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"Former New York City mayor, Mike Bloomberg has acknowledged the challenges that stem from systemic and institutional structures hindering the welfare of America’s black people. In a pitch to African-Americans in Tulsa, Oklahoma in late January, the billionaire and White House hopeful explained his understanding of how being white helped ...Read More
“Amazon paid zero dollars in federal income tax on $11 billion in before-tax profit in 2018; this year, it will pay out $162 million on $13.3 billion in profit — a whopping 0.012 percent effective tax rate.”
"As climate change worsens, the world’s most powerful states will become even more dominant through a concentration of political power, military force, and energy resources."
"A new report [1] from Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Center for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) found that air pollution from burning coal, oil, and natural gas accounts for an estimated 4.5 million deaths each year worldwide. The report is the first of its kind to assess ...Read More
“I describe this corporate strategy as “manufacturing doubt” or “manufacturing uncertainty.” In just about every corner of the corporate world, conclusions that might support regulation are always disputed.”
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“Genocide and Ethnic cleansing do not happen overnight nor in secret, it is a very public and open process that often takes place after years and even decades of preparation and normalization before it is carried out.“
“Art for art’s sake, the entertainment of a solitary artist, is indeed the artificial art of a factitious and self-absorbed society.”
"In a lawsuit, a Pittsburgh boy’s family said he was repeatedly suspended, secluded, and violently restrained before he was ever given a special education evaluation."
"Facial recognition technology is essential to daily life in China, on a scale beyond any other nation."
"A low-lying sense of injustice comes from being a person in a system where the basic condition of being human has been recast as evidence of underperformance. Rather than trying to change the conditions under which we live and labor to better accommodate our errant, human selves, we seem to ...Read More