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Marijuana Cigarette (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Activists Call For Marijuana Legalization In New Jersey

Several speakers urged the crowd to push state and federal lawmakers to legalize or decriminalize marijuana.

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Participants prepare to release balloons while standing next to a sea of candles at the conclusion of a march to mourn the victims of AIDS on November 30, 2011 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Activists To Rally In Times Square For World AIDS Day

Dozens of activists were set to rally in Times Square Sunday to commemorate the 25th World AIDS Day.

11/30/2013

Demonstrators rallied for an end to anti-gay violence, after a series of bias attacks (Credit 1010 WINS Reporter Gary Baumgarten)

Self-Defense Classes Aimed At Empowering Members Of LGBT Community In Wake Of Violent Crimes

Members of the city’s LGBT community attended a self-defense training workshop on Saturday night, under the rallying cry ‘we’re not going back in the closet’.

06/08/2013

May Day Demonstration (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Heavy Police Presence At Mainly Peaceful NYC May Day Demonstration

Thousands of activists armed with flags, puppets and cow bells took to the city’s streets on Wednesday to rally for immigration reform and labor rights as part of worldwide May Day protests.

05/01/2013

Domino's Pizza

Activists, Assemblywoman Protest Over Domino’s Pizza Labor Practices

New York State Assemblywoman Linda Rosenathal (D-Manhattan) joined activists Saturday in protesting what they called abusive labor practices of Domino’s Pizza in New York City.

04/13/2013

(Credit: Sophia Hall/ WCBS 880

Rallies Take Place In Hempstead, Hartford In Support Of Trayvon Martin

Activists in Hartford are holding a rally today to call for justice in the killing of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer. A rally is also taking place in Hempstead on Long Island in support of the victim.

03/31/2012

Occupy Wall Street protesters in Zuccotti Park - New York, NY - Nov 21, 2011 (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Occupy Wall Street Protesters Call For Reoccupation

Meanwhile, the protesters, who have not been allowed to spend the night at Zuccotti since Nov. 15, pressed for access to an alternative space owned by Trinity Church.

12/03/2011

Activists March On Staten Island

Outbursts Follow Anti-Bias Protest On S.I.

A shouting match broke out on the steps of a Port Richmond Church amid a march against violence involving Hispanic immigrants.

CBS 2–08/10/2010