Nevada Tribe Upset With Congressman Mark Amodei

A Nevada tribe is slamming congressman Mark Amodei’s proposal to give more than 2,000 acres of federal land at a contaminated mine site, to the company responsible for cleaning it up. Amodei told the Reno Gazette Journal, BP’s subsidiary Atlantic Richfield asked him to introduce a bill to transfer more than 2,000 acres of BLM Land to private hands. Amodei says the transfer would speed up the cleanup of the former Anaconda copper mine near Yerington. Yerington Paiute Tribe chairman Laurie Thom says Amodei never consulted tribal leaders about the proposal she calls a “shameful” infringement on tribal sovereignty. BP is already is responsible for the cleanup under the EPA Superfund law.


Appropriate Some Culture

By J.T. Parker Apparently the way to stomp out the world’s racism is to verbally abuse a teenage girl the day after her prom. At least, that’s what (literally) thousands of keyboard warriors attempted as they expressed their frustrations toward Keziah Daum, a non-Asian high school student in Utah, who decided to wear a traditional…

Smile and Nod

By J.T. Parker The air was biting as the marchers covered their ears with their pink knitted beanies, waving signs that may as well have read “I hate you straight, white man.” I kept my mouth shut as I tried to blend in, hoping the cold (and not my frustration) would be perceived as the…