Monday, July 15, 2024

Tag: North America/Canada

Asking the oppressed to be nonviolent is an impossible standard that...

"Only after the threat of black violence emerged did civil rights legislation move to the forefront of the national agenda."

Iran punished for treatment of women

The U.S. initiates Iran’s expulsion from the UN women’s commission.

Violence against Indigenous women grows in Vancouver amid ‘apathy and injustice’

Indigenous women and girls in Canada continue to face disproportionate levels of violence and insecurity rooted in colonialism.

The U.S. is a world outlier on abortion restrictions

The recent overturning of Roe v. Wade is part of a pattern of American exceptionalism that harms people in both the U.S. and the rest of the world.

Fossil fuel extraction threatens Africa’s remaining elephants

The growing global outcry against the destruction caused by the oil and gas industry has pushed leaders to address their actions to...

How union drives in Mexico help workers on both sides of...

These are vital, promising steps under the USMCA, which requires Mexico to enforce the labor rights needed to lift up workers there and, in turn, level the playing field for workers north of the border.

Why the Freedom Convoy is more American than Canadian

Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe Conservatives in the United States have fallen in love with the fringe protests led by Canadian truckers. It is a cause that unites the libertarian and extremist wings of the GOP and offers a new front in the culture wars to mobilize right-wing forces.

What it’s like to watch a harpooned whale die right before...

Author Paul Watson has no problem with critics calling him and his marine-life-defending colleagues pirates—it’s far better than helplessly standing by and doing nothing in the face of the violence against animals they have witnessed.

New UN climate report is ‘code red for humanity,’ but joining...

In its first major climate report since 2013, the IPCC offers its starkest warning yet: Serious impacts of global warming are now unavoidable.

Humanity’s #1 environmental problem is consumption—climate change is just one of...

By focusing the climate fight on what we emit, not what we consume, we are destined to fail—net-zero emissions policies aren’t enough to prevent catastrophe.

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Shooting at Trump rally sparks blame game as Progressives condemn GOP accusations against Biden

Political violence at Trump rally ignites accusations and calls for unity.

FDA bans brominated vegetable oil in food because of concerns about chemical’s health harms

Due to the chemical's health hazards such as harmful effects on the nervous system, the agency said the food additive is no longer safe for food use.

IRS reclaims over $1 billion from wealthy tax evaders in under a year

New IRS funding from the Inflation Reduction Act targets wealthy tax dodgers, reclaiming over $1 billion in unpaid taxes.

Tariffs don’t protect jobs. Don’t be fooled.

When employees have become their own employers, they will make the quantities and qualities of a society’s jobs a key policy objective rather than a side-effect of policies focused elsewhere.

Only a despot-friendly Supreme Court, instead of reigning in WH crimes, opens the gates

The right’s ferocious war on the Constitution has now super-powered the executive, leaving Congress, the judiciary, regulators, and ordinary, law-abiding citizens in the lurch.