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Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies at 104
Washington Post

Amelia Boynton Robinson, activist beaten on Selma bridge, dies...

By , Amelia Boynton Robinson, who led voting drives and ran for Congress as a civil rights activist in Alabama, and whose severe beating by police during the 1965 Bloody Sunday confrontation at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., shocked ... Washington Post, 2 days ago
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US News & World Report

Civil Rights Leaders: Scalise Dragging His Feet on Voting Rights

Dude, Where's My Voting Rights Act?: Last year, Rep. Steve Scalise, a Louisiana Republican and one of House Speaker John Boehner's top lieutenants, made headlines and not in a good way when news surfaced he was chummy with white supremacists ...
 US News & World Report2 weeks ago 'Give Us the Ballot' is an urgent, moving, deeply important history of American voting rights  Christian Science Monitor2 weeks ago Obama pens letter to the editor on voting rights  CBS News2 weeks ago Editorial: Happy birthday to the Voting Rights Act  Washington Post2 weeks ago
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Salon

A really disturbing turning point: Why Bush v. Gore began a devastating new era for American civil rights

In 2008, when Barack Obama was elected to beAmerica's first black president, there was an enormous wave of self-congratulatory rhetoric—rhetoric which ignored a mounting body of evidence of growing barriers to black voting rights. The viciousness ...
 Salon3 weeks ago

Teesta Setalvad victim of 'political persecution': Congress(Update)

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Wednesday alleged that civil rights activist Teesta Setalvad is a victim of political persecution for raising matters related to the Gujarat riots. Tewari, who was reacting to reports of the CBI registering a case against ...
 Sify1 month ago
Sydney Morning Herald

Civil rights hero had a rough welcome to legislature

Racial equality campaigner 14-1-1940 15-8-2015 Julian Bond, a charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement, was a lightning rod for the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights. Bond was one of the original ...
 Sydney Morning Herald1 day ago Commentary: Julian Bond, Another Great Has Fallen  BET.com1 week ago Grief and gratitude: Friends remember Julian Bond's life of service  PBS1 week ago Julian Bond's D.C. Statehood Activism Remembered  Inside Sources5 days ago
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CNN

Her Selma photo shocked a nation

Story highlights Longtime civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson played a pivotal role in Selma, Alabama A photo of her lying beaten unconscious by white troopers shocked the nation President Barack Obama held her hand as they crossed the ...
 CNN Money2 days ago Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights matriarch, dies  CNN2 days ago
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Payvand Iran News

Prominent Iranian Activists, Intellectuals Call On Congress To Back Nuclear Deal

By Golnaz Esfandiari, RFE/RL Film director Jafar Panahi (left) and human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh are two prominent Iranians inside the country who have joined the campaign. Parvin Fahimi, who lost her son to repression by the Iranian ...
 Payvand Iran News1 day ago Iran Nuclear Deal: Iranian American Jews Express Deep Concerns Ahead Of Congressional Vote  International Business Times1 week ago Nuclear deal engaged Diaspora like never before  Rediff.com1 month ago Iranians hope N-deal will fuel reforms  Oman Tribune2 days ago
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Bangladesh Daily Star

US civil rights march sets out from historic Selma

US civil rights march sets out from The Journey for Justice march ends in Washington DC on 16 September. Photo taken from BBC. BBC Online Civil rights campaigners in the US have begun a 40-day march to highlight what they say is a fresh attack ...
 Bangladesh Daily Star3 weeks ago 'One Dream, One Korea' kicks off in Washington  Korea Times1 week ago March to Washington begins with civil rights rally in Selma  Reuters3 weeks ago
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Rediff.com

Rahul mulls new Cong post to connect with civil society

During a two-day visit to Rajasthan, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi evinced interest in creating a new post of general secretary for civil society in the organisation. Party leaders said Rahul was concerned with increasing attacks on Dalits and ...
 Deccan Herald1 month ago Senior Congress leaders reject Rahul's agitational approach  Rediff.com1 week ago Rahul Gandhi backs civil society activists  Asian Age2 months ago Rahul meets Greenpeace's Pillai, others  Prokerala2 months ago
Salon

Donald Trump's nativist police state: What we have to keep the families together really means

To honor Julian Bond , the civil rights hero we lost this weekend, I didn't watch Donald Trump on the Sunday shows. I read Ari Berman's excellent Give Us the Ballot instead (more on that later this week, I hope.) But it's Monday morning and I can't ...
 Salon1 week ago Trump, 'Anchor Babies' and the GOP's Birthright Boondoggle  US News & World Report1 week ago Donald Trump's First Policy Plan Is Even More Racist Than You Think It Is  ThinkProgress1 week ago
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