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Native Americans’ decades long struggle for control over sacred lands is making progress
Rosalyn R. LaPier: Who should manage public land that is sacred to Native Americans? ... That is the question that the United States government and some states hope recent policy changes will address by giving Indigenous people greater input into managing such land. ... Co-management, as the policy is called, might alleviate the friction that emerges when sacred landscapes are managed without Native American input. ... This new policy, which focuses on publicly managed areas that Native Americans view as sacred or culturally important, will allow some tribes to share management responsibilities with federal agencies.,, Visit Website ]
Oct 5, 2022, 5:08pm

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Beneath This Sea, A Sculpture Garden Is Saving an Ecosystem
Peter Yeung: The Mediterranean is the world’s most overfished sea — and a proving ground for how art can elevate conservation. ... Dozens of these intriguing marble sculptures are scattered across the seabed of the so-called “underwater museum” in Talamone, a placid town along the Tuscan coastline about 75 miles northwest of the Italian capital. ... these submerged sculptures are playing a novel yet effective role in halting illegal fishing in the region ... commercial trawlers, which drag enormous nets across the ocean floor, catching species indiscriminately and damaging important ecosystems ... The 39 underwater sculptures currently in place, which weigh between 10 and 15 tons each, have literally created a physical barrier to block trawler nets ... becoming hubs for biodiversity to flourish Visit Website ]
Sep 30, 2022, 5:03pm

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The Mississippi welfare fraud involving Brett Favre, explained
Jack Meserve: How a WWE wrestler, corrupt Mississippi officials, and Brett Favre allegedly siphoned money away from poor people. ... the whole country’s welfare system is implicated, its very structure encouraging heinous misuse and waste even as poor people receive a fraction of what they need ... TANF — or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families — is the program that replaced AFDC — Aid to Families with Dependent Children — in the welfare reform of 1996 ... TANF ended direct entitlement cash payments to poor families with children and created a block grant to states ... What happened in Mississippi is less a case of criminal masterminds perpetrating a heist, and closer to walking into a vault that welfare reform left open and unguarded, all while purporting to protect the government from mooching citizens... Visit Website ]
Sep 24, 2022, 5:14pm

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Movement to ‘re-Indigenize’ Yellowstone gains steam
Mike Koshmrl: Native American tribes and legal scholars are asserting their right to hunt, fish, gather, shape the future of and perhaps someday even reacquire the land that’s now the park. ... Amid Yellowstone’s 150th anniversary, there’s a growing sense that it’s time to reverse historical wrongs, honor treaty promises, recognize Yellowstone and other parks as traditional Indigenous lands and incorporate tribes into National Park Service decision-making. ... “Give us access. We won’t disturb things, we won’t bother things. We’ll just take what we need.” ... Visit Website ]
Sep 13, 2022, 4:08pm

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Our Invasions
Nathan J. Robinson: If we’re never going to hold U.S. war criminals accountable, what moral credibility do we have when we condemn Russia and others? We don’t even begin to practice what we preach. ... It is beginning to seem as if there will never be any meaningful accountability for the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq. ... These disastrous wars have destabilized the Middle East and caused hundreds of thousands of deaths; the cases for both wars were built on mountains of lies ... The bipartisan consensus position in the U.S. appears to be that we are just not going to talk about it anymore... Visit Website ]
Aug 31, 2022, 12:13pm

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Commemorating Howard Zinn on His Birthday: ‘No Human Being Is Illegal’
Howard Zinn:Discrimination against the foreign born has a long history, going back to the beginning of the nation. ... is there a recognition that immigrants deserve the same rights as everyone else ... there will be a wall built at the southern borders of California and Arizona ... intended to keep Mexicans out of the land that was violently taken from Mexico in the War of 1846-1848 ... In the wave of anger against government action in the Sixties, cartoons were drawn showing the Statue of Liberty blindfolded. The blindfolds remain, if only symbolically, until we begin to act, yes, as if “No Human Being Is Illegal.”... Visit Website ]
Aug 25, 2022, 3:36pm

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The U.S. Pivot to Asia: Cold War Lessons From Vietnam for Today
Cynthia Chung: ...the official narrative for why the Korean War and the Vietnam War were fought are fabrications of the Cold War “reality.” ... The Cold War defined a pixelated enemy that was under-defined and invisible to the eye. ... Although Ho Chi Minh’s belief in communism was used to justify this betrayal (France), the truth was that he was a threat because he considered himself first and foremost a nationalist ... It was this nationalism that could not be tolerated in areas of the world which were regarded as imperial territories and subject lands. ... It is for this very same reason that MI6 and the CIA staged a coup against the beloved nationalist Mosaddegh in Iran... Visit Website ]
Aug 16, 2022, 1:09pm

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Evo Morales: UK Role in Coup That Ousted Him
Matt Kennard: THE COUP: ‘The U.K. participated in it – all for lithium’ ... THE BRITISH: ‘Superiority is so important to them, the ability to dominate’ ... THE U.S. : ‘Any relationship with them is always subject to conditions’ ... NEW MODEL: ‘We no longer submit to transnational corporations’ .. JULIAN ASSANGE: ‘The detention of our friend is an intimidation’ ... NATO: ‘We need a global campaign to eliminate it’ ... BOLIVIA: ‘We are putting anti-imperialism into practice’... Visit Website ]
Jul 15, 2022, 4:50pm

