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Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy"; Demand More Investment in Communities 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people, into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a ...
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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Is a green MBA worth your time and money? 22.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
An advanced business degree in sustainability may change your life, but whether the investment will pay off depends on what you seek.
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Research Exposes $16 Billion Bottled Water Industry's Predatory Marketing Practices 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
(Photo: George Becker ; Edited: LW / TO) Bottled water companies have relied on predatory marketing practices and exorbitant lobbying efforts to sell Americans on the inaccurate belief that pre-packaged water is cleaner and safer than tap water -- a notion that is  costing  US households about $16 billion per year. In a  new report  entitled "Take Back the Tap," Food & Water Watch explains that 64 percent of bottled water comes from municipal tap water sources -- meaning that Americans are often unknowingly paying for water that would otherwise be free or nearly free. A gallon of bottled water costs about $9.50 -- nearly 2,000 times the price of tap water for municipal taxpayers. "When bottlers are not selling municipal water, they are pumping and selling common water resources that belong to the public, harming the environment, and depleting community water supplies," reads the study. The bottled water industry has an enormous environmental footprint, using about four billion pounds of plastic for ...
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Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane Privatization 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The people from whom Puerto Rico was borrowing during the 10 years of economic decline prior to Hurricane Maria are now swooping in, wanting to "renew" Puerto Rico's infrastructure through privatization. But charter schools and private electrical grids don't necessarily improve outcomes for students and customers, says activist Julio López Varona, who helps lead a corporate accountability campaign. An electric power tower at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Monacillo Station is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 11, 2018. (Photo: Pablo Pantoja / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now more than a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this ...
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There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain 20.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many consumer-facing companies with recognizable brands are taking action, but companies lower down in the supply chain are not, a new Stanford University study finds.
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business 17.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here's how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.
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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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How We Get Free: An Organizing Story and a Love Letter 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Cherelle Baldwin (center), mom Cynthia Long (left) and organizer Mary Shields from California Coalition of Women Prisoners (right) hold a banner prepared by Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, which lists the names of criminalized survivors. (Photo: Holly Krig) Women and gender non-conforming people of color who defend themselves against domestic violence and sexual assault often end up imprisoned for the "crime." Recent efforts by community organizations to free the wrongfully imprisoned survivors have also challenged us to think about all incarceration as a criminalization of survivors of violence of one form or another -- especially, the violence of poverty -- that should end. Cherelle Baldwin (center), mom Cynthia Long (left) and organizer Mary Shields from California Coalition of Women Prisoners (right) hold a banner prepared by Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, which lists the names of criminalized survivors. (Photo: Holly Krig) This Truthout original was only possible ...
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4 sustainability opportunities in the banking sector 12.2.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Banks play a major role in our economy, yet only 27 percent of Americans trust them. Here's how the financial services sector can win back public trust.
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Reclaiming the Radical Critique of Education 10.2.2018 Truthout.com
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! The left has a long history of critiquing not just the content of schooling, but the very concepts and institutions foundational to formal education. Sometimes incompatible but sometimes complementary, radical arguments have marched along side by side over the centuries. Some claimed that the working classes deserved open access to elite education, others that what schools taught was actually nothing more than indoctrination in service to elites and that schools needed a total overhaul in content, while yet others argued that the concepts of school and teacher were in themselves tools for indoctrination and disempowerment and should be abolished. Sometimes one person would adopt more than one, even all, of the above views, depending on the situation or moment. Sometimes radicals just argued the principles among themselves. But there ...
