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  • Indigenous Alliance Launches Divestment Campaign Against US and Canadian Pipelines

    By Jillian Kestler-D'Amours, Truthout | Report

    Indigenous activists march with allies in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in northern Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Velcrow Ripper)Indigenous activists march with allies in the Tar Sands Healing Walk in northern Alberta, Canada. (Photo: Velcrow Ripper)

    A coalition of 121 Indigenous tribes across North America is working to change the narrative around fossil fuels. Alongside a growing campaign to defund the banks that are financing the Dakota Access pipeline and four other pipeline projects to pump Alberta tar sands oil across the continent, they are also pushing a discussion on sustainable forms of alternative energy.

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  • Mourning Manchester: Forging a New Politics of Grief

    Mourning Manchester: Forging a New Politics of Grief

    By Nazia Kazi, Truthout | Op-Ed

    As we mourn the lives lost in the Manchester suicide bombing, we cannot allow the deaths of children to be churned into approval ratings for politicians and arms deals for dictators. Whether at a UK concert hall or a school in Yemen, children's lives are routinely taken as a product of violence. A politics of grief for this age of atrocities should be one where we think about what gives rise to such violence.

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  • Fearing for My Life During a Traffic Stop: Rising Police Violence in the Borderlands

    Fearing for My Life During a Traffic Stop: Rising Police Violence in the Borderlands

    By Ankur Singh, Truthout | News Analysis

    Near the US-Mexico border, there's a sharp line between those enabled by law enforcement -- such as armed white militia groups -- and the Brown and Black communities that are targeted and traumatized. For the latter, a simple mistake like driving without headlights on often results in being detained at gunpoint, as this reporter found out firsthand.

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