Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. suicide rates soar with Indigenous Women particularly vulnerable

U.S. suicide rates have reached the highest level since World War II.

Women approaching retirement face financial insecurity over healthcare and drug costs

"Those results underscore the reality of an uneven playing field for women in the American economy and the economic opportunity cost after years as mothers and caregivers and not wage-earners."

Juneteenth 2019: The US must repair historic and current racism

On this Juneteenth, we must confront the impacts of racism dating back to the founding of the United States with the slave...

Federal minimum wage stagnant for 3,615 days, a ‘shameful’ period in history

"I've been criticized for this so let me say it again: the federal minimum wage of $7.25/hr is a starvation wage. Every worker deserves a living wage of at least $15 an hour."

Seattle ends crucial indigenous youth program

Every youth that regularly attended Clear Sky graduated from high school, yet the district wants to end the program anyway.

Chicago police have a serious problem with pointing guns at children

Police in Chicago are using excessive force, leaving children and families traumatized.

The war on women: The view from China

Today, however, rather than seeing women as a key driver of economic advancement, China’s leaders have been cracking down on the feminist movement. Leta Hong Fincher, a scholar on women in China, explains why.

These people are giving a voice to missing and murdered indigenous women

More than 4 in 5 American Indian and Alaska Native women have experienced violence and more than 1 in 2 have experienced sexual violence.

From the 80s to today, the top 1 percent gain trillions, while the rest...

"Between 1989 and 2018, the top 1 percent increased its total net worth by $21 trillion."

A ‘Poor People’s Moral Budget’ because ‘everybody has the right to live’

"For too long, we have turned to those with wealth and power to solve our most pressing social problems."