Leonard Peltier. Photo: Jeffry Scott
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Leonard Peltier is America’s Nelson Mandela

by David Detmold Imprisoned American Indian Movement (AIM) elder Leonard Peltier is 77 years old, suffering from severe diabetes, hypertension, an aortic aneurysm, and is blind in one eye. He has been imprisoned for more than 46 years, unjustly convicted of aiding and abetting in […]

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Save the Pine Barrens

by Hartman Deetz Editor’s note: The Save the Pine Barrens campaign is working to protect the Atlantic coastal pine barrens in Massachusetts from mining and industrial development by companies like A.D. Makepeace and Borrego Solar. The coastal pine barrens in Plymouth, Carver, and Wareham are […]

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US Militarism Fuels Domestic Gun Violence

by Nancy Goldner and Cate Henning Since we wrote this article, 3 people in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 3 people in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5 people in Tulsa, Oklahoma, 19 children and 2 teachers in Uvalde, Texas, a person at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, […]

Demonstrators gather to protest against police brutality following the death of George Floyd, in Franklin Park, Boston, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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Racial Justice Decolonization 2022 Work Plan

Campaign Name: Decarceration Working Group Name: Racial Justice and Decolonization Executive Summary: White supremacy and colonialism continue to operate in the US government and in our society. The incarceration rate in the US exposes the systemic racism in our criminal-legal system. Racialized slavery was outlawed […]

The Rev Martin Luther King stands with Jesse Jackson and other civil rights leaders on the balcony of the Lorraine motel in Memphis on 3 April 3 1968, a day before he was assassinated. Photograph: Associated Press
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Getting to where we are today

by Rev Dr Doe West When I was just a young teen, Reverend Dr Martin Luther King helped shape my whole life by his “I have a dream” speech (August, 1963), when he said: “Now, I say to you today my friends, even though we […]

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How the US Government Segregated America

by H. Patricia Hynes Originally published in Common Dreams For many years, I worked in Boston public housing with teams of residents, community organizations, public housing staff and other professors on reducing and removing the many asthma triggers that caused the highest rates of asthma […]