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"How Do We Build A Mass Movement to Reverse Runaway Inequality?" with Les Leopold, author of "Runaway Inequality: An Activist's Guide to Economic Justice,"May 22, 2016, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York, 860 11th Ave. (Between 58th and 59th), New York City. Between The Lines' Scott Harris and Richard Hill moderated this workshop. Listen to the audio/slideshows and more from this workshop.
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"The Rogue World Order: Connecting the Dots Between Trump, Flynn, Bannon, Spencer, Dugin Putin," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Feb. 13, 2017
"Widespread Resistance Begins to Trump's Muslim Travel Ban at U.S. Airports," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 28, 2017
"MSNBC Editor: Women's March is a Revival of the Progressive Movement," by Anna Manzo (GlobalHealing), Daily Kos, Jan. 24, 2017
"Cornering Trump," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 19, 2017
"Free Leonard Peltier," by Reginald Johnson, Jan. 6, 2016
"For Natives, a "Day of Mourning"by Reginald Johnson, November 23, 2016
"A Bitter Harvest" by Reginald Johnson, Nov. 15, 2016
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Posted March 15, 2017
On March 10, thousands of indigenous people from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. for the Native Nations Rise march and rally. The action was preceded by two days of prayer and ceremony on the National Mall. The march route went past the Trump International Hotel, where some participants had erected a tipi and a group of women did a circle dance. The event began as rain turned to snow and then back to rain, which was described as "Mother Earth doing exactly what she's supposed to be doing" by a representative of the Piscataway Nation who welcomed everyone to her homeland.
The days of protest and prayer were organized by the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which continues to fight the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as the Indigenous Environmental Network and the Native Organizers Alliance. Participants carried banners opposing the Dakota Access pipeline, as well as signs calling for native consent, not just consultation, for invasive projects on their lands. Following an executive order from Donald Trump, the Dakota Access pipeline is now proceeding to completion under the Missouri River, but the tribe is still engaged in court to fight it.
One of the speakers at a rally across from the White House was JoDe Goudy, chairman of the Yakama Nation in Washington state. He read from a proclamation signed by the Yakima and the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which opposes what it calls the Doctrine of Christian Discovery, that justifies the invasion and exploitation of native lands and peoples.