Organizing at the Frontiers: Appalachian Resistance to Pipelines

By BRRN Radical Ecology Committee (REC) The history, ecologies, and cultures of Appalachia are interwoven with the expansion of fossil fuel industries. Appalachia, both across its landscape and within its depths, has historically been a commodity frontier for Capital investment in low-wage and low-cost energy production. Appalachia, particularly Central Appalachia, serves as an “appropriation zone” […]

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Fraternal Order of Police: 100 Days of Racist Repression

By Kadeem Fuller In less than two months since the election of Donald Trump there has been a surge in violent Islamophobic and xenophobic attacks in this county.  While the rhetoric, actions and entire campaign of Trump has prompted conversations amongst scholars, activists and folks on the political left it is important to remember that […]

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We Don’t Need a New Jail, We Need Abolition

For five years, Champaign-Urbana (CU) residents have been battling jail expansion in our community while supporting community-based alternatives to incarceration. Like the rest of the nation, the racial disparity in CU is horrific, from school discipline to the criminal justice system. Although Black people make up 13% of the general population in Champaign County, Illinois […]

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