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What Kind Of Person Pepper-Sprays An 84-Year-Old Woman?
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84 year old Dorli Rainey, a former school teacher who has been active in Seattle local politics, the Civil Rights Movement, and the Women’s Movement since the 1950s, was pepper-sprayed by cops at #OccupySeattle on Tuesday. She once wrote, “I believe change begins in the streets, and all citizens have the power to make a difference.”

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Demand Mayor Rahm Emanuel Resign!

For over a year, Mayor Rahm Emanuel knew about the gruesome murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald at the hands of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke. In fact, it wasn’t until a journalist sued the city of Chicago to get video footage of the murder released and the Black community rose up in protest that Mayor Emanuel finally decided to …