Michael Sainato

Michael Sainato

Michael Sainato is a Florida-based journalist focusing on environmental and civil rights issues.

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DxE claimed the farm’s practices are a result of the Trump Administration’s decision to rollback a rule proposed under Obama in 2016 to create a minimum standard of animal welfare for organic farms. (Photo: Screenshot) Views
Thursday, October 04, 2018
Police Arrest 58 Activists After Factory Conditions Exposed at 'Free Range' Perdue Supplier
Lakeville Growers’ Petaluma Poultry , which provides products to Perdue Chicken in addition to direct sales to grocery stores, has built their brands on claims of raising organic and free range chicken. The company’s Rosie Organic Chickens were the first chickens to receive an Organic seal from the...
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In many ways, the 2018 midterm elections will be a referendum on this entire approach—with a rising tide of progressive candidates who stand to make substantial gains in Congress and state legislatures.(Photo: Heath Hinegardner) Views
Wednesday, October 03, 2018
A Progressive Tide
During the 2016 presidential election, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, Democrat of New York, made a now-infamous claim: “For every blue-collar Democrat we lose in western Pennsylvania,” he said, “we will pick up two moderate Republicans in the suburbs in Philadelphia, and you can repeat...
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Monday, May 21, 2018
The False Narratives Used to Try to Derail Bernie's Army
On Monday, Politico ran a piece on the Bernie Sanders founded organization, Our Revolution, titled “Bernie’s Army in Disarray,” a pre-conceived, yet inevitable narrative that Sanders’ movement is somehow ineffective and failing. The new article, a follow-up to their May 29, 2017 piece “Sanders...
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Sunday, April 22, 2018
With Treetop Protest, 61-Year-Old Red Terry Is Leading Fight Against Mountain Valley Pipeline
In Virginia and West Virginia, residents and activists are battling natural gas companies over a natural gas pipeline currently being constructed. The Mountain Valley Pipeline will extend 303 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia, with a recently proposed 70 mile extension into...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Is Just Getting Started
Several polls combined with his growing support base have confirmed that Sen. Bernie Sanders is the most popular politician in the United States. His presidential candidacy sparked a progressive political revolution across the country. In response to its popularity, establishment figures have...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015
We Need a Systematic Analysis of the Racism in this Country
Dylann Roof, a young white man armed with a virulent, toxic hatred and a 45 caliber pistol walked into a historic black church and was welcomed with open arms as a stranger, into a Bible study. Taking advantage of the well-known hospitality of this sanctuary, he sat for an hour with a group of 10...
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