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Ireland a leader in divesting from fossil fuels

 

By Celia Bottger

        On July 12th, a small, rainy island in the North Atlantic proved it was on the right side of history.

        The Republic of Ireland passed a bill to divest its $370 million worth of investments in around 150 fossil fuel companies within five years. Should the bill pass the Irish Senate in September, which it is expected to do, Ireland will become the first country to fully divest from fossil fuels.

        This action marks a huge step forward.

Wealthy donors hoarding money in shady "charities"

         In every community, there are nonprofit charities that serve real needs: local food pantries, programs addressing the opioid crisis, the Red Cross chapters that come to our aid after a storm. Charities provide vital services to the people and places they serve.

        These organizations lean heavily on volunteers, fundraisers, and donors. And most ordinary donors give without consideration of a tax break — people give their time, treasure, and talent without keeping score.

Immigration dogma damaging minority communities?

 

        If you're a Democrat and you question the party orthodoxy on immigration, prepare to be excommunicated.

        That's the grim lesson of a recent fracas involving Our Revolution, the progressive advocacy group founded by Senator Bernie Sanders. Our Revolution fired its "National Justice" director after she publicly pointed out that excessive immigration can hurt low-wage American workers. The staffer, Tezlyn Figaro, a woman of African American and Latina descent, took to Twitter to complain about foreigners "coming into the country and getting benefits that Americans do not get."

 

 

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