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Can a First Nations-led Movement Stop Big Oil?
Can a First Nations-led, people-driven movement really have the power to stop Big Oil? The folks behind the Pull Together campaign think so. The Pull Together initiative supports First Nations in B.C. who are taking to the courts to stop Enbridge's Northern Gateway project. Led by the Gitxaala,...
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Demanding Justice for Rape and Bullying, Oklahoma High School Students Stage Walk Out
Hundreds of high school students in Norman, Oklahoma walked out of class on Monday morning to protest the school district’s handling of recent allegations of rape and the subsequent bullying of the victims who came forward. Calling their group Yes All Daughters , the organizers who planned the...
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Why I Am in Jail
Breakfast in the Chemung County Jail is served at 5 a.m. This morning—Friday, November 21, 2014—it was Cheerios and milk plus two slaps of universally-despised “breakfast cake.” Along with trays of food—which are passed through the bars—arrive the morning rounds of meds for the inmates who take...
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Clayoquot Sound 2.0: In Praise of the Climate Warriors of Burnaby Mountain
“It has to start somewhere. It has to start sometime. What better place than here, what better time than now?” – Rage Against the Machine Late Monday afternoon a court injunction came into effect that made lawbreakers out of those assembled on Burnaby Mountain. Supported by the City of Burnaby and...
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As Walmart 'Wages War on Workers and Earth,' Green Groups Join Labor Fight
With Black Friday now one week away, Walmart workers and their allies are gearing up for what they predict will be the largest strike in the retailer's history. Among the tens of thousands of people and hundreds of organizations that have vowed to support Walmart's low-wage workers are a growing...
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Protectors of Burnaby Mountain vs. Kinder Morgan: Dozens Arrested as Inspiring Pipeline Protest Grows
Ongoing protests in British Columbia to stop a tar sands pipeline project by fossil fuel giant Kinder Morgan escalated on Thursday night after 26 protesters were violently arrested. Those arrested also included protesters who refused to comply with an injunction issued earlier in the week ordering...
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'We Want Them Back Alive': Tens of Thousands March Through Mexico City Demanding Justice
Tens of thousands poured into the streets of Mexico City Thursday in the largest expression of public outrage since 43 students from the town of Ayotzinapa in Guerrero state were disappeared, and likely massacred , seven weeks ago. Part of a national day of action to protest the state's response to...
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Justice for the 43: Tensions High in Mexico City Before Mass March
Thousands of people are expected to take part in a march in Mexico City on Thursday evening, protesting the alleged massacre of 43 missing Mexican students and the government corruption they say breeds such violence. Earlier Thursday, protesters on their way to Mexico City's international airport...
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The MayDay SuperPAC: A Lesson in Failure
Lawrence Lessig’s MAYDAY.US ( Mayday SuperPAC ) was an ambitious project. It exploded onto the scene with a mission to change the direction of the electoral process. Their website lists a four step process by which this would occur: Create a SuperPAC to support candidates who favor reform. Win a...
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Seattle Councilwoman Kshama Sawant Among Those Arrested at Minimum Wage Protest
Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant was arrested Wednesday night after she failed to disperse during a minimum wage protest outside of Alaska Airlines headquarters in city of SeaTac, Washington. Sawant , a socialist activist and part-time economics professor, was one of four people arrested...
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