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“Davos Man”: How Billionaires Devour the World & Fuel Global Inequality, Prolonging the Pandemic

Democracy Now! – Jan 21, 2022 As many of the world’s wealthiest people wrap up virtual talks today at the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam reports the incomes of 99% of the world’s population dropped during the … Continue reading

A Trip Down the Niger River | Worlds Revealed: Geography & Maps at The Library Of Congress

A Trip Down the Niger River November 3, 2021 by Julie Stoner This is a guest post by M. Amelia Raines, Reference Librarian in the Geography and Map Division. In 1887, a French lieutenant named Edmond Caron sailed a gunboat … Continue reading

No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe: Oxfam on Vaccine Equity & Taking On Moderna

23 Dec 2021 Oxfam America has accused Moderna of misleading its investors about an ongoing dispute over whether it needs to share vaccine patent rights with the U.S. government. Oxfam filed a shareholders complaint against Moderna with the Securities and … Continue reading

Taking Action Against Racism | News & Events | Amherst College

“In truth, there is only one legitimate response to the fact of anti-Black racism and the damage it inflicts. That response is opposition.” — President Biddy Martin Amherst College The goal of a liberal arts education is to fight prejudice … Continue reading

Strike Wave in the U.S.? Labor Historian Nelson Lichtenstein on Union Drives & Worker Revolts

14 Dec 2021 As unionizing efforts have taken the U.S. by storm, we look at the history of the U.S. labor movement and how unions have acted as a bulwark against corporate power. Worker organizing at Starbucks, Kellogg’s and Amazon … Continue reading

Visualizing Empire: Africa, Europe, and the Politics of Representation (Issues & Debates)| Rebecca Peabody, Steven Nelson, Dominic Thomas

An exploration of how an official French visual culture normalized France’s colonial project and exposed citizens and subjects to racialized ideas of life in the empire. By the end of World War I, having fortified its colonial holdings in the … Continue reading

The Facebook Papers: Docs Reveal Tech Giant’s Complicity in Hate, Lies & Violence Around the World

Democracy Now!Oct 26, 2021 Thousands of internal Facebook documents leaked to media outlets continue to produce damning revelations about how the social media giant has prioritized its profits over user safety. The Facebook Papers have provided fresh evidence of how … Continue reading

The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa – Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University & IATP)

NewsClickin – Oct 15, 2021 Research by Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University) is conclusive and fully resonates with claims by Africa’s biggest grassroots movement, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa: the corporate capture of food systems should be rejected. Donors … Continue reading

Some Notes from Life on the Edge: The Geophysical Fate of the Post-Columbian City (Big “Transitions” in Human History) | EV&N 408 | CCTV YouTube Version Concerning the Cumbre Viehja volcano and potential Atlantic coastal vulnerability see Bill McGuire’s assessments see: “Megatsunami Scenario – La Palma Landslide,”and La Palma Landslide – East Coast Megatsunami Scenario For a preliminary discussion of other problems the … Continue reading

Financial SECRETS Revealed: Pandora Papers UNVEIL Offshore, U.S. Tax Havens For Rich & Powerful

The Hill – Oct 4, 2021 Ryan Grim and Robby Soave break down what the leaked Pandora Papers reveal, and what their implications for U.S. tax policy might be.