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Inter Press Service
- Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food on the Table
Pascaline Chemutai’s five acres of land located in the country’s breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag. In all, she
- Inclusive Education to Break the Cycles of Poverty
In September 2021, children in the northern hemisphere returned to school after the summer break. For some, the end of the holidays signaled a return to normalcy and to the joys of learning after facing months of school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic. For the majority of children in the Global South, however, the
- QE, or No QE, That is the Question?
The guardians of the global economy convened in Washington this week to discuss their latest global growth forecasts. The World Bank-IMF Board of Governors meetings have been squarely focused on the global response to COVID-19, with economists warning of slowing momentum in wealthy nations and grossly uneven recoveries across the developing world. Still, since February
- Report Predicts Flooding Due to Climate Crisis Will Displace Millions
Even if carbon emissions are curbed today, flooding will displace hundreds of millions.
- Hospital Workers Report Rising Violence Throughout Pandemic
Health care workers are sounding the alarm on increased threats and assaults in their workplaces.
- Coalition Urges Biden to Change Approach to Global Food, Agriculture
Food justice advocates are pushing the Biden administration to change its pro-corporate agricultural agenda.
- Three Children Attacked a Black Woman. A Sheriff’s Deputy Arrived — and Beat Her More.
by Richard A. Webster, WRKF and WWNO ] This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with WRKF and WWNO, and it was also co-published with The Times-Picayune/The New […]
- We Reported on a County That Has Jailed Kids for a Crime That Doesn’t Exist. Readers Reacted.
by Brooke Stephenson ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for Dispatches, a newsletter that […]
- Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.
by Tony Briscoe, photography by Rashod Taylor, special to ProPublica ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of […]
- Malcolm Turnbull on Murdoch, lies and the climate crisis: ‘The same forces that enabled Trump are at work in Australia’
Systematic partisan lying and misinformation from the media, both mainstream and social, has done enormous damage to liberal democracies, the former PM writesThe United States has suffered the largest number of Covid-19 deaths: about 600,000 at the time of writing. The same political and media players who deny the reality of global warming also denied and politicised the Covid-19 virus.To his credit, Donald Trump poured billions into Operation Warp Speed, which assisted the development of vaccines in a timeframe that matched the program’s ambitious title. But he also downplayed the gravity of Covid-19, then peddled quack therapies and mocked cities that mandated social distancing and mask wearing. Continue reading...
- Capitol attack panel’s message to Steve Bannon: we won’t forget about you
Republican Adam Kinzinger says pursuit of a criminal contempt referral was ‘the first shot over the bow’ for Trump alliesAdam Kinzinger, one of two Republicans on the special committee investigating the deadly 6 January US Capitol attack, said on Sunday the pursuit of a criminal contempt referral against Steve Bannon was “the first shot over the bow” for allies of Donald Trump defying subpoenas to testify.“It’s very real, but it says to anybody else coming in front of the committee, ‘Don’t think that you’re going to be able to just kind of walk away and we’re going to forget about you’,” Kinzinger, a vocal critic of the former president, told CNN’s State of the Union. Continue reading...
- Republicans move to tighten grip on Texas after redistricting map approved
Redrawn map, expected to strengthen Republican numbers, faces final negotiations before being sent to Governor Greg AbbottRepublicans have moved to tighten their grip on power in Texas after a late-night vote in the state’s legislature approved an early sign-off to new congressional boundaries at the expense of communities of color.The Republican-led effort will give the party powers over redrawn US House maps and shore up its eroding dominance in Texas, whose demographics are becoming less white in a shift that most experts see as favoring Democrats. Continue reading...
- Buttigieg warns Manchin of resistance to Biden’s climate plan: ‘It will cost lives’
White House has said clean energy provisions likely to be dropped from bill to secure support of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten SinemaThe transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg delivered a blunt warning on Sunday to Joe Manchin and other Senate Democrats who are forcing Joe Biden to scale back his climate crisis agenda: your resistance is going to cost lives.Manchin, senator for the coal-dependent state of West Virginia, opposes elements of the president’s clean energy performance program (CEPP), a $150bn central plank of his Build Back Better plan and $3.5tn spending bill. Continue reading...
- Bill Clinton released from hospital after infection treatment
Former US president was admitted to California hospital on Tuesday with an infection unrelated to CovidBill Clinton was released Sunday from the Southern California hospital where he had been treated for an infection.The former US president was released around 8am from the University of California Irvine medical center. Continue reading...
