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Cops Arrest Wall Street Protesters on Obscure Centuries-Old Mask-Wearing Charges

By Sarah Seltzer | Sourced from AlterNet It seems that the NYPD has invoked some obscure old-school laws to help break up the relatively unthreatening “Occupy Wall Street” protests happening downtown. So far, causes of arrests have included such dangerous

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New York City Mandates Comprehensive Sex Education in Public Schools

You have to hand it to New York City for doing the right thing(s) for sexual health and rights lately. First, the city passed a law mandating that crisis pregnancy centers, which use misinformation and ideology to misdirect women trying to make

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control

50 People Get Naked for Art on Wall Street, 3 Get Arrested

Written by Hrag Vartanian Wall Street is a bizarre place. Major investment banks, hedge funds and other members of the world’s financial elite tank the world’s economy and practically no one gets arrested. Fifty participants in a performance art project

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Posted in Human Rights, Political Censorship

Huge Step Towards Gay Rights and Equality

News outlets all over the country are buzzing about the Victory in New York supporting gay rights. Today marks the first day of the new gay marriage law in New York legalizing same-sex marriages. Here are links to some of

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Rights Groups Say Burma Army Using Prison Labor on Front Lines

Rights groups say they have new details about how Burma’s military forces prisoners to work as laborers and human shields on the front lines of its battles against ethnic militias. Human Rights Watch and the Karen Human Rights Group say

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Huge Victory for Same-Sex Couples: New York State Approves Same-Sex Marriage

New York has legalized same sex marriage, making it the sixth U.S state to do so.   Gay rights advocates call the vote a major victory in their quest for equality. The New York State Senate approved the legislation Friday night

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Posted in Human Rights

Mar 9, 1959: Barbie Makes Her Debut

On this day in 1959, the first Barbie doll goes on display at the American Toy Fair in New York City. Eleven inches tall, with a waterfall of blond hair, Barbie was the first mass-produced toy doll in the United

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Mar 4, 1789: Government Under the U.S. Constitution Begins

The first session of the U.S. Congress is held in New York City as the U.S. Constitution takes effect. However, of the 22 senators and 59 representatives called to represent the 11 states who had ratified the document, only nine

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Workers’ Uprising: More Fox “News” Lies Exposed; New Poll Confirms that Americans Are on Public Workers’ Side

Source: AlterNet The protests in Wisconsin continue into their third week, with thousands holding strong in the capitol in Madison, a huge showing of support for the economic rights of union members and the restoration of a strong middle class.

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

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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