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Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

Trump Shrinks Public Land To Ease Fossil Fuel Potential–Claims It’s For Public Good (Video)

When President Donald Trump announced Monday he would be reducing the sizes of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments in Utah, he delivered the following message: “The families and communities of Utah know and love this land the best, and you know the best how to take care of your land. You know how to protect […]

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Education Dept.’s Next Move–Rescind Students’ Civil Rights Protections (Video)

Upon assuming her role as the nation’s education advocate, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos decided to rescind support requiring the U.S. Education Department to investigate loan servicing companies’ past conduct before the government awards lucrative contracts. Interestingly, these are the very companies in which DeVos and her family have vested business interests. Then she reversed former President Barack Obama’s directive […]

Twitter Pillories Trump For Offensive ‘Pocahontas’ Remark At Event For Native American Heroes

Twitter Pillories Trump For Offensive ‘Pocahontas’ Remark At Event For Native American Heroes

At a White House event meant to honor Navajo “code talkers” who helped the United States win a decisive victory in World War II, President Trump just couldn’t resist taking yet another cheap shot at Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren (D): “You were here long before any of us were here. Although we have a representative […]

German History Professor Explains Why Trump’s Racists Views Are So Dangerous (Video)

German History Professor Explains Why Trump’s Racists Views Are So Dangerous (Video)

“Blood and soil!” “Jews will not replace us!” You know where people chanted these slogans, don’t you? Berlin, circa 1938, right? Technically, yes. But we don’t need to take a trip in the way-back machine to hear this chilling rhetoric. White supremacists are puffing out their chests, brandishing torches (albeit the tiki kind), and taking […]

‘Fox & Friends’ Host: Trump’s NFL Comments ‘Made Things Worse’ (VIDEO)

‘Fox & Friends’ Host: Trump’s NFL Comments ‘Made Things Worse’ (VIDEO)

It wasn’t a very good weekend for President Trump. Comments he made Friday at a political rally in Alabama regarding NFL players who kneel during the national anthem set off a firestorm of criticism and led to even more players taking a knee during Sunday’s scheduled games. Despite this, Trump has doubled and tripled down […]

Guess Who Minnesota Wants To Replace Columbus Statue With? HINT: He’s Funky! (VIDEO)

Guess Who Minnesota Wants To Replace Columbus Statue With? HINT: He’s Funky! (VIDEO)

  It has been a hell of a year. Charlottesville was a disgraceful display of white supremacy and it has stirred up horrible division within the United States. The whole debacle revolved around a group of men marching in defense of a statue of Robert E Lee, a figure of the confederacy. The march turned […]

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

Here’s What Germany Can Teach Us About Remembering An Ugly Past (Video)

We are at an interesting time in our history. We will not soon forget the 2016 election and whatever transpired or will transpire over the next couple of years. But President Donald Trump’s ascendancy is not a historical aberration, although it may be for us. The United States has always regarded itself as a paragon […]

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

Statue Of Christopher Columbus May Join Confederate Generals (VIDEO)

They’re coming down…finally. The statues, that is. Among same-sex marriage, the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), ethics regulations, and a host of myriad issues, into the category of things the progressive movement is winning we can put the fight over statues commemorating Confederate generals. But Confederate generals’ statues are not the only symbols of hate we […]

Trump Admin Wants To Lift Uranium Mining Ban, Risk The Grand Canyon And People’s Health (VIDEO)

Trump Admin Wants To Lift Uranium Mining Ban, Risk The Grand Canyon And People’s Health (VIDEO)

If you’ve got plans to see the Grand Canyon, do it soon, because if the Trump Administration gets its way, a lift on the ban on uranium mining might be in the near future. According to a piece in the Guardian, a coalition of influential officials in Arizona and Utah argue the 2012-enacted twenty-year ban on new […]

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

Trump Budget Would Devastate Native American Communities (VIDEO)

President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget makes dramatic cuts to what little remains of the social safety net. If the budget is approved, many will suffer. But Native Americans will be among those hit hardest by the budget’s extreme austerity. To really understand the abject cruelty of this budget, you have to understand that tribal communities […]

Pipeline Protests Heat Up As Over 700,000 Bank Customers Hit Banks Where It Hurts (VIDEO)

Pipeline Protests Heat Up As Over 700,000 Bank Customers Hit Banks Where It Hurts (VIDEO)

