Posted in Columns Guns Wade Rathke

Disarm all protestors in public spaces

by Wade Rathke Friday, September 4 Pearl River   I’m enrolled in the lifetime learning program for organizers. The sessions are usually not online, but they happen there, too. Most of the classes are in real-time…

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The crude-by-rail explosion in Lac-Mégantic, Canada, killed 47 people in 2013. (PHOTO COURTESY OF SÛRETÉ DU QUÉBEC)
Posted in Environment Neighborhoods News

Groups file legal challenge to stop “bomb trains”

A proposed new federal rule poses major explosion risk throughout America Meteor staff reports Earthjustice filed a legal challenge today on behalf of several groups against a federal rule that would allow trains to travel the…

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People gather outside Trask Worship Center following the memorial service for George Floyd at North Central University on June 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo: Scott Olson)
Posted in Common Dreams Justice News Policing Public Safety

Minneapolis City Council members declare intent to disband Police Department

“Our commitment is to end our city’s toxic relationship with the Minneapolis Police Department and to work toward ending policing as we know it.” by Jake Johnson, staff writer Sunday, June 7, 2020 3PM MST A…

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Posted in Analysis Business Coronavirus Law The Conversation Worker Safety

Why offering businesses immunity from coronavirus liability is a bad idea

  by Timothy D. Lytton, Georgia State University Governors around the country are attempting to restart the economy by easing restrictions put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The prospect of returning to “normal”…

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