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The 'Bin Laden' of Latin America, Luis Posada Carriles, Dies in Florida

The ‘Bin Laden’ of Latin America, Luis Posada Carriles, Dies in Florida

May 24, 2018

Anti-Castro terror campaigner Luis Posada Carriles died in Florida at 90, after decades under CIA protection and on its payroll. He had been wanted by Cuban and Venezuelan authorities for bombing a Cuban airliner that killed 73, but the US refused to extradite him

Guns, Toxic Masculinity, and the Alt-Right

February 16, 2018

The FBI has confirmed it failed to act on a tip about Nikolas Cruz, the confessed shooter in the Florida high school massacre. Author David Neiwert says the shooting underscores the dangerous combination of toxic masculinity, guns, and radicalized scapegoating

Florida Shooter Is MAGA Hat-Wearing White Supremacist Who Said Mexicans Should Be Killed and Black People Should Be in Chains

February 15, 2018

Nikolas Cruz, the shooter charged with gunning down students at a Florida high school, said he hated “jews, ni**ers, immigrants” and fantasized about killing people of color.

Florida Department of Corrections Denies Statewide Prisoner Strike

February 3, 2018

Prisoners in Florida organize statewide strike demanding payment for labor, cheaper commissary, restore parole for lifers, and to expose abuses, but FDC argues that there are no reports of work stoppages or interruptions in daily operations

Wasserman Schultz Ally Resigns Amid Allegations of Creating ‘Creepy’ Work Environment for Women

November 17, 2017

Billionaire donor, Florida Democratic Party Chair Stephen Bittel, resigns from position he won in controversial election

Disney Union Workers Continue Fight For $15 An Hour

October 27, 2017

Orange County Police broke up a rally organized by labor unions last week calling on Disney to pay employees a fair, livable wage

Florida Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Alt-Right Leader’s Speech

October 16, 2017

The University of Florida has taken several measures that benefit white supremacist Richard Spencer and his alt-right group ahead of their October 19 event on campus

US Politics

September 14, 2017
The deaths of eight Florida nursing home residents during Hurricane Irma bring new attention to a powerful industry serving the vulnerable, and a Trump administration effort to nix a critical safeguard

Hundreds of Keystone XL Protestors Arrested, Look to Influence Obama’s Final Decision on Pipeline

March 3, 2014

Hundreds of students demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline deal, but Obama has already fast tracked the southern half of the pipeline which is currently delivering Canadian tar sands to Texas refineries

Jordan Davis Verdict Highlights Need for “Race-Conscious Solution” To U.S. Racism

February 17, 2014

Dayvon Love and Brendan Fischer say that ‘Stand Your Ground’ laws help rationalize violence against people of color by legitimizing fear of black men