Thursday, 19 April 2018 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • As New Border Wall Breaks Ground, Environment 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 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)

    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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  • How the Working Families Party Intends to Shake Up the 2018 Elections

    How the Working Families Party Intends to Shake Up the 2018 Elections

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    There's a new energy in voters and they are more open to big ideas about the kind of change we need, says Joe Dinkin, national communications director of the Working Families Party (WFP). From chasing Paul Ryan out of the race in Wisconsin, to challenging New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to deliver on a progressive budget, WFP is shaking up the 2018 midterms.

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  • Anticipating a Crush: In Prison, Tactical Teams Declare Uneven War

    Anticipating a Crush: In Prison, Tactical Teams Declare Uneven War

    By Phil Hartsfield, Truthout | Op-Ed

    Orange Crush -- or the tact team, as they're called officially -- is the Illinois Department of Correction's most oppressive armed wing. They are bullies dressed in riot gear who kick you when you're down, both figuratively and literally. These are usually big white guys with insecurities, poor communication skills and a power complex that makes for a horrible mix.

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