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  • "Superman Is Not Coming": Erin Brockovich on the Future of Water

    By Maryam Henein, Truthout | Report

    Erin Brockovich speaks at the 2016 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, October 9, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)Erin Brockovich speaks at the 2016 Arizona Ultimate Women's Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, October 9, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore)

    "It's not just one Flint. It's hundreds of Flints," says environmental activist Erin Brockovich, describing how water supplies throughout the US have become repositories for industrial waste. More than 200 million Americans are exposed to the carcinogen Chromium 6 alone. With regulation-blocking Scott Pruitt in charge of our drinking water, we must mobilize to prevent widespread illness and death.

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  • It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"

    It's Time for the Left to Ask "What Are We For?"

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    Neither of the established political parties is going to offer anything to everyday people, so it's time for social movements to lead, says Maria Poblet, outgoing executive director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause, a grassroots organization in the Bay Area. Trump's election has ushered in an era in which defending civil liberties must necessarily include fighting for immigrant rights and resisting gentrification and displacement.

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  • How White Nationalists Are Setting Immigration Policy in Trump's White House

    How White Nationalists Are Setting Immigration Policy in Trump's White House

    By Shane Burley, Truthout | News Analysis

    The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is a white nationalist, xenophobic organization that has long enjoyed access to politicians at the highest level, thanks to media complicity. By uncritically presenting its views for "balance," mainstream media outlets have bolstered FAIR's status as the primary driver of immigration policy under Trump.

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