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  • Dangerous dynasties – Nicaragua on the lens

    Dangerous dynasties – Nicaragua on the lens

    by Fred Lucas President Barack Obama will be speaking this week for the last time during his presidency to annual dinners for black and Hispanic members of Congress, even as his record for the two largest minority groups in the country is at best questionable, based on government numbers. A Census Bureau report this week found

  • The Obama Administration temporarily blocks the  Dakota access pipeline

    The Obama Administration temporarily blocks the Dakota access pipeline

    by Robinson Meyer The FreeThoughProject.com The surprise move came after a federal judge declined to stop the 1,100-mile fossil fuel project’s construction. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the hundreds of Native protestors who have joined them in rural North Dakota won a huge but provisional victory in their quest to stop the Dakota Access

  • No other way to struggle

    No other way to struggle

    The farmworker-led boycott of Driscoll’s berries by Felimon Piñeda Interviewed by David Bacon Felimon Piñeda is vice president of Familias Unidas por la Justicia, the independent farm workers union in Washington State. He was one of the original strikers when the union was organized in 2013. The union, together with the union of striking farm

  • Blood in the textbooks

    Mexico’s striking teachers stand firm against state repression by David Bacon OAXACA- Since the killing of eleven demonstrators at a street blockade in the Oaxacan town of Nochixtlán on June 19, Mexico has been in an uproar over the use of force against teachers resisting corporate education reform. As the Mexican school year is starting,

  • Why politics matters?

    Why politics matters?

    There can be no health freedom, food freedom and medical freedom without political freedom by Mike Adams Opinión Every Natural News reader agrees on the fundamental principles of health freedom, food freedom and medical freedom. We all believe in the basic human right to grow our own food, save seeds, choose the medical treatments of

  • Farmworker overtime bill heads for another vote

    Farmworker overtime bill heads for another vote

    by David Bacon The fight for farm worker overtime is going down to the wire in California’s current legislative session, which will adjourn at the end of August. And as Assembly Bill 1066, which would require it, moves through the legislature, Jewish and African American organizations have made a commitment to win the votes it

  • Rigged election?

    Rigged election?

    A history of presidential candidates who’ve made allegations by Fred Lucas The current election is not the first time a candidate has charged that the game was rigged. The new book, Tainted by Suspicion: The Secret Deals and Electoral Chaos of Disputed Presidential Elections, delves into the common thread regarding the most controversial presidential elections

  • Nearly 3 million gallons of toxic one mine fall on Mexican River

    Nearly 3 million gallons of toxic one mine fall on Mexican River

    by David Bacon Editor’s note: This is a continuation of last week When the river turned yellow In the late 1980s, the administration of President Carlos Salinas de Gortari first declared the Cananea mine bankrupt, and then sold it to the Larrea family’s Grupo Mexico for $475 million in 1990. That’s the equivalent of the

  • When the river turned yellow

    When the river turned yellow

    by David Bacon In the afternoon of Aug. 6, 2014, the water in the Bacanuchi River turned yellow. At Tahuichopa, where the Bacanuchi flows into the larger Sonora River, Martha Agupira was one of the first to see it. “We had no warning,” she remembers. “We just saw the river change color-yellow, with a really

  • Uprooted in Mexico: the US children ‘returned’ to a country they berely know

    Uprooted in Mexico: the US children ‘returned’ to a country they berely know

    At least half a million US citizens have enrolled in Mexican schools since 2010 amid a wave of deportations and voluntary repatriations by Nina Lakhani and Monica Jacobo SANTIAGO JUXTLAHUACA, Oaxaca – After 14 years as an undocumented farmworker in the US, Julia Aguilar returned to Mexico last year with her two sons, both of