Every day we find ourselves confronted with yet another kick in the teeth from a new administration that courts controversy like a nineteenth-century libertine. At this point, it’s become clear to pipeline protesters that President Donald Trump and his administration are engaged in a deliberate campaign to up-end anything educationally, politically, financially, socially, and environmentally beneficial […]

4 Lessons Trump Needs To Learn From Another Evil President: Andrew Jackson

4 Lessons Trump Needs To Learn From Another Evil President: Andrew Jackson

Two key members of President-elect Donald Trump’s team have compared him to former president and Native American genocidal maniac Andrew Jackson. Rudy Giuliani said on election night that it was “like Andrew Jackson’s victory.” While Steve Bannon said: “Like Jackson’s populism, we’re going to build an entirely new political movement.” This comparison is both worrying […]

VICTORY! Army Corps Of Engineers Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Moved (VIDEOS)

VICTORY! Army Corps Of Engineers Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Moved (VIDEOS)

Sanity has finally prevailed in the eight-month standoff over the Dakota Access Pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers has announced that it will not grant an easement that would have allowed the pipeline to skirt the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. The pipeline’s original route would have sent it under Lake Oahe, just a half mile […]

WATCH: Sexist John Sununu Mocks Hillary Clinton At Trump Rally – Then It Gets Even Worse

WATCH: Sexist John Sununu Mocks Hillary Clinton At Trump Rally – Then It Gets Even Worse

Republican John Sununu threw a particularly low blow at a Donald Trump campaign rally on Friday. He cracked a joke about what he perceives as Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s lack of sex appeal. The 77-year-old former Governor of New Hampshire said: “Do you think Bill was referring Hillary when he said, ‘I did not have […]

Elizabeth Warren’s Response To Trump Slut-Shaming Alicia Machado NAILED IT! (TWEETS)

Elizabeth Warren’s Response To Trump Slut-Shaming Alicia Machado NAILED IT! (TWEETS)

After Republican candidate Donald Trump’s sexist tweet rants at 3 o’clock this morning about Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado backlashed, Trump justified them by pointing out that at least he’s awake, and will be there for you to answer the call. For those few people knocking me for tweeting at three o'clock in the morning, […]

North Dakota County Wants To Arrest A Journalist For Practicing Journalism (VIDEO)

North Dakota County Wants To Arrest A Journalist For Practicing Journalism (VIDEO)

By now, you’ve probably heard that a Native American tribe from North Dakota is trying to derail the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Current plans call for the pipeline to go right through a burial site for the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It could also potentially endanger the tribe’s access to clean water. Now, […]

WATCH: Big Oil Companies Bulldoze Native American Graves and Assault Protesters

WATCH: Big Oil Companies Bulldoze Native American Graves and Assault Protesters

Have you heard the news about the North Dakota Access Pipeline? If you haven’t, you’re not the only one. The project has received shockingly little media coverage, given the amount of violence and destruction it is inflicting on Native Americans. What Is DAPL? The North Dakota Access Pipeline, abbreviated DAPL, is an oil pipeline which […]

Debtors’ Prison For KIDS? Inability To Pay Juvenile Court Costs Leads To Jail Time (VIDEO)

Debtors’ Prison For KIDS? Inability To Pay Juvenile Court Costs Leads To Jail Time (VIDEO)

A new report issued by the Juvenile Law Center details how poor and minority children face harsher penalties when they, or their families, cannot pay required court costs.  The consequences of nonpayment are often way out of proportion to the harm caused, or the amount owed. As a result, poor kids, who disproportionately are members […]

So Trump Is Complimenting Native American Culture And Warren By Calling Her Pocahontas? (VIDEO)

So Trump Is Complimenting Native American Culture And Warren By Calling Her Pocahontas? (VIDEO)

Oh, boy howdy. Those Trump folks are sure good at backpeddling, aren’t they? There’s that whole Muslim ban problem, where Donald moved from “Ban all the Muslims” to “Ban a few of the Muslims.” Now Trump’s people are trying sound less racist about the candidate’s favorite label for the progressive senator from Massachusetts. We all know […]

There’s An App That Will Teach Your Children About Racism (VIDEO)

There’s An App That Will Teach Your Children About Racism (VIDEO)

A web-based app that will teach students in primary school about the implications of discrimination and racism, sponsored by the All Together Now initiative, will use real-life scenarios to showcase active discrimination. The thought process of this app is to foster a sense of self-awareness in children to help stifle stereotyping. An adult version of the app […]

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