Thursday, April 18, 2019

To Ola Bini, a political prisoner caught up in the Assange debacle

My Swedish friend is sitting in a jail cell.

Native American voting rights take center stage at Standing Rock congressional hearing

In North Dakota, members of Congress will hear testimony about barriers to the ballot box.
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Bill McKibben: Green New Deal is a chance to ‘remake not just a broken...

"...if we don’t get action really soon, if we let it stretch out, those are the decades that will finish the work of breaking the planet. It’s why the urgency of something like the Green New Deal is so crucial."

Extinction Rebellion movement starts week-long demonstration in US and around world demanding ‘system change...

“It’s time to do what’s never been done before in the fight against climate change – a collective and coordinated international rebellion that will continue to escalate until our demands are met."

Trump threatens sanctuary cities with more undocumented immigrants; politicians welcome his plan

"Let's not concede that having refugees in our cities is something to be threatened by."

How the disappearance of immigrant workers created a movement in a county that voted...

This rural community might have agreed with Trump’s anti-immigration policies on paper. But it could not abide their neighbors being taken away.

No accountability: How the civil justice system fails Black Americans killed by police

Having escaped criminal punishment, police officers who shoot and kill Black Americans are often not held to account by the civil justice system either.

100 years later, Britain still won’t apologize for one of its worst colonial massacres—what...

Events like these keep people in fear. And it is easy to take things from people who are scared for their life.

Shop stopped: Grocery store strike of 31K workers receives support from Warren, Sanders

Stop & Shop will need to make a decision: either invest in people power or continue to lose money.
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Chomsky: Arrest of Assange is ‘scandalous’ and highlights shocking extraterritorial reach of US

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman spoke to Noam Chomsky about Assange's arrest, WikiLeaks and American power.