Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25 News Update


Trump’s budget
        proposal would reduce funding for clean-ups by nearly a third,
        while the budget for enforcing Superfund remedies with
        businesses would be slashed by almost 40%.
White House proposes slashing funds to clean up toxic sites
EU declared Monsanto weedkiller safe after intervention from US official
Trump's deputy national security adviser gave him fake climate news
Where Nestlé Guzzles Water, Locals Doubt Claims of Negligible Impact *

Protesters call for an increase in minimum wage during a
        March on McDonald’s in Chicago, Illinois Tuesday.
Thousands of protesters brand McDonald's the 'Trump of corporations'

AT&T workers on the picket line in San Francisco
        (Luke Pickrell)
AT&T workers take a big step by walking out

G.O.P. Candidate Accused of Striking Reporter Is Charged *
Republican candidate 'body-slams' Guardian reporter in Montana

Quebec construction at near standstill after mass walkout
Letter Carriers to vote on new contract
Education Minnesota calls for veto of special session bills
Philly Teachers Call Off Work In Bottom-Up Campaign
GOP healthcare bill: 23 million more uninsured
Betsy DeVos would not agree to bar discrimination by private schools
Thousands in Belgium protest Trump's stances
Union Leaders Begin Selling Labor Deal to Members

Blue Cross of KC is pulling out of Obamacare exchange in 2018
In Harrisonville school, students are shamed to encourage meal payments
Tesla workers were seriously hurt more than twice as often as industry average
The terror of lynching haunts black Americans again
Ben Carson Calls Poverty a ‘State of Mind’ *
Top Russian Officials Spoke of Ways to Sway Trump Advisers *


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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19 News Update


Antarctica’s collapse has the potential to inundate coastal cities *
Rising sea levels mean twice as much flood risk in Los Angeles
California tortoises died trying to reproduce during drought
In climate talks, it's always been America first
US stance holding up nations' pledges on climate change
Climate change is turning Antarctica green, say researchers

Time is running out for AT&T as strike looms
An IT employee union wants to fight on behalf of fired employees
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress
Planned Parenthood forced to close four clinics in Iowa after funding cut
Blue Jays suspend Kevin Pillar 2 games for anti-gay slur
No deals to take away local control, groups tell governor
Adjunct faculty at St. Kate’s file for union election
Transit workers, riders urge better bill
Conversations Are the Building Blocks for Milwaukee Teachers
The hunger strikers need us to speak out
UC regents approve limit on out-of-state and international enrollment
New Questions On Trump-Russia Special Counsel
Gov. Eric Greitens calling Missouri lawmakers back for a special session
Freelance isn’t free: Watch this play out in the gig economy

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Trump denies collusion with Russia but says I 'speak for myself'
How Erdoğan's bodyguards turned protest into brawl
US airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time
Sweden Drops Rape Investigation of Julian Assange *


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Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15 News Update


Global Climate Talks Open With Tiny U.S. Delegation
EPA Strips One Science Board, While Likely Eyeing a Bigger Prize
Dakota Pipeline Is Ready for Oil, Without Spill Response Plan
Dakota Pipeline Builder Under Fire for Ohio Spill
Coffee's Fate Is Getting Jittery
Trump is deleting climate change, one site at a time

Union picket at Kennametal demanding fair contract, negotiations
Skepticism meets Burns & McDonnell’s unusual airport proposal
Lawsuit claims Kansas City skirting court mandate on overtime pay
Kobach’s office shares documents from Trump meeting with ACLU
County Labor Union Now Negotiating for Policy Changes
How Electrical Workers Powered Up Their Union
Peter Winkels, a Hormel Strike Leader, 1948-2017
New Mexico's tribal groups gear up to fight for their home
Trump’s voter fraud commission is a shameless white power grab
German prosecutors investigate works council pay at Volkswagen
Chicago Reader Staff Just Voted Unanimously To Authorize a Strike
Fighting fascism: Americans in the Spanish civil war have a lesson for today
Toward the Freedom of Movement for People, Not Capital
Behind China’s $1 Trillion Plan to Shake Up the Economic Order *
Trump Still Seethes Over Lack of Credit for Election Win *
Uber Has a Union of Sorts, but Faces Doubts on Its Autonomy *
Trump Tax Plan Will Not Bolster Growth, Economists Say *


