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Hawaii’s Mauna Kea protectors remain steadfast in opposition to giant telescope

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea protectors remain steadfast in opposition to giant telescope

A years-long battle over a $1.4 billion dollar construction project returned to court on Thursday. The showdown brings proponents of the controversial Thirty Meter Telescope, or TMT, face to face again with its strident opponents led by Native Hawaiian organizers. The Hawaiian Supreme Court previously revoked the project’s permit after a series of suits brought by Native Hawaiian activists and their supporters. The new hearings will reconsider this decision, placing the future of the Pacific mountain peak in question once again. (read more here

Why Palestinian Athletes At The Olympics Matter To Me [on Bustle]

Why Palestinian Athletes At The Olympics Matter To Me [on Bustle]

Activists Fight to Commemorate NYC's Little Syria [on the Gothamist]

Activists Fight to Commemorate NYC's Little Syria [on the Gothamist]