Indigenous Activist Berta Caceres Assassinated in Honduras

Let us walk in solidarity with the people of Honduras
On the night of March 3, Honduran environmental and indigenous leader Berta Cáceres was brutally murdered in her home. As co-founder of the Civic Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), Berta had led the Lenca indigenous communities to fight for the integrity of their indigenous territories. She was a 2015 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, awarded each year in recognition of the courageous efforts by persons from around the world to defend and protect the rivers, forests and lands from devastation due to destructive practices of governments and transnational corporations.
For years, Berta and the Lenca communities fought to block the Agua Zarca hydroelectric dam. She had been persecuted and received numerous death threats for her work. Her murder is one of over 100 unprosecuted murders since 2010 of organizers working to defend the lands and rivers so that the Honduran people can have sustainable opportunities and not have to migrate.

Children of Immigrants Targeted by Tax Warfare in Congress

Children of Immigrants Targeted by Tax Warfare in Congress

The fundamental injustice of the tax system grows clearer as tax day looms ominously over working people and a few horde more and more of the nation’s wealth. Short of a total collapse of capitalism, the primary redistributive remedy for this would be progressive taxation. But our tax policy gets it exactly backward, and its about to get a bit worse. And as with so many wars of attrition against the working class, this one begins by shafting disenfranchised communities, especially immigrants.While the rich are rolling in tax giveaways, a few credits actually give poor folks a break — for now.(Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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