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Child poverty down? Don't believe it, experts say 22.9.2018 Philly.com News
The people who spend their days fighting poverty say kids here are no better off than before, despite the U.S. Census Bureau's report.
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Joan Baez on retiring from touring, Bob Dylan, and why we need a new 'We Shall Overcome' 22.9.2018 Philly.com News
The folk music legend comes to Philadelphia for a final sop on her 'Fare Thee Well' tour.
'Girl Boss' shirts, 'Wild Feminist' onesies: How kids' clothing became activist in the era of Trump 21.9.2018 Philly.com News
"Culturally, we are in an accelerated time of women questioning the assumptions that others have about them," said Americus Reed, a marketing professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. "Retail is often a looking glass sense of culture."
The Con in Foxconn Wisconsin 21.9.2018 American Prospect
This summer, the roar of bulldozers replaced the sound of tractors over thousands of agricultural acres outside of Racine in southeastern Wisconsin. Road, water, and electricity infrastructure construction was well under way for a new industrial complex for Foxconn, the Taiwan-based technology giant. In the project’s master plan, Foxconn will eventually own 4.5 square miles of once-prime Wisconsin farmland, an expanse about a fourth the size of the city limits of nearby Racine, population 77,000. The main 24-inch water main will have the capacity to deliver more than 20 million gallons a day of high-quality Great Lakes water (home to 21 percent of the world's remaining supply), although initial usage has been promised to be much less. Foxconn has pledged to be good environmental stewards, even as Wisconsin has waived many of its basic environmental regulations in order to expedite the project. The company has promised to build a $9 billion to $10 billion sprawling industrial complex which will employ “up ...
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Onward toward gender equity in the era of climate change 21.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It's critical that we make global women's empowerment a key piece of our resilience plans.
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McDonald’s Workers Strike to Demand Response to Sexual Harassment Charges 20.9.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Richard Vogel Striking McDonald's workers carry a banner and march towards a McDonald's in south Los Angeles on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. trickle-downers_54.jpg On Tuesday, women McDonald’s workers made history.  McDonald’s workers in ten cities went on strike during the lunch hour to protest sexual harassment, as well as inadequate responses or retaliation they’d received from management. For its part, McDonald’s says that no workers walked off the job. McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago; Durham, North Carolina; Kansas City, Missouri; Los Angeles; Miami; Milwaukee; New Orleans; Orlando; San Francisco; and St. Louis all saw strikes as workers demanded that the McDonald’s Corporation respond to their complaints. A similar strike over the sexual harassment of women workers has not happened in  over 100 years , when, in 1912, corset workers in Kalamazoo, Michigan, walked off the job in protest of sexual abuse. Women who work at McDonald’s restaurants across the country spoke publicly about ...
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It's up to Indigenous and environmental groups to protect the public interest 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Despite objections from some of the Indigenous groups about the consultation process, the Federal Court of Appeal (in Tsleil-Waututh Nation et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FCA 153) held that Canada acted in good faith and that the consultation framework it used was appropriate. This was a four-phase process which was to include (1) early engagement, (2) National Energy Board (NEB) hearing, (3) governor-in-council consideration and (4) regulatory authorization processes. Where Canada fell down was in Phase III of the consultation process in that it did not meaningfully consider the concerns of the Indigenous groups or attempt to accommodate or mitigate those concerns. There was no substantive discussion about Indigenous rights and the Federal Court of Appeal found that federal officials did little more than act as "note-takers." The court agreed with the Indigenous groups that Canada's notes, referred to as the Consultation Chronologies, "should be approached with caution" for ...
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Line 3 pipeline protesters block bridge near Bemidji 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Protesters conducted a water ceremony and blocked a bridge near Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement pipeline in northern Minnesota.
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Mayor Jim Kenney: Solving Philly's poverty issues takes consistent, relentless effort | Opinion 19.9.2018 Philly.com News
We must be mindful however, that there is no single solution, and that results of our work may take years, even decades to fully materialize.
