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Jackson’s long fight for environmental justice

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

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Judge rules California prison must close

Visiting Lassen County Judge Robert F. Moody ruled against the town of Susanville on Sept. 8 in a lawsuit which aimed to stop California Correctional…

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Vangela Wade: Environmental racism from Jackson to Flint

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi, is the latest in an arc of environmental catastrophes affecting predominantly Black communities from Flint, Michigan, to New Orleans….

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I’m a railroad worker. Don’t listen to corporations’ attempts to demonize us.

As I think about generations gone by, the values people held, the moral compasses that guided them, I can’t help but wonder what our ancestors…

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Kali Akuno: Jackson’s water crisis is a harbinger of things to come

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

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Kali Akuno: Racism, Jackson’s water crisis, and the need for mass movements

Jackson, Mississippi, remains gripped in an ongoing water crisis. The task of distributing water to local residents has been largely taken up by community organizations…

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Jackson, MS community orgs step up during water crisis

Residents of Jackson, Mississippi, are in the throes of a seemingly unending water crisis and a near collapse of the city’s public water system.  Jackson’s…

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CIA targeted Black Americans for MKULTRA drug experimentation, new study says

This story originally appeared in MintPress News on Aug. 11, 2022. It is shared here with permission. By now, many will be familiar with Project…

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Why unions can’t ignore incarcerated workers

An estimated two thirds of the more than one million prisoners in the United States today are incarcerated workers. With many prisoners earning less than…

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Jackson, Mississippi has no running water because of 50 years of infrastructure neglect

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 30, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. As many as 180,000 people…

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The Federal Reserve is wrong: Corporations should pay to stop inflation, not workers

As prices on consumer goods continue to climb, runaway inflation is a growing and ever more pressing concern—not just for Americans, but for people around…

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CPAC and the fascist international

Once a trade conference of sorts for the activist fringe, the hard-right Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has enjoyed an increasing amount of influence within…

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2,000 Frontier Communications workers just won a strike against subcontracting

For the past week, roughly 2,000 telecom workers at Frontier Communications in Southern California have been out on a unfair labor practice strike over a…

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Video: John Nichols explains the GOP strategy to take power

The rise and (perhaps only momentary) fall of Donald Trump has gone hand-in-hand with a radical remaking of the Republican Party. As MAGA ideologues have…

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Republicans’ imminent return to power

The rise and (perhaps only momentary) fall of Donald Trump has gone hand-in-hand with a radical remaking of the Republican Party. As MAGA ideologues have…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Psychology of a Klansman

On Jan. 9, 1966, the White Knights of the Mississippi Ku Klux Klan murdered the Black civil rights activist Vernon Dahmer in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, after…

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‘For most of my life, whiteness was the freedom not to think about race’

As a country founded on the violence of racial slavery and genocide, the United States has yet to overcome its historical dependence on the ideology…

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Ask a railroad worker: How did railroad jobs get so bad?

As we speak, the major railroad companies and 13 different unions representing over 115,000 railroad workers have reached an impasse in contract negotiations that have…

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Baynard Woods: ‘An Autobiography of Whiteness’

As a country founded on the violence of racial slavery and genocide, the United States has yet to overcome its historical dependence on the ideology…

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‘This is insane’: Search warrant indicates FBI investigating Trump for Espionage Act violation

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 12, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons license. This is a developing story….

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Democrats’ climate bill still ‘pours gasoline on the flames’

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Aug. 10, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons license. While many environmental…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International Politics and Movements: US The Chris Hedges Report

The Chris Hedges Report: We don’t need the CIA

The CIA, from its inception, carried out assassinations, coups, torture, and illegal spying and abuse, including of US citizens, many of which were exposed in…

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