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Civil rights activist Cornel West discusses black freedom movement

Cornel West, a civil rights activist and professor emeritus at Princeton University, said at a lecture celebrating Black History Month that one of the greatest lessons learned from the black freedom struggle of the 1960s is the courage to……

Civil rights activist: U.S. system is based on dehumanization and exploitation of the poor

Veteran civil rights activist Rev. James Lawson said in an interview that the United States has a long tradition of dehumanizing and exploiting groups of people for labor and profit. He told Laura Flanders of Grit TV that that the U.S. economic system is modeled on what he calls “plantation…

Van Jones: October to be turning point for progressives

Civil rights activist and attorney Van Jones said Thursday night on MSNBC that he planned to build a “progressive counterbalance” to the tea party movement. “I think everybody should hold on to your seats. October is going to be the turning point when it comes to the progressive fight back,”…

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