Mayor & Council Have Prioritized the NYPD Over Our Communities; Movement to #DefundNYPD Continues!

The City Council’s FY21 budget vote was a racial and economic justice litmus test and we now have the results. We commend the councilmembers who voted NO on the FY21 City...

“Sheep Going to Slaughter”: NYC Medical Workers Protest Lack of Protective Equipment

At the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, doctors and nurses wearing surgical masks and scarves held a demonstration Thursday to protest a critical lack of PPE — personal protective equipment. Montefiore nurse: “We...

Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn

Plans to shift Europe’s coal plants to burning wood pellets instead could accelerate rather than combat the climate crisis and lay waste to woodland equal to half the size of Germany’s...

Lebanon’s Parliament Preparing To Vote On Legalizing Cannabis

Lebanon is on the cusp of entering the marijuana marketplace. The country’s parliament is nearing a vote on whether to legalize cannabis for both medicinal and industrial purposes, a move that Al Jazeera...

National Grid Wants to Install a Pipeline Across Brooklyn, and New Yorkers Aren’t Happy

If you've ever attended a climate strike or seen one on TV, chances are you've seen climate-conscious demonstrators protesting fracking. Fracking is a hugely controversial oil extraction process that takes a...

Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Rodney Reed’s Family Demands Retrial Amid...

The state of Texas is facing growing calls to halt the upcoming execution of Rodney Reed, an African-American man who has spent over 20 years on death row for a rape...

Neoliberal obesity and coronavirus in Mexico

In August, the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca banned the sale of junk food and sugary drinks to children under the age of 18. Mexico's Assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell, who has denounced soda as "bottled poison",...

How Vietnam veterans expanded America’s cannabis strains

Veterans in the U.S. and Canada are becoming increasingly open to trying cannabis when first-line drugs aren’t working. But their governments aren’t making it easy. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs still...

Ex-Twitter Workers Charged with Spying for Saudis as part of Kingdom’s Growing Crackdown on...

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two former Twitter employees with helping Saudi Arabia spy on thousands of the kingdom’s critics. Ali Alzabarah and Ahmad Abouammo are accused of giving...

Black man led by rope by white cops on horseback sues Texas city

A Black man who was led by a rope by two white officers on horseback has sued a southeast Texas city and its police department for $1m, saying he suffered humiliation...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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