- North Carolina tribes fear pipeline will damage waterways, burial grounds
A fracking company wants to extend the Mountain Valley Pipeline into the lands of Indigenous people and predominantly Black communities.
- California’s Alisal Fire signals that fall wildfire season is underway
The coast is aflame as the Santa Ana winds shift.
- Report: Biden has the power to prevent 1.6 billion metric tons of emissions annually
Protesters want Biden to stop fossil fuel infrastructure — and a new analysis shows just how much of a difference that would make.
Inside Climate News
- The Biomass Industry Expands Across the South, Thanks in Part to UK Subsidies. Critics Say it’s Not ‘Carbon Neutral’
When a British company decided two years ago to locate a wood pellet manufacturing plant in North Carolina’s Robeson County, with its large Black and Indigenous population, it came as no surprise to Shalonda Regan. Regan lives in Lumberton, two miles from where Active Energy Renewable Power has been working to convert a former textile
- Warming Trends: Where Have All the Walruses Gone? Plus, a Maple Mystery, ‘Cool’ Islands and the Climate of Manhattan
SCIENCE ISO: Walrus Counters Researchers are recruiting 500,000 citizen scientists to help count walruses, which face massive challenges as the climate changes. The World Wildlife Fund and the British Antarctic Survey have gathered 600,000 satellite images from the range of the Atlantic and Laptev walrus populations, and each image needs to be reviewed to see
- To feed the world and protect nature, should we share agricultural land or spare wild habitat?
A decade of research holds the answer to this longstanding farming conundrum.
- How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers
When animals move through 3D spaces, the neat system of grid cell activity they use for navigating on flat surfaces gets more disorderly. That has implications for some ideas about memory and other processes. The post How Animals Map 3D Spaces Surprises Brain Researchers first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- Battleground Baltimore: Plan for Johns Hopkins cops continues, ‘reform’ talk in tow
In this week’s news roundup, the city considers local control of its cops, Walters Art Museum workers continue their unionization efforts, Hogan’s “Refund the Police” canard, and more.
- The battle against big landlords in Berlin is just the beginning of a vital struggle for housing justice
Voters in Berlin shocked the world in September by voting to approve a referendum to expropriate apartments held by giant corporate landlords. As housing becomes more unaffordable in cities around the world, can the Berlin example be replicated elsewhere?
- ‘Fighting to free our people’: 55 years of the Black Panther Party
The Black Panther Party was founded 55 years ago. Black Panther Party archivist Bill Jennings and Eddie Conway discuss the enduring legacy of the Panthers and how people are carrying on that legacy today.
The Marshall Project
- They Put Me in Solitary for Drugs I Didn’t Have
Lockups use unreliable tests to claim that lawyers are sending drugs to their clients behind bars.
- Review: Go Down, Moses – The Wings Over Jordan Choir
Go Down, Moses: The Wings Over Jordan Choir By Sam Barber and Timothy Collins Then & Now Media, 2021 It’s always a thrill to help uncover important history that has been lost. I have had that pleasure lately, along with Dr. Sam Barber, a professor of mine at Ohio State during the mid-1970s. Sam, a The post Review: Go Down, Moses – The Wings Over Jordan Choir appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Rural Covid Infections Decline for Third Straight Week
Explore full-page map The number of new Covid-19 infections dropped for the third consecutive week, but the rural infection rate remains significantly higher than the metropolitan rate. The gap between the rural and metropolitan death rates is even more pronounced, according to a Daily Yonder analysis. New infections fell by about 12% in rural counties The post Rural Covid Infections Decline for Third Straight Week appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Faced with Failing Sewage System, Rural Community in Alabama’s Black Belt Wants a Say in Finding a Solution
In the Black Belt of the American South, residents of Uniontown, Alabama, are making a continued plea to be included in crucial decisions regarding the future of a failing sewage system. As many rural towns across the country struggle to build and maintain the infrastructure necessary to establish a healthy quality of life, a number The post Faced with Failing Sewage System, Rural Community in Alabama’s Black Belt Wants a Say in Finding a Solution appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- The future of water in the U.S. West is uncertain, so planning and preparedness are critical
Editor’s note: This story is part of a four-part series — “Hotter, Drier, Smarter: Managing Western Water in a Changing Climate” — about innovative approaches to water management in the U.S. West and Western tribal nations. The series is supported by The Water Desk , an independent journalism initiative based at the University of Colorado Boulder’s Center for Environmental Journalism. […]
- Ryan Busse Was a Rising Star in the Gun Industry. Then He Had a Change of Heart.
