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‘We Will Find A Fight For The Right To Vote’

Amid the fear and confusion around voter suppression, voting rights advocates are sounding a message of hope and

Immigration: Hypocrisy of Homeland Security

About a dozen immigrant advocates disrupted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson at a

Native tribes stand up to proposed oil pipeline

By some accounts, the Dakota Access oil pipeline seems like a done deal. Iowa, the last state out of the four

Máxima Acuña: Guardian of the earth

Peruvian peasant Máxima Acuña de Chaupe recently received the 2016 Goldman Environmental Prize

Arizona Legislature Targets Reproductive Health

Women’s health and reproductive rights took some hits during the recent session of the Arizona Legislature, but pro-choice interests won on at least one major issue. Legislators were forced to reverse a measure designed to require doctors to use outdated …
Posted On 27 May 2016

Sanders Blasts ‘Vulture ...

Campaigning in Puerto Rico last week, Bernie Sanders railed against the “colonial-like relationship” that has allowed Wall Street “vulture capitalists” to profit off the debt-stricken territory’s economic crisis and demanded that Congress and the...
Posted On 28 May 2016

Who Benefits from the New Overtime Rule?

The Department of Labor last week issued a new rule that updates the regulations determining which white-collar, salaried employees are entitled to the Fair Labor Standards Act’s minimum wage and overtime pay protections. The rule increases the salary threshold below …
Posted On 27 May 2016

In wake of Cáceres murder, dam funders pull out

One day after a Honduran judge charged four suspects in the murder of renowned activist Berta Cáceres—including one executive of the Honduran company DESA, a developer of the Agua Zarca dam Cáceres opposed so passionately—European financiers said they “seek to …
Posted On 14 May 2016

Latino Advocates Protect Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico

The House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee unveiled the latest draft of the PROMESA Act which no longer jeopardizes thousands of acres of the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge in Puerto Rico.
The Latino community and our partners on environmental issues...

Posted On 27 May 2016

Standing Rock Sioux to federal government: Halt the pipeline

For the last two years, the Standing Rock Sioux people have actively opposed a massive crude oil pipeline that threatens our lives, livelihoods and land we have called home since time immemorial.

The confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball Rivers …

Posted On 14 May 2016

Rivera: Puerto Rico’s other shining star

Fights with greed can be exhausting. Just ask Luis Jorge Rivera, who’s been fighting the corporate and government greed for more than 16 years and defending the natural heritage of all Puerto Ricans.
But Luis Jorge likes to win; so …

Posted On 06 May 2016

Pesticides: Breaking the cycle

When we enter into legal battles against the chemical industry, we know we are the underdogs. We fight for the underrepresented—farmworkers and children—against an entrenched industry with far greater wealth, power and influence. Despite the odds stacked against us,...

Posted On 27 Apr 2016