Monthly Archives: April 2019

Oppression and exploitation news April 10 – 16

Struggle for control 2019

A former oil and gas lobbyist confirmed as Secretary of the Interior.
Senate confirms Bernhardt as Interior Secretary amid calls for investigations into his conduct Coral Davenport New York Times April 11, 2019

Under Modi, a Hindu nationalist surge has further divided India Jeffrey Gettleman, Kai Schultz, Suhasinin Raj and Hari Kumar New York Times April 11, 2019

The first large protest in London against the Saudi bombing of Yemen, equipped and supported by the United Kingdom and the United States. March 7, 2018 Credit: Alisdare Hickson

73 percent of the world’s dictatorships receive United States military assistance

US provides military assistance to 73 percent of world’s dictatorships Rich Whitney Truthout September 23, 2017

Photo: The first large protest in London against the Saudi bombing of Yemen, equipped and supported by the United Kingdom and the United States. March 7, 2018 Credit: Alisdare Hickson

Oppression and exploitation news April 4 – 10

Harm through the market 2019

How regulators, Republicans and big banks fought for a big increase in lucrative but risky corporate loans Damian PalettaWashington Post April 9, 2019

Why both major political parties have failed to curb dangerous pesticides Elena Conis Washington Post April 9, 2019

Pork industry soon will have more power over meat inspections Kimberly Kindy Washington Post April 3, 2019
“Under the proposed new inspection system, the responsibility for identifying diseased and contaminated pork would be shared with plant employees, whose training would be at the discretion of plant owners. There would be no limits on slaughter-line speeds.”

The New York attorney general alleges that as investigations focused on Perdue Pharma, the family that owned the company began shifting hundreds of million of dollars from the business to themselves, using offshore entities.
New York sues Sackler family members and drug distributors Roni Caryn Rabin New York Times March 28, 2019

Control of land and natural resources 2019

Brazil to open indigenous reserves to mining without indigenous consent Sue Branford and Maurício Torres Mongabay March 14, 2019