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10.07.2020

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

“A Dream That Comes True”: Standing Rock Elder Hails Order to Shut Down DAPL After Years of Protest

Following years of resistance, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Indigenous organizers across the country scored a massive legal victory Monday when a federal judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of all oil, pending an environmental review. “You ever have a dream, a dream… »

08.07.2020

Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down

Judge orders Dakota Access Pipeline to shut down

Owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) must halt operations while the government conducts a full-fledged analysis examining the risk DAPL poses to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, a federal judge ruled today. The court decision delivered a hard-fought victory to the Tribe, which has been engaged in a high-profile… »

08.07.2020

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The Democrats’ Disastrous, Militarist Climate Plan

The habitability of the earth and the viability of lesser evilism are on the ropes, and incrementalism is thriving even in the current moment of increased activism for radical change.  Just take a look at the new “Climate Crisis Action Plan” from the Democratic Party’s Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. »

08.07.2020

Free Palestine Movement comments on U.S Members of Congress move to block Israel’ Annexation of Palestinian West Bank Territories

Free Palestine Movement comments on U.S Members of Congress move to block Israel’ Annexation of Palestinian West Bank Territories

The Free Palestine Movement accepts the positive statement by twelve members of the U.S. Congress to condition aid to “Israel” on blocking annexation of territories in the Palestinian West Bank. It is a gesture in the right direction, and we support it as such. However, we caution that it is… »

08.07.2020

The World Does Not End Everyday

The World Does Not End Everyday

Illustration by Vitor Vanes I have already lived many ends of stories, cycles, relationships. Revolutions that change those who sit at the decision table, new loves that change the geography of our bodies. Every day in our lives, a new world of cells begins, and others disappear, they slip down… »

07.07.2020

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The Merits of Medicare for All Have Been Proven by This Pandemic

The horror of the coronavirus pandemic proves that progressives have been justified in demanding a single-payer health care system. By Sonali Kolhatkar A pandemic is not the time to be having discussions about how to design a national health care system. The fact that the United States, which… »

04.07.2020

Hey Congress, Move the Money

Hey Congress, Move the Money

The past month’s activism has changed a great deal. One thing it’s helped with is brushing aside the tired old argument over whether government should be big or small. In its place we have the much more useful argument over whether government should prioritize force and punishment, or focus on… »

04.07.2020

Trump, Mt. Rushmore, COVID and the KKK

Trump, Mt. Rushmore, COVID and the KKK

Paha Sapa is the traditional name the Lakota people give the sacred center of their universe. The region is also known as The Black Hills, in South Dakota, home of Mount Rushmore, itself named after a gold rush lawyer and speculator. The Mount Rushmore Monument features the sculpted heads of… »

02.07.2020

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

1772 A Slave with Due Process. 2020 Refugees Without it

By Jhon Sánchez In 1772, James Somerset was a slave brought to England by his owner Charles Stewart. Somerset managed to escape but later was apprehended and put into custody. Based on the habeas corpus petition, Somerset asked for his freedom, arguing unlawful detention. The judge, Lord Mansfield, granted him… »

02.07.2020

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

Trump’s Record on Foreign Policy: Lost Wars, New Conflicts and Broken Promises

By Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies  – original article published on Jacobin On June 13, President Donald Trump told the graduating class at West Point, “We are ending the era of endless wars.” That is what Trump has promised since 2016,… »

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