Friday, February 3, 2023

Tag: social justice

Colombia, once a pro-U.S. conservative bastion, turns left

Voters in Colombia have picked a powerful new duo, Gustavo Petro as president and Francia Márquez as vice president, to take the nation in a new direction, tackling economic and environmental injustice.

What pundit Ezra Klein doesn’t get about parenting in a looming...

It’s a matter of math: Bigger families mean more carbon emissions.

How corporate food monopolies caused the baby formula scandal 

The fact that a handful of companies produce the majority of our food means that small disruptions will have big impacts. This time the impacts are borne by American babies.

Our bodies, societies and planet are inflamed for the same reasons

Raj Patel and Rupa Marya coauthored the book Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice to highlight the connections between health and structural injustice.

If poverty is a moral issue, then the U.S. is bankrupt

The Poor People’s Campaign, ahead of its June 18 gathering, is calling out the false pro-corporate rhetoric on poverty, wages, and inflation.

Our country is trading children’s lives for guns 

Guns have become an intimate part of American culture, one that is fed by gun-makers and the gun lobby, the right-wing media and Hollywood, and of course the Republican Party. Our children are paying the price.

Why Michigan public school parents might be too strong of a...

Parents in DeVos’s backyard tell right-wing radicals, “No thank you to divisive, partisan agendas in schools.”

As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives...

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

Georgia SOS Raffensperger flirts with Trump propagandists in reelection campaign

A principled conservative who rejected demands in 2020 to “find votes” is now singing a very different tune.

Minneapolis teacher strike brought unity, victory and a reminder of the...

Teachers ended a nearly three-week strike, citing advances in pay and working conditions for many members. But more work remains.

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Can the Military-Industrial Complex be tamed?

Cutting the Pentagon's budget in half would finally force the generals to think.

A school choice nightmare: Families getting government funding to switch from public to private...

The harrowing story of a Maine family shows the potential perils families face when they transfer to privately run schools that are less subject to government oversight.

GOP readies ‘shameful’ vote to oust Omar from House Committee

"The GOP is riddled with white nationalists and antisemites. It is infuriating and absurd that they are trying to distract from the bigoted hatred in their own party by attacking a progressive woman of color."

The interminable, withering babble from today’s Tower of Babel

When the end is messianic, imperial, “destiny” or God’s will—human fabrications made into commandments—all civilized bets are off.

City trees save lives, first-of-its-kind study finds

Planting trees has additional benefits for communities beyond keeping cities cool, such as reducing air pollution and boosting mental health.