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Dominique Christina: Baltimore and Black Lives Matter

Editor’s Note: this first appeared on Denver Freedom Riders It is difficult to be radical in Denver. We are so privileged here. There’s a Starbucks and a Whole Foods on every corner; and dog parks and community gardens and it’s all so…seductive. It has an almost soporific effect. One can be lulled right to sleep … Continue reading Dominique Christina: Baltimore and Black Lives Matter

Ferguson, Burnaby Mountain, and Earth at Risk

Earth at Risk This past weekend in San Francisco, an event called Earth at Risk: The Justice and Sustainability Conference was held. It brought together feminists, indigenous peoples, anti-war activists, anti-racists, and others. The event, headlined by Derrick Jensen, Vandana Shiva, Chris Hedges, and Alice Walker, united a disparate set of movements acting in solidarity … Continue reading Ferguson, Burnaby Mountain, and Earth at Risk

(Not) Making Sense of Ferguson

By Will Falk, Deep Green Resistance Let’s be clear: The decision not to indict Darren Wilson for killing Michael Brown Jr. was inevitable. I do not write this to undermine, in any way, the justifiable rage being expressed around the country. I write this in the hopes that we can accurately diagnose the cancer characterized … Continue reading (Not) Making Sense of Ferguson

Texas Rises in Solidarity with #Ferguson and #MichaelBrown

Hundreds of people across Texas have staged rallies across the state in solidarity with those in Ferguson, Mo., rallying for justice after the racist police murder of Michael Brown. Hundreds rallied in Austin to show support for victims of police violence. In Dallas, where police have killed several Black men in recent years, local politicians unveiled … Continue reading Texas Rises in Solidarity with #Ferguson and #MichaelBrown

Time is Short: Ferguson, Missouri: Seeing Clearly

By Will Falk / Deep Green Resistance San Diego We need to be clear about what is going on in Ferguson, Missouri. Let’s pretend, just for a moment, that your people were stolen from their ancestral homes and stacked like lumber in the hulls of filthy ships to be sold half a world away. Millions … Continue reading Time is Short: Ferguson, Missouri: Seeing Clearly

Study suggests U.S. Army tested radioactive chemicals on poor black neighborhoods

By David Edwards / The Raw Story A college professor from St. Louis, Missouri has released research claiming that the U.S. Army conducted secret Cold War tests by spraying toxic radioactive chemicals on cities like St. Louis and Corpus Christi. St. Louis Community College-Meramec sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor told The Associated Press that her research … Continue reading Study suggests U.S. Army tested radioactive chemicals on poor black neighborhoods

Nuclear plants in United States experienced fifteen “near-misses” in 2011

By Environment News Service The Union of Concerned Scientists has documented 15 “near-misses” at 13 U.S. nuclear plants during 2011 and evaluates the response of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to each event in a report released today. The second in an annual series of reports, “The NRC and Nuclear Power Plant Safety 2011 Report: Living … Continue reading Nuclear plants in United States experienced fifteen “near-misses” in 2011