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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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\"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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Much like Moral Mondays, a group of North Carolinians is coming together to peacefully protest the Republican leadership in state government. A group of musicians from across the state have joined together to write and produce a collection of protest songs speaking of their outrage against topical issues like fracking, women's reproductive health, and voting rights. Organized by Jon Lindsay and Caitlin Cary, the collective of musicians is called the NC Music Love Army and includes such acts as: The Love Language, American Aquarium, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tift Merritt, Lynn Blakey, and Shirlette Ammons.
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Indy Week (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57), Vol. 30 Issue 28, July 2013, p18-21, il 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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Pauli Murray, an activist sainted by the Episcopal Church, grew up on 906 Carroll Street in Durham with her grandparents. The 112 year home known as The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice stands as a memorial for the woman who fought for civil, women's, labor, and LGBT equality. However, the home is in disrepair and if it is to open as a museum and/or community center an estimated $150-200,000 must be raised for renovations.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 25 Issue 30, July 2012, p7, il Periodical Website
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ALEC is an acronym for the American Legislative Exchange Council, an organization claiming to uphold Jeffersonian principles of free market, individual liberties, and less government. Skeptics view the group as a self-interested lobbyist group coupling corporation with politicians. ALEC's influence in North Carolina is linked to Republican successes within the last year.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 28 Issue 39, Sept 2011, p7, 9, il 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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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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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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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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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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Student activists from Student Action with Farmworkers work on migrant’s behalf in the fields and at the statehouse. The Durham non-profit brings college students together with farmworkers through a 10-week summer internship program. The interns work with advocacy groups to help migrants gain access to health clinics, teach them about the dangers of pesticides, and promote safety in the fields. Others assist migrants with union organizing, teach migrants about their legal rights, or lobby for statewide policy changes on farmworker and immigrant issues.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 33, August 2007, pOnline Periodical Website
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Carrboro’s Burmese refugees recently formed the Burma Action Committee. The group hopes to pressure US lawmakers to support action against the military regime in Myanmar who are displaying violence against protesters. The history of fight for democracy in Burma/Myanmar is detailed along with comments from the members of Carrboro’s community who are still fighting for democracy in their home country.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 43, October 2007, p4 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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The North Carolina Stop Torture Now coalition is the winner of a 2007 Indy Citizen Award. The group was created after learning of the Johnston County CIA contractors Aero Contractors’ involvement in the CIA’s torture program. The group believes torture is morally wrong as well as constitutionally forbidden and practically useless. The group has held several protests and is intent on convincing state and federal authorities that the charges against Aero Contractors warrant investigation and the CIA’s rendition program should be ended.
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Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 24 Issue 47, November 2007, p19 Periodical Website