Friday, April 19, 2024

Tag: water rights

A growing movement to reclaim water rights for Indigenous people

Native tribes are reliant on their local water sources, which have been continuously exploited and contaminated by the U.S. government and non-Native people. Indigenous groups are finding new ways to demand justice.

Millions of Americans face water shutoffs during pandemic

“It’s a package of related factors – institutional racism, environmental injustice, and poverty – which means communities most vulnerable to Covid-19 are the same communities most vulnerable to water shutoffs.”

Trump EPA sets tap water limit for rocket fuel chemical 3X...

"Instead of taking action to lower the levels of this rocket fuel chemical in drinking water, the administration’s plan will endanger the health of future generations of kids.”

Citizens begin reclaiming coal country after decades of corporate land grabs

But figuring out who owns abandoned mines in Appalachia is harder than you’d think.

“Our water, our right”: 10 global struggles for public water

We bring you 10 inspiring stories of communities and cities working to reclaim public control over water and wastewater services from major private water multinationals.

From Flint To Standing Rock To Upstate NY, Organizing To Save...

We cannot sacrifice the planet for profits.

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US diplomacy thwarts Palestinian UN membership amid claims of supporting statehood leaked cable shows

This diplomatic maneuvering seeks to avoid a U.S. veto, which would publicly align the country against Palestinian self-determination.

Supreme silence: High court decision curtails protest rights, stifling voices in the South

As the case now returns to lower courts for further proceedings, the national discourse on the limits of free speech and the right to protest continues to evolve.

Supreme Court questions use of obstruction law in Jan. 6 riot cases amid concerns...

This law is now at the center of a legal battle concerning its suitability for punishing those who stormed the Capitol during the certification of the 2020 election results.

New report reveals millionaires’ tax rates slashed by half since 1950s, fueling wealth inequality

This stark reduction in tax rates for the wealthiest Americans coincides with an era of escalating income disparity and could be costing the federal government hundreds of billions in lost revenue annually.

Missouri Republican Attorney General Bailey sues Media Matters using consumer law to censor the...

An analysis of Mo. Attorney General Andrew Bailey's bogus allegations against Media Matters.