Decolonization Or Extinction – Indigenous People’s Day 2021

By Justin Teba, Red Nation. -

In 2015, The Red Nation and a coalition of Native and non-Native organizations led a successful campaign to rename the second Monday of October Indigenous Peoples’ Day (IPD) in Albuquerque, New [...]

New Mexicans Fought For Abortion Access And Won

By Denicia Sam Cadena And Nicole Martin, Prism. -

Indigenous and Chicanx/Latinx people, who comprise nearly 50% of New Mexico’s population, have been subjected to generational and current day racist reproductive policies under the United State’s [...]

Santa Fe Just Agreed To Send Some Parents $400 Per Month

By Ayelet Sheffey, Business Insider. -

New Mexico could become the second state to implement a statewide universal basic income program. The city of Santa Fe is testing out universal basic income, or guaranteed monthly [...]

New Mexico Passes Cannabis Legalization And Expungement Package

By Drug Policy Alliance. -

Santa Fe, NM – With the New Mexico Legislature approving social justice-centered cannabis legalization during the special session today, Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director for Resident States and [...]

Abortion Ban Repealed In New Mexico After Years Of Struggle

By Kuveni Scanlan, Liberation News. -

Radical and progressive activists recently led the way to an important victory for working-class women in New Mexico. For the past three years, several organizations in New Mexico, including the [...]

New Mexican Economists Warn: Change Course Now

By Jerry Redfern, Capital and Main. -

Later this month, New Mexico lawmakers will have another chance to fix an economic problem that has plagued the state for decades. “For at least 40 years people in the state government and the [...]

When Is An obelisk Not Just An Obelisk?

By Elena Ortiz, The Red Nation. -

New Mexico - When I was a child, my dad and I would sometimes walk down to Santa Fe Plaza, especially on cool autumn afternoons. We would get Cokes from Woolworth’s. My father would visit with [...]

Monument To Colonialism Toppled On Indigenous Peoples’ Day

By Charles Davis, Business Insider. -

New Mexico - Visitors to the historic plaza in Santa Fe, a bastion of liberalism in northern New Mexico, will find a charming square in the Spanish colonial style, surrounded by shops selling [...]

New Fossil Fuel Projects Meet Indigenous Resistance

By Randall Hyman, Truthout. -

New Mexico - The spicy pungency of sagebrush filled the air in Greater Chaco, New Mexico, in late July this summer as I watched towering, rain-laden clouds gather across the endless horizon — a [...]

Fracking Company Made It Rain Toxic Water Upon New Mexico

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

Penny Aucoin, her husband Carl Dee George, their son Gideon and their daughter Skyler have had their lives devastated by the fracking industry. There was no oil and gas infrastructure where [...]

If You’re Watching Portland, Watch This Courthouse In New Mexico, Too

By Charles P. Pierce, Esquire. -

The events in Portland understandably have raised serious concerns that the various white-nationalist militias, having infiltrated various police departments, might decide en masse to “help” the [...]

Could COVID-19 Spell The End Of The Fracking Industry?

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout. -

It has always been known that the oil and gas industry only survives by way of debt financing. Fracking is capital intensive, and very few companies involved ever actually even turn a profit in [...]

New Mexico Official Pulls Plug On New Oil, Gas Drilling On State Land Near Chaco

By Robert Nott, Santafenewmexican.com -

State Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard has put a halt to new oil and gas leasing on some 73,000 acres of state trust land near the Chaco Culture National Historic Park in Northwest New [...]

Private Prison In New Mexico Demands More Prisoners

By Steven Rosenfeld, www.alternet.org -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - The nation’s second-largest private prison corporation is holding New Mexico politicians hostage by threatening to close unless the state or federal authorities [...]

Nuclear Accident In New Mexico Ranks Among Costliest In US History

By Ralph Vartabedian, www.readersupportednews.org -

By Ralph Vartabedian for Los Angeles Times - When a drum containing radioactive waste blew up in an underground nuclear dump in New Mexico two years ago, the Energy Department rushed to quell [...]

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