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Labor activists protest Indiana House speaker with Christmas carols

The labor rights group Central Indiana Jobs with Justice showed up at the home of Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma (R) last week to express their displeasure with “right to work” legislation he has championed. “One the first day of Christmas Brian Bosma gave to me, a right to work…

Activist Dan Choi: U.S. is on trial, not Bradley Manning

Famed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” resister and gay activist Dan Choi spoke in defense of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning during a rally outside the gates of Fort Meade in Maryland. Manning is suspected of downloading 260,000 U.S. diplomatic cables, videos of U.S. air strikes and U.S. military reports from…

Young American Muslims call for Lowe’s boycott

The Arab American Association of New York released a video on Wednesday calling for Americans to “boycott bigotry” after retail giant Lowe’s pulled all their advertisements from a TV show about Muslims. Facing pressure from the Florida Family Association, a little-known Christian group, Lowe’s pulled all its advertisements from TLC’s…

Jay Smooth: ‘Until Abortion Ends’ campaign is a joke

New York hip-hop DJ Jay Smooth has a pretty low opinion of the anti-abortion campaign “Until Abortion Ends,” which encourages young people to give something up until women can no longer access safe abortion procedures. In a new video published to YouTube, he seems confused at the things people are…

Protesters ‘mic check’ Gingrich in Iowa

Protesters affiliated with the “Occupy Wall Street” movement on Wednesday interrupted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich during a speech at the University of Iowa. “Mic check,” the protesters shouted. “We are here to protest your speech today. We object to your callous and arrogant attitude toward poverty and poor people.”…

Children of OWS post paper hearts, cops rip them down

An anti-bullying march by parents and children directed against the New York Police Department’s arrests of peaceful protesters encountered a first-hand taste of what they were protesting against when police ripped down the paper hearts the children were attempting to post at City Hall. As described by Margaret Flowers at…

Graham: The CFPB is a ‘Stalinist era’ thing

In the mind of Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), protecting consumers from financial malpractice is something from the Joseph Stalin playbook. Continuing another attack on President Barack Obama over economic policies, Graham appeared on Meet The Press Sunday morning to express his further dislike of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).…

Hundreds flock to ‘Occupy Boston,’ halting police eviction

Protesters with “Occupy Boston” were still occupying Dewey Square on Friday morning, after the mayor’s deadline for them to leave passed to much fanfare as hundreds flooded into the park to show solidarity with the group. Mayor Thomas Menino had ordered the protesters to leave the park by midnight or…

‘Mockupy’ protesters crash set of ‘Law and Order: SVU’

Last night, a group of peaceful protesters crashed the set of an ‘Occupy Wall Street’-themed episode of the long-running TV show “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” According to The Huffington Post, the show’s producers constructed a replica in New York City’s Foley Park of the Zuccoti Park encampment where…

Activist recounts clash with umbrella-welding Bill O’Reilly

Branden Lane, an activist with Wisconsin Jobs Now and Take Back The Capitol, on Thursday described his brief confrontation with Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. Lane spotted O’Reilly on Wednesday coming out of a D.C. hotel where Newt Gingrich was holding a fundraiser. He walked up to O’Reilly, holding his…

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