Saving The Salmon

By Matt Simmons, The Narwhal. -

Canada - B.C.’s free-entry mining system allows any individual or company to stake a claim — and subsequently explore for minerals on that claim — anywhere in the province that is not already set [...]

Addressing America’s Homelessness And Squalor

By Eleanor Goldfield, Mintpress News. -

Washington, Ward 1 - “I wanna know where the $2.5 million is – that’s my reaction.” Muhsin Boe Luther Umar — or as we call him, Uncle Boe — throws his hands up and shakes his head. In his role as [...]

Majority Of US Population Supports Patent Waiver For COVID-19 Vaccine

By People's Dispatch. -

According to a new survey, more than 60% of US voters across party lines would support president Joe Biden endorsing the demand of a patent rights waiver for COVID-19 vaccines raised by over 100 [...]

Tax Resisters Divert Their Money From War To Human Welfare

By Ella Fassler, Truthout. -

President Biden’s foreign policy to date is largely indistinguishable from Trump’s. His administration hasn’t reversed tortuous sanctions against Iran, the United States continues to [...]

After Daunte Wright’s Death, Pressure To Get Police Out Of Traffic Enforcement

By Joshua Vaughn, The Appeal. -

After she heard that police had killed Daunte Wright during a traffic stop outside of Minneapolis, Eilanne Farhat said she first reacted with “deep exhaustion, heartbreak, and sadness.” Then [...]

Why China’s Vaccine Internationalism Matters

By the Qiao Collective. -

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called it “the biggest moral test” facing the world today. World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom warned of a “catastrophic [...]

Corporate Versus Public Control Of Science And Technology

By Nicholas Freudenberg, Stat News. -

"Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity.” Louis Pasteur said that in 1876. Today it would be more accurate to say that science belongs to the corporations and investors [...]

Students Lead US Push For Fuller Black History Education

By Mike Catalini, AP News. -

Trenton, NJ - Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the [...]

Virginia Votes To Legalize Marijuana

By Joshua Espinoza, Complex.com. -

Virginia has become the first southern state to legalize marijuana. On Wednesday, the state’s Democratic-controlled Legislature voted to approve Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposed amendments to a [...]

China Offers To Tutor Planet Following Extreme Poverty Elimination

By Morgan Artyukhina, Sputnik News. -

Home to nearly one-fifth of the world’s population, China’s social policies have a dramatic effect on humanity as a whole. Despite a shift toward allowing capitalist markets in the late 1970s, [...]

Philadelphia May Have Just Revolutionized Evictions

By Editorial Board, The Philadelphia Inquirer. -

Philadelphia is on the verge of upending evictions as we know them. Last Wednesday, the Municipal Court of Philadelphia, which houses landlord-tenant court, released a new order following the [...]

Informal Workers Have The Tools To Build Better Cities Post-Crisis

By Jenna Harvey, Next City. -

On November 2020, New York City street vendors from the Street Vendor Project marched over the iconic Brooklyn Bridge in force – food carts, multilingual signs and musical instruments in hand – [...]

End Migrant Warehousing

By Lee Hall, Counterpunch. -

The Biden-Harris administration is opening multiple detention camps to warehouse migrant kids. Thousands of unaccompanied children will go to military barracks at Fort Bliss, as the president [...]

Beyond COVID: The Essential Building Blocks Of A Just World

By Graham Peebles, Nation of Change. -

We are living through extraordinary times. Even pre-COVID they were strange, unprecedented in a variety of ways; now more so, crazy in many ways. Among the madness, contradictions and movements [...]

Infrastructure Plan Doesn’t Come Close To Tackling The Housing Crisis

By Lindsay Owens and Sammi Albinder, Business Insider. -

The spending plans that the Biden administration released this week laid out substantial investments into our nation's housing system, including $213 billion for building and retrofitting [...]