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Former ACLU Director Speaking @ Brown

Ira Glasser, former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union and current President of the Board of the Drug Policy Alliance, will be speaking at Brown University on Wednesday, November 14th at 8 PM. This event is titled “An Evening with Ira Glasser: Racial

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Day of action against cluster bombs

Join the Global Day of Action Against Cluster Bombs: National Call-In Day to the Senate Cluster bombs are a grave humanitarian concern. Unexploded remnants (called “bomblets”) kill in horrible ways: Children play with bomblets thinking they’re toys, and farmers stumble across them tending their fields.

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Buy Nothing Day

Having just gotten home from Step it Up — and as I sit through the early ads for Fred Claus, and get word that Wal-Mart’s already held a — it’s heartening to find reminders that is just around the bend. Locally, there’s the annual celebration

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SCOTUS on Crack

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral argument tomorrow in Kimbrough v. United States, a case that touches on the controversial crack cocaine sentencing debate. The case questions the justification of a federal district judge’s decision to sentence below the guideline. He based this decision

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A New Look at the Jena 6: Can’t we find better spokespeople?

While I’m on the subject, let’s think about the Jena Six. Let me preface this by saying that I am absolutely, completely, and fully in support of the Jena defendants and those who have rushed to join their cause. The nooses in that tree were

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This just in: Now OK to acknowledge O.J.’s guilt

Larry Wilmore, “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show says enough is enough. This time, it’s okay for black people (and the rest of us?) to acknowledge O.J. Simpson’s guilt. Actually, the funniest parts of this clip might be those with no relevance to OJ