Democratizing Knowledge

By Thomas Hanna, Dana Brown and Miriam Brett, The Next System Project. -

The current public health crisis is demonstrating how deficiencies in our approach to intellectual property (IP)—a unique set of rights and protections that applies to the creations of the human [...]

Number Of Striking Workers Surged In 2018 And 2019

By Staff, -

After decades of declining strike activity, data on major work stoppages from the Bureau of Labor Statistics—including new 2019 data released this morning—show that there was a substantial [...]

Living In Inequality, Dying In Despair

By Sam Pizzigati,  -

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released some welcome news late last month: Americans are living a tiny bit longer. In 2018, the federal health agency reported, U.S. life [...]

New Study Finds Glyphosate Causes Disease Across Several Generations

By Staff, -

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 [...]

The Research Is In: Stop Fracking ASAP

By Barbara Gottlieb, -

Science. Evidence. Facts. Do these even matter anymore in U.S. policy? They should — especially when it comes to issues that affect our health and environment, like fracking. Concerned Health [...]

HHS Cuts Funds For Cancer Research, HEAD Start & Women’s Shelters For Child Detention

By Caitlin Dickson, -

The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National [...]

Massive Minimum Wage Study Finds Significant Gains For Low-Income Workers And Few Downsides

By Cody Fenwick, -

The study is indeed impressive. Census researchers Kevin Rinz and John Voorheis used data from the bureau's Annual Social and Economic Supplement, which surveys more than 75,000 households. The [...]

Scholars For Social Justice Launches With 100+ Members

Scholars for Social Justice (SSJ) is a new formation of progressive scholars committed to promoting and fighting for a political agenda that insists on justice for all, especially those most [...]

‘I Had To Leave’

By Mack Burke, -

By Mack Burke for The Norman Transcript - NORMAN — Oklahoma’s former lead seismologist has testified he was pressured by officials at the University of Oklahoma to suppress findings linking [...]

Medicare Halts Release Of Much-Anticipated Data

By Charles Ornstein, -

By Charles Ornstein for Pro Publica - The government had planned to share data with researchers on patients enrolled in Medicare Advantage health plans. Then, suddenly, it didn’t. In the past few [...]

March For Science Fact Checks Administration On Earth Day

By John Zangas, -

By John Zangas for DC Media Group. The March for Science was deemed by organizers as a non partisan, non political event but based on the wording of many signs political viewpoints were evident [...]

March For Science Becomes Worldwide Defense Of Facts

By Staff, -

By Staff for Popular Resistance. On April 22, 2017, Earth Day, the March for Science too place across the United States and around the world. The organizers proclaimed "The March for Science is [...]

Fossil Fuels Could Be Phased Out Worldwide In A Decade

By James Hakner, -

By James Hakner for Phys - The worldwide reliance on burning fossil fuels to create energy could be phased out in a decade, according to an article published by a major energy think tank in the [...]

Overwhelming Bipartisan Support To Rein In Charter School Lapses

By Steven Rosenfeld, -

By Steven Rosenfeld for AlterNet - According to a new, nationwide poll, Americans overwhelmingly want public charter schools to be more accountable, have less selective admissions policies, [...]

Government Research On Battery Storage Will Transform Energy Grid

By Suzanne Goldenberg, -

By Suzanne Goldenberg for The Guardian - A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has been hotly pursued by the [...]

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