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Many of the same insurers who underwrite construction in the hurricane alleys of the Florida also underwrite oil and coal companies, as well as pharmaceutical giants and agribusiness corporations — some of the world’s biggest sources of greenhouse gases. Views
Don't Expect the Insurance Industry To Protect You From Climate Change
Banks and insurance experts are reporting that, with 2 ½ months to go, the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is already one of the most expensive to date for the insurance industry. Here’s the weird part: Insurance companies are quietly happy about this. About the time that Hurricane Irma was making...
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New Health Repeal Shows GOP’s Reckless Disregard for Our Lives
How cruel and inhumane can a piece of legislation get? The latest Republican proposal to repeal health care – yes, GOP leaders are at it again – takes us to a new low, with a revised version of repeal analysts are calling even more damaging than a “repeal-without-replace.” Republican leaders in the...
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Oxfam Has Made Refugees Welcome... at Trump's Childhood Home
When can an Airbnb rental make a commentary about the U.S. president's anti-refugee rhetoric and actions and implore world leaders to do more to address the unprecedented crisis ? When the property is President Donald Trump's boyhood home in Queens, New York, and Oxfam is using it to spotlight the...
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Refusing to Be Bargaining Chips, Dreamers Shut Down Pelosi's Pro-Dreamer Event
Along with undocumented Dreamers and other lawmakers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was shouted down during a press event in San Francisco on Monday when a group of immigration rights advocates took over the room in protest of what they perceive as a show of political weakness by...
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Whose Streets? The Police State's Streets
Stop Killing Us. AP photo One more time, this time in St. Louis, a judge has ruled it's legal for cops to murder black people - even when, as in the December 2011 shooting by former cop Jason Stockley of Anthony Lamar Smith after he stopped Smith for a suspected drug deal, the cop screams while...
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Students from Washington, D.C. public schools participate in a post-election protest. (Photo: Lorie Shaull/cc/flickr) News
New Research Reveals Trump Riding on Wave of Increased Hate Crimes
As rights advocates continue to denounce how President Donald Trump has emboldened intolerant ideology, newly obtained data shows that the number of hate crimes rose nationally in 2016, with figures from this year pointing to a troubling trend. The data looking at crimes motivated by racism,...
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Destruction of rainforest in West Kalimantan, Borneo paves way for palm oil plantation Views
How Top Food Companies Fail to Protect Environmental Activists in Supply Chains
A recent investigation by the anti-poverty advocacy organization Oxfam reveals how the world’s top ten food and beverage companies are failing to protect environmental and human rights defenders caught in the companies’ supply chains. The Oxfam report, Pathways to Deforestation-Free Food ,...
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Canadian Doctor to U.S.: Try Single-Payer Health Care Instead Of Trashing It
There’s a joke we sometimes tell in Canada: What’s a Canadian? An apologetic American with health care. It’s funny because we half-believe it’s true. The United States and Canada are about as similar as two countries get. But Canada has had a publicly funded , single-payer health care system in...
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We All Did It: The Birmingham Church Bombing
Family members at the funerals Friday marked the 54th anniversary of the infamous 1963 Ku Klux Klan bombing of Birmingham's 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four black girls: Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson were all 14, and Carol Denise McNair was 11. The blast...
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National Security Head Issues Bold New Anti-Leak Plan, Which Quickly Leaks
Clowns at play. Photo by AFP/Getty Fed up with the "staggering" number of leaks from an uncommonly fractured White House, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has issued a sweeping new call for government-wide training to prevent unauthorized disclosure of both classified and some unclassified...
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