Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wildfires are essential: The Forest Service embraces a tribal tradition

The Karuk were once denied the right to practice an ancient tradition. Now scientific and resource management circles are seeing the merits of controlled burning.
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Ari Berman: GOP docs prove Census citizenship question is about preserving white political power

This undercount could affect everything from the redrawing of congressional maps to the allocation of federal funding.

Amazon refuses to act on climate change. So we employees are speaking out

We know from labor history that when workers want change, they shouldn’t just wait for company leadership to act.

The Values of Failing

“I do think that failure is a valuable part of life. We learn from it, benefit from it, and sometimes, have to reconcile ourselves to it.”

Trump administration to force 200,000 Salvadorans to leave the US

The last time the government renewed the protections, they cited drought, poverty and widespread gang violence—all of which still exist in El Salvador.
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Why we need to break up big tech

Monopolies aren’t good for anyone except for the monopolists.

Trump’s attack on the freedom of the press

Historically, these 4 techniques have been used by demagogues to erode the freedom and independence of the press.

How rising inequality is stalling economies by crippling demand

A new agenda is needed. We have to recognize that economic growth inevitably involves economic transformation, based on innovation and technological change.

Emilio Gutierrez Soto and the fight to protect journalists

Democracy depends on a vigorous free press, and it is up to all of us to demand it, and to defend it.

We saved net neutrality once. We can do it again.

Just a few years ago, powerful grassroots pressure rose up to protect a free and open internet.