Monday, November 30, 2020

Independence Day Delusions

However we interpret the concept, we may not be as "free" as we're led to believe.

Republicans Call Everyone But Governor Snyder for Congressional Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

It is unknown who will be called to testify at the hearing, or why the Governor of the State, whose administration and appointees were responsible for the decisions that led to the public being forced to drink and bathe in contaminated water for so long, isn’t being called to the hearing.

Buenos Aires Zoo to Close After 140 Years, Will Be Turned into an Ecopark

The closure of the zoo is one act in a line from the last few years that shows the shift from traditional zoos and animal entertainment into more thoughtful alternatives.

Carmelo Anthony Issues A Powerful Plea To Fellow Athletes In The Wake Of Violence

"We can't worry about what endorsements we gonna lose or going to look at us crazy."

Nice people make the best Nazis: The moral bankruptcy of silent Trump voters

Trump’s many spoken bigotries were not a deal-breaker for the silent majority of ‘nice’ supporters. That is the true disgrace.

Zero-Waste Markets Hit the U.S.

Several entrepreneurs are dabbling in ways to clean plastics out of the oceans. Introducing zero-waste markets.

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved from Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther, Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of his prison hospital without notifying his family. Democracy Now discusses this situation and what needs to happen next.

“It’s going to be a billionaire Thanksgiving.” Wealth of US richest just hit $1...

“The increases in billionaire wealth continue to defy gravity in the real economy where millions have lost their jobs, health, and livelihoods.”

Arturo the World’s Saddest Polar Bear Dies in Captivity

At least 64 captive animals have died at the Mendoza Zoo in the last 7 months, reportedly due to bacteria outbreaks and overcrowding. Arturo died on Sunday due to a “blood circulation imbalance.”

Why Indigenous activists are occupying the Hamptons until Thanksgiving

As a leader of Sovereignty Camp 2020, Shinnecock attorney Tela Troge discusses why they are protesting a lawsuit by New York state.