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Sarah Lazare
Police

Here Comes The Police State

The rise of right-wing populism in the United States—from the White House to state legislatures—has been met with public resistance on a stunning scale. Now, under cover of the Trump administration’s “law and order” platform, Republican lawmakers at the state level are advancing a spate of bills aimed at crushing this groundswell.

February 25, 2017

Obama Handed Trump’s Gang Of White Nationalists A Lethal Deportation Machine

During his presidency, Obama greatly expanded the U.S. deportation machine, overseeing a higher number of border patrols than any previous administration. That deportation machine is now being handed to Trump, whose administration is aggressively delivering on his fascist and white supremacist campaign pledges to slam the door on refugees and migrants.

February 8, 2017
Immigration, Sanctuary Cities

A National Sanctuary Campaign Rises To Defy Trump’s Xenophobic Agenda

Trump’s decree targeting sanctuary cities comes amid concerns that already-existing sanctuary cities and towns were not doing enough to protect their residents under the Obama administration, which oversaw an unprecedented number of deportations and erected family immigrant detention centers that continue to imprison children with their mothers.

January 29, 2017
NAACP, Sessions

Alabama NAACP Not Backing Down After Sessions’ Office Lashes Out

“We are trying to stop Jeff Sessions from becoming the Attorney General of the United States,” Benard Simelton, president of the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP, told AlterNet. “We are not backing down at all.”

January 8, 2017
Activism, Ungovernable

Here’s How We Prepare To Be Ungovernable In 2017

What is clear, says Akuno, is that the right-wing populism of the Trump administration will not be defeated by civil discourse and liberal democracy. He emphasized, “If we are serious and steadfast, we can create a clear and comprehensive message around being ungovernable.”

January 2, 2017
AFP Photo/Mladen Antonov

The Racial Wealth Divide In America Is Staggering

The Pew Research Center determined in June that white homes possess roughly 13 times the wealth of their black counterparts. Analysis of federal government data also determined that black people in the United States are at least two times as likely as white people to be poor or unemployed.

January 1, 2017
Flint, Lead Poisoning

Over 1,000 Communities Across The U.S. Have 4x The Lead Poisoning Of Flint, Michigan

Reuters investigation finds Flint’s water contamination crisis is just the tip of a very contaminated iceberg. Nearly 3,000 areas nationwide facing lead poisoning rates “at least double those in Flint during the peak of that city’s contamination crisis.” In 1,100 of those communities, residents had lead levels in their blood that were four times higher than those found in Flint.

December 31, 2016
Kushner's weekly paper published article urging crackdown on dissent

Kushner Newspaper Publishes Op-Ed Urging FBI Crackdown On Protests

The Observer article suggests a conspiracy theory tying post-election street protests, efforts to influence the Electoral College, the Black Lives Matter movement, and billionaire George Soros — and demands the immediate attention of FBI director James Comey.

December 7, 2016
People are treated for cholera in Haiti

How The U.S. and U.N. Created A Major Cholera Outbreak In Haiti

It took six years for the United Nations to publicly acknowledge what the scientific community has long known: the cholera epidemic was introduced to Haiti by U.N. peacekeepers. The global failure to swiftly acknowledge the source of the outbreak and take aggressive action to eradicate it, has left the country vulnerable to the new uptick in infections.

October 13, 2016
Migrants and refugees stand by a fence at a makeshift camp at the Greek-Macedonian border near the village of Idomeni

Citing Humanitarian Nightmare, Aid Agencies Are Pulling From Europe’s Refugee Prisons

The new deal between the EU and Turkey has transformed refugee “hotspots” into detention centers.

March 29, 2016
Iraqi soldiers train with members of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq

Have We Learned Nothing? 13 Years After America’s Disastrous Iraq Invasion, Obama Quietly Deploys More Troops

Obama is the fourth consecutive president to militarily intervene in Iraq, despite pledges to end war.

March 21, 2016