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Building on a Deep Organizing History, Black Women Are Reshaping the Electoral Landscape 10.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
A group of women, under a "Women's Liberation" banner, march in support of the Black Panther Party, New Haven, Connecticut, November 1969. (Photo: David Fenton / Getty Images) Black women have always been organized despite the brutality of white system control. That tradition of informal networks and formal institutions, which helped maintain Black life under slavery continues today -- most recently seen in movements like Black Lives Matter and #MeToo. What's more, the recent Democratic wins in Alabama, Virginia and New Jersey were largely owing to the work of Black women's organizing in those states. A group of women, under a "Women's Liberation" banner, march in support of the Black Panther Party, New Haven, Connecticut, November 1969. (Photo: David Fenton / Getty Images) Who are the powerful funders behind Truthout? Our readers! Help us publish more stories like this one by making a tax-deductible donation. Doug Jones in Alabama. Ralph Northam and Justin Fairfax in Virginia, Phil Murphy and  Sheila ...
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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The Importance of Antifa in Confronting Fascism 8.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Some anti-fascists focus on destroying fascist organizing; others focus on building popular community power and inoculating society to fascism through promoting their leftist political vision. However, anti-fascism has always been just one facet of a larger struggle against white supremacy and authoritarianism.  About 400 members of the Antifa-Alliance demonstrated against neo-Nazi structures on September 2, 2017, in Wurzen, Germany. (Photo by Markus Heine / SOPA Images / LightRocket via Getty Images) Mark Bray does not shrink from defending antifa, the militant response to fascist movements and events. Read the book that The New Yorker calls "focused and persuasive." Get Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook from Truthout by clicking here. Author Mark Bray dives into the debate over how confrontational the anti-fascist movement should be. In an excerpt from the introduction to Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, he defines the scope of his inquiry. Before analyzing anti-fascism, we must first briefly examine ...
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Voices of Resistance: Bringing Black Voices to the Immigration Reform Debate 7.2.2018 Truthout.com
Whether you read Truthout daily, weekly or even once a month, now's the perfect time to show that you value real journalism. Make a donation to Truthout by clicking here! A Haitian American who grew up in Miami's Little Haiti community, Francesca Menes remembers the global cries for "Democracy for Haiti" following the 1991 coup. Amidst the current threats to American democracy, she sees a reawakening of the political consciousness of American citizens and an opportunity to build real people power.  As a longtime social justice activist and member of the Black Immigration Network's steering committee, Menes has learned to use her resources to lift up the voices of the most vulnerable. We recently spoke with Menes by phone about her work for our ongoing "Voices of Resistance" series , which aims to draw insight and inspiration from the South's deep history of struggle for social change and to learn from a new generation of Southern leaders working in today's volatile political climate. Her responses have ...
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Lawmakers From Both Parties Move to Ban Fracking in Florida 7.2.2018 Truthout.com
A bipartisan effort to place a statewide ban on fracking is moving ahead in Florida, where Republican lawmakers are taking a not-in-my-backyard-style departure from the GOP's love affair with fossil fuels. Fracking has yet to take hold in Florida, and conservationists fear unconventional oil and gas drilling could threaten underground reserves of fresh water due to the state's unique geology. (Photo: Sasacvetkovic33 / Getty Images) The effort to prevent fracking in Florida cleared a major hurdle on Monday as the state senate's environmental conservation committee approved a bipartisan bill to ban fracking statewide by a 10-0 vote. The bill would place a permanent ban on "advanced well stimulation techniques" for producing oil and gas, including fracking and acidizing. Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, involves injecting large volumes of water, chemicals and sand at high pressure into oil and gas wells to break up underground rock formations and release raw fossil fuels. Acidizing is a similar technique ...
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This kind of behavior is the bedrock of sustainability 7.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Breaking news: Sustainability is hard. Making even modest progress is daunting. Working effectively in this domain requires us to think not only about the scientific, technical and organizational challenges, but also about human psychology and behavior — others' and our own.The good news is, you don’t have to run an energy company or a government to make a difference. But sustainability and climate action require executing some of the most difficult behaviors in the human repertoire: proactive behaviors, those that are more forward-looking and change-inducing than others.
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Sustainability is the future of management 5.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
In the long run, we shouldn't need silos between sustainability functions and the rest of a company's management.
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Maharashtra to set up transgender welfare board soon 4.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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