Saturday, December 3, 2022

Tag: United Nations

Connecting the dots between climate devastation and fossil fuel profits

As Pakistan drowns, as Puerto Rico is cast into darkness, and as Jacksonians remain thirsty, it’s past time for a climate tax on fossil fuel companies.

The UN proved its usefulness in crafting Ukraine grain deal

The United Nations helps design a deal to ship foodstuffs blocked in Ukraine ports.

As the war in Ukraine devastates the nation’s ecosystems, the world...

Just one bomb releases a slew of toxic heavy metals into Ukraine’s soil and groundwater. Now multiply this by thousands.

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.

8 billion humans? Population is a difficult conversation, but we need...

It’s time to rethink our broken and unfair family planning systems.

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.

Why hasn’t the US been kicked off the UN Human Rights...

Let's be honest, Russia isn't the only or the worst war criminal.

Exposing the massive hypocrisy of international insurance companies

Despite the pro-climate rhetoric of the insurance industry—and warnings by the world’s climate scientists calling for an end to fossil fuel exploration—leading...

The UN crisis

This problem of rogue actors has long bedeviled the United Nations. But the rise of right-wing populists who insist on their sovereign right to do whatever they please poses an additional challenge to the international community.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.
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The Fed’s inflation mistake continues

Most of the pain is borne by people who are already struggling to keep up with rising prices: lower-wage workers and the poor.