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An Urgent Plea: Dangerous Human Rights Crisis Taking Place Now at Standing Rock

October 25, 2016 by Rebecca Kemble A few days ago, I received an email from a First Nation’s woman, a member of the Hunkpapa and Mnicoujou bands of the Lakota. She had heard I had been arrested at Standing Rock, and was writing to send me prayers and beg for help. With her permission I am publishing the emails and […]

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Winona LaDuke: Indigenous law, rights of nature, and how they become public policy

October 20, 2016 by Barbara With On October 14, 2016, Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke was keynote speaker at the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin which also hosted the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Conference (TEK). Here she talks about Indigenous law, the rights of nature, and […]

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Winona LaDuke: Standing Rock is a Crisis of Civil Society

October 19, 2016 by Barbara With On October 14, 2016, Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke was keynote speaker at the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Here she explains how the stand-off at Standing Rock, North Dakota is a crisis of civil society, rogue regulatory systems, […]

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Student walkout March 9, 2015

#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam #JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. […]

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Nevada Democratic Convention Voter Suppression Chaos Explained

May 15, 2016 by Barbara With Chaos broke out at the Nevada Democratic Convention Saturday as state Party Chair Roberta Lange seized control of the nomination process after a controversial enactment of special rules by the Executive Board of the Nevada Democratic Party several weeks prior. Members of the party tried to object to the rule changes, claiming that they were passed illegally […]

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Bernie Sanders rally, Sacramento, CA, 21,000 in attendance. Photo: @fastlife3o5, Twitter

Dear Super Delegates: Want party unity? Endorse Bernie Sanders

May 10, 2016 by Barbara With Dear 2016 Super Delegates, Tonight, Bernie Sanders won another primary, this time in West Virginia. As momentum continues to build for his campaign, so, too, grow the ranks of the disaffected who vow not to vote for Hillary Clinton. It should be clear to you and the Democratic National Committee that Hillary […]

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Clinton’s Democratic Party can’t defend democracy

May 6, 2016  by Joseph Skulan I do not believe that Donald Trump is insane, except in sharing the socipathology of all people who thrive in the current political world. I also don’t really want to see the country crash and burn as a prelude to something better, although I do think that we are […]

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Dear Dems: Stick to the platform or we’re gone

May 6, 2016 by Barbara With The race for the democratic nomination lurches forward as Bernie Sanders won another unexpected victory in Indiana. With each win, the party divides further, split between Sanders and We the People who stand behind his FDR-style popularism, and Clinton, the Wall Street limousine Democrats, and her global financiers. Out of this split have […]

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An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

When it comes to the water, Hillary Clinton is dead wrong

May 1, 2016 by Barbara With The 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination is proving to be rip-tear-claw between those who demand “vote-blue-no-matter-who” party loyalty and those refuse to vote the lessor of two evils and won’t stand with Hillary. To understand why so many won’t back Clinton if she wins the democratic nomination, one must look past […]

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Cyber attack on Bernie FB pages the night before five primaries

April 25, 2016 by Barbara With Tonight on the eve of five primary elections, many Bernie Sanders Facebook pages are being systematically attacked and likely closed down by operatives working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island are all scheduled for crucial primary elections tomorrow. Sanders has been polling ahead […]

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