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Last Night Showed Establishment Is Still Powerful and the Castle Walls Are High

March 5, 2020 - 3:06am

Super Tuesday’s voting is completed. California and Maine are still waiting to be called. Even absent those totals, there is but one conclusion to be reached: Joe Biden performed beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. His surprising wins in Texas, Massachusetts and Minnesota, combined with a sweep of the southern states, changed the dynamics of this primary campaign from top to bottom.

Wage Theft Escalates After Hurricane Harvey

August 26, 2018 - 2:02am

Just days after Hurricane Harvey released its grip on Texas a year ago, Guillermo Martinez Ayme was hard at work in the rebuilding effort.
He was one of more than 100 workers laboring from sunrise to sunset seven days a week, gutting a MainStay Suites hotel in Ingleside, 20 minutes north of Corpus Christi, that had been totaled by the storm. They worked 10- and 12-hour shifts in stifling summer heat, tearing down mold-infested walls, discarding storm debris and moving rotting furniture out of the four-story building.

A Mass Grave of Prison Laborers in Texas Should Be Respected, Not Paved Over

August 24, 2018 - 12:37am
A Mass Grave of Prison Laborers in Texas Should Be Respected, Not Paved Over

When archaeologists discovered the intact skeletons of 15,000 free and enslaved Africans at a construction site in lower Manhattan in 1991, the federal government – which planned to build an office building on the site – conferred with African-American communities, scholars and activists. Together, they signed an agreement to halt construction, rebury the bodies and establish a national monument on the site.
Officials in Sugar Land, Texas, chose a different path in April 2018 when they found 95 graves beneath the construction site of a new school.