Sunday, April 21, 2024

Tag: culture

The growing movement to bring back community grief and ritual

A free and open community grief-tending event in Berkeley, California, set an example for coming to terms with loss—of people we love and of nature.

Book bans in Texas spread as new state law takes effect

According to the American Library Association, Texas was home to the most attempts to ban or restrict books in 2022.

NPR falsely claims its reporter is the only one to visit...

This led into a harrowing story of how its reporter arrived in Nicaragua…and reported without incident.

American carnage: To be Black in Trump’s America

While Black people are certainly not the sole target of Trump’s rhetoric and the abuse of like-minded mobs, we are one of the greatest tests of the functioning of American democracy.

When corporate media fail, independent media rise up

Corporate media outlets have often furthered racist narratives, and do so even today. In contrast, independent media outlets have centered racial justice, offering platforms to marginalized communities.

The Hard Hat Riot: A forgotten flashpoint in America’s culture wars

The Hard Hat Riot had immediate political consequences—a seminal  moment in America’s culture wars.

To restore nature, we must invest more in our children

Understanding the connection between women’s and children’s rights, family planning, and the environmental crisis.

We are living through a paradigm shift in our understanding of...

An interview with Professor Chris Stringer, one of the leading experts on human evolution.

The massive roadblocks standing in the way of American greatness

Can the America of today be considered one of the greatest nations in the world?

Nepo babies and the myth of the meritocracy

Society’s top tiers are rife with nepotism. It’s past time to expose just how much unearned wealth and power has been accrued by elites.

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The Fourth Amendment is Not for Sale Act and the battle against government spying

The FANFSA, passed with a 219-199 vote, garnered support from both sides of the aisle, with 96 Democrats and 123 Republicans backing the bill.

Progressive International unveils database exposing global right-wing network threatening democracies

This database, which results from a year of meticulous research, exposes the mechanisms through which these forces erode democratic norms and foster geopolitical instability.

20 percent of common produce carry unhealthy levels of pesticides new report says

Of the 59 common produce items evaluated, popular produce like strawberries, green beans and potatoes posed the highest risks.

US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

GOP attorneys general petition against EPA’s use of civil rights law for environmental justice

The petition, if successful, could have dire consequences for communities living near industrial sites.