Under the current system, “the lungs of the Earth are being plowed up and bulldozed to plant more corn and soybeans so that more animals can be raised in confinement.” "Farmers need to follow the lead of India’s farmers and make our voices heard.”
Volunteers and organizers with People's Action recently took part in phone banking during a virtual deep canvassing event. The focus: connecting with rural voters and others less likely to turn out for Georgia's Senate runoffs.
Before the United States dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it conducted tests that have caused serious health issues to generations of New Mexico residents—who remain uncompensated.
In the midst of a pandemic, more than 200 hospital networks in the US have cut medical staff. And without a steady influx of federal funding or an overhaul of the system, the fiscal consequences of the coronavirus could devastate rural health care.
...Black Belt communities currently being ravaged by COVID-19 would benefit from the kind of sustained investment that should have been happening since 2008...just as the whiter, richer states in the NBRC did.
Our culture is saturated with media representations of young black men. Rarely do we see their lives unfold as they do in Hale County This Morning, This Evening—as full inhabitants of their own prosaic and grand humanity.