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Confederate Monument In Charleston Vandalized With 'Black Live Matter' Graffiti

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — A Confederate monument at White Point Gardens was vandalized with graffiti.

The graffiti was discovered Sunday morning as thousands gathered downtown to honor the victims killed at Emanuel AME Church. 123 more words

Culture

Columbia #TakeItDown rally draws thousands of Confederate flag protesters, usual suspects

The spontaneous, intimate prayer circles that formed outside the Emanuel AME Church the night of the horrific #CharlestonShooting have since been displaced in the streets by a rally to have the Confederate flag taken down all across South Carolina, particularly at the State House. 562 more words

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Act Out! Kshama Sawant, Jill Stein & Chris Hedges (Video)

Check out our EXCLUSIVE interviews with Socialist City Council Member Kshama Sawant, Presidential Candidate Jill Stein, and Pulitzer Prize Winner Chris Hedges at Kshama Sawant’s re-election kick off rally in Seattle!

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Activism

New Initiative Seeks to End JROTC Programs to 'Counter the Dangerous Nature of Conservatism and Militarism in Public Schools'

By Danette Clark

In an effort to remove anything and everything resembling patriotism and military-style discipline and teamwork from public schools, a new initiative has been launched that specifically targets JROTC, Starbase, Young Marines, and several other voluntary school programs. 874 more words

WHAT ARE THEY LEARNING?

Struggling against the Surveillance State

By John V. Walsh | Dissident Voice | May 27, 2015

A struggle of some consequence is now being waged in Congress to keep on life support the NSA’s massive spying on the American people.

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United States

The Code Pinker who interrupted John Kerry sounds a lot like Obama in 2007 [video]

Secretary of State John Kerry, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Martin Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter are testifying in front of the Senate Foreign Relations committee right now discussing Iran and President Obama’s requested authorization to use military force against ISIS. 321 more words

US Politics

Drones Make Enemies

Update on the March 4-6, 2015 Creech Convergence for Peace

Hundreds of Activists Converge on Creech Air Force Base in Nevada

Hundreds of people from more than 18 states have converged at Creech Air Force Base for an event organized by the peace group CODEPINK coined #ShutDownCreech to protest the flight of killer drones from the base.

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Activism