After Hurricane Harvey, Abandoned Community Takes Charge

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After a flurry of media attention, the devastation in Houston, Texas from Hurricane Harvey faded from public view. But after unprecedented floods and widespread destruction, the story is far from over. In Part 1 of her investigation, Abby Martin travels to Houston one month later, and visits one of the most devastated neighborhoods. Victims there give harrowing testimony about nearly … Read More

From the Front Lines of the War on Austerity

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MEDIA ROOTS – United Front Against Austerity (UFAA) is a grassroots coalition with the bold initiative and hopefully the tenacity to inspire a generation increasingly strapped with debt and a diminishing political voice. Lead by such notables as author Webster G. Tarpley, an initial conference is scheduled tomorrow in New York City and will feature input from other activists such … Read More

Media Roots Contributor Contest

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MEDIA ROOTS – Media Roots is a not-for-profit community news sharing platform that has been keeping followers in the loop since 2009. We follow stories that are often marginalized by mainstream outlets and are always looking for fresh perspectives, particularly from the artist and activist community. Is there a song about the struggle for justice that you’ve heard recently that … Read More

Al Jazeera – Greenpeace: From Hippies to Lobbyists

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MEDIA ROOTS – Greenpeace specializes in environmental advocacy, striving daily to convince humanity to care for its planet. Recognizing Earth’s fragile state, the organization provides tangible solutions and affects positive change. Their tactics include lobbying, grassroots campaigns, and bold non-violent direct action. Greenpeace confronts multiple, interwoven environmental concerns, including climate change, deforestation, ocean degradation, toxic pollution, and nuclear weapons. Recently, … Read More

Phenotype, Class, and Oakland Public Education

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MEDIA ROOTS — Among the lot of what is being starved under Obama’s junk economics austerity, schools are being underfunded and then attacked for struggling to perform academically.  Economic hitmen then move in to push the privatizations and the underlying attacks on labour, particularly since teachers are among the last segments of the workforce that are still organized. MR *** … Read More