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The Incoming Privatization Assault 24.4.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Spring 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  In The Art of the Deal, Donald Trump wrote about perhaps his first deal ever, made with his younger brother, Robert: “One day we were in the playroom of our house, building with blocks. I wanted to build a very tall building, but it turned out that I didn’t have enough blocks. I asked Robert if I could borrow some of his, and he said, ‘Okay, but you have to give them back when you’re done.’ I ended up using all of my blocks, and then all of his, and when I was done, I’d created a beautiful building. I liked it so much that I glued the whole thing together. And that was the end of Robert’s blocks.” According to President Trump, Robert, now 67, likes to tell the “blocks” story because it revealed to him where Donald was headed. Now, we know where Donald was headed—to the White House, which comes with a much larger playroom, the most powerful in the world: the federal government of the United States. But the ...
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Feds: Denver I-70 project isn’t perfect, but it’s better for civil rights than alternatives 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Local
Federal civil rights investigators concluded that the Interstate 70 project planned for northeast Denver is less discriminatory than any other option studied.
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Over 130 cyclists to go for heritage ride in Shimla 13.4.2017 Life-style – The Indian Express
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No need for vasectomy! Now men can turn off their sperm flow at the flick of a switch 11.4.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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Here's how airlines are helping ease the pain of the electronics ban 4.4.2017 Washington Post
Here's how airlines are helping ease the pain of the electronics ban
UDOT outlines its wish list for spending $1 billion 1.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah Department of Transportation is proposing to spend $1 billion — which the Legislature just authorized to be borrowed over four years — to jump-start some big-ticket projects. That includes building a controversial freeway in western Davis County, further converting Bangerter Highway into a freeway and launching several projects to smooth congestion on Interstate 15 along the Wasatch Front. UDOT prepared its list for consideration by the Utah Transportation Commission, which is expecte... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Unaffordability Is a Problem, but Sprawl Is a Terrible Solution 31.3.2017 THE CITY FIX
Many hard-working families spend more than they can afford on housing and transportation, leaving them with insufficient money to spend on other essential goods such as food and healthcare. This is a tragedy. It results, in part, from public policies ...
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China drives toward sustainable freight policies 23.3.2017 GreenBiz.com
Transportation experts are studying a range of options, from new low-emissions zones to better methods of transferring cargo from ships to railways to trucks.
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Plans for VRE expansion to Haymarket crumble 18.3.2017 Washington Post
Plans for VRE expansion to Haymarket crumble
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Recon is offering its 50-mile range MONO electric bike for under $800 18.3.2017 TreeHugger
It must be almost spring, because e-bike campaigns are popping up all over.
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Research break-through: Producing gasoline in yeast cell factories 9.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme. But none have succeeded, until now. With new findings from Chalmers the enzyme FAS has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels.We are in great need of sustainable and clean alternatives to oil-derived products. One of the choices at hand is to produce chemicals and biofuels from sustainable biomass.
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Five (More) Reasons to #DeleteUber -- and Some Ethical Alternatives 2.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It seems like not a month goes by without a major controversy about the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber. On Feb. 19, Susan J. Fowler, a former engineer at the company, published a  blog post  alleging sexual harassment and discrimination she faced during her time there. Fowler's claims prompted  Uber to hire  former US attorney general Eric Holder to launch an investigation.   In January, the company faced a social media backlash after it turned off "surge pricing" at a time when the New York Taxi Workers Alliance went on strike against President Donald Trump's travel ban. While it is unclear whether Uber was truly disregarding a  protest in support of immigrants   -- as it turns out, there are many more reasons to  #DeleteUber  and seek out ethical alternatives for your transportation needs: 1. Uber Breaks Laws The company appears to constantly disregard laws. It has amassed an astounding array of fines as a result:  $20 million  for misleading "prospective drivers with exaggerated ...
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France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases 23.2.2017 TreeHugger
In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.
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Can rising seas yield common ground with Trump? 23.2.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Exploring opportunities for climate collaboration with the Trump administration
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Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles 22.2.2017 TreeHugger
If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?
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Uber and Lyft's Trumpian Problem: It's Not the App, It's the Exploitation! 15.2.2017 Truthout.com
In this interview, Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance talks about her union's solidarity strike in the name of the many Muslim, refugee and immigrant workers who drive the city's taxis. It was the first workforce strike against the Trump administration, a deeply anti-labor government. Antonio Pacheco holds a sign in solidarity with fellow Uber drivers demonstrating outside the ride-hailing company's offices in the Queens borough of New York, February 1, 2016. Hundreds of the independent contractors, incensed over the ride-hailing service's recent fare reduction, are attempting to organize and force the company to address their concerns. (Photo: Kevin Hagen / The New York Times) On the night after Donald Trump's Muslim Ban executive order was announced, thousands headed to airports to protest the detention of refugees who had arrived after the order went into effect. That same night, taxi workers across New York City famously went on strike in solidarity with those protesting at ...
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How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump 14.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Jeremy Brecher

Donald Trump and his congressional Republican allies have taken control of the U.S. government. The result threatens to be devastating for both labor and the climate — not to mention immigrants, African Americans, Muslims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, LGBTQ people, and many others.

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News roundup: Late night comedy finds inspiration -- and higher ratings -- in Trump 10.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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Metro proposal to cut bus service could have consequences for MetroAccess users 10.2.2017 Washington Post
Metro proposal to cut bus service could have consequences for MetroAccess users
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Energy Transfer Partners says work on Dakota Access pipeline will resume quickly 9.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Sessions will face a tough job at Justice - and Trump isn't making it any easier Feb. 8, 2017, 6:27 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Sessions will face multiple challenges as attorney general - including his boss Confirmation hearing for embattled...
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