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Black Lives Matter
150th Anniversary Events
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One Year Ago, Black Activists Shut Down the Bay Area’s Subway. Here’s Why They’re Still Fighting.
The Black Friday 14 shut down Bay Area Rapid Transit this time last year. They’re demanding that the charges they face be dropped.
November 24, 2015
Black Lives Matter Activists Are Shot While Trump Is Busy Sharing a Neo-Nazi Graphic on Twitter
In Minneapolis, armed assailants shot up a Black Lives Matter event while police stood by. The violence is part of a pattern.
November 23, 2015
November 23, 1876: Boss Tweed of Tammany Hall Is Taken Into Custody by the New York Police
“A villain of more brains would have had a modest dwelling and would have guzzled in secret.”
November 12, 2015
We Don’t Need to Wait on Congress to Fight Homelessness
County trust funds that provide money for emergency shelters and affordable housing are one approach we can take towards ensuring that every person finds shelter.
November 9, 2015
How an Unusual Team Helps Extricate Bronx Residents From NYC’s Justice System
The Bronx Defenders do more than go to court.
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November 9, 2015
Standing Up for Migrant Workers in the Gulf, 1 Installation at a Time
For the artists in the activist group Gulf Labor, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi epitomizes the conquest of art by corporate interests.
November 5, 2015
Reform Wins: Ohio Bans Gerrymandering While Maine and Seattle Bust Big Money
Billionaires are buying the old politics—but state and local activists are building a new politics that puts democracy first.
November 4, 2015
Think It’s Hard Finding a Place to Live? Try Doing So With a Criminal Record
President Obama has taken a modest but essential step towards undoing some of the discriminatory housing policies that have made it difficult for returning citizens to rejoin their families and stay off the streets.
October 30, 2015
What If Your Tap Water Was Too Polluted to Drink?
This sorry state of affairs is the daily reality for too many Americans.
October 29, 2015
October 29, 1929: The Stock Market Crashes, Plunging the World Into Economic Depression
“Obviously the market must have been extremely vulnerable to offer so little resistance.”