Saturday, October 23, 2021

LATEST NEWS & ACTIVISM

10 years after Occupy Wall Street, its legacy remains strong

Occupy rewrote the book on protests. It’s time to turn the page.

US billionaires are now $2.1 trillion richer than before the pandemic

Not only did the wealth of U.S. billionaires grow, but so did their numbers: in March of last year, there were 614 Americans with 10-figure bank accounts. Today there are 745.

Fossil fuel plant run by William Koch at heart of EPA investigation into racism...

“My hope is that they will thoroughly investigate their emissions and their impact on the community and draw what we believe to be an inescapable conclusion that Oxbow is an eminent danger to the life and health of people in Port Arthur and southeast Texas.”

Why America’s health care workers are escalating their fight for fair treatment and patient...

“People are sick and tired, and they’ve had enough, and they’re ready to stand up and fight back.”

Louisiana deputy who slammed a Black woman on the pavement was named in multiple...

Julio Alvarado has been named in nine federal civil rights lawsuits, all involving the use of excessive force.

Smoke from wildfires in the West harms more people in the East, study finds

The research underlines the widespread harms caused by wildfires, which are made worse by human-caused climate change, despite their localized acute destruction.

Corporate veterinarians serve profit over animals

Solo practitioners who became veterinarians to provide friendly, community-based service now must answer to bean counters at headquarters.

The persecution of Steven Donziger

“Why am I the one being locked up? I helped hold [Chevron] accountable.”

The big lie in Rahm Emanuel’s Senate testimony

Now all eyes will be on Merkley – and other Democratic senators who profess that “Black lives mater” and that police need to be held accountable – to see whether they vote to confirm this tainted mayor and elevate him to a prestigious ambassadorship.

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