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Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum Curriculum & Resources: Civil Rights Curriculum
In 1942, Fred Korematsu was arrested and convicted for refusing to go with other Japanese Americans to incarceration camps mandated under President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Executive Order No. 9066. The Fred T. Korematsu Institute for Civil Rights and Education shares lesson plans, videos, and other classroom resources to teach students the importance of speaking up for civil rights for all.
New Rights for California’s Undocumented New Rights for California’s Undocumented
by Jen Horton
A handful of new laws this autumn will strengthen civil rights, improve access to education, and protect jobs for the state’s undocumented immigrants.
What’s Next for the New People Power? What’s Next for the New People Power?
by Immanuel Wallerstein
Immanuel Wallerstein: Worldwide social justice movements are developing their second wind.
Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love Ai-jen Poo: Organizing Labor—With Love
by Mark Engler
The YES! Breakthrough 15: Battling for those on the economic bottom rung—domestic workers.
A Story of Slavery and Freedom in Florida's Tomato Fields A Story of Slavery and Freedom in Florida's Tomato Fields
Video: A short documentary shows a side of tomatoes few people ever see or think about.
Inside Occupy Oakland Inside Occupy Oakland
by Dan Archer
This week, police closed down Occupy Oakland, arresting dozens. Comics journalist Dan Archer visited the encampment before the raid to meet the people behind the occupation.
The Tricks of the Trade Deals The Tricks of the Trade Deals
by Kristen Beifus, Christa Hillstrom
Three new agreements are predicted to kill jobs and solidify corporate power. It's our turn to have a say in how we trade.
Prison or Deportation: What Choices Are Immigrants Given? Prison or Deportation: What Choices Are Immigrants Given?
by Elizabeth Ruiz, as told to Oliver Lazenby
On her way to work one morning, Elizabeth Ruiz took a two-month detour to a detention center. What she gave up to keep her family together.
The No-Evictions Sheriff The No-Evictions Sheriff
by Sarah van Gelder
Cheri Honkala promises to be a sheriff who will stand up for families, not banks.
Troy Davis' Last Request Troy Davis' Last Request
by Sarah van Gelder
Troy Davis’ last words before his execution on Wednesday night included this call: The tragedy of American capital punishment must come to an end.
Time to Stop the Real Reefer Madness Time to Stop the Real Reefer Madness
by Laura Carlsen
Since its inception, the War on Drugs has cost millions of dollars and thousands of lives. The civilians caught in the crossfire say it’s time for change.
What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis What You Can Do to Stop the Execution of Troy Davis
by Jen Marlowe
In two weeks, Georgia plans to execute a man whose guilt is in doubt, but there is still hope for clemency.
Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate Gold or Water? A Deadly Debate
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
More Incarceration Is Not the Answer More Incarceration Is Not the Answer
by Ruth Wilson Gilmore
In California, the headlines about prisons always seem to be the same: out-of-control costs, inhumane living conditions. But it doesn’t need to be that way.
People We Love: Bert Sacks People We Love: Bert Sacks
by Robert Mellinger
A peace activist defies sanctions to save lives.
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