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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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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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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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\"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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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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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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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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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
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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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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