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During my four years at the Texas Observer, I’ve scrambled after stories about the progressive movement all over the sprawling Lone Star State. So while watching The Pushback—a new documentary... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-11
Source: Texas Observer
For centuries, Americans have taken to the streets when they’ve had grievances to share. We’ve taken to the streets to make our voices heard, to effect change, and to feel... Read more
Published on: 2020-05-01
Source: ACLU
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed down many businesses, but the work of preserving civil liberties and civil rights continues, as essential as ever. Reports of courts closing down can be... Read more
Published on: 2020-04-10
Source: ACLU
The danger posed to border communities by the influx of border wall construction workers during a pandemic... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-30
The United States is in the midst of a national emergency—and it’s not related to the coronavirus. This emergency, the one President Donald Trump said that he “didn’t need to”... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-13
Source: Sierra Magazine
BY STEFANIE HERWECK About two weeks ago the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) broke the law by destroying a forest growing along the Rio Grande in Audubon’s Sabal... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-06
BY STEFANIE HERWECK About two weeks ago the U.S. International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) broke the law by destroying a forest growing along the Rio Grande in Audubon’s Sabal... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-06
The Texas-Mexico border is not a blank slate for the projection of campaign promises. It’s a real place where some 2.5 million Texans live, love, and bury their dead.  In... Read more
Published on: 2020-03-06
Source: Texas Observer
As new border wall construction rips through some of the most biologically diverse desert lands in North America, it is putting nearly 100 endangered species at increased risk. “I think... Read more
Published on: 2020-02-18
Source: Sierra Magazine
Thanks to the border wall, it may be only a matter of months before we lose access to fossilized oyster beds and other unique natural areas along the Rio Grande.... Read more
Published on: 2020-02-09
Albatross outfitted with radar detectors are tracking down pirate fishing boats in the Indian Ocean. Florida approves the use of drones to track invasive Burmese pythons.  On January 21, the... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-31
Source: Sierra Magazine
On January 25, 350 delegates of the human rights committees that make up Border Network for Human Rights (BNHR) gathered at the annual BNHR General Assembly in Canutillo, TX.  Special... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-27
Source: Border Network
A basic legal consensus about our democracy is that the Constitution assigns the “power of the purse” to Congress. Turning this edict on its head, White House Office of Management... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-16
Source: ACLU
Immigrant advocates are accustomed to losing. From the failure of comprehensive immigration reform to the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall, the pro-immigrant movement has been let down... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-14
Source: Texas Observer
Fernando Garcia, executive director for Border Network for Human Rights, today released this statement regarding the decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily halt a ruling by... Read more
Published on: 2020-01-13
Source: Border Network