Senate Confirms First Native American Ambassador

By David McCabe, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By David McCabe in The Huffington Post - The Senate confirmed Keith Harper as ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Council Tuesday, making him the first Native American to ever become a [...]

Malaysia Bans Yellow To Prevent Protests Against Corruption

By Daily Kos, www.dailykos.com -

By Daily Kos - Xanthophobia: fear of the colour yellow. On Thursday, the Home Ministry of Malaysia decided to ban a primary color. Why? Because the people of Malaysia have gotten sick of [...]

Month After Massive Spill Canadian Pipeline Suspended

By CBC News, www.cbc.ca -

By CBC News - Alberta's Energy Regulator (AER) says "deficiencies" in documentation and pipeline monitoring prompted the decision to suspend 95 pipelines operated by Nexen Energy at an oilsands [...]

Study: 13,000 Become Homeless Every Month In Los Angeles County

By Haya El Nasser, www.america.aljazeera.com -

By Haya El Nasser in Al Jazeera - Chronic homelessness is such a daunting problem in Los Angeles County that even after 10,000 people were moved into housing in the last three years, about 13,000 [...]

Soil Not Oil International Conference

By Soil Not Oil, www.soilnotoilcoalition.org -

By Soil Not Oil - Inspired by Dr. Vandana Shiva’s book, Soil Not Oil, the 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the role of oil-based [...]

Connecticut Finds Homes For All Chronically Homeless Vets

By Bryce Covert, www.nationofchange.org -

By Bryce Covert in Nation of Change - On Thursday, the federal government announced that Connecticut is the first state in the country to end chronic homelessness among veterans. That means [...]

Organizing, Not Activism: Dyett HS Hunger Strikers

By Bruce A. Dixon, www.blackagendareport.com -

By Bruce A. Dixon in Black Agenda Report - The years long struggle on the part of parents and students and community members around Dyett High school on Chicago's historic south side is a stellar [...]

Lebanon – What If It Fell?

By Andre Vltchek, www.informationclearinghouse.info -

By Andre Vltchek in Information Clearing House - 24 hours after the concert, a crowd clashed with the Lebanese security forces in the center of Beirut, near the government palace. Dozens were [...]

GMOs, Herbicides, And Public Health

By Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D., www.organicconsumers.org -

By Philip J. Landrigan, M.D., and Charles Benbrook, Ph.D. - Two recent developments are dramatically changing the GMO landscape. First, there have been sharp increases in the amounts and numbers [...]

Where Change Really Comes From

By Sam Smith, www.samsmitharchives.wordpress.com -

By Sam Smith - Another reason we find it hard to recognize or talk about real change is that we haven’t seen its positive form on any scale in some time. Thus, it is not surprising that many [...]

In Chicago: Dyett Hunger Strike Day 14 – Supporting & Defending

By Michelle Gunderson, www.livingindialogue.com -

By Michelle Gunderson in Living in Dialogue - Those who fully understand the impact of a neighborhood losing an open enrollment high school often ask what they can do. First of all, call Mayor [...]

Opt Out Movement: Tests Designed To Fail Most Students

By Diane Ravitch, www.dianeravitch.net -

By Diane Ravitch - It is important to remember a few key facts about the Opt Out Movement. Number one: It was created and is led by parents, not by teachers or unions. In New York, where 20% [...]

RCMP Planning Mass Arrest Of Indigenous Activists Under Bill C-51

By ThinkPol, www.thinkpol.ca -

By ThinkPol - The RCMP are preparing to carry out a mass arrest operation against the indigenous Unist’ot’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern BC under Harper government’s Bill C-51 [...]

200 People Participate In Peace Picnic Seeking Peace In Middle East

By DC IndyMedia, www.dcindymedia.org -

By DC IndyMedia - On the 30th of August, Code Pink stages a picnic for peace with Iran and the nuclear deal that Obama has signed but some in Congress are attempting to block. US Park Police and [...]

Why Is Rev. Edward Pinkney In Prison?

By Jackie Miller, www.popularresistance.org -

By Jackie Miller of BANCO. Benton Harbor, MI - One answer comes to mind from my very first meeting with Pinkney in 2003. I drove from Lansing to Benton Harbor in southwest Michigan to witness a [...]