While grassroots activists have made progress on the aforementioned fronts, the demand to defund police remains stubbornly out of reach—for now.
In a recent lawsuit, the city argues that fossil fuel companies should be held responsible for such costs because they knowingly contributed to the climate crisis.
While the Baltimore and Rhode Island cases proceed in state courts, the fossil fuel companies continue to pursue federal court jurisdiction.
President Trump is facing widespread outrage after describing Baltimore as a “disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess.”
The global movement to stop privatization deals and expand public ownership just scored a huge victory in Baltimore, as residents voted overwhelmingly to ban putting their water in private hands.
"Access to clean and affordable water should be looked at as a basic human right."
Baltimore set to become first major American city to outlaw water privatization, House Democrats fight back against Big Pharma, Republicans want to give Trump the power to shut down media, and more.
"These oil and gas companies knew for decades that their products would harm communities like ours."
“There is no excuse for my failure to fulfill my obligations as a citizen and public official.”
Pinheiro’s attorney claims “this is just another overreach."