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12 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Black Leaders Worry Low Voter Turnout Could Lead To More Voter ID Laws

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder for that community to vote in subsequent contests. In 2012, blacks turned out at a higher rate than whites for what is believed to ...

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JUL 18, 2014 - Huffington Post

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HUFFPOLLSTER: America's Wariness Toward Iraq Involvement Continues

Another poll finds Americans wary of responsibility for the turmoil in Iraq. African-American turnout in the South could be critical to control of the Senate. And the pollster dialogue over polls without cell phone samples continues. This is HuffPollster for Friday, July 18, 2014. MOST AMERICANS DON'T FEEL OBLIGATED TO ACT IN IRAQ - Pew: "As violence and chaos spreads ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - New Statesman

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The deep state: data surveillance is about power, not safety

All three of Britain’s main parties insist that data surveillance is for our protection – but this “emergency” is about power and control. All-seeing: new legislation could entrench and extend the ablility of the state to monitor us. Image: Herbert Bayer/Private Collection/Christie's Images/Bridgeman Images In October last year, at the start of this parliamentary session, Russell Brand guest-edited the New ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - American Prospect

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Why Democrats Need to Take Sides in America's Class War

This spring, a prominent Democratic pollster sent a memo to party leaders and Democratic elected officials advising them to speak and think differently. The nation’s economy had deteriorated so drastically, he cautioned, that they needed to abandon their references to the “middle class,” substituting for those hallowed words the phrase “working people.” “In today’s harsh economic reality,” he wrote, “many ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - The Nation

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Whose Summer Break? Students Fix the ‘Utah Man,’ Lower the Confederate Flag and Ask Hillary for Their Money Back

Accompanied by young supporters, Secretary Clinton says farewell. (Photo: Pat Dollard) Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on student and youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out June 15 and July 1. For an archive of earlier editions, see the New Year’s dispatch. Contact studentmovement@thenation.com ...

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