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High School Student Targeted By Immigration

A teenager swept up in a nationwide immigration raid in January is being required to pay a $30,000 bail bond in

The Hidden Epidemic of Student Homelessness

More than 1.3 million public school students were identified as homeless in 2013-14, a number that has been

Being Gay In América Is Still A Radical Act

Fifty people were slaughtered over the weekend after a gunman opened fire inside an Orlando, FL club filled with

‘Detained Because My Name Was Gonzalez’

When Jacinta Gonzalez arrived at a protest on Shea Boulevard in Fountain Hills, Arizona, the morning of March

Workforce Connection of Central NM to Receive $4M

U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich welcomed news this week that Workforce Connection of Central New México will receive $4 million to train and re-train hundreds of young and displaced workers for higher-paying information technology jobs in the Albuquerque …
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

Call for Truth, Reconciliation on Painful History

In an effort to address the United States’ Indian Boarding School era, the Lakota People’s Law Project has launched a campaign to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). This Congressional committee would investigate the impacts and ongoing effects...
Posted On 02 Jul 2016

I’m Afraid of Losing My Job If I Call In Sick

Editor’s note: Alex Hernández, Jr. wrote an open letter to US Secretary Tom Pérez about the need for paid leave.  I am writing to you today because I believe that everyone in our country should have access to paid...
Posted On 24 Jun 2016

In wake of Cáceres murder, dam funders pull out

One day after a Honduran judge charged four suspects in the murder of renowned activist Berta Cáceres—including one executive of the Honduran company DESA, a developer of the Agua Zarca dam Cáceres opposed so passionately—European financiers said they “seek to …
Posted On 15 May 2016

Ready For 100 National Tour Promotes Clean Energy

The Sierra Club kicked off a nine-city “aerial art” national tour on June 23rd, as thousands of people gathered at the AREDAY Summit and hundreds formed a huge “human sun,” spelling out a bold message with their bodies …

Posted On 02 Jul 2016

Seeds of Resistance: Planting Corn, Not Pipelines

During the early stages of resistance against the Keystone XL pipeline in Nebraska, an unlikely alliance of farmers, ranchers, environmentalists and Native Americans held a spiritual gathering at the farm of Art Tanderup. While gathered in a tepee during a …

Posted On 24 Jun 2016

Inter-Tribal Spiritual Relay Opposing Pipeline

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is currently considering permits for the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 3.7 billion dollar Bakken oil project that would extend over 1,000 miles across North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois, transferring …

Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Startling Institutional Failures of the EPA

Recently the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment (CRPE) released a startling look into the institutional failures of the Environmental Protection Agency, which blocked civil rights protections from communities most affected by pesticide exposure—schoolchildren and...

Posted On 01 Jun 2016