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  • Ruby Dee left legacy of theater and activism [Commentary]

    I was talking with friends recently about the passing this year of well-known people such as Dr. Maya Angelou and Amira Baraka when one brought up the loss last month of acclaimed actor, poet, playwright and Civil Rights activist Ruby Dee. He suggested...
  • Hillary Clinton Draws Hundreds To Book Signing In Madison

     Hillary Clinton Draws Hundreds To Book Signing In Madison
    MADISON — Hillary Clinton, the former first lady and secretary of state who is said to be considering a run for president, drew hundreds of people who waited hours to meet her at a book signing at R.J. Julia Booksellers on Saturday. "I shook...
  • Volunteers shield Gaza hospital

    TEL AVIV, Israel A Gaza hospital director says foreign activists, including a U.S. citizen, are working as human shields to try to protect patients in the facility from Israeli strikes. Israeli airstrikes hit El Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in...
  • As China cracks down on dissent, activists press US to raise issue

    BEIJING With Secretary of State John Kerry and other U.S. officials in the midst of two days of meetings with their Chinese counterparts, human rights activists are urging them to elevate a topic that President Xi Jinping would rather dodge: his...
  • Islamic State consolidates control of eastern Syria with fall of Deir el-Zour

    ISTANBUL Extremists of the Islamic State on Monday seized nearly all of Deir el-Zour, the last town not under their control in eastern Syria, after executing the emir of a rival jihadi group, the Nusra Front, anti-government activists reported. The...
  • Protesters blast Israeli military action, media

    Protesters blast Israeli military action, media
    A crowd of protesters filled Water Tower Park Saturday afternoon to protest recent Israeli military action against Palestinians. Dina Abdalla, a student organizer at DePaul with Students for Justice in Palestine, said Palestinians were being...
  • Murrieta immigrant detainee protests keep growing

    The standoff over the housing of immigrant detainees in Murrieta grew Friday as protesters on both sides of the issue stood their ground. Hundreds of people gathered on the road to the federal processing facility,  anticipating another convoy of...
  • Protesters of undocumented immigrants vow to block new arrivals

    Protesters of undocumented immigrants vow to block new arrivals
    Protesters who successfully blocked immigrant detainees from reaching a Border Patrol processing facility in Murrieta earlier this week say they're ready to do it again should federal immigration officials attempt a similar drop-off. Officials with...
  • Murrieta's budget and image take a hit from immigration protests

    Murrieta's budget and image take a hit from immigration protests
    When it all blows over, Murrieta Mayor Alan Long says he might send the White House a bill. Since July 1, when protesters turned away three buses of immigrant women and children scheduled to be processed in a local Border Patrol facility, Murrieta has...
  • Obama caught between religious groups, gay rights activists over order

    WASHINGTON Gay rights activists cheered when President Barack Obama announced that he'd sign a long-sought executive order prohibiting companies that do government work from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. But...
  • Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening

    Protesters swarm Hobby Lobby grand opening
    Close to a hundred protesters descended on Hobby Lobby in Burbank Monday, chanting and waving posters, crafting IUDs out of colorful pipe cleaners, and handing out coupons and gift cards to competing craft stores to protest a recent U.S. Supreme Court...