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Protesters Block Downtown Oil Train Tracks; Legislative Candidate Jess Spear Arrested | Slog

“It shows you the importance of non-violent civil disobedience like this,” Sawant told The Stranger’s Ansel Herz by phone. “And it’s happening in the context of the oil train derailment. 107 more words

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CIA Apologizes for Spying on U.S. Senate — Naharnet

In March, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed allegations the agency had spied on Senate intelligence committee investigators probing possible torture, insisting: “Nothing could be further that the truth.”But on Thursday, in an abrupt climb down, the U.S. 90 more words

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Timeline Photos - Zinn Education Project | Facebook

Zinn Education ProjectOn July 29, 1910, citizens in the small, predominately African American town of Slocum, Texas were massacred. This was one of many towns, such as Rosewood and Tulsa, where a successful, self-sufficient African American community was the subject of a terrorist attack designed to maintain economic white supremacy. 154 more words

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