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Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Protesters across Thailand call for new elections following the arrest of pro-democracy activists

Pro-democracy activists participated in a new round of protests across Thailand this weekend, demanding both new elections and constitutional reforms while defying a coronavirus ban on gatherings. The protests, partially fueled by the arrest of two activist leaders on Friday, reflect the persistent energy of an ongoing movement that sees the ruling government, which came…
This Fall, Teachers Across The Country Are Prepared To Go On Strike

This Fall, Teachers Across The Country Are Prepared To Go On Strike

“A lot of people are just finding other jobs, or trying to. I'm trying to convince them not to, I'm not sure if it's working,” Katrina, a high school teacher in Texas, told Refinery29 in an interview. “One of our [union] members was talking to me and was saying, ‘I feel like I'm being held…
Across the country, essential workers are on strike for Black lives

Across the country, essential workers are on strike for Black lives

Before she got sick with Covid-19, Deatric Edie typically left her house at 5:30 in the morning every day and wouldn’t get home until 1:30 or 2 in the morning, long after her family was asleep. She has worked in fast food her whole life to support her four children and now a grandchild, and…
Here’s How Women Across The Country Are Using Their Stimulus Checks

Here’s How Women Across The Country Are Using Their Stimulus Checks

For some people, the stimulus checks included in the CARES Act passed by Congress last month are starting to arrive, while others are still wondering about the ETA on theirs. Every individual making under $75,000 is eligible to receive the maximum $1,200; if you’re still employed, this might be extra money you can pad your…
Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Powerful Images From #CloseTheCamps Protests Across The Country

Boston, Massachusetts Hundreds of protesters marched from the New England Holocaust Memorial to a detention center in the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, in solidarity with the #CloseTheCamps rallies, Boston 25 reported. Eighteen people were arrested for trespassing outside the detention center, but will not be prosecuted, per Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins' orders. "If…
The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

The retail apocalypse: traditional retail chains are dying across America

Online shopping has changed the retail landscape, and brick-and-mortar stores are feeling it. Contributors: Vox Staff Image credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images In the past decade, the way Americans shop has drastically changed. The rise of Amazon and online shopping, delivery services, and direct-to-consumer brands has given consumers more choices than ever in how and where…
What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

What -20° looks like in the polar vortex across the Midwest

It’s hard to comprehend temperatures of minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s much, much colder than the temperature the standard home freezer keeps food at (which is around zero). At -20°F vodka freezes and boiling water will instantly turn to snow if thrown in the air. Combined with wind, this kind of cold causes frostbite to…
Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Fossil fuel money crushed clean energy ballot initiatives across the country

Most eyes Tuesday night were on the key House, Senate, and governor races — and Democrats had a mixed night, taking the House but watching as newfound heroes Beto O’Rourke and Andrew Gillum went down to defeat. But there were several climate change- and energy-related ballot initiatives up for a vote across the country as…
After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

After Pittsburgh, the interfaith response sends message of solidarity across the religious divide

Thousands gathered for an interfaith prayer vigil at Pittsburgh’s Sixth Presbyterian Church in the hours following the mass shooting at the city’s Tree of Life synagogue, packing the pews with mourners from different congregations across the community. Reverend Vincent Kolb, a pastor at Sixth Presbyterian, began the service by recalling the advice of the church’s…

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