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How cities can improve homes 5.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
And three residential policies can promote economic development, improve health and reduce carbon emissions.
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Labour unites against racism 5.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar While handing out #UniteAgainstRacism stickers for Fight for $15 and Fairness at the Labour Day parade, I was encouraged that most people gladly adorned the message.  Disappointingly, there were some exceptions too. Some people walked by stone faced, or vigorously shook their head as if the message was an affront to their self-interests.  In my personal experience, these represented a minority of the marchers but it goes to show that the labour movement still has work to do in ridding itself of national chauvinism.  In any case, I spoke to a few people who wore the sticker to get their thoughts on what #UniteAgainstRacism meant to them.  Luke Mulenga, United Steelworkers "I believe in uniting against racism because I'm definitely the minority," said Luke Mulenga, a marketing professional represented by United Steelworkers. "In these times we're living right now, it's more important than ever. You know, it's just people needing to wake up and just coming to that realization that racism is ...
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While ‘zombie’ mines idle, cleanup and workers suffer in limbo 4.9.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Instead of paying to clean up the mess left by mining, companies are warehousing their operations indefinitely.
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When public lands become tribal lands again 16.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow its own laws.
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When federal lands become tribal lands again 16.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow it’s own laws.
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When Arizona catches fire, prisoners step up 5.8.2019 Current Issue
In one of the West’s harshest penal systems, incarcerated wildfire fighters learn to see themselves anew.
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Who pays for infrastructure in Borderland colonias? 5.8.2019 Current Issue
In places like Vado, New Mexico, good roads are hard to find.
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NDP unveils 2019 electoral program with 'New Deal for People' 18.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Jagmeet Singh laid out the NDP vision for Canada at the Ontario NDP convention in Hamilton on Sunday, June 16. In a 109-page document that will serve as the basis for a costed 2019 electoral program, the NDP leader addressed a host of issues troubling Canadians. Canadian politics could do with a refit. Nearly one-half of the population are hard hit, unable to cope with a financial emergency of $700. Stagnating wages, precarious employment, unaffordable housing, and holes in public services have created a malaise across the country. In its New Deal for People, the NDP is saying that since Liberal and Conservative governments have left Canada with pressing concerns, citizens need to rethink their political choices. The subjects addressed and the policy ideas put forward will appeal to NDP activists across the country. Virtually all the proposals to make government work on behalf of Canadians come directly from policy resolutions adopted by the party in conventions going back ...
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Interior Department border deployments are mired in secrecy 31.5.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Law enforcement agents guarding wildlife refuges have been sent to the border, leaving public lands more exposed.
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Politics in Canada is never easy -- and it is about to get serious 7.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada You have to work in two languages, across six time zones; understand that Quebec is a nation unto itself without saying it out loud; be familiar with 11 provinces and their leading political figures; and explain how you would reverse a few hundred years of mistreatment, discrimination, and prejudice in dealings with First Nations. You need to discuss the value of the dollar in foreign-exchange markets, how to make housing affordable, decode how the Bank of Canada influences mortgages and interest rates, offer a better tax policy, explain how you would improve a dozen serious spending programs, beginning with health care, be clear about relations with the United States, and speak discerningly about Venezuela and other foreign policy issues as they emerge. You are a candidate for election in Canada. Politics is not easy to master, but you have a hole card: you run for a political party that has addressed all the above issues and has answers to questions you will likely be asked. What you ...
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Trudeau feeds anti-refugee scapegoating for election 1.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada For the past two decades, my late-night trips to 24-hour Tim Hortons restaurants have been synonymous with fear. It's not the artery-clogging threat of consuming sprinkled Timbits that has made my heart race, however. Rather, it is the look of terror on the faces of those who have requested a meeting. They are some of the most vulnerable people one could meet. They share a common stigma stamped on them by a callous immigration bureaucracy. They are known by the insulting moniker of "failed" refugee claimants, and have become part of what the Canadian government inhumanely calls its "removals inventory." As we sit with our coffees and crullers in what is often the only "neutral" venue available, they look over their shoulders, shrink in their seats, and express their dismay that no one believes them when they document how they were tortured. Furthermore, authorities have dismissed the grave threat they face if deported back to their home country. Usually, they are couch surfing, because ...
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Militias, MAGA activists and one border town’s complicated resistance 13.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
How Arivaca, Arizona, became a magnet for anti-immigrant activists – and what locals did next.
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Here's the 101: How to create transit-oriented communities in Los Angeles 12.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reframing the land use and transportation debate, L.A. is trying to make mobility about its people.
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Cohen describes Trump's profound racism before Congress 28.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Many dared hope, after the 2008 election of Barack Obama, that the United States could someday enter a "post-racial" era. The election eight years later of Donald Trump to the same office demonstrated, sadly, that the scourge of racism is alive and well in America. Trump's profound racism was described by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, when he testified before Congress Wednesday. Any attempt to heal the deep wounds of racism that scar this country must include a direct challenge to Donald Trump. "I know what Mr. Trump is. He is a racist. He is a con man. He is a cheat," Michael Cohen said early in his statement to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. He elaborated: "The country has seen Mr. Trump court white supremacists and bigots. You have heard him call poorer countries 's***holes.' In private, he is even worse. He once asked me if I could name a country run by a Black person that wasn't a 's***hole.' This was when Barack Obama was president of the United ...
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It's taboo to talk about Canada's real corporate scandal 22.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada While the SNC-Lavalin scandal has torn another strip off the "sunny ways" prime minister, there's another corporate scandal that makes the financial figures in that case -- mere hundreds of millions of dollars in fraud and bribes -- seem like pocket change. But no major political party will touch it, which speaks to the manner in which an all-party commitment to bedrock Canadian militarism squelches democratic discourse and strangles any opportunity for real economic justice. The corporate scandal you won't hear about on the campaign trail is the largest procurement project in Canadian history, one that will result in forking over at least $105 billion in corporate welfare to war manufacturers for a completely unnecessary fleet of Canadian warships. With every political campaign comes the costing question: how will modest investments in daycare, housing and pharmacare be paid for when Canada struggles with debt and deficits? But the question that will not be asked is whether voters ...
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Hunting faces an ethical reckoning 18.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Gruesome social media videos show how far modern hunting has drifted from its roots.
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What the 2018 farm bill means for the West 13.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins.
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Batsh*t bafflegab?; Flatearthers not on a ball; Trolling the troll 10.12.2018 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
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We need a federal climate policy, but please ditch the name ‘Green New Deal’ 7.12.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The namesake U.S. stimulus package enacted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt helped institutionalize racial segregation.
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