Monday, November 29, 2021

Tag: North America/United States of America

How upskilling America will rebuild the middle class

Providing workers with a pathway for that upskilling will be essential to meeting the nation’s infrastructure needs.

USDA may allow genetically modified trees to be released into the...

A genetically engineered chestnut tree may be the first to spread into forests, setting dangerous global precedents.

Where the Federal government’s charter school program went wrong

The program gives millions to schools that disrupt rather than improve a system of public education that needs to serve all students.

Why workers Memorial Day is a national call to action

“The goal for every one of our team members is to ensure all of our brothers and sisters go home safely to their families each and every day.”

How America can curb the epidemic of violence against health care...

Health care professionals are five times more likely to encounter violence on the job than other Americans.

Biden promised to end standardized testing in schools—it was never going...

In education policymaking in Washington, D.C., the “bean counters” are still in charge.

How Biden’s agenda is shaped by the corporate class

A national government that represents corporations and routinely lies to its voters needs Silicon Valley and the corporate press to maintain a stranglehold over the dissemination of information.

The American Rescue Plan is for real

“People are hurting enough already. They don’t need more worries about the future.”

Damming rivers is terrible for human rights, ecosystems and food security

Despite industry rhetoric, hydropower is high-cost and high-risk. There are better options for a post-pandemic recovery and a renewable energy future.

Pandemic may have left over 250 million people with acute food...

As Black and Latinx families experience disproportionate food insecurity, experts warn of famine in dozens of countries.

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Sociology can help the climate crisis

Climate change is caused by people acting in groups, after all, and sociology is the study of people acting in groups.

Ethiopia conflict by US design

The U.S. and her puppets (UK, EU etc) have, to the incredulity of many, stood behind the terrorists and not the government of Ethiopia, or the Ethiopian people.

Democrats, WAKE UP to the threat of the enemy within

Our democracy’s very existence hangs in the balance.

Normalizing vigilantism? The American right’s reaction to the Rittenhouse verdict

“This might be interpreted across the far right as a type of permission slip to do this kind of thing or to seek out altercations in this way.”

What’s that ‘surtax’ doing in Build Back Better?

The new Build Back Better surtax might just turn out to be a giant first tax step toward the more equal America that we all so desperately need.