Ragina Johnson

Dec 19 2016 - 12:45
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Ragina Johnson

Ragina Johnson explains what was won and what still has to be fought for with the decision of federal authorities that blocks construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

DECEMBER 4 brought a significant and badly needed victory for the water protectors at Standing Rock confronting the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Jan 14 2016 - 16:00
Author: 
Regina Johnson

YOU'D THINK the ecological and social crisis in California couldn't get any worse.

Oct 28 2015 - 10:00
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Michael Ware and Ragina Johnson

THE LATEST world summit conference on climate change, due to begin in Paris on November 30, will take place against the backdrop of continuing climate disasters--including a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that the planet suffered its hottest summer ever recorded, and possibly the hottest in 4,000 years.

Apr 1 2015 - 11:15
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Ragina Johnson
Folsom reservoir

Ragina Johnson explains why water supplies are drying up in the state that is home to one in eight Americans--and what needs to be done to press for an alternative.

Feb 20 2015 - 16:15
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Ragina Johnson
Panamint Valley

THOUGH YOU wouldn't know it from the mainstream media, the U.S. economy continues to suffer the aftershocks of the Great Recession of 2008. California is a special case in point, where the unemployment rate hovers at 10 percent.

Feb 19 2015 - 10:45
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Ragina Johnson

SOME 5,000 union members represented by the United Steelworkers (USW) are on strike at 11 refineries in six states, and counting. Workers at BP refineries in Whiting, Indiana, and Toledo, Ohio, joined the strike this week. The union could bring out more than 30,000 workers at 63 refineries plus related oil terminals, pipelines and petrochemical facilities, which would dramatically affect oil production.

Sep 11 2014 - 16:30
Author: 
Ragina Johnson and Michael Ware

THE CONSEQUENCES of human-induced climate change are dire. Crop failures will increase. Severe weather and rising sea levels will wreak more havoc. Species are being wiped out by the hour--and the continued existence of our own is threatened.

Even without the threat of climate change, we live in a world of vast inequality, where the majority of the world's population struggles to meet basic needs like putting food on the table--while corporations refuse to pay living wages, and decent health care and housing remain unaffordable for many, when there is access at all.

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