Anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim hate speech and incidents have contributed to a sharp decline in international student enrollment at US colleges. Some undocumented students are also staying away, administrators say. And many US-born students are struggling to support undocumented family members while staying in school. The impacts on the economy, some estimate, will run into billions of dollars.
The investor-state dispute settlement clause gives corporations the power to challenge the laws and regulations of sovereign governments. With Trump's impending NAFTA renegotiation, it's important that the left demands the complete abolition of this undemocratic and unjust clause.
An impending release of methane hydrate across the Arctic could potentially doom life on Earth, according to a new study in a prestigious journal. The Permian Mass Extinction event that occurred 250 million years ago, annihilating 90 percent of species, was largely due to methane hydrate.