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The Onondaga Nation, in Unprecedented Land Back Moment, Regains 1,023 Acres of the Land From New York State
Last Real Indians: The Onondaga Nation will recover more than 1,000 acres of forest lands in the Tully Valley through an historic agreement with New York State and the federal government. This property, identified for restoration and preservation as part of the Onondaga Lake Natural Resource Damages and Restoration process, will now be returned to the care of the Onondaga Nation. ... a ground-breaking opportunity to restore the land, preserve Onondaga culture, and address historic and ongoing land injustices ... “The Onondaga people have a unique spiritual, cultural and historic relationship with the land, which is embodied in the Gaya•neñ•hsä•’gó•nah – the Great Law of Peace... Visit Website ]
Jul 8, 2022, 11:46am

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The People’s Tramp
Ciara Moloney: Charlie Chaplin’s films are insightful explorations of issues that still plague us: poverty, homelessness, how modern technology can be harnessed for the benefit of humanity even though it’s now controlled by callous moneyed classes. ... But more, they exemplify cinema’s capacity to act as a small empathy-generating machine. The Tramp is an avatar of all the impoverished, and he is impossible not to love. You love him so much that your heart bursts open to love all the real tramps out there... Visit Website ]
Jun 6, 2022, 4:26pm

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CIA, NATO and the Great Heroin Coup: How Miami Became the Center of International Fascism and the Murder of President Kennedy
Cynthia Chung: The logic of Northwoods was the stripe of Gladio. The general staff inclined towards prefabricated violence because they believed benefits gained by the state count more than injustice against individuals. ... This is part 4 to a five-part series. [Refer here for Part 1 and Part 2, the latter which goes over how the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement Post WWII was Bought and Paid for by the CIA. Part 3 is essential reading prior to this paper, which discusses key elements of NATO’s Operation Gladio... Operation Underworld & the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI)... Visit Website ]
May 12, 2022, 1:00pm

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The Silent Epidemic of Pedestrian Deaths in America
Urban planner Angie Schmitt explains why American pedestrians, especially people of color and poor people, die in higher numbers compared to our peer countries. ... over the last roughly 10 years, ... pedestrian deaths have increased about 50 percent. ... People of color are much more likely to be killed in a pedestrian crash. ... So now cars are bigger, they’re heavier, and when they strike pedestrians, they hit them higher on the body. ... We’ve noticed a lot more reckless driving during the pandemic. ... We have so many communities where there aren’t sidewalks. ... We need to go back to a lot of the stuff that we’ve built and adjust it and make it better fit... Visit Website ]
May 10, 2022, 4:38pm

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Black Secret Service Agent, Jailed for JFK Plot Warning, Cleared: The Full Story
Russ Baker: On April 26, President Joe Biden pardoned Abraham Bolden, an 87-year-old who was the first Black man to join the presidential Secret Service security detail. ... The pardon statement characterized him as a brave and noble advocate for racial justice, who spoke out against the racist behavior of other Secret Service agents, and who maintained his innocence during his bribery trials and subsequent prison term. .. Bolden believes that it was his warnings about problems with the Secret Service prior to Kennedy’s death, his knowledge of a conspiracy to kill Kennedy ... and his efforts to share what he knew with the Warren Commission that led to his being targeted with false charges... Visit Website ]
May 3, 2022, 11:43am

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What If Unhoused People Designed Their Own Homes?
Brian Barth: In Oakland, a poet and her crew of “poverty scholars” are doing just that. ... a row of stucco townhomes sprung up along a blighted stretch of MacArthur ­Boulevard in 2021 ... Tan-colored and not outwardly remarkable, they were designed, according to their creator, Tiny Gray-Garcia, as an antidote to “gentrifuckation.” ... Homefulness, as the eight-unit place is known, now provides rent-free homes to recently unhoused individuals ... “Change won’t come from a savior, a pimp, or an institution. Change will only come from a poor people-led revolution.”... Visit Website ]
Apr 26, 2022, 4:27pm

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Remembering Paul Robeson on his 124th Birthday: American Renaissance man and Social Activist
Bill Berkowitz: To borrow from Walt Whitman’s 1855 poem, Paul Robeson contained multitudes. ... Robeson was born on April 9, 1898, in Princeton, New Jersey, the son of a runaway slave, William Drew Robeson. ,,, an All-American football player ... Phi Beta Kappa ... played professional football in the American Professional Football League ... worked his way through Columbia Law School ... His resonant bass-baritone voice made him a recording star ... He sang songs promoting world peace and human rights in 25 languages ... was an early target of McCarthyism and a symbol of the fight back spirit, the right to hold “controversial” opinions, during the Eisenhower-Nixon years... Visit Website ]
Apr 10, 2022, 1:00pm

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