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News & Views | Monday, August 26, 2019


Aerial view showing smoke billowing from a patch of forest being cleared with fire in the surroundings of Boca do Acre, a city in Amazonas State, in the Amazon basin in northwestern Brazil, on August 24, 2019. As New Fires Rage in Amazon, Global Calls for Urgent Action to Avert 'Astronomical' Impacts to 'Life on Earth'
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Pope Francis urges protection of "that lung of forests" and French President Macron says G7 nations pledged help at summit
President Donald Trump hugs the U.S. flag during CPAC 2019 on March 02, 2019, in Washington, D.C. New Poll Shows 'Deep and Boiling Anger' Towards Political Establishment Still Widespread
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
More than half of respondents also said race relations are worsening under Trump and that they feel "anxious and uncertain" because of the economy
Sen. Bernie Sanders speaking Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union." Bernie Sanders Touts 'Campaign of Energy and Excitement' as Evidence He's the Candidate to Take Down Trump
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Comments from presidential hopeful came ahead of rallies denouncing corporate power
Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez looks on during the Democratic Presidential Committee (DNC) summer meeting on August 23, 2019 in San Francisco. While "The World Is on Fire,' DNC Kills Resolution for Climate Forum
by Andrea Germanos, staff writer
Party had been reminded of its platform asserting it will combat the 'global climate emergency'


Police officers gather to remove activists during an anti death penalty protest in front of the U.S. Supreme Court January 17, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Will North Carolina's Supreme Court Allow Racism to Remain a Persistent Factor in its Death Penalty?
by Jeffery Robinson
Data shows that racial bias in state’s death penalty is systematic—not the work of a few isolated bad actors.
A demonstrator holds a sign during an Extinction Rebellion action in Melbourne Tapping Into People Power
by Rivera Sun
We have more power than we think
The databases that contain our facial images should ring alarm bells. Facial Recognition: Ten Reasons You Should Be Worried About the Technology
by Birgit Schippers
We desperately need a more prominent conversation on the technology's impact on our rights and civil liberties.
Workers from Venezuela's state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march  to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019. Economic Sanctions: War by Another Name
by H. Patricia Hynes
The sadistic logic of the sanctions against Venezuela is clear: Put pressure on the target government by ripping apart the social and economic fabric of the country.
empty class seats Blaming Schools for Student Absences Is Like Denouncing Doctors for Disease
by Steven Singer
A sign for Transition Linlithgow in Scotland Two Arguments for Localism
by Richard Heinberg
A Great Unraveling is in store

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