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Friday, May 12, 2017

May 12 Week In Review Now Online

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May 12 News Update



Energy Democracy, Just Transition Endorsed by MATUSA
Intel agencies tell Congress climate change poses national security threats
That Dakota Access Pipeline leak isn't the builder's only problem
Which way for the climate movement?
US Glacier national park losing its glaciers
Dutch design breakthrough fast tracks oceans clean-up plan
Tillerson: US reviewing climate change policy

Oil workers go on strike at Exxon Mobil in Nigeria
House passes bill that forces workers to work without pay
Walter O’Brien: The Man Who Never Returned
Hefty budget cuts in store for University of Missouri campuses
Blue Cross of Kansas to offer Affordable Care Act plans in 2018
Rights groups fume about Trump’s choice of Kobach for voter fraud panel
60,000 older Missourians to lose state aid for prescription drugs
Unions launch ‘Cuts Hurt Minnesota’ campaign
Rally May 16 to support transit funding
Art exhibit celebrates strikes and protests
The Pitfalls of 'Buy American'
Regulation - Who Needs It?
Texas seeks unprecedented federal money to defund Planned Parenthood
A Robot Revolution, This Time in China *
Attorney General Orders Tougher Sentences, Rolling Back Obama Policy *
U.S. Strikes China Trade Deals but Leaves Major Issues Untouched *


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May 11 News Update


What Went Wrong At Hanford Nuclear Waste Site
White House climate change meeting postponed
Tiny, light-powered device sucks in polluted air, churns out hydrogen power
Obama: Private sector is key to tackling climate change
G7 seen urging Trump to stick with climate pact at summit
Dakota Access pipeline has first leak before pipeline is fully operational
Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels
3 G.O.P. Votes Help Obama-Era Climate Rule Survive *

The
        Guardian understands Labour is likely to set out a policy of a
        phased abolition of tuition fees as part of its election
        spending promises
Labour party's plan to nationalise rail, mail and energy firms

Journalist arrested for asking Trump cabinet member about healthcare bill
The Graveyard of Progressive Social Movements
The worst has been avoided – time for a Defiant Left!
Democrat loses Omaha race that was caught in abortion debate
Graduates at Florida university turn backs in protest of DeVos speech
Workers At Marvin Hier’s Museum Seek To Unionize
Kennametal union sets rally at Greenfield plant
Federal judge orders Kobach to hand over documents from Trump meeting
Racial slurs spray-painted on barber shop’s windows
The Corruption of a Dream
Some Yale teachers are refusing to eat in protest of the university
Debt Crisis Forces School Closings Across Puerto Rico *
Carl Icahn Scrutinized for Shaping Policy That Helped Him Profit *

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Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8 News Update


US to attend UN climate talks as Trump weighs Paris pullout
Worried world urges Trump not to pull out of Paris climate agreement
The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it
Japan’s nuclear disaster gave everyone on Earth extra radiation
Climate Programs Escape Trump Budget Knife. But the Real Fight Lies Ahead.
America's First Offshore Wind Energy Makes Landfall in Rhode Island
The significance of Naomi Klein: An ecosocialist exchange
E.P.A. Dismisses Members of Major Scientific Review Board *


May Day in Tucson: A tradition since 2006
Big May Day Strike in a Small Pennsylvania City

The Class of 2017--Will New Grads Get Good Jobs?
Health Act Repeal Could Threaten U.S. Job Engine *
The Wrong Way to Fix Student Debt *

Rally for public education set for May 20
Philadelphia Union Wins Equal Pay for Immigrant Nurses
These pre-existing conditions wouldn't be protected by new US healthcare bill
Stephen Fry investigated by Irish police for alleged blasphemy
Texas adoption agencies could reject Jewish, Muslim, gay or single parents
Critics say law would steal overtime pay from workers
Angry miners at disaster site attack Iranian president's car
US federal staff being forced to watch Fox News instead of CNN, leaked
Labor group says at least 9,000 banana workers could lose jobs
The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked
New Leader of American and Southwest Labor Union
Local labor leaders say workers' safety still a struggle
Trump immigration policy spurs ire at Kentucky Derby
A new federation?
French election: Emmanuel Macron wins presidency by decisive margin
US military's secret space plane lands with sonic boom in Florida


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