Friday, December 13, 2019

Progressive Briefing for Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Farmers need a $12 billion bailout to offset Trump's tariffs, Ivanka Trump dumps fashion brand, new emails show the lies of Sarah Sanders, and more.

The $24 million reasons Dems back America’s worst banks

In a world where Republicans have already been bought and paid for, there is no room for Democrats who act in bad faith.

Biological annihilation

To mitigate the crisis, to save life itself, would require not merely the replacement of carbon-dirty fossil fuels with renewable forms of energy, but a genuine reevaluation of modern life and its institutions.

Seattle makes history – passes ‘tax the rich’ income tax

Kshama Sawant: “When we fight, we win.”

Endangered Species Act and Clean Water Act in jeopardy as Senate hearing takes place...

"The price will be dirtier rivers and streams, and more wildlife on the fast track toward extinction."

Down the memory hole

Living in Trump’s United States of Amnesia.

Despite ancient rock art legacy, BLM leases land for fossil fuel exploration

Despite development objectives from tribal and environmental groups, the BLM is leasing part of Emery County for fossil fuel exploration.

15,000 Abandoned Uranium Mines Protested At DC EPA Headquarters

The groups addressed extreme water contamination, surface strip coal mining and power plants burning coal-laced with radioactive particles, radioactive waste from oil well drilling in the Bakken Oil Range, mill tailings, waste storage, and renewed mining threats to sacred places such as Mt. Taylor in New Mexico.

Half of Puerto Rico still in darkness, with no light in sight

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently estimated complete power restoration by May, leaving 45 percent of the island’s 1.5 million electricity customers in the dark.

“We will be invisible no more”: Seattle leads the way in seeking justice for...

“This is just the beginning and our very first step in making sure that when we lose our women and children, somebody will be there to go look for them.”