Day: April 2, 2020

former-oil-lobbyist-now-secretary-of-interior,-giving-incentives-to-big-oil
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Apr
2020

Former Oil Lobbyist Now Secretary of Interior, Giving Incentives to Big OilFormer Oil Lobbyist Now Secretary of Interior, Giving Incentives to Big Oil

While the corporate media was mainly reporting on the Trump impeachment inquiry, his Secretary of Interior attempted a policy shift to give oil companies a discounted rate to drill in the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt has been in bed with the oil industry for many years […]

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the-us-military’s-predatory-practices:-targeting-teens
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Apr
2020

The US Military’s Predatory Practices: Targeting TeensThe US Military’s Predatory Practices: Targeting Teens

According to a 2016 Population Representation in Military Services report, 17-to-20 year-olds compromise up to 80 percent of personnel in some branches; and the military appears to be preying on even younger teens, with a 2017 Department of Defense youth poll showing that 16-year-olds are even more attracted to joining military services than 18-year-olds. Under […]

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coca-cola-first-in-plastic-pollution-two-years-in-a-row
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Apr
2020

Coca-Cola First in Plastic Pollution Two Years in a RowCoca-Cola First in Plastic Pollution Two Years in a Row

The famous Coca-Cola company was found guilty of being the most polluting brand in a global audit of plastic trash conducted by the Break Free from Plastic global movement. In September 2019, this movement conducted 484 beach cleanups world-wide. During that cleanup 11,732 pieces of plastic collected were from Coca-Cola products. This amount was more […]

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flawed-medical-assessments-by-for-profit-contractor-led-uk-councils-to-wrongly-deny-housing-support-to-severely-sick-and-disabled-clients
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Apr
2020

Flawed Medical Assessments by For-Profit Contractor Led UK Councils to Wrongly Deny Housing Support to Severely Sick and Disabled ClientsFlawed Medical Assessments by For-Profit Contractor Led UK Councils to Wrongly Deny Housing Support to Severely Sick and Disabled Clients

The UK’s Islington Council of London has decided to terminate its contract with NowMedical, a private firm used to provide confidential medical assessments. An investigation by The Independent and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism revealed that, due to NowMedical’s “flawed” assessments, sick and disabled people were wrongly denied housing support. The private company was cited […]

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Apr
2020

Fort Belknap and Fort Peck Indian Reservation Suicide CrisesFort Belknap and Fort Peck Indian Reservation Suicide Crises

Native Americans have disturbingly high suicide rates, especially among youths. In July 2019, a suicide contagion in the Fort Belknap reservation of Montana was brought to light by Mountain West News. From July, over the past few months there had been three deaths by suicide on the Fort Belknap Reservation. Anecdotally, there had been fifteen […]

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