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For many indigent defendants, the right to a lawyer doesn't mean much.

The stage is set for a showdown over the fate of undocumented workers.

Charging people with a "hate crime" when their crime is essentially some type of assault is a troubling trend.

Feminist anthropology fights for public voice in a new era.

President Bush's power to appoint judges is one he hardly deserves because of the way he achieved his office.

A sit-in at the university highlights the gulf between a great educational institution and the unconscionable working conditions many of its employees experience there.

A grassroots movement for immigrant legalization is gathering strength.

Prevention and treatment require a focus on overall health and development.

A parody of Gone With the Wind has run into legal trouble: too revealing of the real nature of slavery?

With NAFTA as an ugly precedent, the proposed trade pact is generating serious opposition from a number of social and economic sources.

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Attacks on free speech, no matter who is affected, have widespread implications.

April 12, 2012

George Zimmerman was behind bars Wednesday, forty-five days after he went free after shooting Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman now faces the possibility of life in prison, but Reverend Jesse Jackson tells Laura Flanders of GRITtv that the mobilizing shouldn’t end.

April 11, 2012

A visit to the Republican Women's Club of New York to see Callista Gingrich suggests the GOP won’t fix its gender gap problem.

April 11, 2012

Housing Advocates have filed a complaint against Wells Fargo, accusing the nation’s largest mortgage lender of failing to maintain and market foreclosed properties in black and Hispanic neighborhoods.

April 11, 2012

The decision by the Marlins' management will restrict future expression of political views.

April 11, 2012

He revivified the religious right and pushed his opponents to extremes on a host of issues.

April 10, 2012

Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen offered his opinions on Castro and Cuba. What could possibly go wrong?

April 9, 2012

Firing one racist doesn’t change the conservative agenda.

April 9, 2012

In testing Russia’s press freedoms, Caucasian Knot mixes rigorous investigative journalism, videos and live-tweeting from hunger strikes.

April 9, 2012

A demand has come from the streets of Bahrain to keep the F1 out of their country. We should listen.

April 9, 2012