Wednesday, March 29, 2023

The lesson we need to teach our nation’s rich

We will not let your wealth come at the expense of our children’s future.

Investigation shows rail giant donated to Ohio governor a month before toxic crash

If Norfolk Southern "can pay for lobbyists and politicians, they can pay to clean up the mess they made in our community," said one local group.

Northwest climate activists fight a new front in the movement to stop fossil fuels

Climate groups and Indigenous nations are working to add the GTN Xpress pipeline expansion to a long list of defeated fossil fuel transportation projects in the Northwest.

‘Egregious’: DOL finds US meatpacking plants illegally employed 100+ children

The federal probe revealed that Packers Sanitation Services had children as young as 13 "working with hazardous chemicals and cleaning meat processing equipment including back saws, brisket saws, and head splitters."

There’s no such thing as ‘humane slaughter’ of livestock—federal records prove it

We know that “humane slaughter” is an oxymoron.

Harnessing the enormous untapped power of celebrity to help social movements

Organizers should recognize that many performers come from creative subcultures which are generally progressive and bohemian, or from countercultures that celebrate non-market values.

Enbridge paid millions to Minnesota police and government agencies to quell Line 3 pipeline...

“Law enforcement is supposed to protect and serve the people. They work for Enbridge.”

The dark side of sports stadiums

When it comes to stadium deals, the only winners are billionaires.

How books can be used to build up America or to divide it

The assault on classroom libraries represents one front in DeSantis’s scorched-earth campaign to divide communities and marginalize certain Americans.

‘We’re feeding the kids’: Minnesota House passes universal school meals bill

"We give every kid in our school a desk. There are lots of kids out there that can afford to buy a desk, but they get a desk because they go to school," said the Democratic author of the bill, pushing back against GOP means-testing canards.