Candice Bernd, Truthout

Candice Bernd


Round Rock, TX, United States

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Past articles by Candice:

Labor Prepares for Last-Minute General Strike If Trump Tries to Steal Election

The AFL-CIO executive committee is reportedly considering adopting a position similar to one pitched by regional unions. → Read More

Texas Is Limiting Ballot Drop-Off Locations. Activists Are Pushing Back.

Despite a last-minute ruling restricting absentee voting, civil rights advocates are doubling down to get out the vote. → Read More

Over 170 Environmentalists Sign Letter Urging Against Green Party “Protest Vote”

Activists who mainstreamed the Green Party’s Green New Deal say electoral math is just as unforgiving as climate math. → Read More

“Defund Police” Doesn’t Mean Hire Private Guns — But Cities Are Doing Just That

Cities are increasingly relying on private security amid national uprisings over racist police-perpetrated violence. → Read More

911 Services That Dispatch Mental Health Counselors, Not Cops, Gain Traction

Austin’s Expanded Mobile Crisis Outreach Team is gaining interest but isn't a panacea for ableist police violence. → Read More

Breaking With AFL-CIO, Affiliated Labor Council May Vote to Expel Police Union

Activists say that by continuing to affiliate with police unions, some labor leaders are betraying protesters' demands. → Read More

As Trump Threatens to Send Military Into Cities, Some GIs Refuse to Comply

Two National Guardsmen spoke to Truthout on the condition of anonymity about why they’re refusing orders. → Read More

The Women’s March Is Back and Ready to Defeat Trump

The Women’s march returns this year with a new strategy to get women activated to oust Trump in November. → Read More

Large Military-Grade Drones Could Soon Be Flying Over Your Backyard

General Atomics is conducting a test flight of its SkyGuardian drone over San Diego sometime this year. → Read More

2019 Showed That Workers Win Big If They Bargain Big

Lessons gleaned from this year's momentous struggles can inform labor's broader strategy heading into 2020. → Read More

More Students Are Voting — But Republicans Are Trying to Get in Their Way

Republicans are erecting new voting barriers as young people begin to flex their electoral muscle. → Read More

Chicago Teachers Demand Affordable Housing as Strike Begins

The union is negotiating on issues that go beyond those typically addressed through collective bargaining. → Read More

States, 2020 Candidates Push Back Against Facial Recognition Technology

Beto O’Rourke is joining Bernie Sanders in calling for a federal ban as resistance spreads at all levels. → Read More

Protesters Crash ALEC Conference to Resist Bill Criminalizing Pipeline Activists

Protesters with Extinction Rebellion ATX were briefly detained and released after disrupting ALEC’s annual conference. → Read More

Facial Recognition Technology Is Aiding ICE in Sanctuary Cities

Unregulated data gathering and sharing is helping ICE monitor undocumented people in violation of sanctuary policies. → Read More

15 States Have Already Taken Steps to Make the Electoral College Obsolete

Momentum is growing among state legislatures to award electoral votes to the winner of the national popular vote. → Read More

As New Pipeline Battle Looms, Texas Moves Toward Criminalizing Pipeline Protest

Kinder Morgan’s Permian Highway Pipeline is a highway to the next extinction event literally fueled by the last one. → Read More

New Suffragists Fight to Gain Ballot for Incarcerated People

Despite myths to the contrary, denying the vote to people behind bars has no benefit for public safety. → Read More

Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison Under Bill in 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 up to 20 years in jail. → Read More

Union Locals Build Support for the Green New Deal’s “Just Transition”

What would a just transition actually mean for fossil fuel workers, and what must proponents do to win labor’s support? → Read More