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Image is taken from the cover of Gerald Horne’s, The Counter-Revolution of 1776 (NYU press, 2014)

The Texas Counter-Revolution of 1836

By Reparations

The revolt of the Anglo colonists was more than an independence movement—it was, in word and deed, a counter-revolution against the advancing trend of human liberation that was sweeping the world. Richard D. Vogel, Monthly Review Online — The author wishes to acknowledge the insight provided by of the works of Gerald Horne, especially The Counter-Revolution of 1776, in the development of this thesis. The official history of the Texas Revolution…

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Tami Thomas-Pinkney with her daughter Trinity Handy on their front lawn in Port Arthur, Texas, across from one of the city's temporary dumpsites. (Photo: Julie Dermansky)

Why Is a Dump for Hurricane Harvey Debris Next to an African American Community?

By News & Current Affairs

Tami Thomas-Pinkney’s house in Port Arthur, Texas, was not damaged when Hurricane Harvey soaked the city with up to 28 inches of rain on August 29. But now, a month and a half after the storm, she is preparing to move. Across the street from her family’s home is a temporary dumpsite for storm debris, which she says is endangering her family’s health and making her home unlivable.

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Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast Texas on August 31, 2017 (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez/Released)

Port Arthur Texas Hurricane Relief — HELP I’M HURTING

By Editors' Choice

Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Southeast TX  (Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Daniel J. Martinez) Hotep Family, I have visited Port Arthur several times over the years, so I know the community quite well. It is overwhelmingly Black with a significant low-income population. Over the past few days, over a thousand of it’s citizens, including well over 1,000 seniors, have been evicted from Section 8 housing because…

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