We all love a good dystopian movie, but at what point do we have to start considering real life dystopian? In this episode, we’re taking a look at some troubling trends in the US, and by extension the rest of the world.
People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region’s most vulnerable people when temperatures soared to 116 degrees Fahrenheit (47 Celsius). In a “worst-case scenario,” the temperature could reach as high as 111 F (44 C) inContinue reading “Pacific Northwest braces for another multiday heat wave”
Toronto’s approach to homelessness is inhumane.
More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia since Friday as a historic heat wave brought record-high temperatures, officials said Tuesday. The province’s chief coroner called it an “unprecedented time.” “Since the onset of the heat wave late last week, the BC Coroners Service has experienced a significant increase in deaths reported whereContinue reading “More than 230 deaths reported in British Columbia amid historic heat wave”
While ban on evictions protected some people, domestic abuse and loss of temporary accommodation were common triggers for homelessness At least 130,000 households in England were made homeless during the first year of the pandemic, despite the government’s ban on evictions, according to data sourced by the Observer. With the ban now over, fears are risingContinue reading “At least 130,000 households in England made homeless in pandemic”
Police are searching for two sisters who are accused of driving through Cincinnati and randomly shooting homeless people with a BB gun. Arrest warrants have been issued for Brittany Hopper, 29, and Kelsey Hopper, 28, for what police call “incredibly senseless crimes.” Neither woman currently is in custody. According to WCPO Channel 9, police sayContinue reading “2 sisters drove around Cincinnati shooting homeless with BB gun, police say”
The Texas state court system is signaling that it will no longer enforce a federal order aimed at stopping evictions during the coronavirus pandemic. That could clear the way for landlords to push ahead with tens of thousands of eviction cases that have been on hold. The timing could be particularly painful for many families,Continue reading “Texas Courts Open Eviction Floodgates: ‘We Just Stepped Off A Cliff’”
About 1,000 people in Toronto’s shelters and homeless encampments have received a COVID-19 vaccine, a health organization said, noting that immunization teams are learning how to build trust with the population to overcome hesitancy. Dr. Andrew Bond, medical director of the Inner City Health Associates clinic that’s part of the vaccine effort, said crews mobilizedContinue reading “Vaccination of Toronto’s homeless well underway with about 1,000 getting a shot”
“AOC helped raise $1 million for Texas relief as Ted Cruz made his way back home from Cancún.” As Sen. Ted Cruz rushed back to Texas on Thursday after coming under fire for fleeing to Cancún while his constituents faced devastating power outages, water disruptions, and food shortages, an out-of-state Democratic lawmaker teamed up with a coalitionContinue reading “In Contrast to ‘Useless Republican Leaders,’ AOC Helps Raise $1 Million in Direct Relief for Texans in Crisis”