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Wal-Mart gives workers a way to get paid earlier 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Wal-Mart is providing workers with an app aimed at helping them budget their money and get paid before payday.

The retailer said Wednesday that it teamed up with financial technology start-ups Even and PayActiv to provide an app to 1.4 million Wal-Mart workers.

The Even app automatically plans...

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Window blind cords still pose a deadly risk to children 11.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.
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Nothing protects black women from dying in pregnancy and childbirth 8.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Not education. Not income. Not even being an expert on racial disparities in health care.
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Challenging the Neoliberalism at the Root of Trump's Authoritarianism 7.12.2017 Truthout.com
Donald Trump's election marked a perilous watershed for the descent of democracy in the United States into authoritarianism. Not only is the public in peril, it is on the brink of collapse as the economic, political and cultural institutions necessary for democracy to survive are being aggressively undermined. There is hope, however: A robust intersectional resistance can result in radical social and political change.  Donald Trump speaks to supporters at a campaign rally at the Prescott Valley Event Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, on October 4, 2016. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) What are the longer term trends that give rise to the presidency of Donald Trump? What will be the national and global impacts? And what do we need to do to resist? Henry A. Giroux tackles these questions in The Public in Peril: Trump and the Menace of American Authoritarianism. "This courageous and timely book is the first and best book on Trump's neo-fascism in the making," says Cornel West. To order your copy, click here and ...
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L.A. adds more public toilets as homeless crisis grows 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles officials have debated for decades how best to provide for one of the most basic needs of homeless people.

For those camped in the 50-block skid row district, the streets have been an open-air restroom — with only nine toilets available overnight in recent months to as many as 1,800...

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Build and Fight: The Program and Strategy of Cooperation Jackson 5.12.2017 Truthout.com
An excerpt from the recently published book   Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi , a chronicle of one of the most dynamic but under-documented experiments in radical social transformation taking place in the United States. The book documents the ongoing organizing and institution-building of the political forces concentrated in Jackson, Mississippi, dedicated to advancing the "Jackson-Kush Plan." These forces include the Jackson People's Assembly, the New Afrikan People's Organization, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Jackson Human Rights Institute and Cooperation Jackson.  (Image: Daraja Press)The following is an excerpt from the recently published book   Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson, Mississippi .  Jackson Rising is a chronicle of one of the most dynamic but under-documented experiments in radical social transformation taking place in the United States. The book documents the ...
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Tribal request for Dakota Access spill response plan granted 5.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Completion of a response plan and additional pipeline monitoring are warranted while the Corps determines the pipeline's impact on the tribes, the judge said in his ruling.
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Why Redneck Revolt Says Deal With Racism First, Then Economics 3.12.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. "Moved by the need for control, for an unchallenged top tier, the power elite in American history has thrived by placating the vulnerable and creating for them a false sense of identification -- denying real class differences where possible." -- Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America There is no shortage of media commentary discrediting "identity politics," particularly the focus on Black, Latinx, LGBTQ, and immigrant communities calling for justice and equity. Economics is our real problem, a counter argument goes, not race, sex, gender, citizenship. But as author Nancy Isenberg points out in White Trash, "identity has always been a part of politics." Laws have been written to oppress and exploit particular identities -- Native Americans, Black Americans, Asians, homosexuals, transgender, and women -- in a ...
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National parks were my family’s door to America. Doubling the entry fees would limit access to immigrants like my father. 2.12.2017 Washington Post
National parks were my family’s door to America. Doubling the entry fees would limit access to immigrants like my father.
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Trump's 'Pocahontas' swipe raises the long history of problems between the government and Native Americans 29.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary
President Trump's "Pocahontas" swipe at Sen. Elizabeth Warren has raised conversations about the long history of controversy over the U.S. government's relationship with Native Americans.
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Native People and Allies Pledge to Stop Keystone XL 27.11.2017 Truthout.com
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! I'm in Lower Brule, South Dakota, where elected tribal officials, spiritual leaders, Native grassroots organizations, youth groups, and traditional women's societies have gathered with non-Native farmers, ranchers and others affected by the Keystone XL pipeline. That project to carry tar sands from shale fields in Canada to the Gulf of Mexico threatens our water, our livelihoods and our sacred sites. Yes, we were sad, and angry. But within minutes, we went from being sad to being strategic. That decision opens a new terrain to continue the fight to prevent the building of KXL, and it can be stopped if we build on the strong relationships between Native leadership and non-Native farmers and ranchers.  We can leverage the power of organized prayer in a values-led campaign that ...
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Radical revolution 27.11.2017 BBC: Business
This simple yet transformative piece of technology made civilisation possible.
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Trump’s War on the Environment Is a Civil Rights Emergency 26.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Trump administration’s dismantling of environmental regulations has intensified a growing civil rights battle over the deadly burden of pollution on minorities and low-income people. Black, Latino, and disadvantaged people have long been disproportionately afflicted by toxins from industrial plants, […]
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Saudi Arabia just reopened two key ports in Yemen. That won't prevent a famine. 23.11.2017 Washington Post: World
The country desperately needs large-scale shipments of fuel, food, water and medicine.
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There’s a third-world America that no one notices 23.11.2017 Washington Post
There’s a third-world America that no one notices
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An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising From the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis 22.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Support from readers keeps Truthout 100 percent independent. If you like what you're reading, make a donation! In late September, activists staged actions in 45 cities to draw attention to predatory rent practices and vast cuts to Housing and Urban Development funding. "Renters Week of Action" was partially inspired by a report put out by the Right to the City Alliance (RTC) highlighting solutions to the problems tenants now face after the foreclosure crisis. "The majority of all renters pay an unaffordable rent," Darnell Johnson of RTC told In These Times. "Eviction, rising rents and gentrification are racial, gender and economic violence harming our people." The coordinated actions stem from a long history. The rent control movement gained momentum during the late 1970s and early 1980s, spreading beyond New York City and taking hold in California. In 1978, California voters approved Proposition 13, which lowered property taxes throughout the state. Many believed that the savings would mean lower home ...
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Five myths about American Indians 22.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Did one tribe really sell Manhattan for some beads?
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Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India? 22.11.2017 WRI Stories
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India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access 22.11.2017 WRI Stories
India’s Renewable Energy Push: A Win-Win for Job Creation and Electricity Access Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar engineers in Tinginaput, India. Photo by Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures/Department for International Development Ten years ago, Sashiram was a job-seeker with a limited education and uncertain employment prospects. Today, he is a solar technician who supervises the installation of solar home systems in multiple locations and is a four-time winner of “Best Employee” at an off-grid... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: India’s Clean Energy Push Could Create New Jobs and Reduce Poverty 22.11.2017 WRI Stories
RELEASE: India’s Clean Energy Push Could Create New Jobs and Reduce Poverty NEW DELHI (November 22, 2017) — India’s push to generate 160 gigawatts of wind and solar power by 2022 will improve energy security, enhance energy access and help mitigate climate change. A new World Resources Institute (WRI) report Can Renewable Energy Jobs Help Reduce Poverty in India? finds that India’s clean energy initiatives can also help address poverty in rural communities by providing steady incomes,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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