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Community Action

Hampton students are free

December 6, 2005 - We reported last week on Hampton University (Virginia), a historically black college where students were rounded up by police and faced expulsion for holding a peaceful demonstration.

Is there a "torture taxi" in your backyard?

November 21, 2005 - This weekend, about 100 protesters descended on the sleepy North Carolina town of Smithfield -- a place that looks sleepy, but which plays a big role in one of the more unseemly sides of U.S. foreign policy.

TennCare Sit-In

July 1, 2005 - Quick activist alert: 12 Tennessee citizens are in the 11th day of a sit-in at Gov. Bredesen's (D) office in Nashville. They have been joined by 50 or more demonstrators outside, protesting Bredesen's proposed deep cuts in the TennCare health system -- almost a third of a million people kicked off the rolls.