News for Greens

Rooftop Solar Dims Under Pressure From Utility Lobbyists

Posted by in Environment, politics

[From  The New York Times ] By HIROKO TABUCHIJULY 8, 2017 Over the past six years, rooftop solar panel installations have seen explosive growth — as much as 900 percent by one estimate. That growth has come to a shuddering stop this year, with a projected decline in new installations of 2 percent, according to projections from Bloomberg New Energy Finance. A number of factors are driving the reversal, from saturation in markets like California to financial woes at several top solar panel makers. But the decline has also coincided with a concerted…read more

Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women?

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

[From]  Why are 13 men in charge of healthcare for all American women? – The Guardian Regressive gender politics are resurgent in 2017, as demonstrated by a Republican bill that would be devastating to women’s health Lucia GravesWednesday 28 June 2017 06.00 EDT A decade or two ago, the notion that 13 men would be plotting the fate of American women’s healthcare behind closed doors, that they would delight in defunding the women’s health organization Planned Parenthood and impeding healthcare access for millions of American women, would have felt like the politics…read more

Statistics – Gender-based Violence

Posted by in rights, Violence

[From] Statistics – Know Your IX     STATISTICS These statistics are provided to assist survivors, advocates, and researchers in accessing recent data around gender-based violence. Links are provided to the cited studies themselves, where they are publicly available, or to resources that provide citations for the relevant statistics. Please note that comparing between studies may be unwise as many do not use the same methodology in measuring violence. Much of this field is still understudied, especially when it comes to violence perpetrated against members of historically marginalized groups. Despite this, we hope…read more

Lego is ending giveaways with the Daily Mail over ‘hate campaigns

Posted by in News, Rights

By Gianluca MezzofioreNov 14, 2016 Lego has announced it will not run any more promotional giveaways with the Daily Mail after a heartfelt plea from a father on Facebook.Bob Jones, a British parent, wrote an open letter to Lego on Facebook last week saying the paper’s headlines “create distrust of foreigners” and “blame immigrants for everything.””Your links to the Daily Mail are wrong. And a company like yours shouldn’t be supporting them,” he said.This was brought to Lego’s attention in a tweet by the Stop Funding Hate campaign.In response, Lego…read more