Food Policy Action Plans Broad-Based Opposition To Draft Farm Bill

By Staff, Foodtank.com -

On May 8-9th, 2018, Food Policy Action (FPA) is mobilizing stakeholders from across the United States to voice their united opposition to the draft 2018 Farm Bill released by the House [...]

Economists Warn Trump Of Depression From His Trade Policies

By Kevin Glass, Ntu.org -

NTU’s Free Trade Initiative director Bryan Riley said, “very few policy areas generate as much consensus among professional economists like free trade does. Protectionism is flat-earther [...]

Border Militarism: An Old Failed Policy, Tried Again

By Todd Miller, Tomdispatch.com -

At first, I thought I had inadvertently entered an active war zone. I was on a lonely two-lane road in southern New Mexico heading for El Paso, Texas. Off to the side of the road, hardly [...]

What It’s Like For American Drug Reformer To Go To A Country With A Compassionate System

By Phillip Smith, AlterNet.org -

The American activists couldn't wrap their heads around it. Sitting in a dingy office in a nondescript building in central Lisbon, they were being provided a fine-grained explanation of what [...]

How India’s Neoliberal Policies Killed 250,000, Birthed Modern Farmers’ Uprising

By Manmeet Sahni, Telesurtv.net -

In March, for weeks, tens of thousands of Indian farmers rallied, under the red flag, meeting in several cities to list their agenda and demands for the government to implement peasant-friendly [...]

One Million Trees Pledged To ‘Trump Forest’ To Offset President’s Anti-Climate Agenda

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

Trump Forest—a global reforestation project aiming to offset President Trump's anti-climate policies—has reached 1 million trees after thousands of pledges from around the world. Trump Forest [...]

Mixed Reactions In Legal Marijuana States By US Attorneys To New DOJ Policy

By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, Thecannabist.co -

It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized marijuana in [...]

Policy Road Map To Reparations For ‘War On Weed’

By Lawrence Grandpre, lbsbaltimore.com -

Over the past 50 years, the city of Baltimore and the State of Maryland’s active investments in policing the War on Drugs have created conditions of concentrated poverty in Baltimore City. While [...]

Norway Takes First Steps From Extreme Drug War To Sensible Policy

By Péter Sárosi, Drogriporter.hu -

This was definitely a result of a bottom-up movement. It has had a few strong voices for quite some time, like Arild Knutsen and Thorvald Stoltenberg. Since the beginning of 2016 The Association [...]

Renegotiating NAFTA Could Make Trade Policy Right

By Owen E. Herrnstadt, Epi.org -

The United States, Canada, and Mexico are currently in talks over changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Renegotiating NAFTA offers an opportunity to create a new labor [...]

Brazil Announces End To Amazon Mega-Dam Building Policy

By Sue Branford, News.mongabay.com -

An indigenous leader in April 2015 at the São Manoel dam construction site on the Teles Pires River in the Tapajós basin. Photo by Midia Ninja courtesy of International Rivers. In a surprise [...]

Protest Gov. Cuomo’s Birthday Fundraiser Over Failed Policies

By Erik McGregor, erikmcgregorphotography.blogspot.com -

New York, NY - Hundreds of New Yorkers joined NYC progressive groups on a mock “Voters Over Donors” birthday party outside Governor Cuomo's 60th birthday fundraiser event on December 14, 2017 at [...]

Biocapitalism, Corporate Colonialism And Education Policy

By Staff, educationalchemy.com -

By Staff of Education Alchemy - In the last few years a lot of debate has been had over promise and perils of ESSA. Many education advocates argued we must embrace ESSA because it promised to [...]

These Corporations Have The Biggest Influence On Climate Policy

By Lorraine Chow, www.ecowatch.com -

By Lorraine Chow for Eco Watch - For better or worse, corporations have a major influence on climate change policy. Just look at Koch Industries, a multinational conglomerate owned by [...]

New TSA Policy May Lead To Increased Scrutiny Of Reading Material

By Jay Stanley, www.aclu.org -

By Jay Stanley for ACLU - The TSA is testing new requirements that passengers remove books and other paper goods from their carry-on baggage when going through airline security. Given the [...]

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