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Police club young woman riding bike at Oakland protest

Police officers knocked down and clubbed a young woman during an anti-police march in Oakland late Saturday night, and arrested six people. Video of the incident uploaded to YouTube showed the young woman riding her bicycle towards a small group of officers. As she approached, officers shoved her to the…

RuPaul makes surprise New Hampshire campaign announcement

Drag superstar and reality TV host RuPaul made an appearance on the campaign trail in New Hampshire on Saturday. Looking spruce in an ice blue tailored wool coat and studious-looking, horn-rimmed glasses, the nearly seven foot tall “Supermodel” singer was “campaigning” in the state. He announced that his goal is…

Maddow: Indiana GOP picked bad time to fight unions

On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said that Indiana Republicans had picked a bad time to go to war with unions. Indiana Republicans are pushing for a law that would prohibit union security clauses in union contracts, meaning non-union employees would benefit from collective bargaining agreements without…

‘Occupy’ protesters stage ‘die-in’ against National Defense Authorization Act

Protesters affiliated with “Occupy The Caucus” held a symbolic “die-in” at the Renaissance Des Moines Savory Hotel in Iowa on Monday afternoon to protest the National Defense Authorization Act and corporate influence. Twelve people were arrested. The protesters entered the hotel that houses the Democratic National Committee’s Iowa “war room”…

Romney supporters tell Occupy protesters to ‘get a job!’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself being “mic checked” by Occupy Wall Street protesters Monday night at one of his last campaign rallies ahead of the Iowa caucuses. While speaking to to about 600 people in Clive, Romney was interrupted by protesters reportedly associated with the Occupy Wall Street…

Progressives plan to challenge Obama in Iowa

The group Progressive Democrats of America hope to send a message to President Barack Obama by organizing people to vote for “uncommitted” in the Iowa Democratic caucuses. “I believe we need an inside outside strategy,” Tim Carpenter, the founder of the group, said at an organizing meeting in Des Moines…

‘Year in Race’: 90-second film recaps 2011′s infamous stories on race

Twelve months now having passed since the year 2011 dawned, lots of media outlets are looking back on the tumultious trail left behind. Colorlines.com is no exception. In what amounts to a rather compelling trailer for their website, Color Lines produced a 90-second short film recapping the most important race-related…

Young Turks: Reddit is the Internet’s new activist hotbed

In a segment broadcast Friday night, Current TV’s “The Young Turks” hosts took a look at social media forum Reddit, which has recently become a flashpoint for resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which critics warn will break the structure of the Internet if it becomes law. For…

Rapping billionaire prepares for Occupy the Rose Parade

The Occupy protesters who have received a go-ahead to add their unofficial “human float” to the tail end of the traditional Tournament of Roses Parade on Monday are busy rehearsing for the grand event. “All we’re trying to do is use this event, a historical piece of Americana that is…

‘Occupy’ protesters interrupt Ron Paul: ‘Why do you hate gays?’

As part of their promise to “go big,” protesters with the 99 Percent movement have been interrupting campaign-related events all over Iowa in the week leading up to the nation’s first major presidential candidate selection contest, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul was not given an exception. During a rally with…

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