Anna Lekas Miller

Victory! Oakland Activists Kick Police Militarization Event Out of City

On Friday, around 300 protesters blocked Broadway between 9th and 11th streets in downtown Oakland, protesting the second day of the eighth annual Urban Shield convention.

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Detroit Activists Herald Partial Victory as City Regains Control of the Water

On July 28, Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr, who has operated the Detroit Water and Sewage Department, or DWSD, and been responsible for turning off water for more than 15,000 Detroit residents, issued an order transferring control of the department back to the city of Detroit and recently elected Mayor Mike Duggan. Many attribute the change to the hard work of Detroit-based community activists protesting, marching and advocating on behalf of Detroit residents.

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It's Time to Change Who Is in the Room When Decisions Are Made About the Economy

"What does inequality look like where you're from?"

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America Has a Long Way to Go Before It's Fully 'Clitorate'

Did you know that the female spotted hyena has the largest clitoris among mammals, extending as much as seven inches outside of her body?

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Palestinians Face Food and Water Crisis in the West Bank Spurred by Israeli Control of Resources

Beit Ummar used to be known as the fruit basket of Palestine.

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Crushed Homes, Violent Killings: Why the Boycott Israel Movement Is Pushing Into the Mainstream

On March 16, 2003, American human rights activist Rachel Corrie was violently killed by a Caterpillar bulldozer in a refugee camp in Gaza. In an act of civil disobedience, Corrie was standing in the way of a bulldozer, trying to stop it from demolishing a Palestinian home. The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier operating the bulldozer ignored her, running over her body while clearing the home that she gave her life trying to save.

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Campaign and New Law Challenge Chic Israeli Company Ahava Cosmetics, Whose "Dead Sea Mud" Illegally Exploits Palestinians

Ahava means love in Hebrew. But the Israeli corporation bearing that name engages in practices that are far from loving.

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Empty Stomachs, Clenched Fists: How Palestinians Are Fighting Israel's Unaccountable Prison System

Thaer Halahleh, a resident of the Palestinian city of Hebron, is a father. But his 2-year-old daughter Lamar only knows him through photographs.

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'Festive, Righteous Anger': Occupy Makes May-Day Comeback With Massive Demonstrations

All over the world, May 1 is celebrated as International Workers' Day. Yesterday, May Day also marked the reemergence of the Occupy movement, with events in cities all over America. AlterNet's reporters were in the field -- here are their dispatches from New York and the Bay Area.

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How We're Footing the Bill for Violent Crackdowns on Dissent in the Middle East

It's odd to see an Israeli flag flying in rural Pennsylvania.

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Activists Are Reclaiming Vacant Lots For Gardens -- But Will There Be Legal Challenges?

Philadelphia has a rich horticultural history. In pre-colonial times, John Bartram, the king's botanist, made his home in Philadelphia. To this day, his home and property are preserved as America's oldest living botanical garden, a relic of the Philadelphia once covered in orchards, forests, farmland and natural gardens.

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Occupy vs. Monsanto: Activists, Farmers Fight the Corporation They Fear Will Take Over All America's Crops

Monsanto, if you will, is the 1 percent of Big Agriculture--the scourge of small farmers everywhere. But now those farmers are fighting back, backed by activists from Occupy Wall Street.

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Occupy Your Food Supply: Radical Farmer's March Aims to Bridge Urban-Rural Divide, Focus in on "Food Justice"

“I have a confession to make,” said Jim Gerritsen, an organic seed farmer from northern Maine, “This is my first time in New York City. I had no good reason to come until today.”

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Beyond the Banks: 3 More Ways to Move Your Money Away from Corporations

On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the country organized to move their money from predatory big banks to smaller local banks and credit unions. After 650,000 Americans joined credit unions during the month of October alone—more than in all of 2010 combined—even more people organized to make November 5 the beginning of a collective blow to the corporate financial institutions that crashed our economy.

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Cornel West, Others Arrested as 'Stop Stop-and-Frisk' Movement Against Police Abuse Kicks Off with Occupy Wall Street Support

On Friday, October 21, a historic movement to combat the New York Police Department policy of "stop and frisk" began in the heart of Harlem.

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Occupy Wall Street Fights for Diversity

Occupy Wall Street is beginning to look more like New York City.

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How Unpaid Internships Perpetuate Rampant Inequality in the US

There is a job opening! It seems perfect—full time, in the non-profit sector, based in New York City. It's obviously a prestigious position—they're looking to hire someone with at least a masters’ degree, though in certain cases this can be interchangeable with five years of related work experience. There's only one small problem: it's unpaid.

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