Wednesday, 22 February 2017 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
  • Alarming New Coral Bleaching Event Has Begun at the Great Barrier Reef

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)Coral off the northeast coast of Australia, which is undergoing a bleaching event. Approximately 95 percent of the coral in this area is bleached, signifying what could be another major coral bleaching event on Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (Photo: Megan Proctor)

    The Great Barrier Reef, still staggered from a major coral bleaching event in 2016 that killed 22 percent of the 1,400-mile-long reef, is now experiencing the beginning of what could be another major bleaching event.

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  • A Day Without Immigrants: Last Week's Protests Were a Foretaste of Strikes to Come, Organizers Say

    A Day Without Immigrants: Last Week's Protests Were a Foretaste of Strikes to Come, Organizers Say

    By Sarah Jaffe, Truthout | Interview

    When Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke signed on to Trump's program of mass deportations, immigrant workers in Wisconsin swung into action and planned a general strike. In this interview, Farmworker German Sanchez and Voces de la Frontera Executive Director Christine Neumann-Ortiz discuss last week's strikes and plans for future actions.

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  • Where There Is No Water: Detroit's Ongoing Crisis

    Where There Is No Water: Detroit's Ongoing Crisis

    By Anne Elizabeth Moore and Melissa Mendes, Truthout | Graphic Journalism

    Since 2013, the city of Detroit has signed multimillion dollar contracts with a private enforcer to shut off the water supply to delinquent residential accounts in predominantly poor Black neighborhoods. Meanwhile, most of the delinquent commercial taps stayed on, despite the 40 worst past-due accounts totaling $9.5 million. Truthout's comic journalism series is back with a look at this ongoing scandal.

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