Before & After I Became a Social Justice Vampire

This piece is about the vampires many of us became in our quest for the mountaintop, but it’s also about another world beyond that landscape, where our utopian visions might actually still be grown.

“I Just Want to Tell My Son I Love Him”

by Kavitha Surana LOS FRESNOS, Texas — Calling from an unreliable phone at the Port Isabel Detention Center, her voice sounds muffled, and far away. To be understood, she needs to keep repeating herself. For her to hear the person calling, they need to yell. Blanca wishes more than anything else that it was her … Read more“I Just Want to Tell My Son I Love Him”

Here’s What It’s Like to Work at a Shelter for Immigrant Kids

by Kavitha Surana and Robert Faturechi BROWNSVILLE, Texas — The employees were in the ninth hour of another 12-hour shift Saturday afternoon at a converted Walmart now housing immigrant boys when a teenage resident took off. Staff members at the Casa Padre shelter had been trying for weeks to connect the 15-year-old with family. It … Read moreHere’s What It’s Like to Work at a Shelter for Immigrant Kids

Scenes From a Black Site

by Daniel DeFraia, special to ProPublica Recently declassified CIA documents provide the first detailed look at the interrogation in Thailand of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, the al-Qaida prisoner whose detention, officials say, was overseen by Gina Haspel. Nashiri, a 37-year-old Saudi, was implicated in the bombing of the USS Cole, a Navy destroyer, while it was … Read moreScenes From a Black Site

Cambridge Analytica Harvested Info on 50 Million People

Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm hired by Donald Trump’s election team, harvested data on 50 million Facebook users for targeted political propaganda campaigns, reported The Observer and The New York Times on Saturday. Cambridge Analytica also held previously undiclosed discussions with Russian energy firm Lukoil, according to reports. The reports followed Facebook suspending the company…

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UK thinktank: ban new petrol and diesel cars in 2030, not 2040

Green Alliance says ending UK sales earlier would close climate target gap and halve oil imports

EPA Head Scott Pruitt PERSONALLY Ordered Removal Of Climate Change From Agency Material

According to recently-uncovered emails, Scott Pruitt, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, personally ordered the removal of the phrase “climate change” from the agency’s materials. This proves that the move was not simply a change in policy by the agency, but that it was a political directive…

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Corn Syrup Lobbyist Is Helping Set USDA Dietary Guidelines

For a year now, lobbyists have swarmed the White House under President Donald Trump, attaining positions within various federal agencies just days after leaving government affairs jobs at lobbying firms, trade groups and corporations…

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