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Why I Am on a Hunger Strike to Shut Down Guantanamo Bay Prison
As a fourth generation shrimper and an environmental activist on the Texas gulf coast, I have gone on hunger fasts to protect the seas that my community of fishermen depend upon. I know how far I would go to be heard. To have a voice. To push for justice. So I can vouch for the experts who say that...
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Fight Against Tar Sands in Texas Continues: Activists Arrested, Hunger Strike Started
Latest direct action in solidarity with Tar Sands Blockade is in Houston neighborhood long-plagued by refinery emissions
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History Is Knocking: Stop the Machine! Create a New World!
There comes a time when efforts to avoid the truth begin to fail, when one can no longer go about daily life and pretend that all is okay. If you are like most of us, you are experiencing this. There comes a time when one can no longer shut out the atrocities of U.S. foreign and military policy:...
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On BP And An Entirely Reasonable Anger
A year after the B.P oil catastrophe - a year in which Congress considered over 150 bills to make oil and gas drilling safer but didn't pass any - B.P. has begun giving money again to John Boehner and other Republican leaders. Gee, we wonder what they want. If you're not angry yet, here's 10...
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Power Shift vs. The Powers That Be
More than 10,000 people converged in Washington, D.C., this past week to discuss, organize, mobilize and protest around the issue of climate change. While tax day tea party gatherings of a few hundred scattered around the country made the news, this massive gathering, Power Shift 2011, was largely...
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Protesters Target BP Annual Meeting
LONDON - BP executives faced angry protesters as shareholders prepared to vote at its annual meeting in London, which is taking place a few days before the first anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon explosion. Fishermen and women from the Gulf coast affected by the spill, some of whom had bought BP...
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The Death of Judy Bonds, and Life
A successful autocracy rests on the universal failure of individual courage. -- Marilynne Robinson What magic occurs to make an invisible person visible, visible and powerful? Well, sometimes it’s spectacular crime or titillating celebrity, but for lasting visibility, for making the shadow life...
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Portraits of Courage
These aren’t just people in paintings looking at you. They are people imploring you to listen and act.
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Who Goes to Jail? BP CEO or Shrimper
On June 17, after watching BP's oil blowout pollute the Gulf of Mexico for nearly two months, environmental campaigner and fourth-generation Texas shrimp boat captain, Diane Wilson, had had more than enough. So Wilson seized the only opportunity she may ever have to confront BP chief executive,...
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BP 'Complacent' over Oil Well Risks
WASHINGTON - US legislators have accused BP of evasion, complacency, ducking responsibility and cutting corners as they grilled the energy giant's chief executive over his handling of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. During six hours of hearings in Washington on Thursday Tony Hayward, BP's CEO, faced...
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