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Former Parkland Student: "I Interned for Senator Rubio and now I'm Begging Him to Act on Guns" 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
As students protests grow in Florida, we speak to a former intern for Senator Rubio who is also a graduate from Stoneman Douglas High School. Shana Rosenthal just wrote a piece for The New York Times titled "I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I'm Begging Him to Act on Guns." In the piece, the 21-year-old reveals she has already been near four mass shootings: at Florida State University, Fort Lauderdale airport and the massacres at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando and at Stoneman Douglas High School last week. She attended the CNN town hall last night. TRANSCRIPT AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now! I'm Amy Goodman, as we continue to cover the fallout from last week's Valentine's Day massacre in Florida. We turn now to a former intern for Senator Marco Rubio of Florida. She is also a graduate from Stoneman Douglas High School. Shana Rosenthal just wrote a  piece  for The New York Times. It's headlined "I Interned for Senator Rubio. Now I'm Begging Him to Act on Guns." In the piece, the 21-year-old reveals ...
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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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Uber's first chief diversity officer; Arup expands water leadership 22.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
A Silicon Valley legend trickles into water tech, a new executive director pollinates Volans and SERA builds up sustainable architecture.
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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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For PG&E, mitigating climate change is a team sport 21.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
The utility's director of sustainability chats about climate risks and balancing clean energy adoption with the need for reliable, affordable power
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At White House Lie-in, Teens Call on Congress to "Protect Kids, Not Guns" 20.2.2018 Truthout.com
Washington, DC, area students and supporters protest against gun violence with a lie-in outside of the White House on Monday, February 19, 2018, after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, last week. (Photo: Bill Clark / CQ Roll Call) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. Building on the nationwide mourning and outrage that followed a Florida school shooting last week that left 17 people dead, dozens of teenagers held a "lie-in" at the gates of the White House on Monday to protest years of congressional inaction on gun control and highlight the National Rifle Association's pernicious influence on the political process. The demonstration began with protesters -- many of them from the group Teens for Gun Reform (TGR), which organized the event -- lying on the ground in front of the White ...
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The "Alt-Right" Is Building a White Nationalist Mass Movement With "Operation Homeland" 20.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Borrowing ideas from the European New Right and "Generation Identity" in France, the "alt-right" is looking to expand a so-called identitarian movement onto US soil. The recently launched "Operation Homeland" project will attempt to recruit young folks on college campuses, beginning in March with an event at Michigan State University. Surrounded by his bodyguards, alt-right leader Richard Spencer answers questions of reporters during a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, June 25, 2017. (Photo: Astrid Riecken For The Washington Post via Getty Images) The "alt-right" didn't really enter the spotlight of mainstream US culture until it dropped back into the gutter. For the first years of its infancy, from the founding of "AlternativeRight.com" in 2010 until the popularization of the #AltRight hashtag in early 2015, members had focused on trying to rehabilitate the image of white nationalism. A bad public image, terrorist violence, a history of mass genocide and vulgar racism had understandably ...
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TerraCycle: Eliminating the idea of waste by recycling everything 16.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Tom Szaky built a company around one question: 'Why does waste exist?' Now it's entering a new phase of growth.
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The Costs of US Wars Are Staggering, but Most Americans Continue to Ignore Them 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
US Army soldiers engage in a live-fire exercise in the Zabul province of Afghanistan, July 1, 2010. (Photo: The US Army ) Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. I'm in my mid-thirties, which means that, after the 9/11 attacks, when this country went to war in Afghanistan and Iraq in what President George W. Bush called the "Global War on Terror," I was still in college. I remember taking part in a couple of campus antiwar demonstrations and, while working as a waitress in 2003, being upset by customers who ordered " freedom fries ," not "French fries," to protest France's opposition to our war in Iraq. (As it happens, my mother is French, so it felt like a double insult.) For years, like many Americans, that was about all the thought I put into the war on terror. But one career choice led to another and today I'm co-director of the  Costs of War Project  at Brown University's  Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs . Now, when I ...
