August Recap: From riots to natural disasters

August Recap: From riots to natural disasters

  August was a chaotic month in both the political and social spheres, with the death of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, to Hurricane Harvey wreaking havoc in Texas.   Charlottesville White nationalists and supremacists who were planning to gather for...
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Federal Reserve pushes to protect big banks

Federal Reserve pushes to protect big banks

America’s indifference towards financial corruption was why 2011’s Occupy Wall Street protests appeared ten years too late relative to the Great Financial Crisis (GFC). The Occupy movement came once the crisis was felt by Americans, but the reasons for the...
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Climate change calls for environmental activism

Climate change calls for environmental activism

Photos by Azia Keever These last few weeks, marked by record breaking hurricanes in the Gulf, forest fires across the United States, and deadly floods in Nepal, Malaysia, and India, have demonstrated global warming to be a humanitarian crisis. In...
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California wildfires threaten more than just communities

California wildfires threaten more than just communities

California has always been prone to natural wildfires, but the 2017 fire season is shaping up to potentially break records. While firefighters are placed under increased pressure to contain fires and protect communities, some are questioning the utility of suc...
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The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

  As the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives on May 4, House Democrats began singing and waving their goodbyes to their fellow...
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Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Somber chants and the sound of “Taps” filled the air outside of the Federal Government Office in downtown Sarasota the evening of May 11, in protest of Rep. Vern Buchanan’s vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)....
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Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s plans for a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) passed in the House on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4. This replacement, called the American Health Care Act, still requires Senate approval. However, if it...
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What’s at stake in south Florida: Risks of climate change in South Florida and what local governments are doing to mitigate it

What’s at stake in south Florida: Risks of climate change in South Florida and what local governments are doing to mitigate it

In a 2016 study released by the Yale Program on Climate Communication, it was found that 70 percent of people in the United States believed global warming was happening and 53 percent believed global warming was caused mostly by human...
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New U.S. foreign policy revealed explosively

New U.S. foreign policy revealed explosively

After deploying 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles to level a Syrian airfield on April 6 – spurring anger from both war-weary U.S. voters and Russian and Syrian diplomats – the U.S. military dropped a Massive Ordinance Air Blast (MOAB) on ISIS-occupied...
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ACLU white paper addresses the “Bullies in Blue”

ACLU white paper addresses the “Bullies in Blue”

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) recently released a white paper titled, “Bullies in Blue: The Origins and Consequences of School Policing,” in an attempt to explain why children, particularly young children of color, are charged with crimes for t...
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