Global Comment’s editors are devouring longreads on female convict firefighters in California, the state of paratransit in New York, and training cars to drive themselves. Join us!
Today, we’re reading stories about Trump’s poll watchers, water policy, freedom of the press, Sandy Hook conspiracy theories, and the history of medicine.
Here’s some of our favourite reading from the week on the Brexit vote, the California primary, family farms in the United States, refugees making a new home in Idaho, and war crimes prosecutions in Syria.
We’re reading an eclectic news assortment at Global Comment this week: A reflection from a tattoo artist on the mainstreaming of the industry, an ambitious wetland restoration project in San Francisco Bay, another challenge to the birth control clause in the Affordable Care Act, an evolving flower farming industry in the United States, and the criminalisation of transgender people in North Carolina.
Many people still freely believe that poor people should not be ‘allowed’ to reproduce.
From Mosier, Oregon to West Plains, Missouri, rural populations in the US are turning out to join the Occupy movement.
“The Pot Republic” highlights the regulatory issues California faces, operating within a nation that bans the cultivation of marijuana and struggling to cope with increasing numbers of growers, some of whom work on an industrial scale.
Will California lead the way to a nationwide referendum on decriminalisation of marijuana?
To be able to vote away the civil rights of a minority group is an action in defence of heterosexist privilege.