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17/05/22
Author: 
William Rivers Pitt
A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside hospital in New York City, on April 23, 2020. B.A. VAN SISE / NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 9, 2022

As far as medical publications go, it doesn’t get much better than The Lancet. Founded in 1823, the journal has published many of the most important peer-reviewed studies, articles and case reviews in the field.

Over the weekend, The Lancet dropped an editorial titled “COVID-19: the next phase and beyond.” It read:

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16/05/22
Author: 
Nina Lakhani in Colorado and Oliver Milman in New York
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May 11, 2022

140bn metric tons of planet-heating gases could be unleashed if fossil fuel extraction plans get green light, analysis shows

The fate of the vast quantities of oil and gas lodged under the shale, mud and sandstone of American drilling fields will in large part determine whether the world retains a liveable climate. And the US, the world’s largest extractor of oil, is poised to unleash these fossil fuels in spectacular volumes.

15/05/22
Author: 
Karen Greenberg

May 11, 2022

But here’s the truth of our moment: the larger picture of American (in)justice has become far more damning than any case could be.

If you watched TV in the 1960s and 1970s as I did, you would undoubtedly have come away with the idea that this country’s courts, law enforcement agencies, and the laws they aimed to honor added up to a system in which justice was always served.

09/05/22
Author: 
Kenny Stancil
Police officers pepper spray a woman next to the Colorado State Capitol as protests against the killing of George Floyd continue on May 30, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo: Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images)

May 6, 2022

"Bad training is instilling bad behavior," said one criminal justice reform advocate.

Hundreds of cops across the United States have been taught by individuals who espouse far-right extremist views, according to a new investigation that was published Friday to sound the alarm on a burgeoning and unregulated private training industry.

09/05/22
Author: 
Julia Conley
Critics Warn Alito Draft Threatens Much, Much More Than Abortion Rights
May 3, 2022

The draft opinion leaked from the U.S. Supreme Court Monday night portends future attacks not just on Americans' right to obtain abortion care, said critics on Tuesday, but also on anyone whose rights the court's right-wing majority does not view as "deeply rooted" in U.S. history.

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07/05/22
Author: 
Melody Jacobson
The Rent Strike Bargain campaign aims to organize tenants' groups in B.C. cities with large corporate landlords. (Rent Strike Bargain Collective)

May 1, 2022

Vancouver Tenants Union lobbies government for right to represent renters

A recent victory for tenants in San Francisco is bolstering the organizers of a would-be union for tenants in B.C. seeking to mobilize renters looking for protection from unreasonable rates and conditions.

03/05/22
Author: 
Julia Conley
Childcare worker Debbie James-Dean sits with children at a Kids Are Us Learning Center in Southeast Washington, D.C., on March 24, 2017. In New Mexico, families earning up to $111,000 per year are now eligible for a pilot program providing free child care. (Photo: Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

May 2, 2022

"We need federal dollars to make this happen everywhere in this country," said one advocate.

With millions of parents across the U.S. forced to leave the workforce due to an inability to find affordable child care during the coronavirus pandemic, families making up to $111,000 per year in New Mexico are set to benefit from a pilot program that went into effect May 1 waiving all child care payments for more than a year.

01/05/22
Author: 
Matt Leighninger, Resilience
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This article focuses on the U.S., but the ideas could be applied in Canada. A broad, democratic mobilization for a Red-Green New Deal would dovetail with this concept nicely.

          -- Gene McGuckin

Apr. 28, 2022

01/05/22
Author: 
Robert R. Raymond
Sutter Health nurses and health care workers hold signs as they participate in a one day strike outside of the California Pacific Medical Center Van Ness Campus on April 18, 2022, in San Francisco, California. JUSTIN SULLIVAN / GETTY IMAGES

People in Los Angeles are launching a “municipalist movement” on May 1 with the aim of democratizing U.S. cities.

Apr. 30, 2022

s we continue to watch federal and state governments fail us on issue after issue — from climate change to voting rights to even the most basic of human rights, such as the right to an abortion — a growing movement of change-makers are beginning to look closer to home for ways to exercise political agency and to reshape their world.

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