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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Jennie Neufeld
Immigrant, ICE raids, Deportation

ICE Illegally Held A U.S. Citizen In Detention Center For 1,273 Days

What happens when ICE wrongly detains a U.S. citizen for almost three and a half years? Well, a whole lot of nothing. Take the case of Davino Watson, who was held in ICE detention facilities for 1,273 days faced with the improbable task of proving his American citizenship without access to a lawyer. According to two United States Court of Appeals judges, his detention was simply business as usual.

September 10, 2017

‘Anonymous’ Doxxes Nazi Politician David Duke

During former Imperial Wizard of the KKK David Duke’s recent appearance on Vice News Tonight’s Charlottesville episode, he tried to explain the “oppression” he was experiencing as a white supremacist. In response, the cyber-hacking group Anonymous has taken matters into its own hands and doxxed Duke, releasing all of his personal information for the world to see.

August 30, 2017
Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation,

Trump Lawyers Sue Greenpeace Over Dakota Access Pipeline

Still reeling from a D.C. district court loss in June, Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), has sued Greenpeace and other environmental groups in a $300 million racketeering case, accusing them of inciting terrorism, fraud and defamation and violating state and federal RICO laws.

August 25, 2017

Organizers Catch Credit Card Companies Profiting From White Supremacy

If white supremacist groups across the country thrive on donations and profitable merchandise, who is allowing it to happen and how? A new tracker called “Blood Money,” from the non-profit group Color of Change, has found an essential component of the funding of hatred seen in Charlottesville—the credit card companies and online payment processors that authorize these transactions.

August 24, 2017
A motor officer writes a traffic ticket for a motorist caught speeding

Across The Country, Bills Immunize Drivers Who Injure Protesters

With all eyes on the tragedies of Charlottesville, many say this is not the America they recognize. However, legalized violence is nothing new, chiefly in the form of police brutality and the immunity offered to those who retaliate against protesters.

August 16, 2017
Appalachia

Why Does Trump Want To Make Appalachians’ Lives Worse?

First came deindustrialization and mass unemployment, then the opioid crisis. Now a new report from HealthAffairs reveals that infant mortality rates in Appalachia dwarf those in the rest of the country. Life expectancies are considerably shorter as well. Looking at an array of data, the study finds that infant mortality was as much 16 percent higher in Appalachia…

August 12, 2017
Donald Trump sues Nevada over early voting

More Than Half Of Republicans Would Support Postponing The 2020 Election: Poll

Despite the president’s record-low approval ratings, a majority of Republicans say they would be willing to postpone the 2020 election if Trump were to propose such a plan. According to the poll conducted by two academic authors and published in the Washington Post, 52 percent support the idea.

August 11, 2017