Cities Are Even Worse For Women Than You Might Imagine

The overlapping care crises of COVID-19 make the case for feminist cities clear — and more urgent.By Diana Budds  Jul 7, 2020 While there are still many unknowns about the coronavirus pandemic, one thing has become certain: Our cities aren’t taking care of us like they should. Sidewalks are too narrow. Buses are too slow. Parks are too crowded (if there’s even a park to go …

3 Things Protesters Are Pushing That Could Actually Move the U.S. Away From Racist Policing and Bring Sustained Long-term Improvements? Deal with crime as a public health issue.

FACES ON THE FRONTLINES RESEARCH & COMMENTARY – JUNE 29, 2020, This article was produced by Local Peace Economy, a project of the Independent Media Institute. By April M. Short Protesters against police brutality and racism have gathered to demand systemic change since the end of May, holding events in all 50 U.S. states and around the world. Impelled by the police murder of George …

Supreme Court hands more victories to Wall Street and US Chamber of Commerce, contrary to public interest

By Dave Sirota, July 2, 2020 This week, the Supreme Court dutifully handed another victory to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, siding with the corporate lobbying group by invalidating the law that protected one of the nation’s chief financial regulators from White House meddling. It was another step towards making the Roberts Court the most corporate-compliant judicial body in modern …

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948)

…Annita urged people to read the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which declares the right to a family, to rest and leisure, to an adequate standard of living, to a cultural community. “These basic economic, social and cultural rights address the particular concerns of women,” she declared.  “They are as fundamental a right as free speech.”  Visiting communities in Africa …

The Energy Justice Workbook

We designed this Workbook to address the question that frequently arises in the context of equity and energy policy: What is energy justice?  Download the Full Workbook Explore the Energy Justice Workbook – Table Of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Section 1 – Defining Energy Justice: Connections to Environmental Justice, Climate Justice, and the Just Transition Section 1.1 – Energy Justice in …

Studies continue to prove that systemic racism is very real

By Lee Camp, Counterpunch. June 27, 2020 | EDUCATE! Racism is like sewage. Whether we’re currently engaging in a national dialogue about it or not, it’s still there. It runs under our streets, our buildings, our society. Millions of tons of shit. Rarely is racism truly visible to the naked eye. More often, it trickles along beneath our collective consciousness, quietly infecting everything. …

“We’re running out of time and options, unless we immediately and fundamentally transform our relationship with Nature” to relationship and respect instead of monetization and extraction. Indigenous Principles of Just Transition

From Cultural Survival – May/June 2020 Proven stewards of global biological and cultural heritage, the Indigenous Peoples have sustained respectful and reciprocal relationships with the natural world without undermining its life-sustaining functions for millennia. Despite the unrelenting assault of the “developed” world on the living planet, more than a quarter of the global land area continues to be traditionally owned, managed, or used …

Permanent Work From Home Is Coming: Many employers now say the benefits of remote work outweigh the drawbacks, but Microsoft found 162 million people do not have internet available at broadband speeds

Estimates of workers doing their jobs from home range from about a third to nearly half. And according to Global Workplace Analytics, “a typical employer can save about $11,000 year for every person who works remotely half of the time.” And workers can bank between $2,500 and $4,000 a year working remotely half time. The Global Workplace Analytics survey shows 77% of workers …

Supreme Court Justices are ‘not required to exhibit … naiveté.’

By DAVID LAUTER WASHINGTON BUREAU CHIEF JUNE 19, 20208:47 AMWASHINGTON —   More than 120 years ago, in the words of his fictional bartender, Mr. Dooley, the humorist Finley Peter Dunne created one of the most quoted observations about the nation’s highest court: “The Supreme Court follows the election returns.” Dooley had it half right: Sometimes, the court anticipates them. That was the lesson …

Tear gas outlawed in Denver and Seattle. Amnesty International reports how tear gas, currently banned in warfare, has been misused by police across the country

June 27, By Esteban L. Hernandez, Denverite, ACLU – Lawsuit Claims The Use Of Force Violated Protester’s First Amendment Rights. Denver – The ACLU of Colorado has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Black Lives Matter 5280 and other protesters against the City and County of Denver over police use of force during the protests against racism and police violence …