Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Tag: culture

Father’s lessons

Sometimes the personal overrides the burning political—just before it doubles back to connect. For me, I reflect on this day of my...

Paying farmers fairly could curb climate change and hunger

Parity is at the core of agriculture’s potential to address overproduction.

Police are still killing unarmed black people

So far this year, 390 people have been killed by police, according to a Washington Post database of police shootings.

‘It’s bad for business:’ CEOs speak out against attacks on reproductive...

"As anti-choice politicians are escalating attacks on these fundamental freedoms we encourage the entire business community to join us in protecting access to reproductive healthcare in the critical months and years to come."

Why we must legalize marijuana

Legalizing, taxing, and regulating is good for the economy and creates jobs.

Legal marijuana is a job creation machine

We can see this playing out in the states that have legalized marijuana. Early legalizers, Colorado and Washington, saw double-digit jobs growth last year.

The growth of popular democracy

Democracy has been hijacked by "the economy" – twinned with capitalism and the "free market," and corrupted thereby.

#NotInvisible: Groundbreaking legislation tackles epidemic of violence against Indigenous women

"Women are disappearing and dying in Indian country. We must act."

Championing female voters as powerful ‘Supermajority,’ organizers launch movement to fight...

"In many ways, women have been doing all this work – whether it's running their PTA, or organizing around reproductive healthcare – but we haven't been doing it together."

Maine becomes latest state to ditch Columbus Day for Indigenous Peoples’...

There has been a growing movement to change the name of Columbus Day, which has been a federal holiday since 1934.

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CEO pay is up nearly 1000% over the last four decades

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or taxed more)."

Did North Dakota regulators hide an oil and gas industry spill larger than Exxon...

“I am disgusted with how state officials and city council members view these threats and deem it acceptable to potentially harm human health.”

Third police officer sentenced to prison for framing black males

“These three police officers from Biscayne Park disgraced themselves and damaged the public’s trust in law enforcement."

Exploiting Russiagate coma, Democrats raped climate movement

Never expect a climate warrior to fare well in a Russiagate party obviously at war with talking about climate.

Trump administration’s attacks on science already surpass two Bush terms

Trump may have lauded the Apollo 11 mission, but his administration has launched more than 100 attacks on science.