Sunday, September 27, 2020

Plastic debris plagues Honduras beaches

The "massive trash tsunami" was filled with plastic debris believed to have come from a neighboring river in Guatemala.

Defund or defend? In the fight over fossil fuel investments, who’s winning?

Despite divestment victories, big banks and asset managers continue driving climate change through their lending practices.

‘Disgusting,’ says Bernie Sanders of Amazon job post seeking anti-union psy-ops expert

Observers at VICE said the ads show the retail tech giant sees “labor organizing as one of the biggest threats to its existence.”

When it comes to the truth of opinion columns, it’s reader beware

Normally, there is at least the assumption, among professional journalists and readers alike, that the opinion pieces are held to some basic standard of factual accuracy.

‘Our movement didn’t just win. We earned mandate for change,’ says Ilhan Omar after...

“In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money. Despite outside efforts to defeat us, we once again broke turnout records. Despite the attacks, our support has only grown.”

With Harris pick, Biden reaches out to young Black Americans

Harris joining up with Biden may have made the Democratic ticket more attractive to younger Black Americans, who now comprise what we define as a critical set of swing voters.

On right-wing violence in Texas, media’s silence sends message

Is this sending a message to would-be future attackers that there will be no consequences for their actions?
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Millions facing eviction and joblessness get no immediate help from Trump’s new executive orders

Under Trump’s order, unemployed workers would continue receiving an additional $400 a week, but only once states put up a quarter of the money and set up a new system to distribute the payments.

New legislation to ban toxic pesticides helps protect children’s health

“The federal pesticide policy is in urgent need of reform.”

Racism and discrimination in the oil and gas industry

The reality of the oil and gas business is that it has a well-documented history of systemic racism and sexism that it has failed to address.