Saturday, April 20, 2019

Tag: culture

Academic freedom at risk after decades of attacks and underfunding from...

We look at one of the consequences of this crisis: the growing threat to academic freedom with academic and author Henry Reichman.

We need an ecological revolution

To save the long-term future for our children and grandchildren, and for all the other creatures with which we share the gift of life, we must overcome the inertia of our institutions and our culture.

New report reveals how charter schools have scammed the US government...

There is only one way to deal with this blatant grift program for the charter school industry – shut it down.

What Black Lives Matter activists can teach us about the pitfalls...

Interviews with 11 Black Lives Matter social media page administrators highlight the challenges of scaling grassroots activism through digital organizing.

America: Rapidly sliding into the depths of bigotry, racism, and xenophobia

We need to work very hard to remove this bigotry, racism, and xenophobia from our country before this condition becomes irreversible.

This is how borrowing things from our neighbors strengthens society

Research shows that small talk and casual connections create happy communities and less-lonely individuals.

Protesters tell advertisers to drop Fox

Activists from Lady Parts Justice and Code Pink joined Media Matters in confronting the stream of hate that seems to be only escalating from President Trump's favorite news network.

Can Native American tribes protect their land if they’re not recognized...

State laws and policies in California have made some progress possible, but many tribes still lack legal recognition and struggle to maintain their cultural heritage and the environment.

How can America really be exceptional?

Can America still follow its principles of liberty and equality but have a far broader set of free social services (education and healthcare like the fire and police departments)? I think that it can. And if it does, it will have the sort of society that we want – not an oligopoly or crony capitalist one.

16-year-olds want to vote – and states are starting to listen to...

“We know that the earlier we can get people voting, the more likely we can keep them voting for the rest of their lives.”

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‘Not me, us:’ Despite odd criticisms, Bernie Sanders’ 2020 campaign gains momentum

Just a few years ago most of the left internationally would have laughed at the thought that a Jeremy Corbyn in the U.K. or a Bernie Sanders in the United States could become the leaders of these important countries, it now appears that such victories are almost within reach.

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."

Fossil fuel companies are enlisting police to crack down on protesters

State lawmakers across the country are advancing bills to increase penalties for demonstrators who interfere with 'critical infrastructure,' such as pipelines and gas terminals.
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Chomsky: By focusing on Russia, Democrats handed Trump a ‘huge gift’ & possibly the...

The Democrats aren’t going after the real issues. They’re looking for something else – the Democratic establishment.

Following Warren’s announcement, Sanders vows to ban fracking and all new fossil fuel projects

"If we fail to substantially cut the amount of carbon in our atmosphere in under 11 years, the human, environmental, and economic costs will be severe and irreversible."

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