Tuesday, April 25, 2017

April 25 News Update



Today’s Energy Jobs Are in Solar, Not Coal *
Fossil Fuel Industries Pumped Millions Into Trump's Inauguration
BP Oil and Gas Leaks Under Control, but Alaskans Want Answers
The Surprising List of States Leading U.S. on Renewable Energy
Carbon Credits Likely Worthless in Reducing Emissions, Study Says
Chamber of conflict

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating
Water under Oroville spillway probably caused February collapse
This spring, fight for our precious planet and join the climate march

The Democrats delivered one thing in the past 100 days: disappointment
Writers Guild of America members authorize strike as contract deadline looms
Teachers’ union reaches 4-year contract deal with state
Alitalia workers reject rescue plan, pressuring Rome to step in
Workers Involved In Union Activities Say Tesla Is Illegally Intimidating Them
Unions’ Plan to March on Labor Day Rebuffed by City Hall
Workers to stage 'anti-exploitation' march on May 1
Untold Stories series celebrates our history
Labor, advocates urge Governor Dayton to veto preemption bill
'The perspective is to challenge this system, all of us together'
After polls put approval at historic lows, Trump slams them as 'fake news'
Few civilian casualties from airstrikes in Iraq and Syria are investigated
Trump signals delay on border wall funding to avoid government shutdown
In Flint, Worries Run Deeper Than Tainted Water *
With Ally in Oval Office, Immigration Hard-Liners Ascend to Power *
Middle Class Contracted in U.S. Over 2 Decades, Study Finds *
Trump Is Said to Seek Cutting Corporate Tax Rate to 15 Percent *


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Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24 News Update


Oliver Entwisle and
        Izzy Jones at the Edinburgh march for science.
Why scientists are marching on Washington and more than 400 other cities
March for Science puts Earth Day focus on global opposition to Trump
Earth Day 2017: ‘The experts are fighting back’
March for Science: Thousands in London join global protest
'Evidence not arrogance': UK supporters join global March for Science
Ten of the best March for Science signs – in pictures
L.A.'s March for Science
March for Science Chicago draws 40,000 people
Global March for Science raises concern over Trump policies
Scientists, Feeling Under Siege, March Against Trump Policies *
Array of issues galvanizes demonstrators during KC March for Science

The Planet Can’t Stand This Presidency *
Alaskan village fights for survival as island disappears
Canadian oil firm pulls out of national park in Peru's Amazon
Boeing invests in electric-airplane firm

French election first round results
YRC tries pay raises for hard-to-fill Teamsters jobs, but not in Kansas City
Regulators deny proposed $12.2 billion merger of KCP&L and Westar
Abortion services to expand in Missouri after judge issues injunction
At a ‘Unity’ Stop in Nebraska, Democrats Find Anything But *
The Looming Writers Strike Is About Much More Than What’s On TV
Labor board sets historic precedent by defining university 'employees'
Abortion in Ireland: committee votes for constitutional change
Is Ontario NDP ready for 2018 election?
Will the Government Be Open in a Week? These Are the Issues *
800 Workers Had Their Jobs Saved. Over 700 Didn’t. *
Amtrak at a Junction: Invest, or Risk Worsening Problems *


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20 Week In Review Now Online

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April 20 News Update


Exxon Seeks Waiver From U.S. Sanctions to Drill in Russia
On April 29, We March for the Future
Earth Day, The Climate Agreement and March for Science
EPA plans to offer buyouts as part of Trump push to shrink workforce
The pristine Arctic has become a garbage trap for 300 billion pieces of plastic
More California sea lions are dying because of poisonous algae blooms
Untreated St. Joseph sewage is flushing in Kansas City’s direction
EPA seeks to derail cleanup of coal power plant pollution


HCMC workers celebrate settlement, but concerns remain
Ruling in HCMC case creates 'powerful tool' for workers

Jeremy Corbyn delivers a stump speech to Labour activists
        in Croydon.
Labour party to hold emergency selections for constituencies
Theresa May wins Commons backing for 8 June general election

Retired Miners Lament Trump’s Silence on Imperiled Health Plan *
The Return of Commercial Prison Labor

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How The Richest US Colleges Get Richer
The Level of Support for Jean-Luc Mélenchon is Frightening the Powerful
Thousands of Washington state workers rally for new labor contract
Judge Finds Bad Faith in Farm’s Labor Talks
Time Runs Out in NLRB Battle Over Co-Worker Reps
Tesla faces labor dispute at key German robotics factory
Union Organized Ground Service Workers at United and Alaska Subsidiaries
Paul Ryan assures UK of US trade ties in London visit


