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Several demonstrators were arrested on Capitol Hill Wednesday as progressives rallied to demand that Democrats in the House initiate, without delay, impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. The action involved a sit-in at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) office. Grassroots groups CREDO Action and By the People, the organizers, were joined in the morning by […]

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Weeks ago, when the first accusations of anti-semitism were being leveled against Representative Ilhan Omar, I was deeply agitated. Not long ago I saw her address these accusations at a local town hall. She reminded the world that, as a Black Muslim woman in America, she knows what hate looks like — and spends her […]

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Update (7:15 PM ET): After an out-of-the-gate fundraising spree following the initial announcement early Tuesday morning (see below), sources from within the Bernie Sanders presidential campaign report that in just 10 hours—as of 5:00 PM ET—it was able to raise $3.3 million from approximately 120,000 donors. The resulting donation average might sound familiar to those […]

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Donald Trump, like much of the American public, is entranced by electronic images. He interprets reality through the distortions of digital media. His decisions, opinions, political positions, prejudices and sense of self are reflected back to him on screens. He views himself and the world around him as a vast television show with himself as […]

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EPA’s “Non-action” Plan on PFAS

February 14, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON – The EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan announced today fails to implement immediate limits to effectively regulate PFOA and PFOS, two toxic chemicals linked to cancer and numerous other health problems that have contaminated many communities’ drinking water supplies. In response, Food & Water Watch executive director Wenonah Hauter released the […]

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End Times, Dead Ahead

January 25, 2019           |                                       

It is time we consider the implications of it being too late to avert a global environmental catastrophe in the lifetimes of people alive today. — Jem Bendell, “Deep Adaptation: A Map for Navigating Climate Tragedy”, July 27th, 2018 In other words, the world is coming to an end. Of course it is… but when? […]

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A Scaled-Down, but Still Angry, Women’s March Returns

January 19, 2019           |                                       

WASHINGTON—Amid internal controversies and a capital city deeply distracted by the partial government shutdown, the third Women’s March returned to Washington on Saturday with an enduring message of anger and defiance aimed directly at President Donald Trump’s White House. The original march in 2017, the day after Trump’s inauguration, flooded the city with pink-hatted protesters. […]

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Retrato de Camilo Castrillanca. Imagen: cortesía del autor. Todos los derechos reservados. The openMovements series invites leading social scientists to share their research results and perspectives on contemporary social struggles. Social movements in Chile in the post-dictatorship era present an interesting and varied diversity. The Mapuche movement has been, in this scenario, an ever-present actor, […]

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