From his desk, Ryan Busse could hear his boss ranting that the country’s largest gun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, had betrayed its peers in the industry. Just a year after the 1999 mass shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado, Smith & Wesson had reached a settlement with the White House agreeing to a slew The post Ryan Busse Was a Rising Star in the Gun Industry. Then He Had a Change of Heart. appeared first on The Trace.
- Can Eric Adams Square His Pro-Police Image With Support For Community-Led Solutions to Violence?
When Eric Adams was running for mayor in New York City’s Democratic primary, voters came to know him as the police candidate. After all, he had worked in the NYPD for two decades. Amid the surge in shootings during the pandemic, Adams focused his campaign on public safety. He said he would add 500 to The post Can Eric Adams Square His Pro-Police Image With Support For Community-Led Solutions to Violence? appeared first on The Trace.
- Black People Formed One of the Largest Militias in the U.S. Now Its Leader Is In Prosecutors’ Crosshairs.
In late July 2020, as Louisville, Kentucky, fumed in the wake of Breonna Taylor’s killing in a botched police raid, a militia group descended on the city. A phalanx of hundreds of Black men and women, all clad in black, marched through downtown. Some wore body armor, others had gas masks. They wore pistols on The post Black People Formed One of the Largest Militias in the U.S. Now Its Leader Is In Prosecutors’ Crosshairs. appeared first on The Trace.
- FairWarning Signing Off; Statements by Our Board and Editor
The board of FairWarning, a nonprofit devoted to alerting the public to hazardous consumer products and unjust corporate practices, has decided to dissolve the charitable nonprofit as of Feb. 20, 2021. This step is taken with regret as the small journalism nonprofit has devoted the last 11 years to protecting the public from harms to their health and safety.
Yale Environment 360
- As Drought Bears Down on Northern Kenya, Millions Face Hunger
For the second consecutive year, Kenya's semi-arid north has experienced meager rainfall, causing a drought that threatens the food supply of 2.4 million people, according to the United Nations World Food Programme, Reuters reported.Read more on E360 →
- Why the Media Won’t Stop Using ‘Officer-Involved Shootings’
That one of the nation’s premier newspapers still uses such police-centric language more than one year after the international uprising following the murder of George Floyd is a microcosm of the sad state that American media finds itself in at the moment. The post Why the Media Won’t Stop Using ‘Officer-Involved Shootings’ appeared first on The Appeal.
- The Recent Rise in Violence Should Be a Rallying Cry for Reform
The post The Recent Rise in Violence Should Be a Rallying Cry for Reform appeared first on The Appeal.
- Manchin Got $400k From Fossil Fuel Industry in the Three Months Before Axing Clean Energy Program
Sen. Joe Manchin told the White House that he is strongly opposed to the Clean Electricity Performance Program, a major climate initiative of the reconciliation bill designed to scale up renewable energy in the electricity grid and sunset the use of fossil fuels in the energy mix, according to reports out this evening. The Democrats’
- Democracy Now! 2021-10-15 Friday
Indigenous leaders and climate activists in Washington, D.C., on leading protests to demand that President Biden declare a climate emergency; Activists and advocates weigh in on Governor Kathy Hochul addressing inhumane conditions at Rikers Island by transferring women and transgender people into upstate prisons; Larry Hamm on the People's Organization for Progress 67-mile march to demand police accountability. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
- Food Sovereignty: A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet
An official statement marking 25 years of collective struggles for food sovereignty
- I Hear America Screeching
The constant din from the right and others destroys the peace. No good can come of this ill-spoken, irrational rage and violence.
- Coalition Urges Biden to Make 'Transformative Change' in Approach to Global Food and Agriculture
"This pro-corporate agriculture agenda must change under your watch."
- Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After
In mid-November the Teamsters (IBT) will count the votes to determine who will lead North America’s logistics union for the next five years. Whoever wins will have two enormous items at the top of their to-do list: scaling up logistics organizing, including at Amazon, and bargaining the country’s largest union contract, UPS. Teamster Insurgents Plan for a Win—And What Comes After October 14, 2021 / Ryan Haney
- Economics in Brief: NYC Taxi Drivers and 50 Elected Officials Reject “Banker Bailout”
Bhairavi Desai, executive director of NY Taxi Workers Alliance, at the protest Oct 13. (Photo by Oscar Perry Abello)NYC Taxi Drivers and 50 Elected Officials Reject “Banker Bailout” Elected officials from the New York State Assembly, State Senate and City Council have announced […]
- The Radical Shift in Drug Treatment Happening Inside California Prisons
California Rehabilitation Center Warden Glen E. Pratt with Integrated Substance Use Disorder Treatment (ISUDT) Cognitive Behavioral Interventions (CBI) Life Skills graduate and class Valedictorian Erwin Soto. On June 25, California Rehabilitation Center recognized 13 students in a graduation […]
- Housing in Brief: Federal Housing Spending Might Be Cut From Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Budget
Home repair in Detroit (Photo via Renew Detroit)Federal Housing Spending Might Be Cut From Biden’s $3.5 Trillion Budget President Biden’s $3.5 trillion spending plan may be pared down to $2 trillion to appease centrist senators, and advocates are worried that $300 billion in […]
The World – PRI
- In France, intensive crash courses for immigrants on French values leave many feeling like outsiders
New residents in France must take mandatory classes to learn how to integrate into French society. But immigration and integration are hot-button issues in upcoming elections, and not everyone agrees on what it means to be French.
- From Congo to Chile, small labs are playing a growing role in global understanding of COVID
Scientists are tracking the evolution and spread of SARS-CoV-2 and developing critical responses to it. Efforts have ramped up a lot this year — thanks to a growing global network.
- Migrant farmworkers fight to end collaboration between Vermont police and US Customs and Border Protection
Migrant farmworkers in Vermont are calling on the state to do more to protect them from detention and deportation over minor traffic violations.
- Mississippi Rising
August 7, 2019 forever changed the lives of many undocumented immigrants living and working in the heart of Mississippi. That... The post Mississippi Rising appeared first on Latino USA.
- After The Mississippi Raids
One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is that everyone has become much more aware of the food... The post After The Mississippi Raids appeared first on Latino USA.
- How I Made It: Amy Collado, Skate Advocate
Although TikTok videos of people dancing on roller skates have blown up over the past year, many do not know... The post How I Made It: Amy Collado, Skate Advocate appeared first on Latino USA.
- Jeffco reports academic gains and greater participation after summer school push
Students returning from recess during a week-long summer transition program at Peiffer Elementary School in the Jeffco district in August. | Ann Schimke / ChalkbeatThousands of Jeffco students participating in expanded summer programs this year made […]
- What’s next in search to find Philly’s new schools superintendent
Philadelphia school board member Lisa Salley, right, works with district volunteers in front of Overbrook Elementary School on Thursday to get input from parents in the search for a new superintendent. Standing from left, Kristyn Aldrich, Walter […]
- Newark has more than 115 schools. Only 3 post COVID data online.
The Newark school district doesn’t publish school-level COVID data. Only one charter school operator does.
- Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s accused killers will scrutinize the use – and abuse – of ‘outdated’ citizen’s arrest laws
Three men who pursued a black jogger who died of a shotgun wound in the confrontation claim they were trying to conduct a citizen’s arrest.
- Tsarnaev Supreme Court appeal: Do unbiased jurors exist in an age of social media?
Is it possible to find an unbiased juror in the age of ubiquitous social media and internet use? That’s the question for the Supreme Court in an appeal by one of the Boston Marathon bombers.
- Death penalty can express society's outrage – but biases often taint the verdict
Punishment for crimes allows a society to express its values, but a theorist of criminal law and punishment argues it could also reinforce prejudicial stereotypes about racial and ethnic groups.
- French outrage over US submarine deal will not sink a longstanding alliance
Despite a ‘major breach of trust,’ the recent spat between France and the US corresponds to a long cycle of conflict and rapprochement between the two countries.
- What happens to your life stories if you delete your Facebook account?
Many people are feeling the urge to quit Facebook. It’s not hard to do, technically speaking. It’s a good idea, however, to pause first and look back on your digital memories.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- “Abortion is Sacred:” The Past and Present of Reproductive Rights
When the topic of reproductive health pops up in U.S. news—usually with conservative states trying to limit its access—it’s easy to forget, or perhaps many haven’t learned, that less than 150 years ago, the now polarizing hot-button issue of abortion was a widely accepted part… The post “Abortion is Sacred:” The Past and Present of Reproductive Rights appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- Defend the deep
Instead of letting waves of exploitation sweep through the deep ocean, we could choose to protect this vast living realm - by Helen Scales Read at Aeon
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