Friday, July 19, 2019

Trump is the symptom, not the disease

Our failure to defend those who are demonized and persecuted leaves us all demonized and persecuted.

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer sentenced to prison for attempted extortion

“When an individual’s ambition trumps his or her good judgment and their otherwise good character, that’s when crimes happen… "

Citizens begin reclaiming coal country after decades of corporate land grabs

But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think.

White supremacist Richard Spencer rejected by hundreds of protesters at Michigan State University

Demonstrators formed a large line across the parking lot to confront white supremacists, fascists, and those sympathetic to their cause.

Former president of Peru commits suicide to avoid corruption arrest

Garcia told the officers that he had to call his attorney before locking himself in the bedroom.

Homeless Activists Go Organic And Feed An Entire Shelter With Rooftop Garden

Activists in Atlanta are working with the homeless to produce healthy organic food instead of expecting donations.

The costs of a casual job are now outweighing any pay benefits

The evidence on hourly wage differences leads us to conclude that casual workers are not being adequately compensated for the lack of paid leave, or for other forms of insecurity they face.

Making the Economy Work for the Many and Not the Few #10: End Mass...

The way our country imprisons a staggering number of our people is wrong. Instead of mass incarceration, we need to stop wasting human talent and start opening doors to opportunity.
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Former sheriff’s sergeant sentenced to prison for assaulting detainee on video

In addition to writing a false report after the incident to justify the assault, Prejean was caught on surveillance video repeatedly striking the compliant detainee while ordering his police dog to bite him for no apparent reason.

France to ban sale of cars powered by gasoline and diesel

France intends to end oil and gas exploration in French territory, eliminate coal-fired power plants by 2022 and encourage homeowners to produce their own energy.