The fate of the planet will be negotiated in Glasgow

Almost every country in the world signed the 2015 Paris climate agreement, a monumental accord that aimed to limit global warming. But it was forged on a contradiction: Every signatory agreed that everyone must do something to address the urgent threat of climate change, but no one at the time pledged to do enough.
In the years since the agreement, the emissions that trap heat in Earth’s atmosphere have continued to rise.

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New York City Loaded Taxi Drivers With Debt. Now They’re on Hunger Strike to Force Real Relief.

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before beginning a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones

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On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials, and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to announce the beginning of a hunger strike.

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New York City Loaded Taxi Drivers With Debt. Now They’re on Hunger Strike to Force Real Relief.

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before beginning a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones

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On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials, and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to announce the beginning of a hunger strike.

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New York City Loaded Taxi Drivers With Debt. Now They’re on Hunger Strike to Force Real Relief.

Richard Chow, 63, prays outside New York City Hall shortly before beginning a hunger strike on Wednesday.Noah Lanard/Mother Jones

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On Wednesday, taxi drivers, local elected officials, and their allies gathered outside New York City Hall to announce the beginning of a hunger strike.

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Republicans and Wall Street Are Smearing Biden’s Bank Regulator as a Commie

Wall Street has launched an all-out attack on Saule Omarova, President Biden’s nominee to be the primary regulator of big banks. But the financial industry’s lobbyists in Washington aren’t being honest about why she gets their hackles up. The truth is that Omarova, a distinguished law professor at Cornell and a former bank lawyer who worked in the George W.

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America is growing skeptical of the Gospel of Big Business

My mother is a firm believer in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. When she receives an unexpected windfall, or a report of good health from her doctor, she says she’s been blessed. When things are not going well, it is God testing her faith in Him. Never, absolutely never, does she question decisions by her personal Lord and Savior.
This is the relationship many Americans have with business.
Except for a contingent on the far left, local companies, major firms and multinational corporations are revered. CEOs are venerated as job creators.

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America is growing skeptical of the Gospel of Big Business

My mother is a firm believer in Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. When she receives an unexpected windfall, or a report of good health from her doctor, she says she’s been blessed. When things are not going well, it is God testing her faith in Him. Never, absolutely never, does she question decisions by her personal Lord and Savior.
This is the relationship many Americans have with business.
Except for a contingent on the far left, local companies, major firms and multinational corporations are revered. CEOs are venerated as job creators.

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It’s Time to Transform the WTO

Delegates arrives for a special meeting of the General Council Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation at the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
The international trading system as we know it is ending. Republicans can seize the opportunity to reimagine it.
Politicians and pundits never tire of saying that America is at a crossroads. But when it comes to the international trading system, it’s true.

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It’s Time to Transform the WTO

Delegates arrives for a special meeting of the General Council Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation at the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
The international trading system as we know it is ending. Republicans can seize the opportunity to reimagine it.
Politicians and pundits never tire of saying that America is at a crossroads. But when it comes to the international trading system, it’s true.

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It’s Time to Transform the WTO

Delegates arrives for a special meeting of the General Council Preparatory Committee on Trade Facilitation at the World Trade Organization headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland in 2014. (Denis Balibouse/Reuters)
The international trading system as we know it is ending. Republicans can seize the opportunity to reimagine it.
Politicians and pundits never tire of saying that America is at a crossroads. But when it comes to the international trading system, it’s true.

Read original