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RESIST Day #34: What You Can Do Today
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Voice Your Support for Water Protectors as They Face Forced Eviction from #NoDAPL Camp Government agencies have set a 2:00pm deadline for all remaining opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline to leave the Sacred Stone Camp in North Dakota Follow @Unicorn_Riot ; @...
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Reclaiming Statue of Liberty's Message, Activists Drop 'Refugees Welcome' Banner
Activists scaled the base of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday to unfurl a massive banner reading "Refugees Welcome" across the observation deck. The 20-foot red-and-white banner was up from roughly 12:45pm to just before 4:00pm, when the National Park Service tore it down. In an email to local...
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Do These 10 Things, And Trump Will Be Toast
Friends, I welcome you to “The Michael Moore Easy-to-Follow 10-Point Plan to Stop Trump.” First, let’s acknowledge what we all know to be true: Trump is in deep, deep trouble — in the pocket of Russians, surrounded by alt.right idiots, alone in his bathrobe in a mostly-empty White House — and...
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Yearning - and Sometimes Dying - To Breathe Free
A group of four self-described "everyday people" unfurled a massive banner across the foot of Lady Liberty Tuesday declaring Refugees Welcome - an act and sentiment, immeasurably ironically, controversial enough in these xenophobic, dystopian times that park officials are now seeking the "suspects...
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We Will 'Never Be Broken': Facing Imminent Eviction, Water Protectors Stand Their Ground
Faced with an imminent evacuation deadline, Indigenous opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are vowing to stand their ground despite threats of arrest and possible violence. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday refused to extend the Wednesday 2pm GMT deadline for the few hundred remaining...
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Restricting People’s Use of Their Courts
In not so merry old medieval England, wrongful injuries between people either were suffered in silence or provoked revenge. Cooler heads began to prevail and courts of law were opened so such disputes over compensation and other remedies could be adjudicated under trial by jury. Taken across the...
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Donald Trump’s War on Immigrant Women
Earlier this month, immigration authorities arrested a domestic violence victim in an El Paso courthouse after she obtained a protection order. Reports indicate the victim, a transgender woman, was arrested after authorities received a tip, possibly from the abuser, about her immigration status. If...
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"Love That Doesn't Risk Isn't Love": Amid Immigration Chaos, Sanctuaries Flourish
As President Donald Trump escalates his anti-immigration policies and rhetoric, more and more spaces are standing up for undocumented immigrants. The Guardian reported Tuesday on libraries throughout the country launching initiatives to make their immigrant visitors feel welcome, from hanging...
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How We Got Here: The Misuse of American Military Power and The Middle East in Chaos
The United States has already lost -- its war for the Middle East, that is. Having taken my own crack at combat soldiering in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that couldn’t be clearer to me. Unfortunately, it’s evidently still not clear in Washington. Bush’s neo-imperial triumphalism failed. Obama’s...
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Without One Mention of Climate Change, Scott Pruitt Greets EPA Employees
Newly sworn-in EPA administrator Scott Pruitt , whose nomination was ardently opposed by environmentalists and who is poised to roll back major climate and clean water regulations, addressed his employees for the first time Tuesday afternoon. During his remarks, in which he did not mention the...
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