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28146
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John Verdejo is delegate who is representing North Carolina's 13th Congressional District at the Democratic National Convention. Verdejo speaks about his background and why he is excited about Barack Obama’s potential presidency. Verdejo is a Latino who represents an emerging generation of political activists who grew up under Presidents Reagan and Bush Sr. and witnessed cuts in domestic programs and widening economic disparities. Verdejo also takes to heart the community-empowerment message at the root of Obama's success and Verdejo represents many who are excited by Obama’s campaign.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 36, September 2008, p5-11 Periodical Website
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\"Silent Sam\" is a monument to Confederate soldiers on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and has stood there for 100 years. Sixty-five people gathered Sunday to mark the anniversary not by celebration but in protest the statues symbolism of white supremacy. Demonstrators have formed the Real Silent Sam and Sacrificial Poets groups and organized protests not just at Silent Sam but also at the General Assembly.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 23, June 2013, p13, il Periodical Website
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Al McSurley is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. McSurely is the Legal Redress Chair of the NC NAACP and works to fight racism using the law. The Chapel Hill resident operated a civil rights law practice prior to his retirement and was known for taking cases that nobody wanted. McSurely is unusual as a white lawyer who works almost exclusively with the civil rights movement, but his work is his way of seeing justice and equality become a reality.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p20 Periodical Website
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Seth Keel, a 17 year-old senior at Middle Creek High School, has started campaigning for the Raleigh mayor position despite being too young to hold office. His motivation is to raise awareness about issues of poverty and inequality, while also proving that youthful voices can contribute to the political realm.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 40, Oct 2011, p8, il Periodical Website
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With the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion, Fayetteville area soldiers and peace activists speak about the protest movement. The response to anti-war protests has declined as many people have become tired of protesting. Many soldiers and citizens are against the war, but afraid to speak out. Additionally, anti-war groups are broadening their focus, paying attention to homelessness and race relations in an effort to attract more supporters and minorities. Also, absent from the protesting groups in the state are veterans.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 13, March 2008, p5-7 Periodical Website
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Local newspapers are publishing articles targeting the Lerner School, a small preschool and elementary school in Durham. Lerner is criticized for employing a teacher, Tal Matalon, who has attended rallies supporting the left-wing Students for Justice in Palestine. Lerner continues to be embroiled in an extended legal dispute over political views of Israel.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 33 Issue 22, June 2016, p8-9, il Periodical Website
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Stricken with polio when she was ten years old, Joy Weeber is now a disability rights activist in Raleigh.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 17 Issue 9, Mar 1999, p20-25, il, por Periodical Website
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The Granville Nonviolent Action Team (GNAT) is the winner of a 2008 Indy Citizen Award for positively impacting their local community. GNAT has been successful at revealing the public safety, environmental, and financial risks that come with building a federal disease research lab in Granville County. Construction of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility is supported by the US Department for Homeland Security, the NC Consortium, and many high-ranking local, state, and federal officials. So far, the group has been able to prevent the construction of the facility.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 48, November 2008, p15 Periodical Website
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Durham resident Kosta Harlan was questioned by the FBI as part of widespread raids on anti-war and international solidarity activists or individuals who may be connected to terrorist groups. Harlan describes how he was questioned and followed by the FBI and law enforcement. Harlan is an activist who has spoken at anti-war demonstrations and writes articles for blogs and publications. Harlan discusses what it is like to be followed and suspicions he has about how long he has been watched.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 39, September 2010, p9 Periodical Website
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28410
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Lynice Williams is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Williams is the executive direction of the grassroots advocacy group NC Fair Share. Williams and her group works to achieve social justice and their work has helped low- and moderate-income North Carolinians find good, affordable health care.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 47, November 1993, p12 Periodical Website
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28452
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Mab Segrest is one of North Carolina’s best-known organizers against racist and homophobic violence. An excerpt of Segrest’s new work, Memoir of a Race Traitor, is published here. The memoir tells of her work with North Carolinians Against Racist and Religious Violence, organizing against the Klan and Nazi movements in places like Statesville, Shelby, and Robeson County. Segrest’s personal story is also told and how she became a “race traitor.”
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 12 Issue 17, April-May 1994, p21-25 Periodical Website
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Fast food workers across the state rallied to raise awareness about low-wages earned for workers in this industry. Rev. William Barber of the NAACP led 100 such protesters in Raleigh first at a McDonald's on Capital Boulevard and later to a KFC franchise on New Bern Avenue. These North Carolinians represent a nationwide movement to draw attention to the problem of these low income positions and how they are affecting American families.
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The Northampton Citizens Against Pollution are winners of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. The group recently defeated attempts to locate a hazardous-waste incinerator in their county. Industrial hog farms may be the next target of the group as the grassroots organization is committed to changing the way government and business is conducted in Northampton County.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 47, November 1993, p10 Periodical Website
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Activist Eddie Hatcher remains in prison following his re-arrest on charges of kidnapping. Hatcher and Timothy Jacobs took hostages at the offices of the Robesonian to bring attention to the corruption of local law enforcement officers. Hatcher was acquitted in October of 1988, but re-arrested and has claimed he is a political prisoner. He believes there is a conspiracy against him and by holding him in Raleigh’s Central Prison’s “safekeeping” section as he awaits trial, state officials are trying to break him. Hatcher's personal history explored as he discusses his activism.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 7 Issue 38, November 23-29 1989, p7-8, 10 Periodical Website
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Roz Savitt is the winner of a 1993 Independent Weekly Citizen Award. Savitt is a lobbyist at the NC General Assembly. She was ranked as the 12th most effective lobbyist and most effective female lobbyist. She has played a key role in expanding funds for child-protective services, enacting the first AIDS anti-discrimination statute, eliminating the death penalty for juveniles and repealing the marital rape exemption.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 11 Issue 47, November 1993, p9 Periodical Website