Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shutoffs continue as people of Detroit fight for water as a human right, Part...

Michigan has meanwhile presented itself as the ground zero of water problems, as the people of Detroit worked to make themselves a model for solutions.

Arizona activists face jail time for providing life-saving aid to migrants crossing Sonoran Desert

Arizona, activists with the humanitarian group No More Deaths go to trial today facing charges for a slew of federal crimes, all due to their efforts to leave water and food in the harsh Sonoran Desert to help refugees and migrants survive the deadly journey across the U.S. border.

Nation’s largest school strike: 30,000 Los Angeles public-school teachers walkout

The strike follows months of failed negotiations between the Los Angeles Unified School District and the teachers union to reach a deal for smaller class sizes, increased support staff along with pay raises.

In a victory for reproductive rights, judge blocks Trump’s attempt to rollback birth control...

"Today is a good day. Because of this injunction, women in 13 states can still access birth control under the ACA."

Give children the vote, strengthen democracy

Facilitating such participation would not only encourage broader social responsibility among young people, it would enrich and strengthen democracy itself.

California governor proposes nation’s longest paid family leave

Newsom and his administration proposed six months paid family leave, the nation's longest if approved.

Social Security official: Married working mothers hurt society, condoms rob women of “remarkable chemicals”...

Robert W. Patterson also suggested that homosexuality is a mental disorder and sexual orientation can be forcibly changed.

The shutdown causes some parents to pay twice for child care

Federal employees have child care fees to add to long lists of expenses for households that live paycheck to paycheck.

Global Indigenous Peoples March set to fight human rights violations and climate crisis

"We must remind the world, again, that Indigenous people matter. We are all made better when we respect one another and lift each other up."