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Media / News Headlines
In These Times

In These Times News Headlines ... September 19th 2020

Burgess COMMENTARY

Peter Burgess
How Rich, Western Nations Drive the Climate Crisis | An Alternative to Policing in Chicago?

In These Times itt@inthesetimes.com via email.actionnetwork.org

19 September 2020
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TOP STORIES
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'Colonizing the Atmosphere': How Rich, Western Nations Drive the Climate Crisis New analysis finds the Global North is responsible for 92% of all excess global carbon dioxide emissions, while the Global South bears the brunt of the devastation. BY SARAH LAZARE
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A New Crisis Hotline Could Serve As an Alternative to Policing in Chicago Police aren’t social workers. A new proposal would stop them from doing both jobs. BY TAYLOR MOORE
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What Does a “Safe Return” to School Look Like? Ask Teacher Unions. Powerful elites are willing to sacrifice the lives and futures of millions to feed their own profits. Teachers are fighting back. BY LOIS WEINER AND JACKSON POTTER
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All the Options for Schooling Are Bad—But We Have to Choose Safety On parents’ impossible decision. BY CHANDRA THOMAS WHITFIELD
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The Confederacy Won't Die Until Florida Does Election year in the epicenter of lost causes. BY HAMILTON NOLAN
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Healthcare Workers Are Leading the Largest Strike Ever at the University of Illinois-Chicago In the face of a deadly pandemic, UIC’s largely Black and Latino hospital workforce is demanding workplace safety and livable wages. BY JEFF SCHUHRKE
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'We're Out Here Choking To Death': What It's Like Being Homeless on the Front Lines of the Climate Fires A conversation with a homeless street medic working to save lives in San Francisco. BY SARAH LAZARE
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Trump’s False Claims of Rampant Voter Fraud Draw From a Well-worn Racist Playbook Republicans have tried to suppress turnout among voters who are poor, disabled or people of color for many years. BY JOEL BLEIFUSS
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WORKING IN THESE TIMES
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Unite Here Is 85% Unemployed and Still Fighting Like Hell The economically devastated union is knocking on more doors than the entire Democratic Party. BY HAMILTON NOLAN
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RURAL AMERICA IN THESE TIMES
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The EPA Responded to a Respiratory Virus by Relaxing Pollution Controls Major polluters were deemed ‘essential.’ Under EPA policy, environmental and safety inspectors were not. BY VICTOR B. FLATT AND JOEL A. MINTZ
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