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  • As New Border Wall Breaks Ground, Environmental and Immigrant Advocates Push Back

    By Candice Bernd, Truthout | Report

    Workers are photographed during construction of 32km of the border wall by order of Donald Trump on the border between Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico and Santa Teresa, New Mexico state, US, on April 17, 2018. (Photo: Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty Images)Workers are photographed during construction of a new bollard-style wall prototype by order of President Trump on the border between Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico, on April 17, 2018. (Photo: Herika Martinez / AFP / Getty Images)

    A new border wall prototype being constructed along a 20-mile stretch at Santa Teresa near New Mexico's state line with Texas is being hailed as a "serious structure" that neither humans nor animals can get past. But immigrant rights groups are pushing back against dangerous narratives about their homes on the border, and environmental advocates are taking the administration to court.

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  • Administrators Didn't Defeat Richard Spencer, Campus and Community Organizers Did

    Administrators Didn't Defeat Richard Spencer, Campus and Community Organizers Did

    By Maximillian Alvarez, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Administrators at Michigan State and University of Michigan celebrating white supremacist Richard Spencer's self-imposed hiatus from campus appearances should remember that it didn't result from their advice to "ignore" the neo-Nazi threat. Rather it was brought about by the sustained anti-fascist actions of groups across campus communities who organized to protect themselves.

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  • To Be a Survivor in a Nation of Embedded Racism: Black Lives Matter

    To Be a Survivor in a Nation of Embedded Racism: Black Lives Matter

    By Patrisse Khan-Cullors and asha bandele, St. Martin's Press | Book Excerpt

    Vividly and trenchantly, Patrisse Khan-Cullors -- with the assistance of asha bendele -- draws on her personal experience to convey how Black communities are under systemic attack. In this excerpt of When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir, she writes of a precarious life caught between the police, poverty and prejudice.

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