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Posts from June 2017

By: Karyn Carlo
Published: June 2, 2017

Folks are acting surprised at the vigor with which white fundamentalist Christians oppose the idea of global warming, dismiss it as a hoax, and insist that environmentalism is some kind of blasphemous worship of Mother Earth to be resisted at all costs. Let me see if I can help. Remember the Scopes "monkey trial?"

The passionate opposition to the theory of evolution had to do with the way it connects humans and "apes" and threatens to "make a monkey out of us." White supremacy promotes the idea that Black people are ape like and inferior and quite possibly soulless. See the...

By: Sayrah Namaste
By: Alice Rothchild
By: Nia Eubanks-Dixon
By: AFSC
Published: June 1, 2017

Last week, the Trump administration released the full version of their proposed 2018 federal budget. The budget includes large increases for immigration enforcement and for the military, and sweeping cuts to education, health care, food assistance, and other valuable social programs. Here's what we're reading to learn more.

 

The Trump budget neglects basic protections and funds a deportation force instead, by Sharita...

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