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Climate Divestment

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On August 8, 2019
Rare good news out of the financial sector. Earlier this year, one of Meryam Omi’s deputies at Legal & General Investment Management sat down with board members and managers from Exxon Mobil Corp. to discuss how the oil giant could address climate change. LGIM, which manages about $1.3 trillion, is one of Exxon’s top 20 […]
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This is the grave of John McCain, Jr. Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1911 to a military family, McCain grew up traveling around the nation, following his father, who was a naval officer. Following the family tradition, he entered the Naval Academy in 1927, only 16 years old. He hated it, both in that […]

David Berman, RIP

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On August 7, 2019

David Berman has died from suicide. The Silver Jews were perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but I found them one of the best and certainly most unique bands of the last 25 years. I hadn’t ye

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This is the grave of Earl Scruggs. Born in Flint Hill, North Carolina, a small community in Cleveland County, in 1924, Scruggs became one of the most interesting and innovative musicians in the history of American music. His family were poor farmers and like many Appalachian families, music is how they spent their free time. […]
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On August 2, 1995, California agents raided an apartment complex in El Monte, California, freeing 72 Thai immigrants forced to work in an illegal sweatshop. This case demonstrated the labor trafficking that still goes on in the United States, even today, and also the fact that while we may think of American sweatshops as a […]
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