have mainly been comprised of an us-versus-them narrative.
Sheriff Pummels Driver After He's Asked for His Badge: 'Here's My Badge, Motherf*Cker'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County, Tommy Rodella, civil rights, police, society, ethics, freedoms, law, rights, news, safety, violence, politics )

Carrie
- 663 days ago - rawstory.com
A New Mexico sheriff with a controversial past was convicted Friday on federal firearms charges, assault, and violation of a citizen's civil rights in a road rage incident in March.
TAKE ACTION: Tell President Obama and Congress: Repeal Christopher Columbus Day
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, human rights, civil rights, indigenous rights, education, ethics, government, dishonesty, usa, politics )

Beverly
- 1013 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
Stop the celebration of Christopher Columbus as a national holiday. Instead, let's observe the struggles of the indigenous people of our nation.
A Year in Jail for Not Believing in God? How Kentucky Is Persecuting Atheists
Society & Culture  (tags: atheism, religion, civil rights )

Freya
- 1339 days ago - alternet.org
In Kentucky, a homeland security law requires the state's citizens to acknowledge the security provided by the Almighty God--or risk 12 months in prison.
NWO Police State Infrastructure Emerging
Society & Culture  (tags: Bill C-30, monitor, internet, phone, email, faxes, mail, spying, CSEC, CSIS, Canada's CIA, civil rights, Democracy, government, cover-up, ethics, humanrights, dishonesty, rights )

Henriette
- 1578 days ago - project.nsearch.com
Under construction, Canada's new $880 million electronic spy HQ in Ottawa, which will spy on Americans and the whole world. Assume that all your communications are being monitored and we live in a disguised police state already.
On MLK Day: How a Racist Criminal Justice System Rolled Back the Gains of the Civil Rights Era
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, government, rights, politics, civil rights, MLK DAy, crime, culture, society, usa, police, news )

Cal
- 1650 days ago - alternet.org
For Martin Luther King, Jr. day, Democracy Now! hosts a discussion of mass incarceration among African-Americans and how it has created a new Jim Crow era.
 

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