US homeless crisis escalates as rent prices rise – Al Jazeera

In the United States, and in California, there is increasing alarm over the number of over-fifties who find themselves living on the streets. They make up most of the more than half a million people there who are homeless. Many have been forced from their homes because they are unable to pay large increases inContinue reading “US homeless crisis escalates as rent prices rise – Al Jazeera”

Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic

Details are still being hammered out ahead of a January 27 deadline. Artists and culture workers in Ireland will soon be eligible for some much-needed financial support as the government readies a new basic income program. Ireland will commit roughly €25 million ($28.3 million) to the program, which it expects to implement early this year. ItContinue reading “Ireland Will Soon Pay Arts and Culture Workers a Basic Income to Help the Sector Bounce Back From the Pandemic”

Let’s talk about the future of 2022 – Beau of the Fifth Column

White Supremacy, 4 Years After Charlottesville – VICE News

The VICE News Extremism Desk launches with an investigation into the rise of white supremacy in the U.S. since the 2017 Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville.

America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)

Democrats in Congress are pushing ahead with impeachment following the violent insurrection that killed five people at the U.S. Capitol on January 6. The single article of impeachment against President Trump cites his incitement of insurrection and accuses him of subverting and obstructing the certification of the 2020 election. This comes as authorities are warningContinue reading “America Has Entered the Weimar Era: Walden Bello on How Neoliberalism Fueled Trump & Violent Right – Democracy Now! (January, 2021)”

Let’s talk about when nobody else is following Rule 303 – Beau of the Fifth Column

How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34

From outbreaks of measles in the United States and cholera in Haiti to patterns of lead poisoning near gold mines in Nigeria, medical geographers play an important role in tracking disease in the landscape. Today, we’re going to look at strategies medical geographers use to help as many people as possible achieve the highest levelContinue reading “How Does Disease Move? Crash Course Geography #34”

Anti-Vaxxers, Conspiracy Theories, & Epistemic Responsibility: Crash Course Philosophy #14

Today we explore what obligations we hold with our personal beliefs. Hank explains epistemic responsibility and the issues it raises with everything from religious belief, to ship owning, to vaccinations.

Let’s talk about which way the Overton window in the US is headed – Beau of the Fifth Column

Indigenous leaders pan ‘Quebec values’ course for not being inclusive – APTN News

Quebec is scrapping its “ethics and religion” course in favour of one called “Quebec values and citizenship.” But there’s been significant fallout from First Nations political and educational organizations following the announcement.

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