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Prisoners fighting California wildfires face climate injustice 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
US Politics Evidence of global climate disruption blankets the Earth, pummeling communities with the full arsenal of nature's fury, from hurricanes, tornadoes, relentless rainstorms and thousand-year floods, to historic droughts and searing heat waves. In California, wildfires have raged in record numbers and intensity, pushing the state's firefighting crews to the limit and busting the state's firefighting budget. New wildfires are exploding across the Golden State as thousands of people converge in San Francisco for this week's Global Climate Action Summit, convened by Gov. Jerry Brown and others deeply concerned with the climate change crisis and President Donald Trump's obstinate denial of its very existence. Joining the professional firefighting crews on the front lines of these massive fires are thousands of California prisoners, brought out of their jails to engage in this dangerous work, all for a dollar an hour or less. Democracy Now! traveled to Delta Conservation Camp, an hour north of San ...
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Women Trail Men in Size of Equity Stakes in Startups 18.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Female employees at startups typically get less than half the amount of equity of their male peers, according to a new study, highlighting one factor that has limited women’s involvement in the Silicon Valley wealth-generating machine.
Africa's rapid population growth puts poverty progress at risk, says Gates 18.9.2018 Reuters Health
Rapid population growth in some of Africa's poorest countries could put at risk future progress towards reducing global poverty and improving health, according to a report by the philanthropic foundation of Bill Gates.
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Stop Bezos From Hiring Poor People? 18.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
Bernie Sanders’s latest brainstorm would make the transition from welfare to work more difficult.
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Bird-watching, Play-Doh sculpting, woodland walks - young Jews find new ways to mark Yom Kippur 18.9.2018 Philly.com News
Across the region, young Jews are reflecting on their lives during High Holiday yoga classes, group discussions on racial justice, quickie, 45-minute Rosh Hashanah services featuring meditation and singing, and bread baking to raise funds for anti-hunger programs.
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5 in 5: A new twist on "Pride and Prejudice" and a comedic thriller for grownups 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Every week, we choose 5 things to read, watch, listen to, or experience. This week, an important read about how democracies decline and a classic film to watch at home that still zings after 8 decades.
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Latest report on Canada's shoddy child care is unlikely to reduce government neglect 13.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn A recent report on Canada's abysmal failure to protect and care for the country's youngest and most vulnerable citizens -- its children -- made headlines and stirred ripples of shame and outrage. Compiled by Children First Canada and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, the study found that children in Canada suffer from shockingly high rates of poverty, obesity, infant mortality, abuse, suicide, and declining mental health. Calling these grim statistics "deeply disturbing," Sara Austin, director of Children First, pointed out that "Canada ranks as the fifth-most prosperous nation in the world, but there's a big disconnect between the well-being of our country and the well-being of our children. All levels of government need to do more to ensure that children benefit from Canada's overall wealth."        This plea for decent high-quality child care in Canada is only the latest in a long list of such supplications. It is only the latest such report detailing the execrable extent of child ...
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Philly antipoverty office: Lack of clout, vision, and leadership 13.9.2018 Philly.com News
In 2013, then Mayor Michael Nutter rebranded Philadelphia's community services office and charged it with nothing less than the slashing of poverty in the poorest big city in the U.S. Five years and two mayors later, the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO) has spent $65 million with few measurable accomplishments to show for it.
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How utilities can collaborate with low- and moderate-income customers to do more 13.9.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And five ways that new business models can involve communities in decision-making.
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Around the country, incomes are rising. In Philly, they're falling. 13.9.2018 Philly.com News
Philadelphia continues to be encumbered by its reputation of having the highest rate of poverty among the 10 most-populous U.S. cities, as well as the highest rate of deep poverty, a measure of people living at 50 percent of the poverty line or less.
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Census: Black, Latino Minnesotans share in broad income gains 13.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
According to U.S. Census figures, the overall median household income of the state rose to $68,400. Black households experienced a bump in income for the third year in a row to $38,100. Black and Latino households each gained about $4,000 in 2017.
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