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September 4, 2012

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September 4, 2012

  • Ahead of Charlotte DNC, Hundreds Protest Corporate Giants in “March on Wall Street South”
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    The Democratic National Convention opens today in Charlotte, North Carolina, bringing more than 35,000 delegates, journalists and activists to the nation’s second-largest financial…
  • Grassroots Leader Rev. Dr. William Barber on the Fight for Voting, Civil Rights in North Carolina
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    Early voting begins in North Carolina on Thursday, nearly two months before Election Day. Once again, the state is seen as a key battleground state. In 2008, President Obama won the state…
  • Baldemar Velásquez Draws on Years of Farm Worker Organizing to Continue Struggle in Anti-Union South
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    Baldemar Velásquez, founder and president of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee of the AFL-CIO, has been organizing migrant workers since he worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the…
  • Bright Lights of Charlotte’s DNC Cast Shadow Over City’s Poor and Marginalized
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    In the shadow of the world headquarters of Bank of America and the media frenzy surrounding the Democratic National Convention, we look at a side of Charlotte you will not see this week in…
  • Diverse Causes Join Forces in Charlotte to Kick Off Week of Protests at DNC
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    On Sunday, ahead of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, more than 1,000 people gathered for a March on Wall Street South. Before the march kicked off, speakers from organizations…
  • Why Did the Dems Choose Charlotte? Examining Obama’s Close Ties to Utility Giant Duke Energy
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    Duke Energy, the nation’s largest utility, has played a major role in bringing the Democratic National Convention to Charlotte, North Carolina. Duke has a lot riding on future policies…
  • No Papers, No Fear: Busload of Undocumented Immigrants Defy Risks to Bring Message to DNC