candice bernd

Candice Bernd is a senior editor/staff reporter with Truthout. Her work has also appeared in The Nation, In These Times, Salon, Rewire.News, YES! Magazine and Earth Island Journal. Her work has received awards from the San Francisco Press Club, the Fort Worth chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the Dallas Peace and Justice Center. Follow her on Twitter @CandiceBernd.
pipeline, protest, big bend, critical infrastructure
Texas Legislature

Despite Attempts to Soften Penalties, Texas Legislature Passes Bill to Charge Pipeline Protesters with Felonies

The oil and gas industry-backed bill could blunt environmental groups’ fight against the Jupiter oil pipeline and Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway gas pipeline.

Environmental activists, indigenous protesters, landowners and others who damage or “impair or interrupt” operations of oil and gas facilities will be charged with a felony under a bill finalized and approved by the Texas Legislature this week. That’s despite public … Read More

Texas Legislature

Pipeline Protesters Could Face 10 Years in Prison Under Bill OK’d by Texas House

Two industry-backed bills in the Texas Legislature would charge environmental activists who allegedly engage in civil disobedience at oil and gas sites with a felony.

UPDATE: The Texas House tentatively passed an amended version of HB 3557 on Monday in a 99-45 vote. The author, Representative Chris Paddie, R-Marshall, downgraded the penalty for intentional acts that damage critical infrastructure facilities to a third-degree felony, which … Read More

alt-right, american nazis

Nazis Go To School

Records show a few dozen angry young white men, led by a teenager from the Dallas suburbs and emboldened by Trump, have caused headaches at universities across the state.

How Texas Colleges Have Responded to the Hate Groups Behind All Those Racist Flyers Records show a few dozen angry young white men, led by a teenager from the Dallas suburbs and emboldened by Trump, have caused headaches at universities … Read More

Texas Politics

James O’Keefe Talks ‘Real News’ in Dallas After Failing to Plant Fake News at The Washington Post

Even as consistent failures have discredited O’Keefe's organization, his deceptively edited videos are being used by federal prosecutors to try to convict Inauguration Day protesters.

In his first public appearance since the Washington Post busted his organization trying to plant a false news story about embattled Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, right-wing fraudster James O’Keefe gave a speech titled “REAL NEWS – Stopping Bias … Read More


University of North Texas Creates Privatized ‘Free-Speech Zone’ Around Donald Trump Jr.

The event reinforces an ongoing assault on press freedom and the First Amendment in an ultimate ironic twist for free-speech rights.

It’s unclear whether we’ll know the exact details of what Donald Trump Jr. has to say when he speaks about “freedom of speech and issues of national significance” Tuesday at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington. That’s because the University of … Read More