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Inter Press Service
- Go and Tell the Hungry that Their Food Is Being Thrown in the Garbage
These are facts, not guesses: about 1.3 billion tons of food is wasted and lost… every single year, the equivalent of one ton per each of the one billion hungry people, many of them are those who produced the food. The findings have been reported by the World Bank, whose recent study: What a Waste
- Measuring Human Rights – PODCAST
Welcome to Strive podcast, where we chat with new voices about fresh ideas to create a more just and sustainable world. My name is Marty Logan. Before we get to today’s episode, if you enjoy Strive I encourage you to share it with a friend so they can check out the show. If you’re listening
- Korean Slums: The Shadows of Society, or the New Light for the Future?
Have you watched Parasite? In 2021, everyone seemed to be watching it. But I wonder how many of them paid attention to the old man who found a little shelter in a hidden basement behind the kitchen of a mansion. However hidden it was, that’s where he could meet his basic needs. That was his
- Bill McKibben: The End of Manchin’s Pipeline Deal Is a Grassroots Victory
Though Manchin may work with the GOP to revive the proposal later, the fact that it's currently off the table is a win.
- Staffers for Andy Levin Unanimously Vote to Form First-Ever Congressional Union
The union celebrated the “landslide” victory as two more congressional offices cast their ballots this week.
- Chomsky: US Must Join Global Call for Negotiations as Russia Escalates Actions
There’s no certainty negotiations would result in peace, but as Chomsky says, there is only one way to find out: Try.
- How to Vote in Person or by Mail
by Karim Doumar and Cynthia Gordy Giwa Sign up for ProPublica’s User’s Guide to Democracy, a series of personalized emails that help […]
- The COVID-19 Booster’s Public Relations Problem
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- How America’s Democracy Is “Ripe to Be Exploited”
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- Biden takes aim at food insecurity with first hunger conference in 50 years – live
Administration sets goal of ending hunger by 2030 and reducing diseases related to nutrition with Biden set to speak at eventSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailBiden is going into the main pillars of the national hunger and nutrition strategy released on Tuesday, which includes a slew of goals to help end food insecurity, give people more information and options to eat more healthily, and help folks take up regular physical activity. Unfortunately, the goals are more a call to action, as Congress has ended Covid-era policies like the universal free school meals program and the expanded child tax credits which had massively reduced food insecurity and child poverty in the US. Continue reading...
- Sirhan Sirhan, man who assassinated Robert Kennedy, asks judge to free him
Lawyer, who says he no longer poses a risk, files request to reverse California governor Newsom’s decision to deny Sirhan parole Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F Kennedy in 1968, is asking a judge to free him from prison by reversing a decision by the California governor to deny him parole.Sirhan shot Kennedy in 1968 at the Ambassador hotel in Los Angeles, moments after the US senator from New York claimed victory in California’s pivotal Democratic presidential primary. He wounded five others during the shooting. Continue reading...
- Secret Service took phones from 24 agents involved in January 6 response – report
Phones reportedly confiscated amid criminal investigation about missing text messages from January 5 and 6US Secret Service leaders confiscated cellphones from 24 agents involved in the response to the Capitol attack amid a criminal investigation about missing text messages from 5 and 6 January 2021, according to a new report.Citing “two sources with knowledge of the action”, NBC News said the phones were handed to Joseph Cuffari, the Department of Homeland Security inspector general, in late July or early August, shortly after Cuffari launched an investigation requested by the National Archives. Continue reading...
- Why is the White House having its first hunger conference in 50 years?
The Biden administration is hosting a conference to coincide with a new hunger and nutrition plan – what can it achieve?The Biden administration is hosting a one-day conference on Wednesday on hunger, nutrition and health, bringing together advocates, researchers and activists and leaders in business and philanthropy, faith groups and communities around the US. Continue reading...
- Senate advances funding bill to avert shutdown after Manchin measure scrapped
Both parties opposed the measure on energy permits, which critics said would gut environmental protectionsThe US Senate has voted to advance a funding bill to avert a federal government shutdown, after a tense standoff over a controversial energy-permitting provision proposed by the West Virginia senator Joe Manchin ended with its withdrawal.A procedural vote on Tuesday to move forward with the funding bill succeeded easily, 72-23, after Democrats announced that the West Virginia senator’s proposal, which faced opposition from both parties, would be stripped from the final legislation. It was clear that, with Manchin’s plan included, Democrats were falling far short of the 60 votes needed to proceed, as most Republicans objected to it. […]
- In Brazil’s presidential election, the fate of the Amazon is at stake
Polls show left-wing former president Lula ousting incumbent Jair Bolsonaro on October 2.
