Politics

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APIAs Envision Equitable, Just #FutureAsianAmerica

18MillionRising.org invited Twitter users to imagine a world where Asian and Pacific Islander Americans embrace uplifting narratives, discard “model minority” rhetoric and fight anti-Blackness.

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[VIDEO] Arizona Immigration Activist Tomas Robles on the Growing Cancer of Voter Suppression

In the final installment of the five-part video series, “Resistance Maricopa,” LUCHA executive director Tomas Robles explains why voter suppression is a major loss for immigrants. 

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Photo Essay: Thousands of Activists March Through New York City to #DefendDACA

Just days after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, thousands of immigrants and their allies rallied in protest and solidarity outside the Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York City.

These Interpreters Are Bringing a Radical Approach to Language Access

Addressing power dynamics, decentering English and working to level the playing field for non-English speakers are crucial aspects of their approach.

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A Black Football Fanatic Explains Why Now Is the Time For Him to Kick His NFL Habit

Filmmaker, activist and former quarterback Byron Hurt has been obsessed with the game of football since he was a 7-year-old pee wee player. But recent events have convinced him to boycott an NFL he calls ”as toxic and racist as this nation’s current president.”

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READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Trump is 'The First White President'

“Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a Black president.”

Two Black women with floral wreaths around their heads who were bailed out of  Pinellas County Jail in Clearwater, Florida, by Dream Defenders on May 11, 2017, talk to a reporter about National Bail Out day.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.  

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VIDEO: Angry and Unafraid, 'DREAMers' Denounce Trump's Decision to End DACA

Hundreds of ‘DREAMers’ descended on Trump Tower in New York City to declare that they are “undocumented and unafraid” of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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A Look Back at This Year in Labor and Racial Justice

From rejected Labor Secretary picks to Fight for $15 actions, here are a few of the highlights from the past year in labor and racial justice movement-making.

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Los Angeles is Largest U.S. City to Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day

Council members voted 14-1 to replace the annual holiday with one that recognizes the Native peoples who occupied this land and resisted colonization.

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Women's Convention to Gather Thousands to Strategize Ahead of Midterm Elections

The conference aims to secure liberation for “women of all races, ethnicities, ages, disabilities, sexual identities, gender expressions, immigration statuses, religious faiths and economic statuses.”

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3 Transgender Rights Orgs to Support While the DOD Decides How to Block People Who Want to Serve

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis is doing exactly what he was ordered to do—and the lives and livelihoods of trans people are still at risk.

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A History of Violence: Joe Arpaio's Racist Crusade Against Latinxs

For decades, the Maricopa County sheriff targeted Latinxs via illegal stops and his Tent City Jail, which he once referred to as a “concentration camp.”

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[OPINION] Why the Movement for Black Lives Is Using the Media to Build Empathy

Through real media representation and healthy debate, this movement led by Black, queer and gender nonconforming people is bringing democracy within reach.

A protester wears a costume likeness of Sheriff Joe Arpaio as a member of the KKK with a picture of President Trump

3 Things You Need to Know About Trump's Arizona Campaign Speech

The president of the United States: “If we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall.”

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Charlottesville Residents Call for Justice, City Council Votes to Cover Confederate Monuments

A multiracial group took over council chambers and admonished Charlottesville city government’s handling of the deadly “Unite the Right” White supremacist rally.

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Steve Bannon, Breitbart Head-Turned-Trump Advisor, Exits the White House

Amid heightened pressure, Donald Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has either resigned or been fired. Groups who pushed for his ouster say that’s just the beginning. 

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The Dos and Dont's of Talking to Kids of Color About White Supremacy

A primer for talking to children about racism—and systems that perpetuate it—in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville.

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Activists Who Helped Topple Durham Confederate Statue Face Charges As Baltimore, Philadelphia Authorities Tackle Monuments

Takiyah Thompson was the first person charged with participation and incitement of a riot for helping to tear down a Confederate memorial in Durham.