Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Fighting for Our Lives: Lessons from Standing Rock

Fighting for Our Lives Again: No Dakota Access Pipeline Struggle in Historical Context https://therednation.org/2016/09/18/fighting-for-our-lives-nodapl-in-context/ by Nick Estes – September 18, 2016 Thousands are camped along the banks of the Missouri River at Cannon Ball in the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation to halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL; #NoDAPL), which proposes to carry…

So Cal Police Shoot Fourth Person In A Week

LAPD officers shot and killed 18-year-old Carnel Snell (pictured above) on the street where he lived near Western Ave. and 107th St. in South LA after a short pursuit of a suspected stolen vehicle in which he had been a passenger. Police claimed to have found a gun at the scene, but offered no further…

Politics as Reality Television

by Charles Fredricks Reality TV may not have prepared Trump to be president, but it has prepared him to win those who prefer entertainment to hard realities Failing Tao, man resorts to Virtue. Failing Virtue, man resorts to humanity. Failing humanity, man resorts to morality. Failing morality, man resorts to ceremony. Now, ceremony is the…

Poetry Corner: A Man Like Me

A Man Like Me by Chris Ware What kind of life is there for a man like me A man written down in history as the issue The problem with this godless nation Considered “godless” because they set me free Will I ever be freed from the bondage of the stereotype? Hyped up to be…

Prisoners’ work strike ongoing

Anyone relying on mainstream media wouldn’t know it, but the US prison system is shaking up right now. Here are some speculative numbers we can share with confidence at this time: At least 29 prisons were affected. We expect this number to rise dramatically as we gather reports. More than 24,000 prisoners missed work. There…

Community Calls for Immediate End to Sheriff Misconduct

As the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors prepares to discuss the county budget next week, Dignity and Power Now has released a report identifying major trends in Sheriff misconduct. “Unchecked and Unsettled” finds Sheriff misconduct over the last four years has cost the county millions in court settlements and legal fees. In 2015 this…

Colombia Peace Process Suffers Setback

Columbian Government and FARC signed a Peace Accord, but Voters Reject It Statement of the Colombia Peace Project on the Peace Accord between the Colombian government and the FARC guerrillas: After four years of negotiations, the FARC guerrillas and the Colombian government have reached a peace agreement. The Colombia Peace Project endorses the accord; but…

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