Hawaiian Senators Step Up to Protect Civil Rights of Maunakea Protestors

Photo credit for image above: @protectmaunakea (Instagram) February 11, 2020; Honolulu Civil Beat After the attorney general began a harassment campaign against KAHEA, a Native Hawaiian group that has been protesting the construction of the thirty-meter telescope (TMT) on Maunakea, Hawaii’s lawmakers have taken it upon themselves to advance Senate Bill 42, which would prohibit AG investigations…

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Day Sees Nationwide Protests

“Activists Assemble call for fossil fuel divestment,” Ric Lander February 13, 2020; Ithaca Voice Yesterday was global fossil fuel divestment day, and accordingly, protestors showed up all around the country to disrupt business as usual. One group, for instance, occupied a branch of Chase Bank in Ithaca, New York, causing it to close altogether. It…

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Judge Orders Restoration of Nonprofit Hotline for Detainees

moosline (pixabay.com) February 12, 2020; KFMB-TV (CBS 8) On Tuesday, US District Court Judge André Birotte Jr. granted a preliminary injunction to allow a free hotline for detainees to be reestablished by a California nonprofit named Freedom for Immigrants. The hotline, which provided a way for detained immigrants to report custody conditions, was shut by…

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