Wednesday, May 22, 2024

UC Davis Spent Over $175K to Hide Pepper-Spraying Search Results on Google

Instead of accepting its tarnished reputation, UC Davis chose to remove as many search results of the incident as possible while continuing to increase the tuition of its students.

Garbage in, garbage CEO windfalls out

‘Waste management’ won’t help us confront climate change so long as corporate self-interest rules.

Iran punished for treatment of women

The U.S. initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission.
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Asylum seekers win in court as federal judge rules against indefinite & arbitrary detention

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg ruled asylum seekers who have passed a credible fear interview should be given humanitarian parole, not indefinite detention.

The True Cost of Mass Incarceration Exceeds $1 Trillion

Ultimately, the social cost of mass incarceration is 11 times higher than total spent on the corrections system itself.

Former cop charged with beating unarmed man on video

The police officer was previously arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Philadelphia Passes Paid Sick-Leave Law

Philadelphia City Council approved a bill on Thursday that mandates companies with 10 or more employees to provide their workers the opportunity to earn up to five days’ paid sick leave. The mayor, who changed his position on the issue, announced he would sign it.

There Oughta Be a Law…

We are living in a country where the solution to just about any social problem is to create a law against it, and then punish those who break it. Should prison really be the American Way?

Meet the activists risking life and limb to protect rivers

In late March of this year, an unusual group of activists gathered in Tbilisi, Georgia for a four-day conference to strategize around stopping destructive hydropower projects across the globe.