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22/09/22
Author: 
Kylie Mohr
Snow blankets the burn scar from 2020’s East Troublesome Fire in the high country near Grand Lake, Colo. Photo courtesy of Nick Hanson
19/09/22
Author: 
Robert Mackey
Last year, Shiva Rajbhandari, right, and other high school students on March for Our Lives Idaho’s board lobbied for legislation to require minors to pass a gun safety test before being allowed to purchase weapons. Photo: Sarah A. Miller/Idaho Statesman/Tribune News Service via Getty Images

A good-news story about the far right for a change:

 

Sept. 13, 2022

High school senior Shiva Rajbhandari won elected office in Boise, defeating an incumbent school board trustee backed by local extremists.

15/09/22
Author: 
Carolyn McConnell
Demonstrators attending a pro-choice rally at the US Capitol in Washington DC, 1989. (Ron Sachs / CNP / Getty Images)

08.02.2022

Abortion activists had to defend Roe when reproductive rights hung in the balance of its defense. But it was always a weak foundation for those rights. We shouldn’t want Roe back — we should demand much, much more.

Roe v. Wade is gone for good. This is, of course, very bad for abortion rights. But the decision was never a solid foundation for defending those rights.

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15/09/22
Author: 
Jessica Corbett
Nurses at Children's Minnesota and United Hospital in St. Paul were among some 15,000 nurses in the Twin Cities and Twin Ports who walked off the job on September 12, 2022 for a three-day strike. (Photo: John Autey/MediaNews Group/St. Paul Pioneer Press via Getty Images)

Sept. 12, 2022

"We feel like this is the only thing we can do," said one nurse. "Hospitals tell us it's our fault, but we've been actively involved and getting nowhere."

About 15,000 nurses in Minnesota walked off the job on Monday for a historic three-day strike after months of failed contract negotiations during the Covid-19 pandemic.

"I can't give my patients the care they deserve."

13/09/22
Author: 
Andrew Nikiforuk
‘Societies that do not reduce transmission with a combination of masks, ventilation, filtration and booster shots are supporting long COVID and the mass disability that it portends.’ Image via Shutterstock.

Sept. 8, 2022

Why have our leaders surrendered us to rising deaths and widespread deteriorating health?

In case you were in denial that denial itself is a powerful part of the human condition, the pandemic has given us more proof.

10/09/22
Author: 
Peter S. Goodman
LocusBots at Locus Robotics, a Massachusetts company that aims to automate warehouses with robots.Credit...Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

This article reminds me of a cartoon I saw 50+ years ago: Henry Ford and a union leader are overlooking an assembly line. Ford says, "No workers here are going on strike!" The union leader replies, "Nope, and none who will buy Fords either."

                    -- Gene McGuckin

Sept. 7, 2022

05/09/22
Author: 
Steve Anderson
U.S. President Joe Biden in a photograph from the U.S. Government website.

Sept. 2, 2022

On Thursday, U.S. President Joe Biden delivered a rare prime-time address in an attempt to focus the attention of his nation on the growing threats to democracy.

Biden isn’t wrong to draw attention to this crisis.

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03/09/22
Author: 
Natasha Bulowski
Greenpeace USA activists project messages calling for ocean protection onto New York's public library. Photo ©  POW / Greenpeace

Aug. 29, 2022

Two weeks of United Nations negotiations for a high seas treaty have ended in failure, with wealthy countries slowing down the process and Russia acting as "a key blocker" in the discussions, says Greenpeace.

This will jeopardize ambitions to protect 30 per cent of the world’s oceans by 2030, according to a press release from the environmental non-profit.

31/08/22
Author: 
Chris Hedges, Scheer Post.
War Inc. – by Mr. Fish

Aug. 29, 2022

Permanent War Requires Permanent Censorship.

No one, including the most bullish supporters of Ukraine, expect the nation’s war with Russia to end soon. The fighting has been reduced to artillery duels across hundreds of miles of front lines and creeping advances and retreats. Ukraine, like Afghanistan, will bleed for a very long time. This is by design.

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