Asylum-seeking women and children fleeing violence in Central America are traumatized over and over again -- whether through separation upon arrival at the border or incarceration together at one of three immigrant-family jails. These layers of traumatic experiences often hinder children's development and leave lasting marks on the family.
Universal Basic Income (UBI) has received a great deal of attention in efforts to resolve workplace displacement, but UBI schemes raise an important question -- who controls the means of production? Self-managed job guarantee programs, on the other hand, empower workers, raise wages and in the long run can free labor from the control of elites and Wall Street.
Residents of Flint, Michigan, declared a victory this week after state officials agreed to replace the city's lead pipes within three years as part of a $97 million legal settlement to address a longstanding drinking water crisis. Local activists said the settlement is proof that communities facing lead pollution should demand justice when elected official fail to protect public health.