Texas Charges Oil Port Protesters Under New Fossil Fuel Protection Law

BY Nicholas Kusnertz, Insideclimatenews.org -

A group of activists who shut down one of the nation's largest oil ports by hanging off a bridge over the Houston Ship Channel have been charged under a new Texas law that imposes harsh penalties [...]

‘The Moron Fascists’: ICE Fails To Properly Redact Document Proposing ‘Hyper-Realistic’ Urban Warfare Training Facility

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the federal agency which carries out the bulk of President Donald Trump's war on immigrants, is building a "hyper-realistic" urban training ground in Fort [...]

Federal Judge Rebukes Houston DA For Using The Willie Horton Strategy

By Daniel Nichanian, Appealpolitics.org -

U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal gave preliminary approval last week to a settlement that restructures the bail system and provides for the pretrial release of most people charged with [...]

Nonviolent Direct Action And The Good Kind Of Trouble That Changes The World

By Steve Thornton, Wagingnonviolence.org -

The new book "Good Trouble" documents dozens of cases of ordinary people embracing the strategy of people power on a local and national level. Some years back, a close friend of mine was arrested [...]

Justice Department To Force Imprisoned Hackivist Jeremy Hammond To Testify Against Wikileaks

By Kevin Gosztola, Shadowproof.com -

FBI informant Hector Xavier Monsegur was instrumental in targeting and carrying out a cyberattack on the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in 2011. The FBI allowed several individuals to [...]

ICE Agent Opens Fire on Immigrants Outside a South Nashville Grocery Store

By Staff, Latinorebels.com -

NASHVILLE — On Thursday September 5, 2019, an Immigration Customs and Enforcement agent approached three men in a white work van parked in the Food Lion located in Antioch, TN. The Food Lion [...]

Document Reveals The FBI Is Tracking Border Protest Groups As Extremist Organizations

By Jana Winter and Hunter Walker, Yahoo.com -

The FBI has gathered intelligence from people with “direct access” to the organizations and is monitoring their social media, according to the document,  called an “external intelligence note,” [...]

Roger Waters And John Pilger Make Powerful Defence Of Julian Assange In London

By Staff, Wsws.org -

Up to 1,000 people gathered last night in central London to hear internationally acclaimed musician Roger Waters deliver a musical tribute to imprisoned WikiLeaks’ publisher Julian Assange. [...]

NLRB Reversing Important Labor Law Precedents

By Bobbi Murray, Capitalandmain.com -

Employee rights advocates say this Labor Day’s family barbecues and union solidarity picnics will take place in the shadow of a Trump administration that has quietly stacked the National Labor [...]

A Society Is Only As Free As Its Most Troublesome Political Dissident

By Staff,  Caitlinjohnstone.com -

You wouldn’t know it from any western mass media reporting as of this writing, but musician Roger Waters is about to perform the iconic Pink Floyd song “Wish You Were Here” in front of the office [...]

Dissent Is Being Criminalized Right Under Our Noses

By Mike Siegel, Truthdig.com -

Many of us are deeply concerned about the recent wave of mass shootings and hate crimes that have taken place across the United States. As the Department of Justice reported, in 2018 alone there [...]

Nan Goldin Among Activists Arrested While Protesting Governor Cuomo’s Failure To Open Safe Injection Sites

By Megan Kapler, Artforum.com -

At 11:00 AM on Wednesday, around two hundred health and drug policy activists swarmed New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, where they protested the lawmaker’s failure to deliver on a [...]

40 Rebuttals To The Media’s Smears Of Julian Assange

By Fidel Narvaez, Thegrayzone.com -

The Western corporate media has shown extreme bias against the whistleblowing publication WikiLeaks and its publisher Julian Assange. Nowhere is this more evident than in a recent CNN article on [...]

Executive Summary: Chelsea Manning’s “Grumbles” Motion

By Kelly Wright, Aaronswartzday.org -

This brief digs into the distinction between a punitive sanction and one that is merely “coercive.” A person who is held in civil contempt may be confined (incarcerated) in order to coerce their [...]

‘Trump Is Literally Deporting Kids With Cancer’

By Clark Mindock, Independent.co.uk -

US immigration services have informed families struggling with HIV, cancer, cerebral palsy and other conditions they must leave in 33 days The Trump administration has ended a policy that allows [...]