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Joining Thousands of Swiss Climate Strikers Before Davos, Greta Thunberg Tells World Leaders: 'You Haven't Seen Anything Yet'
"We sure have done this for a long time. But we need to make clear that this is just the beginning," she told a crowd of thousands in Lausanne.
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Economists 'Surprised Americans Aren't Revolting' Over $8,000 Tax They Pay Each Year Due to For-Profit Healthcare System
The payments made to the U.S. healthcare system are "like a tribute to a foreign power, but we're doing it to ourselves."
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Extinction Rebellion climate change activists block an entrance to general aviation terminal at the Geneva Airport, Switzerland November 16, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Denis Balibouse) News
Extinction Rebellion Members Blockade Private Jet Terminal Used by Wealthy Elites in Geneva
"We want to denounce this completely absurd means of transport since a private jet emits twenty times more CO2 per passenger than a conventional airplane."
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Swiss Green Party President Regula Rytz (C) reacts with party members upon the announcement of the first results during the general election on October 20, 2019 in Switzerland's capital Bern. News
Climate Urgency Fuels Historic Gains for Greens as Swiss Voters Deliver Rebuke to 'Toxic Far-Right Political Narrative'
"It is not a green wave; it is a tsunami, a hurricane."
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Factory farms like this one in Canada could be banned in Switzerland. News
Swiss Voters to Decide on Whether to Allow Factory Farming to Continue in 'Milestone' Moment
On September 16, the campaign submitted more than enough signatures for the measure to appear on the upcoming ballot.
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A 'Fundamentally Inhuman' Economy: 26 Billionaires Own as Much as World's 3.8 Billion Poorest People
While the wealth of billionaires increased by $900 billion last year, or $2.5 billion a day, latest Oxfam report on inequality shows "this bonanza has not been felt by the poorest half of the world, which saw its wealth decline by 11 percent."
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'Trump Not Welcome': Swiss Group Drops 60-Meter Mountaintop Banner Near Davos
Why? Because, explains Swiss group, "Trump stands for racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, sexism, hostility towards women, warfare, denial of climate change, attacks on human rights and a policy that deepens poverty and inequality."
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'World Economic Fiasco': Thousands March Ahead of Trump's Davos Arrival
"The discussions between the richest one percent of the world and a man who fuels an aggressive atmosphere towards women and minorities has no place in Switzerland."
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'We Are Sorry': American Expats in Switzerland Plan Anti-Trump Protest Ahead of Davos
"He can hurt America but he can also hurt the rest of the world, and as we are a democracy we feel somewhat responsible for that."
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Universal Basic Income: Why it is Not Crazy and Not Going Away Views
Universal Basic Income: Why it is Not Crazy and Not Going Away
The Dutch city of Utrecht is developing a pilot project for a universal basic income that will launch in January 2017. The Finnish government is designing a trial to see whether giving low-income people a guaranteed basic income destroys their motivation to do any work at all, as critics allege...
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