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Civil Rights 'Visionary' Julian Bond Dead at 75

Longtime NAACP chairman had suffered brief illness

(Newser) - Julian Bond, a civil rights activist and longtime board chairman of the NAACP, died last night, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center. He was 75. Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness, the SPLC said in a statement released this morning. The Nashville, Tenn. native... More »

1st Act of Civil Disobedience in Sierra Club's 120 Years

Daryl Hannah, Robert Kennedy Jr. among those arrested in Keystone XL protest

(Newser) - More than 40 protesters, including the likes of Robert Kennedy Jr. and Daryl Hannah, were arrested yesterday after protesting the Keystone XL oil pipeline, reports NPR . The event, which saw demonstrators tying themselves to the gates of the White House, was the first act of civil disobedience for the 120-year-old... More »

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