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16.03.2017

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Hawaii Judge Blocks Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

On Wednesday, only hours before the Trump administration’s new travel ban was set to go into effect, a federal judge in Hawaii issued a nationwide halt to the executive order, which would have temporarily suspended refugees and people from six majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. This morning, a… »

15.03.2017

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Hear Arguments over New Travel Ban

Judges in Hawaii and Maryland Hear Arguments over New Travel Ban

Legal challenges to President Trump’s revised travel ban are mounting as the order is set to take effect at midnight tonight. Federal judges in both Hawaii and Maryland are slated to hear arguments today claiming the ban targets Muslims and is a violation of the First Amendment. Trump’s executive order… »

14.03.2017

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

States File Federal Lawsuit to Halt Trump’s “Muslim Ban 2.0”

President Trump’s second attempt to ban refugees and travelers from six majority-Muslim countries got a fresh legal challenge Monday, when several states filed a joint challenge to the ban in federal court. The suit was filed by Washington state and joined by California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and Oregon. It… »

07.03.2017

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

Trump Issues New Version of Muslim Travel Ban

President Donald Trump issued a new executive order Monday temporarily banning all refugees, as well as people from six majority-Muslim countries, from entering the United States. According to White House officials, Trump signed the executive order out of public view—a sharp departure from the way he signed his first travel… »

06.03.2017

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

U.N. Report Criticizes U.S. Government over Handling of Dakota Access Pipeline

A new United Nations report has criticized the United States government over its handling of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline, which has faced massive resistance from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota as well as members of hundreds of other Native American nations. The report says the… »

03.03.2017

Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing

Honduras: Protests Mark One Year Anniversary of Berta Cáceres Killing

In Honduras, hundreds of protesters rallied outside the Honduran Supreme Court building Thursday to demand justice for Berta Cáceres, the famed environmental activist and feminist leader who was assassinated in her home one year ago. Eight men have been arrested as suspects in Berta’s killing—including one active army major and… »

02.03.2017

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

White House Seeks Drastic Cuts to Environmental Protection Agency

The White House is seeking to dramatically reduce the power of the Environmental Protection Agency, slashing dozens of programs and laying off 20 percent of the agency’s staff. The plan calls for the complete elimination of EPA programs on climate change, toxic waste cleanup, environmental justice and funding for Native Alaskan villages. »

01.03.2017

As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?

As Trump Pushes for Historic $54B Military Spending Hike, Which Programs Will He Cut to Pay for War?

President Trump is heading to Capitol Hill tonight and is expected to outline part of his budget plan before a joint session of Congress. On Monday, Trump proposed increasing the military budget to just over $600 billion—a 10 percent increase—while deeply slashing the budgets of other agencies, likely including the… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

22.02.2017

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

Activists Unfurl “Refugees Welcome” Banner on Statue of Liberty

The Trump administration’s crackdown against immigration and immigrants currently living in the United States has sparked widespread protest. Only hours after the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its deportation plans, activists unfurled a 3-foot-by-20-foot banner at the base of the Statue of Liberty reading “Refugees Welcome.” The White House is… »

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