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4526
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The Independent talked to activists throughout the Research Triangle Metropolitan Area and asked them to identify the ten important social justice campaigns needing citizen involvement in 2000. Among those identified were campaign finance reform, support for farmworkers, and a halt to the death penalty. O'Neill gives a brief description of each campaign and lists contact persons and phone numbers.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 4, Jan 2000, p15-17, il Periodical Website
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20070
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Moral Mondays, the peaceful protests occurring at the capital every Monday, have grown in attendance in the face of some stringent Republican legislative measures. On July 1st, Reverend William Barber was in attendance and spoke to the crowd about recent Republican changes to voting rights after the U.S. Supreme Court's decision concerning the Voting Rights Act (1965).
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 27, July 2013, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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20111
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On July 1st, protestors rallied once again for the ninth \"Moral Monday\" to challenge Republican leadership in the state government. Dana Cope, Director of the State Employees Union (SEANC), expressed frustration with the July 1 demonstrators. He turned to social media to lambast protestors and say they are just creating a spectacle rather than making any strong political change.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 28, July 2013, p9, il Periodical Website
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27379
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The new breed of liberal campus activist is being labeled “PC” for their political correctness. The media and conservative individuals oppose the activists for their “politics of difference.” Women, black, gay, and other liberal minority students say the system has excluded them for so long that they only way they can get equality is by magnifying their differences and demanding more than other groups. Some intimidation of activists has occurred on Duke’s and UNC’s campuses, but students are committed to fighting the status quo.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 8, Feb. 20-26 1991, p10-11 Periodical Website
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27380
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Internationalist Bookstore owner and Triangle area activist Bob Sheldon was recently murdered. Over 400 people attended his viewing and told of his impact on the community. His murder has not been solved and the State Board of Investigation is assisting with the case. Local activists speculate if Sheldon was killed in opposition to the Persian Gulf War. The war is less than a day old and Sheldon was a peace activist and had experienced opposition to his beliefs.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 9 Issue 9, Feb. 27 - March 5 1991, p7 Periodical Website
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28037
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The FBI is interested in individuals participating in the anti-war movement. Durham resident Kosta Harlan was one of many anti-war and international peace activists recently targeted during raids by the FBI. All of the targets have two things in common: they oppose the wars in the Middle East and are critical of US foreign policy regarding Colombia and Palestine. Area experts discuss the current raids and the government’s reasons for carrying them out.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 45, November 2010, p18-21 Periodical Website
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28066
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Michelle Cotton Laws is the winner of a 2009 Indy Citizen Award for improving her community. Laws is the president of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACAP chapter. Through her work, she has exposed the strained race relations in the primarily white, progressive Chapel Hill. Example of her activism and her standing in the community and state are detailed.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 47, November 2009, p17 Periodical Website
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28064
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Chase Foster is the winner of a 2009 Indy Citizen Award for improving his community. The Raleigh resident uses theater and political satire to convince his audience to support progressive causes. Foster is currently advocating for health care reform through his Billionaires for Wealth Care sketch. The sketch and his group have been featured on national tv as they make fun of billionaires afraid of losing their wealth through taxes to support health care reform.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 47, November 2009, p15 Periodical Website
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28068
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Ray Eurquhart is the winner of a 2009 Indy Citizen Award for improving his community. Eurquhart is a Durham resident and community activist who is working to clean up crime, replenish affordable housing, and restore life to the Rolling Hills and Southside neighborhoods of Durham. Known as “Brother Ray,” Eurquhart helped found the Southside Community Outreach Center, applies for grants for the neighborhood association, created summer programs for schoolchildren in the neighborhood, and more to help the struggling community.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 26 Issue 47, November 2009, p19 Periodical Website
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28180
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Gary Kueber is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting his community. Kueber operates a blog which helps get support from Durham residents to protect and preserve historic properties from destruction. Kueber tells the history of each property and its residents through archival photographs, biographies, and maps. Kueber created the blog as a way to influence city planning and preserve Durham’s history.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p18 Periodical Website
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28179
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Amanda Arrington is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting her community. Arrington is the director of the Coalition to Unchain Dogs to free dogs from their tethers by building fences around their yards. The group builds fences for pet owners who can’t afford them if the owners first agree to get their dog spayed or neutered.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p17 Periodical Website
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28377
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Cash Michaels is the winner of a 1992 Independent Citizen Award. Michaels is an investigative reporter, disc jockey, talk-show host, photographer, and African-American community activist driven to serve people who have no voice. Michaels feels the obligation to tell the truth and to effect change in his community.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 10 Issue 48, November 1992, p11 Periodical Website
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28378
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Linda Mabry is the winner of a 1992 Independent Citizen Award. Mabry is an organizer for the NC Occupational Safety and Health department. Mabry’s goal is to fight for the rights of workers to have safe, healthy workplaces. She recently created the Injured Workers’ Network to provide a source of solidarity and support for people who have been hurt on the job.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 10 Issue 48, November 1992, p12 Periodical Website