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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.

Category: 
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.

31/08/22
Author: 
Sasha Abramsky
Rows of crops stand amid ongoing drought on August 26, 2022, near Bakersfield, California. MARIO TAMA / GETTY IMAGES

Aug. 31, 2022

The federal government’s recent announcement that it would impose significant cutbacks in water allocations to the seven states reliant on water from the drought-stricken Colorado River is the latest sign that climate change is ravaging global water systems.

30/08/22
Author: 
Adam D.K. King
Photo via Joe Piette on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.

Aug. 26. 2022

New organizing in the U.S. is both promising and inspiring — and one hopes more of it spills over into Canada.

An upsurge in union organizing in the United States this year has been an inspiration to many there, as well as in Canada and beyond. Now seems like a good time to take stock of the American labour movement. 

30/08/22
Author: 
Lydia DePillis
Ben Jones illustration

Aug. 25, 2022

They underestimated the impact of global warming, and their preferred policy solution floundered in the United States.

Economists have been examining the impact of climate change for almost as long as it’s been known to science.

22/08/22
Author: 
Stan Cox
Participants seen holding a banner at the protest in New York City on September 24, 2021. Youth in New York City and across the globe led strikes as part of climate week, demanding urgent action on the climate crisis and calling on us all to #UprootTheSystem which has allowed imperialism, colonialism, racism and other systemic injustices to harm people around the world and dangerously warm the planet. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images)
Aug. 15, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act is being hailed by the mainstream climate movement, Congress members, and the media as the most important climate bill in U.S. history. That's a pretty low bar, and it says more about our government's long record of failure on climate than it does about whether this law can prevent dangerous temperature increases in coming decades.

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