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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
The United Church of Christ, a one million-member, mainstream Protestant church in the U.S., has overwhelmingly passed a resolution to divest from companies it says profit from Israel's occupation of Gaza and the West Bank. The church described the Tuesday vote, which took place at the General Synod in Cleveland, where it is based, as furthering...
by Morgan Marquis-Boire, Glenn Greenwald, and Micah Lee, The Intercept
One of the National Security Agency’s most powerful tools of mass surveillance...
Common Dreams staff
"African-Americans, going back to before the civil war and the earliest African-American spokespersons and writers and leaders like Frederick Douglass and others argued that the fundamental feature of the American economy was dehumanization," said MIT Professor Phil Thompson. (Image: Screenshot/Youtube/NextSystemProject)
From slavery to Jim Crow to the modern era of mass incarceration, racism and...

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Britanny 'Bree' Newsome - the filmmaker, organizer, activist and aspiring Super-Woman who memorably, determinedly climbed the flagpole at South Carolina's capitol to remove the Confederate flag - has spoken out for the first time about her feat, which she views "both as an act of civil disobedience and as a demonstration of the power people have when we work together." Much more from an inspiring kick-ass black woman who vows, "I refuse to be ruled by fear."