News for Greens

The Discrimination Double Standard

Posted by in Commentary, Rights

By Liz Gannes, Re/code This week in Silicon Valley, it’s trendy to speak out against discrimination. But last week, many of the same people weren’t quite so forthcoming. Led by Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Apple CEO Tim Cook, Silicon Valley is loudly complaining about homophobic laws passed in Indiana and Arkansas in recent days that allow businesses to refuse service to customers based on religious beliefs. A who’s who of leaders from companies such as Yelp, Square, Twitter, Lyft, Airbnb, eBay, PayPal and others signed their names to a petition today…read more

The Right to Water

Posted by in Commentary, Environment, News, Rights

Safe and clean water is a human right. Yet every year, 3.5 million women, men and children die from disease because they don’t have the access they need to water, sanitation and hygiene. That is nearly 10,000 people every day. Read more about how the IRC is providing access to clean water and other critical aid in crisis zones. People living in crisis zones are particularly vulnerable: Wars and natural disasters can cut off water supplies in an instant. Those who lose their homes may be forced to live in overcrowded spaces without adequate…read more

I Find Your Lack Of Faith In Autonomous Cars Disturbing

Posted by in Commentary, Everything else

by Mitch Turck, via Medium I am not a smart man. I mean, I get on alright, but there’s no mistaking my role as the comic relief when flanked at a table by the engineers, lawyers, and philosophers I call my friends. Yet, if my incessant futurist rants have exposed anything over the years, it is that the instinctive haze of mankind’s hubris impairs even the brightest minds when the topic turns to technology and its encroachment on our comfy little existence. I’ve now heard enough naysayings from these otherwise brilliant…read more