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Senator Kamala Harris, the running mate for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, speaks during a campaign event in Wilmington, Delaware, on August 12, 2020. (Photo: Carolyn Kaster, AP)

The Climate Danger of Kamala Harris’ Prison Labour Legacy

We finally have a woman of colour on a major U.S. party ticket. Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his vice president is historic and something to celebrate, but she still deserves scrutiny. This coupling makes some important climate battles especially hard if Biden wins the White House….

Prison Reform To Blame For Fire Fighting Labour Shortage, Says California

Prison Reform To Blame For Fire Fighting Labour Shortage, Says California

Every time a dangerous wildfire breaks out somewhere in California, fire crews race to battle it. Incarcerated people play a major role in this effort; the state has about 2,600 incarcerated people fighting wildfires under the state’s fire camp program. Over the past four years, the state has had trouble…