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Thousands Mark the End of Selma to Montgomery March

Rev. Al Sharpton’s statement fired up a crowd of thousands standing in front of the steps of the Alabama State Capitol building in downtown Montgomery early Friday afternoon: "These laws in Alabama aren't immigration laws. They're Jim Crow laws."

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Alabama Marcher: 'Together We Will Make Change'

Alabama Marcher: 'Together We Will Make Change'

More than 1,000 union members and immigrant, civil rights and faith activists rallied for immigrant rights and against attacks by Alabama and other states on immigrant workers and families on day four of the re-enactment of the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Ala., march for justice.    

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Alabama: Voting Rights, Workers’ Rights Top Today’s Selma to Montgomery March

Alabama: Voting Rights, Workers’ Rights Top Today’s Selma to Montgomery March

More than 1,000 participants in the five-day Selma to Montgomery, Ala., march are carrying on their journey today, focusing on the renewed threat to workers’ rights and voting rights around the nation. The crowd began their march at the Viola Liuzzo memorial, some 24 miles outside Selma.

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Join the New Selma to Montgomery March for Justice

Nearly 47 years ago, civil rights activists of different races, ages and walks of life were attacked by armed officers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., as they marched for racial justice. This day became known as Bloody Sunday. This Sunday, AFL-CIO union members, civil rights, community and faith activists will begin a five-day re-enactment of the historic 1965 Selma to Montgomery, Ala., civil rights march. The march will focus attention on new attacks on voting rights, immigrants, workers’ rights and education.

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Alabama Law Dictates ‘Who to Be Friends With’

Sarah Seltzer writes for Alternet and other online publications and sends us this. Follow Sarah on Twitter.

As the AFL-CIO documented in a study, the situation for immigrants in Alabama has grown increasingly dire: A “humanitarian crisis” has resulted from a Draconian anti-immigration law, HB 56, one of the nation’s harshest.

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