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December 8, 2016 at 23:00:00
Most People Have All-Gender Restrooms at Home. Why Not Have Them Everywhere?

Going to a public bathroom is a basic human need and a civil rights issue. As part of a broader struggle for all-gender bathrooms, we can take the concrete step of changing municipal building codes to require that all single-stall bathrooms are gender-neutral. (Photo: Stephen Martin; Edited: LW / TO)

 

December 8, 2016 at 23:00:00
Oklahoma Political Elite Fan the Flames of Environmental Deregulation in Trump's US

Activists occupy the Oceti Sakowin Camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, on November 18, 2016. (Photo: Oceti Sakowin Camp) The famous 1973 occupation of Wounded Knee -- which triggered the infamous and violent standoff with the federal government -- was the culmination of a growing dissatisfaction among members of The American Indian Movement (AIM) towards corrupt Oglala officials who were perpetually selling out their community's interests.

 

December 8, 2016 at 23:00:00
Crocodile Tears

 

December 8, 2016 at 23:00:00
Fast Food Nation: Trump Set to Name Minimum Wage-Hating Burger Czar as Labor Secretary

Andrew Puzder, after a meeting, outside the clubhouse at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, on November 19, 2016. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Puzder, chief executive of the company that operates the fast food outlets Hardee's and Carl's Jr. and an outspoken opponent of the worker protections enacted by the Obama administration, to be secretary of labor, people close to the transition said on December 8. (Photo: Hilary Swift / The New York Times)

 

December 8, 2016 at 23:00:00
Oakland Fire Survivor: Create Affordable, Safe Living Spaces and Stop Mistreating Artists

Mourning continues in Oakland after the death of at least 36 people in a fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse, where the victims were overwhelmingly young artists, activists and community organizers. Many local artists and tenants' rights activists say the fire is a symptom of a failed urban housing policy where rising rents have forced people to live and make art in sometimes hazardous spaces. "We need safe spaces to be able to come into the light and to stop treating artists like criminals," says our guest, Nihar Bhatt, a Bay Area DJ and record label owner who survived the warehouse fire but lost seven friends.

 

December 7, 2016 at 23:00:00
The Mysterious Stranger

 

December 7, 2016 at 23:00:00
Three Men in a Room: The DC Edition

For years, New York's dysfunctional state government has been derisively called "Three Men in a Room." The three men were the Governor, the New York State Senate Majority Leader and the New York State Assembly Speaker. The three have nearly unparalleled control of New York's government. But as corrupt as Albany has been, the Governor never offered a job to the Speaker's or Majority Leader's wives. Now it looks like the country will have "Three Men in a Room" on a national scale. Starting in January, the three men will be President Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. And the room is oval shaped. And two of the three are already off to a debauched start.

 

December 7, 2016 at 23:00:00
Ending AIDS Requires Both Prevention and a Cure

Eighteen million people, just slightly under half of the people living with HIV and AIDS globally, are now taking life-saving medication, but global efforts to end the disease still largely depend on prevention. While efforts to expand antiretroviral treatment have been relatively successfully, prevention efforts have been more mixed.

 

December 7, 2016 at 23:00:00
The End of the EPA? Trump Taps Climate Change Denier and Fossil Fuel Ally Scott Pruitt to Head Agency

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is seen as a close ally of the fossil fuel industry. In 2014, The New York Times revealed that Pruitt and other Republican attorneys general had formed what the paper described as an "unprecedented, secretive alliance" with the nation's top energy producers to fight Obama's climate efforts. Senator Bernie Sanders said, "Pruitt's record is not only that of being a climate change denier, but also someone who has worked closely with the fossil fuel industry to make this country more dependent, not less, on fossil fuels." For more, we speak with May Boeve, executive director of 350 Action, and Wenonah Hauter, executive director of Food & Water Watch.

 

December 7, 2016 at 23:00:00
Meet the Republican Elector Who Is Refusing to Vote for Trump

A Republican member of the Electoral College has come out saying he will not vote for President-elect Donald Trump when the Electoral College convenes December 19. Christopher Suprun, a paramedic from Texas, wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday that Trump is "not qualified for the office" of the presidency. He goes on to write, "The election of the next president is not yet a done deal. Electors of conscience can still do the right thing for the good of the country. Presidential electors have the legal right and a constitutional duty to vote their conscience." Suprun is the first Republican member of the Electoral College to publicly announce he won't vote for Trump. Meanwhile, a group of Democratic electors is trying to block Trump by encouraging electors of both parties in every state to unite behind a yet-to-be determined consensus Republican candidate. They've dubbed themselves the "Hamilton electors" after Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, who they say intended the Electoral College to safeguard the presidency. For more, we speak with Christopher Suprun.

 

December 6, 2016 at 23:00:00
New Jersey Will No Longer Collect Loans From Families of Dead Students

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed into law a bill requiring the state's student loan agency to forgive the loans of borrowers who die or become permanently disabled. Last July, an investigation from ProPublica and The New York Times found that New Jersey's student loan agency aggressively sought repayment of loans with already onerous terms, even after some of the recipients had died. The efforts had traumatized grieving families, and forced some into financial ruin.

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