09 January 2018

All the news for 09 January 2018 [ 235 news items | Now showing page 7 of 12 ]

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A Labor Battle at… Disney World?

Michelle Chen Unionized workers across Disney’s Orlando properties are fighting for a living wage and a permanent place in the community. The post A Labo...   [ continue reading...]

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Bail Reform: Explained

In September of 2017, Atlanta Police arrested 48-year-old Sean Ramsey for holding up a sign that read “homeless, please help,” an apparent violation...   [ continue reading...]

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Washington activists launch ‘Climate Countdown’ to push lawmakers for urgent action

by Brandon Jordan With a new Democratic majority and a narrow window for passing meaningful climate legislation, activists across Washington are stepping up the...   [ continue reading...]

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Yemen Proves US Needs to Get a Handle on War-Making Powers

With the Yemen War fast approaching its third anniversary, Afghanistan well into its 17th year, Iraq and Syria seemingly permanent US wars, and escalations ongo...   [ continue reading...]

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Keeping the Poor Poor: How Government Automates Inequality

Virginia Eubanks’ new book “Automating Inequality” looks at how automated eligibility systems “profile, police, and punish” the po...   [ continue reading...]

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Johann Hari: Is our mental health affected by chemical imbalances in our brain?

Interview with writer Johann Hari on his new book, Lost Connections Writer Johann Hari is autho...   [ continue reading...]

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Poem of Protests

Richard Greve | Janurary 9, 2018 Some tweet at Starbucks against war, the madman at the helm oppression, occupation of the land & mind poverty, homelessness...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump to Blue States: Drop Dead

It just never ends: Read my full statement on taking #Florida off the table for offshore oil and gas. Local voice matters. pic.twitter.com/fJhv0p0CDC — Se...   [ continue reading...]

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The unreachable Lago Escondido

Lago Escondido (Hidden Lake), in Patagonia, is almost impossible to reach. Controversial English tycoon Joseph "Jo...   [ continue reading...]

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Former World Bank Head: 'No Country' Will Want to Do Business With Trump If He Continues to Ignore His Advisers

"America once attracted the world’s talent, but Mr. Trump’s hostility is driving people away," cautioned ex-World Bank president Robert Zoellick....   [ continue reading...]

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Telling It Like It Isn’t

Robbie Conal Kellyanne Conway keeps spinning her “alternative facts.” The post Telling It Like It Isn’t appeared first on The Nation.   [ continue reading...]

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Silent Engines Behind Agriculture

Year 2017 ended up with a huge loss of yield in rice cultivation when compared with the last few years. On one hand the reason was the heavy floods which occurr...   [ continue reading...]

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Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Flouts Law by Ignoring Governors' Wishes

Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. T...   [ continue reading...]

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This Weed Killer Is Wreaking Havoc on America’s Crops

When farmer Darvin Bentlage surveyed his southwestern Missouri soybean fields in August, he knew something was amiss in one of them. “I’ve been...   [ continue reading...]

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Israel to Approve Hundreds of New Settler Homes in West Bank

Settlements have been one of the most heated issues in efforts pertaining to restarting the Israel-Palestine talks that have been frozen since 2014. The post Is...   [ continue reading...]

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Underneath the Pavement, A Swelling of Grief

Seeing Dubuffet in St. Louis, then Kahlil Robert Irving in New York. The post Underneath the Pavement, A Swelling of Grief appeared first on Guernica.   [ continue reading...]

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Prisons Slammed for Banning Book on Racist Legacy of Mass Incarceration

"It looks like an attempt to keep impacted people uninformed about the history of the very injustice that defines their daily lives." Civil rights advocat...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Has Trump’s Man in Iran Gone Silent?

Most of us know the extremely rare but slightly creepy feeling of driving down a road or seeing a hill or listening to a conversation and being overcome by the...   [ continue reading...]

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Collective Action Behind Bars: A history of jail solidarity and its importance for today’s social change movements

By refusing bail, arrestees can stay in jail together and place greater strain on the state. But this can sometimes involve a serious time commitment. And, whil...   [ continue reading...]

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Inside the Deadly World of Private Garbage Collection

This story was originally published by ProPublica. Shortly before 5 a.m. on a recent November night, a garbage truck with a New York Yankees decal on the side s...   [ continue reading...]

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