- ‘A much-needed step’: The EPA creates a new environmental justice office
The initiative will give hard-hit communities $3 billion to address pollution.
- The huge expansion of oil pipelines endangering climate, report says
Thousands of miles of new pipelines planned around world show ‘an almost deliberate failure to meet climate goals.’
Inside Climate News
- Texas Is Now the Nation’s Biggest Emitter of Toxic Substances Into Streams, Rivers and Lakes
Texas is a notably easy place to set up shop for industrial projects with lots of liquid waste and nowhere good to put it. The state’s waterways are open for business, an analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data shows, to send large volumes of discarded chemicals and industrial discharge downstream and out to sea. In
- Feds Will Spend Billions to Boost Drought-Stricken Colorado River System
As climate change tightens its grip on the Colorado River basin, the states that use its water are struggling to agree on terms that will reduce their demand. Now, the federal government is stepping in with a plan to use billions of dollars to incentivize conservation. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced new measures in
- Researchers test animal smarts to find what makes some better suited to urban living
A new study suggests that city life favors quieter, cleverer raccoons—and that means culling the aggressive ones could be a poor strategy.
- Biologists Use Genetic Circuits to Program Plant Roots
Using inserted genetic circuitry, synthetic biologists controlled the growth of plant roots for the first time. The post Biologists Use Genetic Circuits to Program Plant Roots first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- Walters Art Museum sends public Labor Day email criticizing staff for not unionizing quickly, yet refuses to recognize union
Organizers say the Walters could recognize the union at any time, but instead is delaying a union vote over a legal question that could exclude security personnel who are mostly people of color.
- ‘A burger costs $20 and I’m getting $15’: SFO Airport food workers strike for better pay
SFO food and beverage service workers haven’t had a union contract in three years. A lack of yearly wage increases paired with crushing inflation is driving workers to the breaking point.
- Brazil on Fire Episode 6: Amazon up in Smoke
Brazil’s war against Indigenous peoples is as old as Brazil itself, but Bolsonaro’s administration has sought to accelerate the destruction of the Amazon and its peoples.
The Marshall Project
- Cleveland Has Spent Millions on Police Cameras. Why Are the Locations a Secret?
The city cites citizen safety as a reason for shielding information, but has no policies on use of surveillance technology.
- First Tribally Owned Textile Company Makes a Lasting Impression
With the changes to jobs market brought about by the pandemic and many families moving around the country to find a safer harbor for their families, rural places see an opening to reinvent and market themselves to the prospective newcomers. The post First Tribally Owned Textile Company Makes a Lasting Impression appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Revitalizing a Tribal Economy through Cultural Connection
This story was originally published by Urban Institute. Clay Colombe remembers the steady stream of visitors coming to the Rosebud Sioux Reservation throughout his childhood. Mission, service, and government groups would drive through South Dakota’s seemingly endless prairie to arrive on the reservation and offer their ideas for how to make life better for the The post Revitalizing a Tribal Economy through Cultural Connection appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Senate Turns Its Attention to Rural Housing
In the world of affordable housing, rural concerns often do not get much attention. But in recent months on May 25 and September 20, a Senate housing subcommittee held hearings on the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) rural housing programs. And earlier in September, Senators Tina Smith (D-Minnesota) and Jean Shaheen (D-New Hampshire) introduced a The post Senate Turns Its Attention to Rural Housing appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Is the US-Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Hassle?
The deal with Iran has been on the precipice since US President Joe Biden assumed his office last year. It has been a tortuous ride from partisan resistance in Washington to a change of regime in Tehran. On multiple occasions, the European mediators have intervened to prevent deviation in the talks. A ‘final draft’ is… Continue reading Is the US-Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Hassle? The post Is the US-Iran Nuclear Deal Worth the Hassle? appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Lebanon’s Central Banker Evades Arrest and People Rob Banks
You go into a bank with a gun, maybe it’s a toy gun, maybe it’s a real gun like a hunting rifle, and you demand not all the money, just the money that the bank holds in your account, money the bank has refused to give you as your business goes bust. Or perhaps it’s… Continue reading Lebanon’s Central Banker Evades Arrest and People Rob Banks The post Lebanon’s Central Banker Evades Arrest and People Rob Banks appeared first on Fair Observer.
