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‘Occupy Wall Street’ Fighting Bankster Greed and the Surveillance State

Over a week in, and despite mass arrests, the protesters are still camped out around the corner from Wall Street, and the Internet is watching. The crackdown on the Wall Street protesters this weekend seems to have backfired. The campsite-cum-experiment

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‘Freedom Riders’ Remembered 50 Years Later

The American South was a segregated society 50 years ago. In 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court outlawed racial segregation in restaurants and bus terminals serving interstate travel, but African-Americans who tried to sit in the “whites only” section risked injury

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Feb 21, 1965: Malcolm X Assassinated

In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated by rival Black Muslims while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in

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Jan 30, 1948: Gandhi Assassinated

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, the political and spiritual leader of the Indian independence movement, is assassinated in New Delhi by a Hindu fanatic. Born the son of an Indian official in 1869, Gandhi’s Vaishnava mother was deeply religious and early on

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Indifference to Censorship

Source: The Trentonian – By Nat Hentoff In 2003, the security police of Fidel Castro arrested and imprisoned 75 journalists, members of opposition parties, and owners of independent libraries. The charge: “crimes against national sovereignty.” The librarians had been making

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December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks Ignites Bus Boycot

In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist

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Rosa Parks Refuses To Move – 55th Anniversary

Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rosa Parks (Feb 4, 1913 – October 24, 2005) Today marks the anniversary of a very special day in history. 55 years ago today, first lady of civil rights Rosa Parks refused to abandon her seat on a bus for

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