Category: Repression

Levi Rickert: Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reacts to U.S. Army Corps Eviction Notice: Your Letter Makes a Grave. Dangerous Mistake

Your letter appears to further empower the militarized police force that has been brutalizing and terrorizing our water protectors while imposing the blame and the risk on unarmed peaceful people

Ramzy Baroud: What Should Palestinians Expect – Can Trump Be Any Worse?

The Trump team is filling up with dishonorable men who have made careers out of pandering to Israeli interests and unabashedly discounting Palestinian rights

Ruth Needleman: Stop Genocide

From Honduras to Argentina, from Brazil to Colombia, labor, indigenous and black social movements are embattled

Alleen Brown: Medics Describe How Police Sprayed Standing Rock Demonstrators With Tear Gas and Water Cannons

The council estimated that 300 people were treated for injuries, including 26 who were taken to area hospitals

Jeremy Scahill: Mike Pence Has “Militant Agenda” Against Women, the Poor, Immigrants, LGBTQ People

You look at Pence’s evolution as a political figure, and in many ways it is the story of how the radical religious right gained such prominence

Steven Rosenfeld: As Trump Builds His Authoritarian Presidency, Echoes of 1930s Germany and 1950s McCarthyism Abound

Domestic crackdowns. Militarism abroad?

Chris Kromm: Will Barriers to Black Voting Tip the Critical Battleground State of North Carolina?

North Carolina remains one of the most critical battleground states in the country in 2016. Right now, projects the vote margin between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is a razor-thin 0.1 percent — about 6,800 voters, or three voters per North Carolina precinct. Besides the down-to-the-wire presidential contest, North Carolina also has toss-up races for Read more…

Mark Trahant: #StandingRock Is One More Story of Injustice

There is a schedule to keep. Investors have been promised the pipeline will flow with oil soon. No matter what. Another story to tell. Injustice.

Erin Schrode: “I Was Part of a Non-Violent Protest at Standing Rock. Then I Was Shot by Police with a Rubber Bullet.”

From the front lines of the #NoDAPL protests, activist Erin Schrode shares her story

Marjorie Cohn: The Human Right to Water at Standing Rock

As thousands of Indigenous people from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, other Native American tribes, and their allies continue their protest against the Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), corporate media have continued to focus almost exclusively on the presidential election. Most media ignored last week’s vicious attack on the Water Protectors, as they call themselves. The Read more…

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