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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