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As Hurricane Florence Batters Carolinas, Media Ignores Climate Change Connection

As Hurricane Florence Batters Carolinas, Media Ignores Climate Change Connection

September 12, 2018

Hurricanes are getting more powerful and more destructive because of global warming, which gives storms more energy, but as the mass media reports on the destruction, they leave out this connection. Climate scientist Kevin Trenberth explains the link

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes its way to North Carolina

North Carolina-sized Hurricane Florence makes its way to North Carolina

September 11, 2018

By Eric Holthaus / Grist. Hurricane Florence is heading straight for the Carolinas, on course to slam into a region that hasn’t seen anything like it in a generation. Florence is already one of the worst hurricanes ever to threaten the East Coast, and there’s nearly unanimous consensus among the most reliable weather models that…

Progressives Make Gains in Primaries, but Long Fight Remains Against Corporate Neoliberals

June 28, 2018

Activist Anoa Changa discusses the struggle of progressives against neoliberal Democrats in the midterm primary elections, from Maryland to Colorado; the striking teachers running for office in Oklahoma; and the spread of voter ID laws that disproportionately target voters of color and the poor

US City’s Ban on Police Training in Israel Builds Momentum Against Racist Violence

April 24, 2018

Durham, North Carolina’s city council banned police exchanges with Israel in a landmark vote. Jewish Voice for Peace director Rebecca Vilkomerson says this is an important step to combat police brutality, militarization, and oppression of Palestinians.

Judges Rule N. Carolina Representatives Cannot Choose their Voters

January 12, 2018

In a major blow to partisan gerrymandering, a panel of federal judges ruled that North Carolina’s congressional districts are unconstitutional and must be redrawn before the 2018 midterm election. The decision boosts other efforts to reverse gerrymandering in the US, explains Dan Vicuna of Common Cause

Supreme Court Strikes Down Racial Gerrymandering in North Carolina

May 22, 2017

Kamau Franklin of the Atlanta Black Star says a Supreme Court ruling that North Carolina unlawfully used race in redrawing Congressional maps is a blow to racial gerrymandering across the United States

Is North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Trying to Steal the Election?

November 23, 2016

Two weeks after Election Day, McCrory is losing the popular vote, refusing to concede, and now he’s demanding a recount. Investigative journalist Alex Kotch breaks it down.

Black Lives

September 22, 2016
The National Guard was called in after a second night of unrest following the killing of Keith Scott, who protestors believe was unarmed at the time of his shooting by a police officer

International Women’s Day

March 6, 2016