The Madison Police Department deployed more tear gas during Black Lives Matter protests in late May and early June than they did in the prior 16 years combined. Over just three days and nights from May 30th to June 1st, officers deployed 62 clouds of tear gas: 53 canisters of tear gas thrown by hand […]
On October 9th, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize to the United Nations World Food Program (or WFP), marking the 28th time the Nobel committee has awarded an organization, rather than an individual. The Committee cited the World Food Program’s “efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for […]
Jubilee USA Network is an interfaith group which works on the debt, tax, transparency and trade policies that impact our lives, communities and world. Eric LeCompte, Executive Director, discusses two recent meetings, the Federal and Central Banks Retreat and a UN COVID-19 Relief meeting, with the potential of 400 million jobs being lost around the […]
In January of 2020, the United Nations Human Rights Committee ruled that countries cannot deport refugees seeking asylum due to life-threatening conditions caused by climate change. The case involved Ioane Teitota, a native of the island nation of Kiribati, who unsuccessfully sought asylum in New Zealand due to rising sea levels in his home country. […]
On February 22nd, Trump nominated Kelly Knight Craft, a million-dollar donor and wife of billionaire coal executive Joe Craft, to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Mitch Jones, Climate and Energy Director at Food & Water Watch, talks about why a climate-denier is the wrong person when the world faces a crisis.
On October 8, 2018, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) approved its latest report at its meeting in Incheon, South Korea. The report states that human activity has already been responsible for 1 degree Celsius of global warming, and if we continue as we have, we’ll heat up the planet another […]