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From War Machine to Supermarket Staple: A History of the Plastic Bag
orionmagazine.org Orion Magazine - From War Machine to Supermarket Staple: A History of the Plastic Bag

The history of the plastic carrier bag—the kind so often found caught on a tree branch and flagging in the wind—is a story of persuasion. For over a

Orion Magazine - From War Machine to Supermarket Staple: A History of the Plastic Bag

Plastic bags didn't used to be this popular. So how did we get here?

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grist.org As reservoirs go dry, Mexico City and Bogotá are staring down ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town, which beat a water crisis in 2018, holds lessons for cities grappling with an El Niño-fueled drought.

As reservoirs go dry, Mexico City and Bogotá are staring down ‘Day Zero’

Cape Town, which beat a water crisis in 2018, holds lessons for cities grappling with an El Niño-fueled drought.

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www.earthisland.org Young Alaskans Sue State Over Fossil Fuel Project

Plaintiffs claim $38.7bn gas export project, which would triple state’s greenhouse gas emissions, infringes constitutional rights.

Young Alaskans Sue State Over Fossil Fuel Project
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thebulletin.org An obscure emission from wildfire—black carbon—is accelerating snowmelt

Ever-fiercer wildfires are covering the Arctic with the dark particles, accelerating melting.

An obscure emission from wildfire—black carbon—is accelerating snowmelt

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  • They’ll never accept that, because they fundamentally see nothing wrong with the system. They want to preserve the broken machine, even if it doesn’t work for them. They think changing the oil will repair it, when it was designed to break.

  • Florida men are taking over the GOP

    The nation’s third-largest state has shed its swing-state profile and is now the home base of Donald Trump’s Republican Party

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    This Supreme Court Term Was All About Undoing Democracy
    www.motherjones.com This Supreme Court term was all about undoing democracy

    Yesterday, the justices made racist gerrymandering easier—and that's just the start.

    This Supreme Court term was all about undoing democracy

    The justices made racist gerrymandering easier—and that’s just the start.

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    www.yesmagazine.org The Immigrants’ Rights Movement Must Be Multiracial

    To reach its full potential, the immigrants’ rights movement needs to reject anti-Blackness and build a coalition as diverse as the people who comprise it.

    The Immigrants’ Rights Movement Must Be Multiracial

    Yesmagazine.org

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    Here’s a Tip: Tips are Not Always Gratuity
  • A tipped employee engages in an occupation in which he or she customarily and regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips. An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 per hour in direct wages if that amount combined with the tips received at least equals the federal minimum wage. If the employee's tips combined with the employer's direct wages of at least $2.13 per hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference. Many states, however, require higher direct wage amounts for tipped employees. dol

  • Attacks on Public Education Threaten the Legacy of Brown
    colorlines.com Attacks on Public Education Threaten the Legacy of Brown - Colorlines

    Segregation and other issues addressed by the court ruling have returned, educators say When Ruby Bridges crossed the threshold of a Louisiana primary school in 1960—against a backdrop of rabid segregationists and profane jeers—she embodied the watershed Brown v. Board of Education ruling. The fact ...

    Attacks on Public Education Threaten the Legacy of Brown - Colorlines

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    17-year-old trans teen Tayy Dior Thomas shot dead in Alabama
    www.thepinknews.com 17-year-old transgender teen shot dead in Alabama

    17-year-old trans teen Tayy Dior Thomas was killed in an alleged shooting in Mobile Alabama, local media outlets have reported.

    17-year-old transgender teen shot dead in Alabama

    ThePinkNews.com

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    www.advocate.com A local NBC anchor came out as gay on live TV. Now, he shares how the moment has changed his life

    ”I hope that people continue to talk to their LGBTQ family members and try to get to know them better, try to get to a level of acceptance and love,” Jason Hackett told The Advocate.

    A local NBC anchor came out as gay on live TV. Now, he shares how the moment has changed his life

    ”I hope that people continue to talk to their LGBTQ family members and try to get to know them better, try to get to a level of acceptance and love,” Jason Hackett told The Advocate.

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    Are we sleepwalking into Orwell’s nightmare?
    www.indexoncensorship.org Are we sleepwalking into Orwell’s nightmare? - Index on Censorship

    Forty years on from Nineteen Eighty-Four, a panel of freedom of expression experts has explored the relevance of the dystopian novel to now

    Are we sleepwalking into Orwell’s nightmare? - Index on Censorship
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    mondoweiss.net Palm Beach residents sue county over its Israel investments

    A group of Palm Beach residents are suing the Florida county over its $700 million investment in Israeli bonds. “The people here are the grittiest, most powerful organizers I’ve had the privilege of seeing,” a local activist told Mondoweiss.

    Palm Beach residents sue county over its Israel investments

    A group of Palm Beach residents are suing the Florida county over its $700 million investment in Israeli bonds. "The people here are the grittiest, most powerful organizers I've had the privilege of seeing," a local activist told Mondoweiss.

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    cepr.net Here’s a Tip: Tips are Not Always Gratuity

    The truth about tipped workers: Discover the history and implications of the two-tiered wage system in the US.

    Here’s a Tip: Tips are Not Always Gratuity

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    Are Workers Just Too Stupid to Understand Inflation?
    www.commondreams.org Are Workers Just Too Stupid to Understand Inflation? | Common Dreams

    It might be wise to stop hyping how wonderful the economy is for working people who know one thing better than any so-called expert: the economic strain they and their families feel each day.

    Are Workers Just Too Stupid to Understand Inflation? | Common Dreams
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    'Sad Day for Free Speech': Media Matters Layoffs Follow 'Thermonuclear' Attack by Elon Musk
    www.commondreams.org 'Sad Day for Free Speech': Media Matters Layoffs Follow 'Thermonuclear' Attack by Elon Musk | Common Dreams

    "This is how free speech is actually chilled—vengeful dipshit billionaires," said one media executive, after more than a dozen staffers let go from nonprofit watchdog whose mission is to combat right-wing disinformation and propaganda.

    'Sad Day for Free Speech': Media Matters Layoffs Follow 'Thermonuclear' Attack by Elon Musk | Common Dreams
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    legalnewsline.com America First Legal Exposes Internal USAID Disinformation Primer

    America First Legal (AFL) has made headlines today after releasing documents from litigation against the U.S. Department of State's Global Engagement Center (GEC), revealing the existence of an internal "Disinformation Primer" within the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The...

    America First Legal Exposes Internal USAID Disinformation Primer
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    www.mintpressnews.com Follow the Money: How Israel-Linked Billionaires Silenced US Campus Protests

    Thousands of students face severe consequences for protesting Gaza violence. Alan Macleod investigates the powerful financial and ideological ties to Israel driving the harsh responses from America’s top universities.

    Follow the Money: How Israel-Linked Billionaires Silenced US Campus Protests

    Alan MacLeod Mintpressnews.com

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    gizmodo.com Congress Just Made It Basically Impossible to Track Taylor Swift’s Private Jet

    Legislation just signed into law has made it exceedingly to difficult to track private jet activity.

    Congress Just Made It Basically Impossible to Track Taylor Swift’s Private Jet

    Legislation just signed into law has made it exceedingly to difficult to track private jet activity.

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