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‘Political prisoner’ Lynne Stewart released from prison

On New Year’s Eve, Lynne Stewart, a longtime civil rights lawyer who is suffering from breast cancer, was released from prison after a judge granted her request for compassionate release.

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Brother Shep: Protecting the community through the ages

When Shepard P. McDaniel was a young teenager growing up in the Bronx, he realized that the gang activity in his community was highly radicalized

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The African American community mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela

The people of South Africa along with admirers from around the world will feel the loss of this leader, activist and revolutionary

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Students and community come together to protest CCNY

On Dec. 5, students and Harlem community members plan to march on the City College of New York

LES Girls Club opens huge new space

Having grown up in the Lower East Side, Rosario Dawson said there were not many opportunities for girls in the neighborhood.

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City College student protestors supported in court

on Tuesday Khalil Vasquez and Tafadar “Taffy” Sourov were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court on charges connected to student demonstrations at City College.

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CUNY proposes limits on expressive activity, suspends student activists

Students and faculty worry CUNY's proposed Policy on Expressive Activity may be unconstitutional

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Illegal requests at polling station

This morning I encountered four alarming requests when I went to vote

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Political prisoners to rally for Lynne Stewart on Oct. 8

In the wake of Herman Wallace's death all eyes are on another critically ill political prisoner, Lynne Stuart, who is suffering from stage 4 breast cancer in a federal prison in Texas

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Arrested CUNY 6 spark debate and continued protest against Gen. Petraeus

The heavily policed and protected scene, a response to protests against Gen. David Petraeus teaching a class at CUNY, is a stark reminder of what many students and faculty at CUNY are now calling a “war college.”

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