Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: Texas

3 former city officials sentenced to prison on corruption charges

Several city officials used their official positions to enrich themselves by soliciting and accepting bribes from people seeking to do business in Crystal City, which is located 100 miles near San Antonio, TX.

This shelter gives homeless people what they really need – long-term...

The Fort Worth program focuses on building a strong foundation for guests to successfully end their homelessness.

US oil exports are exceeding almost all predictions – thanks to fracking

The fracking boom in Texas and New Mexico and subsequent export boom is a shining example – illuminated by the flares of fracked gas – of exactly what not to be doing.

Trump admin. sends 1,600 kids to Texas tent city as number...

“We have more children in detention now than ever before.”

Four Black female judges use their courtrooms to break the school-to-prison...

Criminal justice is not the only focus of the program. The judges discuss making healthy life choices and maintaining a positive image.

Meet Crystal Mason, the black Texas mother facing 5+ years in...

Crystal Mason cast a provisional ballot in the 2016 presidential election despite having a past felony conviction for tax fraud that prevented her from voting.

Unpaid: Inside the ‘lawless jungle’ of worker exploitation after Hurricane Harvey

The amount of money not paid to workers after Hurricane Harvey is unknown.

Asylum seekers on US-Mexico border are waiting for days in the...

Democracy Now! went to the international bridge in Brownsville, Texas, and found asylum seekers waiting for days in the hot sun after being told the United States was full.

From the border land: A Kennedy fasts with farm workers again

"Peace, compassion and justice for those who have suffered, that's what the United States should stand for."

Private companies get rich off of Trump administration’s controversial policy that...

A recent Yahoo News report revealed that through federal government contracts private companies are receiving millions of dollars to provide housing and additional services to migrant children.

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations...

“Our leaders’ failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering.”