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Thousands of Irish protestors call for new abortion laws

Thousands in Dublin marched on Nov. 17 to protest the death of a woman refused an abortion in Ireland while she was miscarrying, reported Al Jazeera English. “Never again!” the protestors chanted while carrying banners bearing the image of Savita Halappanavar, the 31-year-old Indian dentist who died of blood poisoning.…

More than half a million petition Macy’s to dump Donald Trump sponsorship

If you thought a lot of people were signing up in favor of Texas seceding from the U.S., they’re nothing compared to the numbers on a new petition asking retailer Macy’s to dump their sponsorship of real estate mogul Donald Trump. As of Friday morning, a total of 637,509 people…

Jay Smooth: We’ve got to urge Obama to ‘be cool’ with weed legalization

New York hip hop DJ Jay Smooth told viewers of BET’s “Don’t Sleep!” on Wednesday night that just because the presidential election is over doesn’t mean they can sit down and chill out. Thanks to marijuana legalization in Washington and Colorado, Smooth said that now is the time for President…

Occupy debt-relief campaign buys $100,000 worth of debt

Members of a debt relief project borne from the Occupy Wall Street campaign said Wednesday they have purchased more than $100,000 worth of medical debt in a second trial run for their efforts. Thomas Gokey, a spokesperson for the Rolling Jubilee campaign, said the debt was purchased for $5,000. Earlier…

Latino groups continue pressure on Arizona over uncounted ballots

A new video posted by the activist group Presente.org showed members illustrates efforts by Latino voters in Arizona to make sure their votes are counted. The video, shot during a Nov. 9 demonstration in Maricopa County, shows members of Presente and other community groups delivering a petition with 20,000 signatures…

Neo-Nazi rally drowned out by clowns in North Carolina

A group of neo-Nazis held an anti-immigration rally in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday, but their demonstration was overshadowed by a horde of cheerful clowns. Local media reported that the neo-Nazis were outnumbered by about a five-to-one ratio. The clowns shouted “white flour,” while others came with signs reading “wife…

Long Island residents protest power outages

Long Island residents protested power outages on Nov. 10 outside the Long Island Power Authority, as 170,000 people in the area have no power, reported Reuters. One sign reads, “LIPA Please help us — we are cold!!!” Another woman holds up a sign that says in part, “Shame on LIPA.”…

Watch: Minnesota same sex marriage supporters receive news that they’ve won

In this video from Tuesday night, LGBT activists in Minnesota find out that they have defeated a proposed amendment to the state’s constitution banning same sex marriage. The first two and a half minutes of the clip are fairly sedate, with Campaign Manager Richard Carlbom of Minnesotans United for All…

Religious right voter guides displayed at Virginia polling place

A polling station in Virginia displayed voter guides created by conservative Christian groups, video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday showed. Shepherd Johnson, who uploaded the video, said he didn’t see anybody reading the voter guides at the Central Virginia Assembly of God in Gum Spring, but they were only about…

Activists condemn Rep. McKeon with ‘NRAcist’ song

Gun control advocates on Sunday voiced there disappointment with Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA) by showing up at a Republican campaign office in Santa Clarita, California to sing a song. The song condemned McKeon for receiving thousands of dollars from the National Rifle Association. The activists noted that singer and NRA…

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