On Death And Dying As A Black Studies Professor At Portland State University

By Ethan Johnson, Black Agenda Report. -

Last Winter, fairly soon after the Portland State Board of Trustees, an unelected group of overwhelmingly white men, voted to arm the PSU police force, the first person they shot and killed was [...]

A Biased Algorithm Is Delaying Health Care For Black People

By Jessica Hamzelou, New Scientist. -

United States - Black people in the US may be missing out on healthcare because a widely used algorithm is racially biased. The proportion of black people referred for extra care would more than [...]

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free To Speak Her Mind

By Warren Cornwall, Sciencemag.org -

As director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina, toxicologist Linda Birnbaum had to navigate numerous controversies about pollution and [...]

Uprising Spreads In Chile—Military Occupations And Curfews

By Pauline Lipstein and Rico Gutstein, Chitown and Chile Blog. -

Today, October 19, the crisis in Chile escalated with rebellions breaking out in Concepción, Punto Arenas in the South, Valparaíso, and elsewhere. Despite the state of emergency and military [...]

Ten Ways The Climate Crisis And Militarism Are Intertwined

By Medea Benjamin, Popular Resistance. -

The environmental justice movement that is surging globally is intentionally intersectional, showing how global warming is connected to issues such as race, poverty, migration and public health. [...]

New Study Documents Depleted Uranium Impacts On Children In Iraq

By David Swanson, Let's Try Democracy. -

In the years following 2003, the U.S. military dotted Iraq with over 500 military bases, many of them close to Iraqi cities. These cities suffered the impacts of bombs, bullets, chemical and [...]

“Please Save My Life”: Julian Assange In Prison

By Annissa Warsame, European Centre for Press and Media Freedom. -

For over 150 days this has been Julian Assange’s residence, whether he likes it or not. And a judge has ruled today, he is to remain there even after his jail sentence is over.  Swiftly after [...]

New Study Finds Glyphosate Causes Disease Across Several Generations

By Staff, Non-gmoreport.com -

Washington State University researchers have found a variety of diseases and other health problems in the second- and third-generation offspring of rats exposed to glyphosate, the world’s most [...]

How Slick Consulting Firms Get Us On Drugs

By Martha Rosenberg, Intrepid Report. -

Ninety-one people a day die from opioids and 1,000 visit ERs in the US, according to the CDC. How did opioid makers get such a deathly grip on the US population? Recently, the New York Times [...]

When Will We Start Applying The Precautionary Principle To Chemicals Killing Our Kids?

By Katherine Paul, Organic Consumers. -

The first car my parents carted me and my siblings around in, in the 1950s, didn’t have seatbelts. Not one of us was ever strapped into a car seat. No kid I knew donned a helmet before hopping on [...]

Babies Born Near Oil And Gas Wells Have Congenital Heart Defects

By Julie Conley, Commondreams. -

Proximity to oil and gas sites makes pregnant mothers up to 70 percent more likely to give birth to a baby with congenital heart defects, according to a new study. Led by Dr. Lisa McKenzie at [...]

Groups Demand EPA Remove Monsanto’s License To Pollute

By Friends of the Earth. -

Washington, D.C. – On June 26, environmental and consumer organizations are delivering more than 149,000 public comments to the Environmental Protection Agency advocating for a ban on [...]

July 3 – Take Action For Mumia Abu-Jamal

By Mobilization for Mumia. -

July 3 has traditionally been a day of action calling for the release of political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal.  On the anniversary of the day he was originally sentenced to death row, we have [...]

How Kai Newkirk’s ‘Extractive Activism’ Left Destruction In Its Wake

By Anne Meador and John Zangas, Dcmediagroup.us -

A nationally known activist returned to his West Virginia hometown earlier this year to join the fight against the construction of a major industrial facility that posed significant health risks [...]

US Sanctions In Venezuela: Help, Hindrance, Or Violation Of Human Rights?

By Tanya L. Zakrison and Carles Muntaner, The Lancet. -

The impact of the US sanctions on the Venezuelan population cannot be overstated. More than 300 000 Venezuelans are at risk due to a lack of lifesaving medications and treatment. An estimated [...]