Thursday, 23 February 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG

David Friedman, Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador to Israel, has a far-right vision for the region based in Islamophobic ideology. That's why I joined with other Jewish and Muslim activists to disrupt Friedman's Senate hearing and explain why his ambassadorship would be devastating for both Palestinians and for the American Jewish community.

When Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke signed on to Trump's program of mass deportations, immigrant workers in Wisconsin swung into action and planned a general strike. In this interview, Farmworker German Sanchez and Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz discuss last week's strikes.

Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)

The Great Barrier Reef, still staggered from a major coral bleaching event in 2016 that killed 22 percent of the 1,400-mile-long reef, is now experiencing the beginning of what could be another major bleaching event.

Democrats must go beyond their current purely defensive posture to establish an independent and strong political base from which to articulate a progressive vision. One way would be for the governors of the largest blue states to act in concert to make that vision a reality within their states.

As we approach the first anniversary of the assassination of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, the only witness to the homicide is suing the Honduran government amid rising anti-government sentiment, which has brought together political opposition parties. Many, including Cáceres' mother, say justice for Cáceres is impossible with the current government.

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David Friedman, Donald Trump's pick for US ambassador to Israel, has a far-right vision for the region based in Islamophobic ideology. That's why I joined with other Jewish and Muslim activists to disrupt Friedman's Senate hearing and explain why his ambassadorship would be devastating for both Palestinians and for the American Jewish community.

When Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke signed on to Trump's program of mass deportations, immigrant workers in Wisconsin swung into action and planned a general strike. In this interview, Farmworker German Sanchez and Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz discuss last week's strikes.

Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)

The Great Barrier Reef, still staggered from a major coral bleaching event in 2016 that killed 22 percent of the 1,400-mile-long reef, is now experiencing the beginning of what could be another major bleaching event.

Democrats must go beyond their current purely defensive posture to establish an independent and strong political base from which to articulate a progressive vision. One way would be for the governors of the largest blue states to act in concert to make that vision a reality within their states.

As we approach the first anniversary of the assassination of Honduran activist Berta Cáceres, the only witness to the homicide is suing the Honduran government amid rising anti-government sentiment, which has brought together political opposition parties. Many, including Cáceres' mother, say justice for Cáceres is impossible with the current government.