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Death and resistance on the US-Mexico border

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Along the U.S-Mexico border, temperatures in summer hit triple digits daily. The Sonoran Desert straddles the border, creating a deadly barrier to the thousands of migrants seeking a better life in "el Norte," the North. Untold thousands of people have died in these deserts, following the path known as "el Camino del Diablo," the Devil's Highway...Read more

Dead man walking: The return of the federal death penalty

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

On July 25, in a surprise announcement, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said that the federal government would be resuming executions, with five scheduled in the coming months. This overturns an effective moratorium on the federal death penalty that has lasted over 16 years. "Punishment must be swift," Barr said. Just a week later, President ...Read more

Trump's America: Gun violence and the war on immigrants

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

The country was rocked by two mass killings this past weekend. The first was in El Paso, Texas. The slaughter of 22 people in El Paso's Cielo Vista Walmart was an act of a white supremacist. A manifesto he allegedly posted online shortly before the massacre echoed President Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Latino rhetoric. "This attack is ...Read more

Environmentalists risk their lives to save the planet

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

One year ago, on July 31, 2018, just after leaving home in the Ukrainian city of Kherson, Deputy Mayor Kateryna Gandziuk felt a splash of liquid across her head and face. An assailant had thrown a full liter of sulfuric acid on her, leaving her near death with burns across half her body. In the months leading up to the attack, she had accused ...Read more

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