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Rover Pipeline: Climate Disaster Equal To 42 Coal Plants

Rover Pipeline: Climate Disaster Equal To 42 Coal Plants
Above Photo: From priceofoil.org In the wake of damaging spills and Trump’s Paris pullout, study shows the fracked gas project will cause as much climate pollution as 42 coal plants As controversy swirls around a string of spills and air and water violations caused by Energy Transfer Partners’ construction of the Rover gas pipeline, a study released today underlines another reason federal regulators should halt the project: It will fuel a ... Read more

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks

Amid Divestment Protests, More Cities Explore Public Banks
Above Photo: Wells Fargo bank sign (Photo by Mike Mozart | Flickr CC 2.0) Supporters of the idea say public banks can enable more community-driven, character-based lending. This story was originally published on NextCity.org, which publishes daily news and analysis on cities. Philadelphia City Council Member Cindy Bass was already thinking about how to cut the city’s ties with Wells Fargo when bank CEO John Stumpf testified last September ... Read more

Build And Fight: The Program And Strategy Of Cooperation Jackson

Build And Fight: The Program And Strategy Of Cooperation Jackson
Above Photo: From atlantablackstar.com The fundamental program and strategy of Cooperation Jackson is anchored in the vision and macro-strategy of the Jackson-Kush Plan. The Jackson-Kush Plan, as you will read later in this book, was formulated by the New Afrikan People’s Organization (NAPO) and the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM) between 2004 and 2010, to advance the development of the New Afrikan Independence Movement and hasten the ... Read more

The Cost Of Cuts: Arizona Tax Carve-Outs Last Year Hit $13.7B

The Cost Of Cuts: Arizona Tax Carve-Outs Last Year Hit $13.7B
Above Photo: Lorie Schaull/flickr/cc PHOENIX – Teachers who marched on the Capitol this past week in support of doubling the salary boost that lawmakers were considering went home empty handed, as Republican lawmakers backed a budget proposal that grants them a two-percent increase over the next two years, saying there simply wasn’t money available. The cost of doing so would have been an additional $34 million per year in the first year and ... Read more

Prepare Now: Artificial Intelligence To Take Jobs Defeat Human Intelligence

Prepare Now: Artificial Intelligence To Take Jobs Defeat Human Intelligence
Above Photo: Image Credit: Katja Grace/University of Oxford A recent report on the predictions of AI experts on when AI would surpass human intelligence provide a range of answers. However, there is no doubt that the time to prepare for the ascendancy of AI is now. TIMELINE FOR AI’S ASCENDANCE Researcher Katja Grace at the University of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and a team surveyed 1,634 of the leading artificial ... Read more

Coal To Solar Switch Could Save 52,000 US Lives Per Year

Coal To Solar Switch Could Save 52,000 US Lives Per Year
Above Photo: Oxfam International/flickr  So about those coal jobs: Turns out replacing coal with solar could keep a lot more people alive. Swapping out coal energy for solar would prevent 52,000 premature deaths in the United States every year, according to a new analysis from Michigan Technological University. Amid all the talk from the Trump Administration that regulations targeting coal are hurting people, this shows “many more lives are ... Read more

A Class-Only Approach Will Fail Women Of Color

A Class-Only Approach Will Fail Women Of Color
Above Photo: From rooseveltinstitute.org Last week President Trump released a budget that would gut public programs that lift up millions of American women and families. Contrary to its title, “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” the budget is a roadmap to a place where women and their families would be less safe, less healthy, and less economically secure. As we argue in a new report published by the Roosevelt Institute and the Ms. ... Read more

Almost Half Of Americans Die Nearly Broke

Almost Half Of Americans Die Nearly Broke
Above Photo: Popular Resistance, Revolution, Rebellion, Capitalism Americans aren’t known for being great savers. In a recent GoBankingRates study, 69% of adults admitted to having less than $1,000 in the bank, while 34% said they actually don’t have any savings at all. But apparently, this collective lack of savings doesn’t get all that much better with age. A study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found not so long ago that ... Read more

Nationwide Basic Income’s Effect After Six Years

Nationwide Basic Income’s Effect After Six Years
Above Photo: From theoutline.com The results surprised skeptics. In recent years, spurred by advances in workplace automation, researchers and industry titans like Elon Musk have espoused the necessity of a universal basic income, payments made by the government to all citizens regardless of their employment. The general idea started picking up steam from a policy perspective in the 60s, when Milton Friedman proposed a negative income tax ... Read more

How Minnesota Doubled Its Solar Capacity

How Minnesota Doubled Its Solar Capacity
Above Photo: TIM CHAPMAN MIAMI HERALD STAFF The state’s cities and counties embarked on a rare kind of collaboration. Americans love solar. Almost 9 in 10 adults favor expanding it, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center. But not everyone can put panels on their homes. For one thing, the upfront cost of solar can be prohibitive. For another, some people don’t have the space, or their rooftops may be too shady or may face the wrong ... Read more