Monday, May 17, 2021

Bank of America commits to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

“Investors applaud Bank of America’s commitment to transition to a more sustainable business model and reduce the growing climate impacts of its financing activities."

‘Operation Lost Angels’ recovers 33 missing children during Human Trafficking Awareness Month

Child trafficking cases have increases in recent years.

China bans single-use plastic straws and shopping bags

China is one of the world's biggest users of single-use plastic and in 2010, produced 60 million tonnes of plastic waste.
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“This is voter suppression”: 198,000 Georgia residents were illegally purged from voter rolls

“I think it’s quite interesting and coincidental … that many of them on that list are African American voters.”
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‘Victory for Julian”: UK blocks WikiLeaks founder Assange extradition to US on espionage charges

While the decision is a “very significant victory” for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.

These companies took $1.8 billion in federal aid to save jobs. They laid off...

Rosa Rodriguez spent eight years ironing and hanging bathrobes for guests at the Mirage, the Bellagio and other five-star hotels on the...

Hunger in America

COVID-19 and the nightmare of food insecurity.
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Rights groups demand Biden reverse Trump immigration changes as COVID surges in ICE jails

This comes as more than half of ICE’s immigration detention centers are currently reporting coronavirus outbreaks.

Supreme Court blocks New York’s restrictions on religion amid COVID-19

The Supreme Court's majority ruled that "even in a pandemic, the Constitution cannot be put away and forgotten."

The other America

The new politics of the poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) U.S.A...