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Climate activists and many economists say governments should be funding a Green New Deal, not fossil fuel bailouts. (Photo: Andrew Hart/Flickr cc) News
"Time to Cut Dirty Energy's Lifeline": Report Details How Fossil Fuel Industry Feasted on Covid-19 Relief Programs
"By artificially delaying the industry's inevitable decline at taxpayers' expense, the government has made it that much harder to make the necessary transition to clean energy sources."
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PacifiCorp's coal fired power plant burns coal outside of Castle Dale, Utah on November 14, 2019. (Photo: George Frey/AFP via Getty Images) News
'No Time to Lose for Climate Action': Atmospheric CO2 Continued to Rise in 2020 Despite Covid-19 Lockdowns
The World Meteorological Organization called for "more sustained and ambitious climate action to reduce emissions to net zero through a compete transformation of our industrial, energy, and transport systems."
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Sharing the Landscape: Gator and Gunner Come To An Agreement, More or Less
Screengrab The macro view of things remains dark - plague raging, planet burning, evil clowns blustering - so we're gonna start the week with a serendipitous alligator wrasslin' match where all parties involved swam, scampered and staggered away. Wildlife surveillance cameras in Estero, Florida...
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How Norway Built an Economy That Puts People First
The national ethos of economic equity was decades in the making.
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Demonstrators confront riot police during a protest demanding the resignation of Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei, in Guatemala City on November 21, 2020. - The Vice President of Guatemala, Guillermo Castillo, asked President Alejandro Giammattei to resign together for "the good of the country," after the 2021 budget was approved in Congress. (Photo: Orlando Estrada/AFP via Getty Images) News
Guatemalan President Reviewing Budget, Which Slashed Healthcare Spending, After Outraged Protesters Set Fire to Legislative Building
"We are outraged by poverty, injustice, the way they have stolen the public's money," a psychology professor who attended the protests told the press.
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"As the Arctic warms twice as fast as the rest of the planet, it is irresponsible to permit new oil development that will only exacerbate the problem of climate change," said Dan Ritzman, director of the Sierra Club's Lands, Water, Wildlife Campaign. (Photo: vitstudio/Shutterstock) News
Trump Administration Accused of Trying to Bully Banks Into Financing Arctic Fossil Fuel Extraction
"Contrary to the claims of oil-backed politicians, banks don't want to finance more drilling in the Arctic not because of some vast liberal conspiracy, but because it's bad business," said a Sierra Club leader.
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Hailed as 'Heroes' During Pandemic, Retail Workers Stripped of Hazard Pay While Companies Rake in Massive Profits
"While business booms and the pandemic rages, the rich are getting richer—and workers are getting sicker."
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Over two-thirds of Americans above the age of 25 do not have a college degree. In other words, they have been the heart of our workforce. (Photo by Washington State Dept of Transportation via CC 2.0) Views
Democrats Must Commit Themselves to the Needs of Non-College Educated Workers
Now is the time to show the working class that a Democratic agenda can deliver real change.
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, D.C. on April 21, 2020. News
'Monstrous Behavior': Mnuchin Slammed for Biden 'Snub' That Could Sabotage US Economic Recovery
On his way out the door, said one Nobel-winning economist, "Mnuchin is effectively trying to create a financial crisis.'
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When a society tolerates tax abuse by corporations and rich individuals our public services are undermined.  (Photo: The Weekly Bull/flickr/cc) Views
Tax Losses Are Lives Lost
There is more than enough money available. But it has been redirected away from our public services and into the offshore bank accounts of multinationals and the mega-rich.
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