Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Tag: social justice

New era of inequality: Billionaires pay less in taxes than the...

Economist Gabriel Zucman's analysis reveals that for the first time, U.S. billionaires have a lower effective tax rate than working-class Americans, sparking a renewed debate on wealth tax.

Make America mad again. Mad about the trillions of dollars taken...

Decades of wealth transfer in America: How trillions moved from the many to the few

Kentucky unleashes fury with bill to legalize deadly force against unhoused

A controversial bill in Kentucky aims to criminalize homelessness and expand 'Stand Your Ground' laws, sparking widespread criticism for its approach to a growing social issue.

“The madness of militarism,” the 2023 Ellsberg lecture by Norman Solomon

Norman Solomon reflects on 'the madness of militarism' in the Ellsberg Lecture

Protests surge globally as Gaza death toll rises to unprecedented levels

Massive protests sweep the nation as global outrage over Gaza crisis reaches fever pitch.

‘Sacrifice zones’: the new ‘Jim Crow’ that’s sickening and killing people...

A product of entrenched, historic racism, “sacrifice zones”—designed to site pollution hot spots within communities of color—are a front line in a largely silent, often deadly, and steadily growing health crisis across the United States.

True responsibility and the need for change 

Change is essential if we are to survive, systemic/institutional change flowing from individual change and  a shift in attitudes.

Replacing the capitalist dream of AI-driven profits

When asked to share alternatives to capitalism, ChatGPT offered many options, none of which rely on the fantasy that money hoarding at the top can eventually benefit the rest of us.

Where are the world’s water stresses?

Around the world, significant issues are negatively impacting water security. While the situation appears dire, cooperation initiatives show some signs of relief.

Republicans want to defund our libraries

Claiming to protect children, Republicans are going after libraries and librarians instead of the police, gun manufacturers, and actual child sexual abusers.

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U.S.-backed Rafah massacre: calls for immediate suspension of Israeli aid after 45 civilians killed

International outrage mounts as images of the Rafah bombing reveal horrific civilian casualties, prompting demands for the U.S. to cease military support for Israel.

Netanyahu’s ‘tragic mistake’ claim faces backlash after Israeli strike kills civilians in Rafah

International outrage erupts as Israeli airstrike on a refugee camp in Rafah, Gaza, leaves 50 civilians dead. Critics demand accountability from Netanyahu and call for the suspension of U.S. military aid to Israel.

Millions at risk as record-breaking heatwaves loom: Experts call for immediate protections

As unprecedented heatwaves threaten millions across the U.S., climate experts and public health officials urge immediate actions to protect vulnerable populations and outdoor workers, warning of severe health risks and infrastructural challenges.

Israel escalates Rafah bombing despite ICJ order to halt assault, ignoring international condemnation

Reports from Gaza reveal that Israel intensified its bombing of Rafah just minutes after the International Court of Justice ordered a halt to the military operations, prompting widespread international condemnation.

Democratic lawmakers oppose Netanyahu’s congressional address amid genocide allegations and ICC arrest warrants

As Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu faces potential arrest warrants and accusations of genocide, House Democrats intensify opposition to Speaker Johnson’s invitation for him to address Congress.