- The (il)legal state of independent press in Cuba | FO° Explainers #pressfreedom
Following the protests of July 11 last year, more than 1,200 Cubans have been detained as political prisoners. Many of those were journalists working for independent or foreign media with the sole culprit of reporting on the events. Independent journalism is actually illegal in Cuba. Here’s everything you need to know. Fair Observer is an… Continue reading The (il)legal state of independent press in Cuba | FO° Explainers #pressfreedom The post The (il)legal state of independent press in Cuba | FO° Explainers #pressfreedom appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Are China’s pledges to green its Belt and Road Initiative the real deal?
Editor’s note: This story was co-published with The Guardian. In July 2019, China rolled out the carpet for Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina. Flown to Beijing by the Chinese government, she was greeted with an honor guard and banquet and received by both President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Li Keqiang. Three days later, she returned to her capital, Dhaka, with nine agreements worth […]
- Young People Fear Gun Violence, But Also Think Guns May Keep Them Safe
Nearly a third of young people say they have experienced gun violence personally, and more than half say they think about mass shootings at least once a week, according to a new survey published on September 28. The survey, published by Project Unloaded, a nonprofit organization that seeks to approach gun violence prevention through narrative The post Young People Fear Gun Violence, But Also Think Guns May Keep Them Safe appeared first on The Trace.
- Apply to The Trace’s New Editing Fellowship
The Trace, America’s only nonprofit newsroom exclusively devoted to covering the gun violence epidemic, is launching a two-year fellowship for early- to mid-career journalists looking to establish themselves as editors. The fellow will receive hands-on training from The Trace’s editors, whose specialties run the gamut from features and investigations, to local coverage, to data analysis, The post Apply to The Trace’s New Editing Fellowship appeared first on The Trace.
- The Rittenhouse Shootings Started a Debate in Kenosha That Hasn’t Ended
It’s been more than two years since a police officer fired seven shots into the back of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, Jr., setting off days of protest in the small Wisconsin city of Kenosha, and making it a lightning rod for nationwide tensions. Amid the unrest, a call to arms was made by Kevin Matthewson, a The post The Rittenhouse Shootings Started a Debate in Kenosha That Hasn’t Ended appeared first on The Trace.
Yale Environment 360
- As Carbon Dioxide Grows More Abundant, Trees Are Growing Bigger, Study Finds
Trees are feasting on decades of carbon dioxide emissions and growing bigger as a result, according to a new study of U.S. forests.Read more on E360 →
- An Unprecedented Investment in Alternatives to Policing
The post An Unprecedented Investment in Alternatives to Policing appeared first on The Appeal.
- ‘Habitual Offender’ Laws Imprison Thousands for Small Crimes—Sometimes for Life
The post ‘Habitual Offender’ Laws Imprison Thousands for Small Crimes—Sometimes for Life appeared first on The Appeal.
- Democrats’ Stock Ban Bill Has a Major Loophole, Ethics Expert Says
Democratic House leaders have unveiled the text of their bill to ban congressional stock trading. While the bill appears strong on many levels—it would force divestiture and it would apply not only to members of Congress but also their spouses and dependent children, among others—it contains language that could potentially open up a major new
- Democracy Now! 2022-09-28 Wednesday
Update from Tampa as Hurricane Ian bears down on Florida as a possible Category 5 storm; Democratic Senator Joe Manchin stops a vote on his own energy permitting proposal that would have fast-tracked the Mountain Valley Pipeline; NASA climate scientist Peter Kalmus; Slate reporter Dahlia Lithwick on her new book, “Lady Justice: Women, the Law, and the Battle to Save America.” Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
- California AB 257 Is Tip of the Iceberg When It Comes to 'Workplace Fissure'
If workplace fissuring continues to grow at the exponential rate we're currently seeing, the result will be that workers' rights, power, and pay will suffer.
- Policies That Center Community Voices Are Key to Solving the Local-News Crisis
The future of local news is too important to be left to market forces, and the media conglomerates that got us into the local-news crisis aren't going to get us out of it.
- Poll Shows Majority in US Want Harder Diplomatic Push to End Ukraine War
Most voters want to see the war over "as soon as possible," but is the Biden administration doing enough to make that possible?
