Haiti after earthquake

Haiti’s Earthquakes Require a Haitian Solution

By K. Jessica Hsu, Mark Schuller, Common Dreams Haiti is making headline news again, which seems to happen only during periods of crisis, a scandal, a disaster, or violence. These narratives…

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Harrowing First Person Account Highlights Acute Dangers for Women in Kabul

By A Kabul Resident, The Guardian Early on Sunday morning I was heading to university for a class when a group of women came running out from the women’s dormitory. I asked what had happened and one…

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Protestors Block Raytheon Facility Over Arms Sales to Israelis and Saudis

By Jack Perry, The Providence Journal Activists say they blocked entrances to the Raytheon facility in Portsmouth Thursday morning in protest. Two protestors have been arrested, The FANG Collective,…

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Amid Union Busting Charges, New York Times Employees Launch Work Stoppage

By Angela Fu, Poynter Hundreds of technology workers at The New York Times launched a half-day work stoppage Wednesday in protest of what they say are union-busting tactics from the company’s…

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Ignoring Dire IPCC Report, Democrats Join Republicans to Embrace More Fracking

By David Sirota and Andrew Perez, Jacobin Seven Democratic senators voted with the GOP to block restrictions on fracking this week. Those seven Democrats also raked in $1.7 million in donations from…

Pipeline protestors stage a die-in in oil stained suits

Ten Activists Arrested at Mountain Valley Pipeline Protest

By Jen Deerinwater, Truthout On Monday, 10 people locked themselves to construction equipment and other apparatuses at a Mountain Valley construction site in Elliston, Virginia. The group blocked…

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Sachs: Without Raising Taxes on the Wealthy, Any Infrastructure Bill is a Sham

By Jeffrey Sachs, CNN The bipartisan infrastructure bill is making its way through the US Senate. This past weekend, 67 senators — including 18 Republicans — voted to cut off debate on…

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Cuomo Resigns; Progressive NY Legislators Will Still Seek His Impeachment

By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News Lawmakers in New York and beyond are applauding the women who came forward to share their stories after Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday he was resigning from…

DC: Police Assault Black Man, While Officers Restrain Victim

By David Badash, AlterNet The Washington, D.C. Chief of Police is responding to multiple news reports and a viral video that appears to show a white Metropolitan Police officer repeatedly punching a…

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“This is the Moment to Rise Up”: Climate Activists Urge Action After Release of IPCC Report

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams Climate activists didn’t need yet another report to tell them that continued inaction in the face of accelerating global warming would be catastrophic—the…