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22 mothers detained in Pennsylvania’s Berks County Residential Center launched a hunger strike, demanding their release from the center. The women say that they have been held between 277-365 days, not the average 20 day stay DHS secretary Jeh Johnson cited.

22 mothers detained in Pennsylvania’s Berks County Residential Center launched a hunger strike, demanding their release from the center. The women say that they have been held between 277-365 days, not the average 20 day stay DHS secretary ...

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Report: The Environment as the new battleground for human rights

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. 

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect ...

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Around the globe, thousands protest to break free from fossil fuels

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit the streets and the internet to demand change.

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit ...

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed a bill that set the stage for the mass deportation machine that is our immigration system today. Today, a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling on Congress to restore due process for immigrants and end local police and ICE collaboration. 

In 1996, Bill Clinton signed a bill that set the stage for the mass deportation machine that is our immigration system today. Today, a coalition of immigrant rights groups are calling on Congress ...

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13 year-old girl from Standing Rock Tribe stands up to proposed oil pipeline

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and thirty young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning to stop a pipeline they say will leak into their water. In the few weeks since they started it, over 70,000 people have signed their Change.org (where full disclosure, I work) petition and a string of celebrities have endorsed it over social media. 

Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and thirty young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning to stop a pipeline they say will leak into their water. In the few weeks since they started it, over ...

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Indigenous movement stops construction of Brazilian mega-dam

In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their home. The Brazilian indigenous agency FUNAI finally demarcated the territory of the Munduruku people, providing the legal basis to suspend construction of the São Luiz de Tapajós dam. 

In a historic victory, one of Brazil’s largest indigenous groups has managed to suspend construction of a mega-dam that threatened to submerge their home. The Brazilian indigenous agency FUNAI finally demarcated the territory of the Munduruku people, providing the ...

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Victory for indigenous women held in sexual slavery during Guatemala’s civil war

This weekend, two former members of the Guatemalan military were found guilt of crimes against humanity for the rape, murder, and sexual enslavement of indigenous Maya women during the country’s civil war.

This weekend, two former members of the Guatemalan military were found guilt of crimes against humanity for the rape, murder, and sexual enslavement of indigenous Maya women during the country’s civil war.

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