Monday, June 14, 2021

Ugandan farmers whose land will soon become a crude oil pipeline pathway lose years...

After years of uncertainty, communities are demanding proper compensation from major oil companies who will soon begin construction of a major pipeline through their land.

Immigrants to the rescue

It’s useful to bear the German experience in mind as the United States once again tackles its own “immigration crisis.”

Down the memory hole

Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia.

California approves $44 million electric vehicle infrastructure program

"This decision is another step toward meeting California’s deep decarbonization and ambitious transportation electrification goals."

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.

There’s no ‘labor shortage.’ there’s a wage shortage.

Congress ought to be listening to actual workers explain why they’re not rushing back to the jobs being offered by restaurant chains and such.

Public health crisis looms as California identifies 600 communities at risk of water-system failures

A new report puts into focus for the first time the scope of the state’s drinking-water problems and what it will take to fix them.

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.

Progressive Briefing for Thursday, September 20

Lawsuit filed against officers for false arrest, mosquitoes could spread microplastics, Feds pledge more funds to target violence against Native American women, and more.
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I will not yield my values: Fired AP journalist Emily Wilder speaks out after...

Less than 48 hours after Stanford College Republicans began to post about me, I was fired.”