Archive | Human Rights

Settler State Repression: Standing Rock Battles Continue in the Courts

Published on Truthout, 3 May 2017.

“The police and military have always been the arm of the state to facilitate Indigenous dispossession and normalize it,” Nick Estes, cofounder of The Red Nation, tells Truthout. Standing Rock is only one modern example of a tactic that has been used by the settler state against Indigenous peoples for hundreds of years.

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“Storm the Heavens”: Notes From the Weather Underground on Resistance to Trump

Published on Truthout, 17 April 2017.

Decades after the Weather Underground disbanded, its members are still fighting for justice, and they have some words of wisdom for those of us engaged in today’s political struggles. Former members of the radical resistance group share their perspectives on resisting empire under the Trump regime.

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On Labor and Beyond, Trump Is Following Scott Walker’s Playbook

Published on Truthout, 10 March 2017.

The evisceration of Wisconsin under Gov. Scott Walker is essentially a blueprint for how to transfer the country’s social, physical and environmental infrastructure to corporate power. This blueprint is being followed nearly to the letter by the Trump administration. If you think things are bad now, take a closer look at Wisconsin and brace yourself.

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How Much Noise Can a Person Survive? Navy Jets Plague the Lives of Washington Residents

Published on Truthout, 6 February 2017.

For years, residents of Washington State’s Puget Sound have been assaulted by dangerous levels of noise from Naval warplanes, and for years the US Navy has largely ignored their pleas. Now residents are fighting back against the Navy, demanding that their voices be heard.

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