🦄 Eco

Indigenous Human Rights Hearing in DC Scrutinizes Uranium Industry

Washington, D.C. — Members of multiple Indigenous tribes testified on February 28, 2024 during a thematic hearing on the impacts of uranium exploitation on the human rights of Indigenous peoples in the United States. The hearing was held by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights…

🦄 Community, Global

Cultural Conferences Return to Brazil Without Fear of Repression

Cultural conferences have returned to Brazil without fear of repression and many organizers across the country are celebrating. The victory of current President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva over Jair Messias Bolsonaro in the last presidential elections marked the end of a turbulent period in…

🦄 Global, Protest & Direct Action

Mass Protest in The Hague Calls Out Israeli War Crimes

The Hague, Netherlands — A massive pro-Palestinian demonstration marched around the center of The Hague this Sunday, where organizers and protesters were calling for an immediate ceasefire in the besieged Gaza Strip, for the Dutch government to cut ties with Israel, and for the International…

🦄 Global, LGBTQ+
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Uganda’s Death Sentence on its LGBTI+ Communities

For the first time since 2005, a man may be sentenced to death in Uganda. Uganda has recently joined eleven other nations that retain the death penalty for same-sex relations. Despite some marked progress in Africa around its treatment of LGBTQ+ people over the past few decades, this is a staggering setback.

🦄 Prison

‘I Can’t Take This Shit No More’: Alabama Prisoner Takes a Stand

Content Warning: The following article contains graphic descriptions of violence and photographs showing blood.

Bessemer, Alabama — At around 2 a.m. on Sunday morning, August 13, Derrol Shaw took an opportunity to get free. Sentenced to life without the possibility of parole for murders he…

🦄 Borders & Migration, Protest & Direct Action

A Quiet Retreat: Hundreds of Shipping Containers Hauled to AZ State Prison as Protests Halt Border Wall

Southern Arizona – Starting Tuesday, along I-10 in Southern Arizona, observant commuters may have noticed a peculiar uptick in the interstate’s westbound traffic — dozens, maybe even hundreds, of empty shipping containers were hauled one-by-one down the highway.

From unincorporated land in Cochise County to…

🦄 Prison

Alabama Prison Strike on Hold After 3 Weeks

Alabama – Prisoners in Alabama announced on Oct. 14 that they had paused their historic three-week work stoppage. The strike, which started Sept. 26, involved thousands of prisoners throughout the state, causing the breakdown of normal operations at most major male prisons this month.

According…

🦄 Prison

BOP Blames Bird for Eric King’s Property Destruction During Federal Trial

Denver, CO – During the federal trial against political prisoner Eric King, there have been multiple disruptive incidents affecting the defendant at the Englewood prison where he is being held. King, his legal team, and supporters are concerned that these seem like consistent retaliatory actions…

🦄 Investigative, Police

Denver Police Cash In on Houseless Encampment Clean-Ups

Denver, CO – For nearly eight years Denver police officers, public works employees, park rangers, and occasionally inmates have been carrying out and enforcing the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) signed into law by Mayor Michael Hancock during his first term in 2012. When investigating…

🦄 Social Control

Advocates Demand Denver Protect Rights of People Without Homes

Denver, CO – In the afternoon of October 21, 2019, local advocacy group Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL), along with other social justice and human rights groups, held a rally outside City Hall to continue to demand that the city government take action in support…

🦄 Social Control

Far-Right Stirs Violence Against Anti-Trump Protests

Minneapolis, MN – An upcoming Trump rally announced for Thursday, October 10 at the downtown Target Center in Minneapolis has local left-leaning groups organizing counter-protests while national right-wing groups conflate their plans with false claims of terrorism. Plans to hold the GOP political rally in…

🦄 Social Control

Denver’s ‘Right to Survive’ Ballot Initiative Voted Down

Denver, CO – The contentious ballot initiative 300, or Right to Survive, was voted down in Tuesday’s municipal elections with 81% of votes being against the ballot question. The initiative would have effectively repealed the Unauthorized Camping Ordinance (camping ban) passed in 2012, which criminalizes…

🦄 Investigative

Denver Paid Clean-Up Company $400,000 to Help in Houseless Sweeps

Denver, CO – For at least two years, the city of Denver has been contracting Custom Environmental Services, Inc. (CES) to assist in clearing out camps of people without housing. Unicorn Riot filed Colorado Open Records Act (CORA) requests and received about 50 invoices sent…

🦄 Community

Third Push for Homeless Bill of Rights in Colorado Legislature

Denver, CO – For the third year in a row, the Homeless Bill of Rights, also known as the Right To Rest Act, is going to be reintroduced to Colorado’s legislature, the General Assembly. Denver Homeless Out Loud (DHOL) is the bill’s organizational sponsor and…