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America’s Next Civil War · The Walrus
Everyone in Canada with any power has the same job. It doesn’t matter if you’re prime minister, minister of foreign affairs, or premier of Alberta; it doesn’t matter if you’re the mayor of a small town or a CEO of a major company, if you run a cultural institution or a mine.
Pocket  politics 
51 minutes ago by spunkster
The bad behavior of the richest: what I learned from wealth managers | US news | The Guardian
Essentially: when the rich do it, it's covered up or "eccentric." When the poor do it, they're lazy or jail-able.
wealth  politics  money  morality  poverty 
1 hour ago by emmacarlson
‘Silence Is Health’: How Totalitarianism Arrives | by Uki Goñi | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books
Comparing the harboring and normalization of Nazis in Argentina and the subsequent horrifying "revolution"/killings/regression from being an educated and prosperous society to where America is today. Eloquent.
politics  totalitarianism  fascism  nazis  ww2 
2 hours ago by emmacarlson
Environmentalism’s Racist History | The New Yorker
"When the Sierra Club polled its members, in 1972, on whether the club should “concern itself with the conservation problems of such special groups as the urban poor and ethnic minorities,” forty per cent of respondents were strongly opposed, and only fifteen per cent were supportive. (The phrasing of the question made the club’s bias clear enough.) Admitting to its race problem took the movement nearly two decades. In 1987, the United Church of Christ’s Commission for Racial Justice published an influential report that found that hazardous waste facilities were disproportionately located in minority communities, and called this unequal vulnerability “a form of racism.” The environmental movement, the report observed, “has historically been white middle and upper-class.” Three years later, activists sent a letter to the heads of major environmental organizations, claiming that non-whites were less than two per cent of the combined seven hundred and forty-five employees of the Audubon Society, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense Council (N.R.D.C.), and Friends of the Earth. Fred Krupp, then executive director of the Environmental Defense Fund, replied with a mea culpa: “Environmental groups have done a miserable job of reaching out to minorities.”"
environment  race  politics  history 
4 hours ago by pacpost
Migrant Caravan
Astonishing photos of people willing to do almost anything to get out of Honduras
honduras  immigration  travel  politics  tootme 
5 hours ago by nelson
Morning After Election Thoughts About Poverty and Disability in a city with NPA Green 💰🧐 and Greens | mssinenomineblog
"Green supporters generally care a lot more about whales than they do about the rights of poor and disabled people. Some of them seem to take the ‘green’ quite literally and oppose making pathways accessible to everyone in favour of the ‘rewilding’ presence of grass in the city. The Greens I’ve met are homeowners with lovely yards and bountiful gardens. They drive their consciously chosen vehicles to shop for organic local produce which they serve with good wine. One Green I know (friend of a friend) is an heiress whose love of the outdoors has translated into donations of her time and finances. These people are considerate to their neighbours, generous to ‘worthy’ causes and will send handwritten thank you cards on recycled paper in the appropriate amount of time – and will judge you if you don’t. Aside from specific environmental issues they are ‘not very political.’ They certainly don’t hate poor people but they do believe we make poor lifestyle choices and an influx of us would destroy their neighbourhood."
vancouver  housing  green  politics  environment 
5 hours ago by pacpost
The Real Reason Why We're So Crazy And Miserable All The Time | Zero Hedge
The screens tell us, “This is a perfectly normal and sane way of doing things. It is perfectly normal and sane to strip the earth bare and poison the air and the water in an economic system which requires infinite growth on a finite planet. People who say otherwise are raving lunatics!” And the social engineers wonder why there’s increasing disaffection and alienation among the populace.
ecology  politics 
5 hours ago by foliovision

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