FP 23 June

Select Show on Front Page: Show on Front Page Landscape Strengthening our ecological imagination Hide in waterfall: Do not include in section waterfall ? Image Caption: Torrential rains inundated many parts in Dhaka, Bangladesh on June 19, 2017. NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images. All rights reserved. Top image credit URL: https://www.paimages.co.uk/search-results/fluid/?q=climate%20change&amber_border=1&category=A,S,E&fields_0=all&fields_1=all&green_border=1&imagesonly=1&orientation=both&red_border=1&words_0=all&words_1=all New ideas need old buildings Hide […]

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Organising domestic workers across Africa: a regional view

In less than 10 years domestic workers in Africa have gone from barely any organisational contact to a thriving movement, but there is still a long way to go. Photo provided by author. I am Vicky Medard Kanyoka and I work for the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF), as the regional coordinator for Africa. My […]

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Killing People For Tax Cuts: What The F*ck World Are We Living In?

  Trying to stay alive. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Now we’ve gone so low we’re down to dueling obscenities: The GOP Senate version of “health care” aka tax cuts for the richest 2% of Americans vs. the ungodly spectacle of Capitol police arresting, manhandling and dragging out of wheelchairs disabled people protesting its monstrousness […]

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Syria the Latest Case of US ‘Stumbling’ Into War

A recent headline in The Atlantic (6/9/17) earnestly pondered if the US was “Getting Sucked Into More War in Syria.” “Even as Washington potentially stumbles into war…” was how the article’s discussion began. One of the most common tropes in US media is that the US military always goes to war reluctantly—and, if there are […]

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What does ‘mainstream media bias’ mean in a digital age?

The internet should mean that everyone has access to the same information, yet people still talk of a “mainstream media bias”. Craig Benzine speaking at VidCon 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Wikicommons/ Gage Skidmore. Some rights reserved.30 years ago, it was easy to silence ideas. Not reporting on something could guarantee […]

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Afghanistan Promoted To Elite Status Of International Cricket

Afghanistan has joined an elite list of countries eligible to compete at the highest level of test cricket after it was voted a full member of the International Cricket Council (ICC). The ICC voted unanimously on June 22 to allow Afghanistan and Ireland to become the 11th and 12th countries to be allowed to face […]

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Welcome to the 'Second Tier': US Failing Big League on Social Progress

Contrary to the mythological story known as “American Exceptionalism,” the United States does a poor job, according to a fresh analysis, of meeting even “the basic human needs of its citizens” and should now be considered a “second tier” country in terms of promoting social progress. Released by the Social Progressive Imperative (SPI), the 2017 […]

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As Resistance Mobilizes, Poll Shows 'Overwhelming' Hatred for Trumpcare

Just following the release of the Senate’s “morally bankrupt” healthcare bill—which would impose deep cuts to Medicaid, eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood, and give enormous tax breaks to the wealthy—an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll published on Thursday found Americans “overwhelmingly” dislike the House version of the legislation. “The bottom line is that Americans don’t […]

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EU Extends Sanctions Against Russia

BRUSSELS — European Union leaders have agreed to extend the bloc’s economic sanctions against Russia by six months until January 31. The 28 EU heads of state and government made the decision on June 22 during a two-day summit in Brussels after German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron gave a briefing on […]

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Many ‘Rent-Stabilized’ NYC Apartments Are Not Really Stabilized. See Where They Are.

If you’ve ridden the New York City subway lately, chances are you’ve seen posters promising relief from the city’s soaring housing costs. Featuring smiling tenants with names like Catalina, Evelio and Estella, the ads hold out the promise of a rent freeze if you live in one of the more than 800,000 apartments in the […]

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Preferential Rents in NYC

Source: June 2017 data memo by New York City Rent Guidelines Board summarizing preferential and occupied rent-stabilized apartment unit counts by ZIP code. Poverty data from the 2015 American Community Survey 5-year estimates via CensusReporter.org. ZIP code shapes from DoITT. Note: Preferential rents are a subset of rent-stabilized apartments, which are regulated under state rent […]

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