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Tuesday, November 21, 2017
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People take part in a protest against police brutality and in support of Black Lives Matter during a march in New York July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

Diverse Protest Groups Unite As ‘The Majority,’ Aiming For Large-Scale Demonstrations On May 1st

Now, 50 years after Dr. King’s historic address, a new coalition called “The Majority” is emerging to tackle the triple evils identified by Dr. King and build a “multi-racial, cross-movement fight for justice, freedom and the right to live fully, with dignity and respect,” according to a statement emailed to AlterNet. This 50-organization-strong initiative includes the Black Lives Matter Global Network, Mijente, Fight for $15, Indigenous Environmental Network and many more organizations.

April 2, 2017
Drugs

You Might Be Surprised Where The Leading Areas Of Drug Overdose Are In The U.S.

“Drug overdose was by far the single leading cause of premature death by injury in 2015 and contributed to the accelerated rise in premature death from 2014 to 2015,” the study determines. “Large suburban metro counties went from having the lowest to the highest rate of premature death due to drug overdose within the past decade.”

April 1, 2017
Sweden, Trump

Is Trump Waging a Stealth War of Retaliation Against Sanctuary Cities?

CNN reported on March 25 that an unnamed “senior U.S. immigration official with direct knowledge of ongoing ICE actions” testified that federal authorities have descended upon sanctuary cities to pressure them to cooperate. Journalist Maria Santana wrote, “High-ranking ICE officials have discussed in internal meetings carrying out more raids on those locations [sanctuary cities].”

March 29, 2017
Rep. Steve King said whites have contributed more to civilization than other "sub-groups" on MSNBC.

Steve King’s Statements Are Outrageous, But His White Nationalist Policies Are Even Worse

Steve King’s latest white nationalist tweet reflects a long history of racist remarks and reactionary policy promoted by the Iowa Republican.

March 14, 2017
White Genocide, Neo Nazi, White Nationalist

‘White Genocide’: Debunking The Latest Breitbart-Promoted Racist Buzzword

The false claim that there is a genocide against white people is a key rallying cry used by organized white supremacists to justify racist violence targeting people of color, Muslims and Jews. With the rise of Donald Trump, who promptly appointed white nationalist Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, those forces will soon have a direct line to the White House.

December 28, 2016
Immigration, Trump

Immigration Movement Prepares For Bold Offensive Against Trump

Strikes, protests and trainings are part of some immigrants’ ambitious, bold offensive in the coming struggles for justice in the Trump era.

December 19, 2016
Billionaire Betsy DeVos tapped for education secretary

Billionaire Heir Of Right-Wing Dynasty Picked For Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos is among a handful of billionaires who have created and underwritten the rapid expansion of charter schools since 2000.

November 24, 2016
Kris Kobach, Muslim Ban, Terrorism

Caught On Camera: Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Agenda Revealed

The plan was revealed when an AP photographer captured an image of Kris Kobach entering a private meeting with Trump on Sunday, carrying a binder and papers.

November 22, 2016
Protesters take on militarized police

Militarized Police Are Collaborating With Oil Companies At Standing Rock

Water protectors at the Dakota Access Pipeline have already endured dog attacks, military-style checkpoints, low-flying surveillance planes, invasive strip searches, national guard deployments, and mass arrests

October 30, 2016

High School Football Players Across The U.S. Join Kaepernick, Refuse To Stand For National Anthem

High school football players across the United States, inspired by Kaepernick, are refusing to stand during the national anthem to protest racism and inequality. Many of those leading the protests are black and brown students who have grown up with images of young people who look like them being shot and killed by police.

September 13, 2016

DHS To Revisit For-Profit Immigrant Prisons: Will It Also Revisit Mass Detentions?

The Department of Homeland Security said Monday that, taking a cue from the Department of Justice, it will review its widespread practice of incarcerating immigrants and refugees in for-profit detention centers. As private prisons fall out of favor, human rights groups call for feds to toss out harsh immigrant policies driving incarceration.

August 30, 2016
EpiPen auto-injection epinephrine pens manufactured by Mylan NV pharmaceutical company for use by severe allergy sufferers are seen in Washington, U.S. August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Bourg

Why Mylan’s Alleged Solution To Its EpiPen Price-Gouging Scandal Is A Scam

In response to the Martin Shkreli-style PR disaster, the company announced Thursday it has devised a supposed solution to the prohibitively high costs of the essential medicine. According to a statement from the corporation, the company plans to “further enhance access to EpiPen” by establishing a discount card and patient assistant system.

August 25, 2016
Baltimore police

These Activists Are Hoping FCC Regulations Can Stop Unjust Police Spying

Color Of Change, Center for Media Justice and New America’s Open Technology Institute filed a complaint this week with the Federal Communications Commission, charging that the BDP’s use of mass cell phone surveillance devices known as Stingrays violates regulations of radio waves and cellular networks.

August 22, 2016
A burned down liquor store is seen after disturbances following the police shooting of a man in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. August 15, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Milwaukee’s War On Black People

Donald Trump supporter and Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke has built a national profile by openly declaring war on the Black Lives Matter movement, from the floor of the Republican National Convention to the pages of national media outlets, once even proclaiming on social media that racial justice protesters will “join forces” with ISIS.

August 15, 2016
Protestor Ieshia Evans is approached by law enforcement near the headquarters of the Baton Rouge Police Department in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman

‘We Want Safety, Dignity And Justice’: Black Lives Matter Protests Build Nationwide

“We have a mandate: to avenge the sufferings of our ancestors, earn the respect of future generations and be transformed in the service of the work. That is what we are in the streets for. We’re going to take as much time as we need.”

July 11, 2016
rudy giuliani

At A Time Like This, Is There Anyone We Need Less Than Rudy Giuliani?

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose tenure was marred by law enforcement killings of unarmed African-Americans, took to the national television circuit today to baselessly smear Black Lives Matter protesters.

July 10, 2016

Following Brexit Vote, Hate Attacks Sweep the U.K.

A mosque, a Polish center and refugees have reportedly been targeted. The Muslim Council of Britain said today it has compiled “over 100 incidents reported of hate crimes following the referendum result.”

June 28, 2016
A Maricopa County, Arizona police SWAT team with an armored vehicle stand guard outside a campaign rally being held by Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump in Fountain Hills, Arizona March 19, 2016. REUTERS/Ricardo Arduengo

How Teenagers Got Police To Back Down And Remove Military-Grade Weaponry From Their High Schools

After nearly two years of sit-ins and protests, a coalition of Los Angeles high school students and grassroots organizers forced the police department for the second-largest public school district in the United States to remove grenade launchers, M-16 rifles, a mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, and other military-grade weaponry from its arsenal.

May 31, 2016
Inmates' relatives hang on to the fence surrounding the Topo Chico prison in Monterrey, Mexico, February 11, 2016. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Private Prison Companies Openly Boast About Soaring Profits From Locking Up Children And Mothers

The largest private prison companies in the United States are assuring their shareholders that profits are up, thanks in part to the windfall from locking up women and children in controversial “family detention centers.”

May 14, 2016