- GEICO Workers Launch Union Effort, Management Says Call the Cops
GEICO insurance sales rep Lila Balali first started thinking about a union early in the pandemic. “I didn’t really know what a union was,” she says, “just that it was something for the employee.” She and her co-workers had been abruptly sent to work from home, where she set up a cramped workspace. “We were taking calls on our cell phones, 40 hours a week, our phone to our ear,” she recalls. “You couldn’t get reimbursed or provided a headset.
- Tackling Generational Poverty By Helping Teen Mothers
Teen Success member Leslie N. with her daughter. (Photo by Jasmine Contapay) When Emily, now 20, found out she was pregnant four years ago, she was flooded with fear. “I was scared to tell my parents,” says Emily, who spoke to Next City using only her first name to maintain her privacy. “I […]
- Will Student Debt Relief Really Undermine Military Recruitment?
(Photo by Joel Rivera-Camacho / Unsplash)This article was co-published by Prism and Next City as part of our Solutions for Economic Equity partnership, highlighting how low-income and marginalized BIPOC communities are cultivating, building, and seizing economic justice in cities across the U.S. […]
- Big City Mayoral Races Shine A New Light On Public Banking
(Photo by Jose Fontano / Unsplash)Public banking is already making headlines in one big city mayoral race slated for next year, and it’s bound to come up in at least one more. By definition, a public bank is a chartered depository institution owned by one or more government units — state, […]
The World – PRI
- 'Wherever the work is, we're all going': Graphic novelist on working in Alberta's tar sands
"Ducks: Two Years in the Oil Sands," a graphic novel by Kate Beaton, from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, tells the story of leaving home and joining thousands of others to work in the oil sands of Alberta, Canada. Beaton joined The World's host Marco Werman to talk about her experience.
- Lost luggage finds a new home at this Spanish nonprofit
In Spain, some 20,000 unclaimed suitcases now sit in airport warehouses. Envera, a nonprofit group, has found a way to give the contents of this lost luggage a new home.
- This Kenyan sprinter is inspiring more youth from his country to take up the sport
Kenyan sprinter Ferdinand Omanyala won the gold medal for the 100-meter sprint at the Commonwealth Games in August — the first time for his country in 60 years. Now, he's hoping to inspire more youth to pursue the sport.
- Denice Frohman: Finding Poetry in Life
When poet and spoken word artist Denice Frohman takes the stage — she admits there can still be some nerves,... The post Denice Frohman: Finding Poetry in Life appeared first on Latino USA.
- The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History
The little black dress, also known as the L.B.D. is best known for its titillating color. A little black dress... The post The Little Black Dress: A Hidden History appeared first on Latino USA.
- Bianca Graulau Reports From the Colony
CAMUY, Puerto Rico — Five years ago, Bianca Graulau was working as a local TV reporter in the states. Today,... The post Bianca Graulau Reports From the Colony appeared first on Latino USA.
- Hurricane Ian: When the power grid goes out, could solar and batteries power your home?
A study of real-world disasters shows home solar and storage could keep the lights on and the air conditioner running during many outages, but not all.
- We tend to underestimate our future expenses – here's one way to prevent that
Understanding why people underpredict expenses could help them budget more accurately – and even encourage them to save more money.
- Deep brain stimulation can be life-altering for OCD sufferers when other treatment options fall short
This rare procedure is offered by only a handful of centers in the US and around the world and should be used only when less invasive treatment options for OCD have been tried.
- Louis Pasteur's scientific discoveries in the 19th century revolutionized medicine and continue to save the lives of millions today
On World Rabies Day – which is also the anniversary of French microbiologist Louis Pasteur’s death – a virologist reflects on the achievements of this visionary scientist.
- Your mighty tendons help you sprint, jump and move – a genetic mutation in one key protein may increase athletic performance
The discovery of the role that the protein Piezo1 plays in touch and body awareness won the 2021 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. Piezo1 may also be a significant player in motor function.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- Patriot Front Nazis Who Destroyed Arthur Ashe Mural Identified
Richmond, VA – New evidence identifies two men behind the racially-motivated vandalism of a mural portraying Black tennis legend Arthur Ashe last October. Previously unpublished photos and videos, leaked from inside the neo-nazi organization Patriot Front, show members of the group destroying several paintings in… The post Patriot Front Nazis Who Destroyed Arthur Ashe Mural Identified appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- Drawing on autism
An animator’s ethical conundrum: how does he depict an Autistic person without reducing him to a caricature? - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
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