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Aug 28th

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication

We honor Dr. King today in stone. Let us honor him tomorrow and every day—for as long as it takes—with powerful, persistent voices and unrelenting nonviolent action to rescue his dream - America's dream - from the clutches of materialism, militarism, racism and poverty he warned would be America's undoing.

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Two reports outline the implications of demographic change, propose a more inclusive progressive agenda

Washington, D.C—The Center for American Progress today officially launched Progress 2050, a project that seeks to explore and analyze the policy implications of demographic change and work toward a more inclusive progressive agenda. To mark the launch, CAP released two new reports that will help guide the project’s work going forward.

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Rep. Bobby Joe Champion introduced measure on alleged felony voter fraud; vetoed by Pawlenty

State Rep. Bobby Joe Champion (DFL – Minneapolis), issued the following statement in response to a report alleging widespread voter fraud among felons:

“A report issued this week by Minnesota Majority claims that many ineligible felons cast ballots in the 2008 election.  While I’m skeptical about the data, I am certainly concerned about anyone voting who is not eligible to vote in Minnesota.  There has been confusion about when and if felons are allowed to vote.  I authored a bill in 2010 that would address these concerns and lay out guidelines.  The bill requires the Secretary of State to develop a comprehensive publication on the voting rights of individuals who have been charged with or convicted of a felony.  This measure was passed on to Governor Pawlenty, who vetoed the bill. 
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New treaty brings hope to domestic workers

NEW YORK -- A newly minted international treaty, the Domestic Workers Convention, gives advocates an immediate opportunity to push for local legislation, even though it may take a long time for domestic workers worldwide to enjoy the treaty's full protection, explained four experts on a panel held by the Open Society Foundation in New York on September 21.
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Occupy Wall Street at People's Plaza

After 10 month since the Arab Revolution  revolt again Arab dictators, Americans waking up and revolting against Wall Street Dictators, here is a report on Occupy Minnesota rally... from Tahrir Square to People Plaza. Click to watch   

New treaty brings hope to domestic workers

NEW YORK -- A newly minted international treaty, the Domestic Workers Convention, gives advocates an immediate opportunity to push for local legislation, even though it may take a long time for domestic workers worldwide to enjoy the treaty's full protection, explained four experts on a panel held by the Open Society Foundation in New York on September 21.
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ACF announces over $119 million in Grant Awards for Healthy Marriage and Responsible Fatherhood

HHS’ Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance (OFA) announced $119,393,729 in grant awards to 120 grantees to promote healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood. Authorized by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010 (CRA), the grant awards will help fathers and families build strong relationships to support the well-being of their children.
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Attack of the attack ads: Citizens United and the 2012 elections

In 2012, two tidal waves will reconfigure the American electoral system and the news media that cover it. A tsunami made of money will buoy up the structure of entrenched political power, while a huge wave of personal technology will disrupt it.
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Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai dies of cancer

Nobel Prize winner Wangari Maathai dies of cancerSep. 27 (GIN) – With the death this week of celebrated Kenyan activist Wangari Maathai from ovarian cancer, the country’s dismal record on cancer care stands out in harsh relief.

Despite rising numbers of cancer cases over the past 10 years, the country has no program or budget line for addressing the disease, according to a policy brief prepared this year. New cures and other improvements in the developed world are “yet to be realized” in Kenya, wrote Dr. Alice Musibi, medical oncology research officer of Kenya’s famed medical research institute KEMRI in a report.
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Hispanics and Blacks missing in gaming industry

Hispanics and Blacks missing in gaming industrySynopsis: With studies showing blacks and Hispanics accounting for a majority of gamers, why do video game characters and story lines lack diversity?

The pixilated elephant in the room of the multi-billion dollar gaming industry: African Americans and Hispanics play and purchase video games more than any other ethnic group in the U.S., yet the overwhelming majority of characters in games are young white males.
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Evidence of British & Pakistani complicity on 9/11

Evidence of British & Pakistani complicity on 9/11In the hours immediately after the 9/11 attacks, before so many theories muddied the airwaves, there was the clear sense that the scale of the operation would have had to involve at least one foreign sovereign state.

By mid-afternoon, then-CIA chief George Tenet laid the blame squarely on Al Qaeda. Mohamed Atta and 18 other hijackers were identified within 72 hours.
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