Susan Abulhawa: ‘Palestine is the test’

by Susan Abulhawa, published on Workers World, September 24, 2020 The following is a lightly edited transcript of a Sept. 19 talk by Palestinian novelist and Workers World Party member Susan Abulhawa during a “Free Palestine! No Normalization with Colonization or Occupation!’ webinar sponsored by WWP. [WWE] We’ve known for years that the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Saudi Arabia and[…]

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Power to the People! Policing and Caribbean Autonomy in Nicaragua

Normally I wouldn’t post a webinar, but this is special.  Friends of Latin America produced this webinar where 3 women from Nicaragua speak about their experiences with Community policing.  Ajamu Baraka comes in after they speak and talks about how their experiences relate to what is happening now in the United States where people are demanding community supervision of police[…]

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EPA Grants Oklahoma Control Over Sovereign Tribal Lands

By Brett Wilkins, published on Common Dreams, October 5, 2020 In a little-noticed development last week that drew ire after being reported Monday, the Trump administration’s EPA granted the state of Oklahoma wide-ranging environmental regulatory control on nearly all tribal lands in the state, stripping dozens of tribes of their sovereignty over critical environmental issues. The Young Turks which first reported[…]

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Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day By Supporting Indigenous Resistance

By Margaret Flowers, published on Popular Resistance, October 11, 2020 This weekend, celebration of Indigenous People’s Day will replace the federal holiday, Columbus Day, in at least eight states and over 130 cities in 34 states. Along with the toppling of Columbus statues and the removal of a racial slur as a name for a major football team, this signals[…]

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American Environmentalism’s Racist Roots Have Shaped Global Thinking About Conservation

by Prakash Kashwan, published on Consortium News, September 3, 2020 (originally published on  The Conversation) The United States is having a long-overdue national reckoning with racism. From criminal justice to pro sports to pop culture, Americans increasingly are recognizing how racist ideas have influenced virtually every sphere of life in this country. This includes the environmental movement. Recently the Sierra[…]

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Defacing of Olympia Mural Highlights Native American-Palestinian Solidarity

By Samia Saliba, Nadia Niva, and Andrew Meyer on behalf of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace & Justice and Art Forces, published on Mondoweiss, August 19, 2020 Last month, we were made aware of the targeted defacement in Olympia, Washington of a section of the Olympia-Rafah Solidarity Mural, a public art installation that was inspired by the life of[…]

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‘Monumental Victory’: Court-Ordered Shutdown of Dakota Access Pipeline

by Jessica Corbett, published on Common Dreams, July 6, 2020 A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review[…]

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Hebrew, Arab and Apartheid

by Jonathan Ofir, published on Mondoweiss, April 20, 2020 The creation of the modern Hebrew language around the end of the 19th century sought to resurrect an ancient language which had hardly been spoken colloquially among Jews, to become the new unifying ‘national language’ of the ‘Jewish nation’. This effort built upon romantic and messianic concepts of ‘return’ to the[…]

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