Sunday, January 19, 2020

10 good things about 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead.

We are the majority; we must turn that into power

We are building toward being a movement that can make transformational changes over the next decade.

Protest has helped define the first two decades of the 21st century – here’s...

The fortunes of popular protest may well depend on whether the collective leadership of the movements can provide answers to it.

Kansas City, Missouri implements Zero Fare Transit; first major US city to do so

While other cities such as Los Angeles, Salt Lake City, and Denver have floated around the idea, Kansas City is now the first U.S. city to offer fare-free transit.

Denouncing corporate climate profiteers, comedy icon Lily Tomlin arrested at #FireDrillFriday protest in DC

"These corporations are making oodles of money on the front end, oodles of money on the back end. It is beyond reprehensible."

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019: Analysis

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

Match scam

“The federal government is accusing dating website Match.com of catfishing its own users."

Higher education in America’s prisons: 4 essential reads

Research shows that providing education to such young men – and young women – when they become incarcerated makes them less likely to return to prison.

Helping the homeless: Australian charity turns empty parking lots into safe pop-up accommodations

"By providing a safe, secure and comfortable place to get a good night’s rest, we help restore health, dignity and respect for our guests."

If current trends hold, women around the world will have to wait 257 more...

"To build fairer and more inclusive economies we must instill gender parity across education, health, politics, and economic participation."