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Mapping America — Census Bureau 2005-9 American Community Survey -

Browse local data from the Census Bureau's American Community Survey, based on samples from 2005 to 2009. Because these figures are based on samples, they are subject to a margin of error, particularly in places with a low population, and are best regarded as estimates.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012 07:58

Anti-Fracking Groups Prepare for National Convergence in Washington D.C.

Opponents of the natural gas-drilling practice known as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, will take another major step in building their movement this weekend when they gather in Washington D.C. for a national convergence called Stop The Frack Attack.

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Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:07

Protesters Occupy Government Office in China

Angry demonstrators in eastern China destroyed computers and overturned cars in a violent protest against an industrial waste pipeline they said would poison their coastal waters.

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Saturday, 28 July 2012 04:49

Van Jones of Rebuild the Dream, on the U.S. economic crisis, Obama, Foreclosures, Student Loans, Occupy, Building the Movement

Van Jones, founder of Rebuild the Dream, discusses the U.S.economy, foreclosures, student loans, Obama, Occupy, and what it means to Build the Movement.

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Saturday, 21 July 2012 05:22

Millions Take Streets As Spain Unites Against Austerity

On Thursday, millions of Spaniards took to the streets in over 80 cities around the country in the largest protest since the past15th of October, just hours after the Rajoy government ratified the largest budget cuts in the history of Spanish democracy.

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Sunday, 22 July 2012 05:22

A Long Hot Summer

Amidst the deepening drought, the summer's fourth heat wave, and the continued western fires, there's something else breaking out: a siege of citizen uprisings at key points around the country all designed to keep coal in the hole, oil in the soil, gas... underground.

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Friday, 20 July 2012 07:34

Foreclosure Rates Surge For Older Americans, AARP Says

A new report from AARP finds that foreclosure rates for people over 75 grew eightfold from 2007 to 2011, and that the risk of “serious delinquency” on mortgages has grown fastest for people over 50.

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Thursday, 19 July 2012 06:00

The LGBTQ Movement's Radical Vision by Amber L. Hollibaugh

Until we can embrace sexuality as part of our political discourse, we will not be able to seek an agenda of true economic and political equality

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Monday, 16 July 2012 07:42

Stop-and-Frisk May Soon Hit Judicial Roadblocks

At a time when the federal government and law enforcement has failed to provide solutions for homeowners in crisis, the Occupy Homes movement is critical.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012 20:49

How to Disenfranchise 18 Percent of Philadelphia’s Electorate

This time, voters in Pennsylvania will feel the brunt of a bill signed into law this past March, which may disenfranchise nearly 10 percent of voters statewide, and 18 percent of voters in Philadelphia.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 07:38

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