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The Terrorist Violence That Trump Ignores 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In these troubling and surreal times, honest journalism is more important than ever. Help us keep real news flowing: Make a donation to Truthout today. America's far right is on a killing spree -- but to judge from the actions of the Trump administration, the White House is too busy trying to score political points about the supposed threat of "Islamic terrorists" to care. A report released this month by the Southern Poverty Law Center  (SPLC) tallies more than 100 people killed or injured over the past several years by perpetrators who were clearly influenced by the alt-right. The SPLC counts Elliot Rodger as the start of the trend of alt-right killers. Rodger, a 22-year-old who took the lives of seven people in a killing spree in Isla Vista, California, in 2014, had documented his misogyny and racist hate in his online writings. The best-known recent example was the killing in August of activist Heather Heyer by white supremacist James Alex Fields, who drove his car into a crowd of anti-racists in ...
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How SaLisa Berrien leads the 'Lyft of energy' 14.2.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Artificial intelligence tools and the natural intelligence to recognize an opportunity combine in the 'secret sauce' for the CEO of COI Energy.
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11 hot offstage moments at GreenBiz 18 14.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Peek at these (mostly) behind-the-scenes memories from four days of sustainability knowledge-sharing and celebrating last week in Phoenix.
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Our Dreams Can't Wait for Congress 13.2.2018 Truthout.com
As members of Congress worked to pass a spending bill that once again failed to include protection for undocumented DREAMers facing uncertainty as the March 5 expiration for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program looms, hundreds of people turned out in the bitter cold in the New York City's North Bronx to demand a "clean" DREAM Act. DREAMers, Jewish activists and City University of New York students, as well as members of the Yonkers Salvation Movement, the Bend the Arc Riverdale Taskforce, NW Bronx Indivisible, NYCD 16 Indivisible, the Yonkers Sanctuary Movement and more turned out in front of US Rep. Eliot Engel's office to demand passage of a DREAM Act not tied to other provisions, like funding for Trump's border wall. Members of Bend the Arc have been campaigning for DACA in Congress, and many have been arrested for their actions. Speakers from the group reminded the crowd of the immigration quotas imposed on Jewish people fleeing from the Holocaust during the 1940s. One woman ...
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How to get your board to prize sustainability 13.2.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
MGM Resorts and UPS shed insight about how company boards may be open to hearing the business case.
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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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Black Americans Mostly Left Behind by Progress Since Dr. King's Death 8.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. On Apr. 4, 1968,  Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. That was almost 50 years ago. Back then, the wholesale racial integration required by the  1964 Civil Rights Act  was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in education, jobs and public facilities. Black voters had only obtained  legal protections  two years earlier, and the  1968 Fair Housing Act  was about to become law. African-Americans were only beginning to move into neighborhoods, colleges and careers once reserved for whites only. I'm too young to remember those days. But hearing my parents talk about the late 1960s, it sounds in some ways like another world. Numerous African-Americans now hold positions of power, from mayor to governor to corporate chief executive -- and, yes, once upon a time,  president . The US is a very different place than it was 50 years ...
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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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Congress Keeps Funding a War Machine That the Public Should Divest From 7.2.2018 Truthout.com
The move to boost military spending in the national budget to $716 billion hardly comes as a surprise, given how much money flows from weapons makers to congressional campaigns for both parties. However, divestment offers an alternate means of addressing the blight of war profiteering in an era in which traditional political routes have been closed by our craven representatives. US Army soldiers in Afghanistan walk by military equipment on December 19, 2017. (Photo: John Martinez / US Army ) In recent budget negotiations, Senate Democrats agreed to a boost in military spending that exceeded the cap for fiscal 2018 by $70 billion, bringing the total request to an enormous $716 billion. Inevitably, this means more Pentagon contracts will be awarded to private corporations that use endless war to line their pockets. Democrats capitulated to this massive increase without so much as a scuffle. But the move hardly comes as a surprise, given how much money flows from weapons makers to the coffers of ...
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Maharashtra: Sanitary worker killed by colleague during row over payment 5.2.2018 Mumbai – The Indian Express
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