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World Denounces Trump’s Racist Insults

“This is not just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening up humanity’s worst side.” Julia Conley / Common Dreams Leaders from around the world expressed disgust and outrage as news spread on Friday that President Donald Trump reportedly referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries as “shitholes.” […]

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ICAN Shines Light During Nuclear Showdown

After being shown an image charting the steadily falling size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal since the height of the Cold War during a meeting with top national security officials in July, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed support for a tenfold expansion of America’s stockpile of nukes—a move critics said […]

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Climate Justice Requires a Lot More Than Another Plan

Your City Supports Climate Action? Define Action. Greg Harman and Marisol Cortez If there was any question as to what “America First” meant when it came to the subject of climate change, the world got its thumb-in-the-eye answer on June 1 when Trump announced plans to extricate the United States […]

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Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall to ‘devastate’ wildlife

At the U.S.-Mexico border, the migration of pumas and coati are cut off by physical barriers. Humans? Not so much. By Kiah Collier and Neena Satija Texas Tribune HIDALGO, Texas — Muddy handprints cover the rusty, iron posts on this section of border fence in far South Texas. The 18-foot-tall barrier, […]

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Border Wall RFP Released: Impenetrable … Beautiful?

Solicitation Number: 2017-JC-RT-0001 issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, February 24, 2017. See additional details, such as above possible schematic, at Virtual Builder’s Alliance. From CNN Wire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave notice Friday that it will soon collect proposals to design and build “prototype wall structures” […]

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Victoria Texas Mosque Fire Ruled Arson

Jim Malewitz, Texas Tribune Investigators said Wednesday that someone intentionally set the fire that destroyed a mosque two weeks ago in Victoria, the South Texas town that has since rallied around its Muslim community. But experts still don’t know who set the blaze, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and […]

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‘Fierce Resistance’ Promised after Dakota Access Approved

Without court injunction, construction that would tunnel beneath Standing Rock Sioux’s primary source of drinking water could begin within 24 hours The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday said it has notified Congress that it plans to grant Energy Transfer Partners the final easement to build the Dakota Access […]

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Resisting Trump Order at SA International

Part of a gathering movement in San Antonio, Texas, and reflective of actions taking place across the country and around the world, a group of roughly 40 area residents occupied San Antonio International Airport on Sunday, January 29, 2017, to oppose the recent Trump Executive Order on visas and refugees. […]

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Leaking to the Media is Patriotic. Here’s How to Do It

George W. Bush ushered in an era covert mass surveillance, extraordinary renditions, and a highly secret drone-powered assassination program. Though pledging to break with the policies of his shadow-hugging predecessor, President Obama veered into the dark as well. By the time he left office earlier this month, Obama had pursued […]

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Women’s March: Tens of Thousands ‘Waltz Across Texas’

The day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Texans took part in marches across the state Saturday during Texas’ multiple iterations of the Women’s March on Washington. By by Mariana Alfaro, Brandon Formby, Abby Livingston and Cassandra Pollock The day after the inauguration of President […]

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Art of the Deal: How to Protest Trump

Start preparing ground for a big-tent collaborative. Jeremy David Bendik-Keymer, Case Western Reserve University With the new administration beginning, many people might want to know how to resist it. The inauguration week includes many protests against Donald Trump’s values – from the Women’s March on Washington to the #J20 Art […]

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Trump ‘Catastrophe’ Could Spark Climate-Justice Surprise

Progress under Obama had been marginal, but the shock of this moment offers us a possible ‘slingshot.’ Tom Athanasiou/EcoEquity Trump’s election was a catastrophe. Coming on top of everything else, it more than justifies pessimism. But at the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me add that our new position is […]