Friday, July 19, 2019

Tag: activist

Environmental defender murdered in Mexico days before vote on pipeline project

"This is a political crime for the human rights defense that Samir Flores Samir and the FPDTA carried out against the [project] and for people's autonomy and self-determination."

Respect: A tribute to Aretha Franklin, an icon of the Civil...

Aretha Franklin has been celebrated as one of the greatest American singers of any genre, who helped give birth to soul and redefined the American musical tradition.

Meet Ahed Tamimi, 17-year-old West Bank activist jailed for 8 months...

Known to some as the Rosa Parks of Palestine, Tamimi became a hero to Palestinians and people around the world last year.

Answering ‘what should I do?’ is easier when you know the...

There are many necessary roles in the popular movement at this time, which means there is something for everyone to do.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Poor People’s Campaign born again

Now, 50 years later, a coalition has formed anew to organize poor people in the U.S. into what King called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty and forge meaningful change.

A manual for the new era of activist

Movement-building approaches from the civil rights era get a 2017 update.

Arrest Warrant Issued for Journalist Amy Goodman After Covering Dakota Access...

“After the clash, both sides reported injuries, and dozens of protesters reported Dakota Access security personnel attacking them with dogs and pepper spray — as documented in Goodman’s video footage.”

VIDEO: Outrage Grows After Mysterious Death of #BlackLivesMatter Activist Sandra Bland...

Two days after an African-American woman was stopped by police, Sandy Bland was found dead in a jail cell. Now people are demanding answers about the #BlackLivesMatter activist's death.

Exclusive: 'Eco-Terrorist' Freed 10 Years Early After Feds Withhold Evidence on...

In his first interview since his release, Eric McDavid, environmental activist who has just been released from prison 10 years early, discusses his release exclusively with Democracy Now! Watch it in its entirety here.

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It’s often said that if Trump is reelected, it’ll be the end of democracy in America. But how could Trump get reelected,...

‘Astonishing’ Texas legal Win tops decades of clean-water heroism

Precedents Set: Big $$ Penalty Fueled by Key Citizen Evidence

 Sometimes, unstoppable anti-pollution champions must get their feet...

Fracking wastewater may trigger earthquakes for decades even after operations cease

"That has some very interesting and I think important consequences for how we understand the hazard posed by oilfield wastewater disposal."

Trump’s send-them-back doctrine

During the height of Stalin’s purges, the great Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich kept a packed suitcase near the door of his apartment. 

A border patrol agent reveals what it’s really like to guard migrant children

The Border Patrol agent, a veteran with 13 years on the job, had been assigned to the agency’s detention center in McAllen,...