Houston’s Hosting The Super Bowl & A Growing Human Trafficking Industry February 4, 2017
Human trafficking gets a lot of buzz around the Super Bowl, as officials and reporters warn about a spike in prostitution. But there’s little data to support this, and those fighting human trafficking warn that it distracts from the issue plaguing cities year-round.
Latin America’s Eco-Activists Struggle Against Corporate Feudalism, Colonialism & Resource Scarcity
For Latin America’s environmental activists, the threat of death is always in the air -- either in the form of the slow poisoning of the earth or assassination. For many, inaction simply isn’t an option.
Would America’s First Populists Even Recognize Trump’s Brand Of Populism?
Throughout his campaign, Donald Trump frequently appealed to ‘the people’ and vowed to help them take back their power. But how has populism moved so far from its roots in the left as to be useful as a strategy for today’s ultra-right wing?
Labor Leaders Stump For Trump As White House Prepares Attack On Workers
Organized labor has been under attack in the US for at least forty years, and the ascendance of Donald Trump to the presidency signals a new and dangerous period not just for trade unions, but for the entire working class.
PayPal Serves Illegal Israeli Settlers But Won’t Let Palestinians Open Accounts
‘Without access to PayPal, Palestinian entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and others face routine difficulties in receiving payments for business and charitable purposes,’ an open letter from a coalition of American activists reads.
Abby Martin Exposes Hillary Clinton Chair John Podesta
With his brother Tony at the Podesta Group, John is also one of the most powerful corporate lobbyists in the world. The Podesta family weaves their business through John’s DC think tank Center for American Progress, where policies are made for their corporate sponsors.
Leaked Deutsche Bank Speech Shows Clinton Asking Wall Street To Police Itself, Supporting US Pivot To Asia
Clinton’s October 2014 speech to Deutsche Bank was leaked as part of WikiLeaks’ archive of John Podesta’s Gmail account, revealing more of the nominee’s agenda for the financial sector and global affairs.
WikiLeaks’ Podesta Emails Highlight Strong Ties Between DOJ & Clinton Campaign
‘Fantastic lawyer. Kept me out of jail,’ wrote John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair, in a 2008 email about an assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice who is now overseeing the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s emails.
US Admits Use of Depleted Uranium in Syria
Between the strikes on the two dates, 5,100 rounds of 30mm DU ammunition were used by A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft. This equates to 1,524kg of DU. CENTCOM said that the ammunition was selected because of the “nature of the targets”.
Colin Kaepernick Just Started a Black Panther-Inspired Youth Camp to Teach Kids to Fight Oppression
“We’re going to give you knowledge on policing history, what the systems of policing in America were based on, and we’re also going to teach you skills to make sure you always make it home safely.”