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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

April 14 Week In Review Now Online

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April 14 News Update


Scott Pruitt hails era of environmental deregulation in speech at coal mine
The Bundys Are Gone, but the Fight Over Public Lands Continues *
No Environmental Impact Study? No Border Wall, Lawsuit Says *

U.S.-led coalition accidentally bombs Syrian allies, killing 18
U.S. hits Afghanistan with largest non-nuclear bomb ever used in combat

British spies were first to spot Trump team's links with Russia
Health Care Workers Bring Sanctuary Movement into the Union

What About Racism?
Trump can start cutting the federal workforce right now
Large protest in South Africa shows rising discontent with ruling party
Iowa’s War on Government-Worker Unions
This labor giant is preparing for ‘catastrophic’ changes under Trump
Labor board rules in favor of workers at Catholic universities
May Day: A Day Without Immigrants - Strike!
Statue of suffragist to break male monopoly on Parliament Square
CIA director brands WikiLeaks a 'hostile intelligence service'
Trump Signs Law Aimed at Defunding Planned Parenthood *
Trump Plan Would Curtail Protections for Detained Immigrants *
Workers Find Winning a Wage Judgment Can Be an Empty Victory *
New Tools Needed to Track Technology’s Impact on Jobs, Panel Says *


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Friday, April 7, 2017

April 7 News Update


Zapatistas urge scientists to join in building a better world
This federal agency’s homepage went dark. Literally, as black as coal.
Trump eases way for controversial water pumping project in California desert
Farms could slash pesticide use without losses
Rising Waters Threaten China’s Rising Cities *
Special Ops With a Studious Bent Fight Destruction of Brazil’s Amazon *

US launches missile strikes in response to chemical 'attack'

Photograph: Jaret Morris/AFP/Getty Images
Tomahawk missile: weapon of deadly precision comes back to fore in Syria
What We Know and Don’t Know About the Missile Attack on Syria *

Police and protesters clash as worker strike paralyzes Argentina
ATT Workers Are Planning Mass Protests
After years of protests Philadelphia airport workers vote to join a union
Angry Ford mechanic emerges as French debate star
Activists fight North Carolina law barring cities from raising minimum wage
Rich Americans live up to 15 years longer than poor peers
Mother of four to be deported to Mexico in sign of Trump policy shift
Twitter Suing to Block DHS Unmasking Trump Critic
Trump welcomes China’s Xi for ‘very frank discussion’ in first summit
Trump considers borrowing $300 billion to fund construction projects
Thousands of Albertans slip to 'lowest level of the social safety net'
Wall Street and Washington: A New Love Affair *


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

April 6 News Update


Colombia learns hard lesson on land management from deadly flood
Huge fleet of icebergs hits North Atlantic shipping lanes
Environmentalists sue EPA for reversing Obama-era move to ban pesticide
South Africa court permits domestic trade in rhino horns
Diesel cars: 'It turns out we were wrong'
Short timelines for environmental assessments not working, says expert panel
Alaska still calling B.C. to task on a mine leak flowing through its river

Nearly 300 died in Mosul airstrike, one of the deadliest attacks on civilians
Syrian doctor closest to attack: ‘90 percent chance this was sarin’
The Texas-size scapegoating of an illegal voter is a travesty of justice
Obamacare repeal thwarted again as Mike Pence fails to reach deal
The Republican corporate tax plan is confusing. Here’s how it works.
Trump administration concedes border wall won't be from 'sea to shining sea'
Trump’s War on Journalism
Class War in the Capital City
MLK Called for a 'Radical Revolution of Values'
Trump Pulls Back Obama-Era Protections For Women Workers
New Brunswick becomes first Canada province to offer free abortion pill
Naomi Klein to rush out new book taking on Trump administration
Gibraltar Erupts as Early Brexit Issue
Corbyn promises free primary school meals for all
Former workers aren't flocking back to the oilpatch
RCMP reveals use of secretive cellphone surveillance technology
U.S. Women’s Soccer Ratifies New Labor Agreement *
Track Flaws Are Focus of Penn Station Derailment Inquiry *
Why Britain’s Trains Don’t Run on Time: Capitalism *


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