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Police unions are one of the biggest obstacles to transforming policing

Jill McCorkel, Villanova University Protesters and community organizers are increasingly calling for defunding and disbanding the police as a way to end police violence. Advocates argue...

How much credit should corporations get for the advancement of LGBTQ...

Nick Lehr, The Conversation Gay pride parades increasingly include marchers representing corporations, from defense contractor Raytheon to telecommunications conglomerate Comcast. During the most recent Pride...

Why ‘acting locally’ is impossible in an interconnected world

Jennifer M. Bernstein, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Like many Americans, I worry about the state of the...

Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous...

Malinda Maynor Lowery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the country...

Why more places are abandoning Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous...

Malinda Maynor Lowery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Increasingly, Columbus Day is giving people pause. More and more towns and cities across the...

What Amazon, Walmart employees risk when they use the workplace for...

Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon It has somehow become sort of normal to use the workplace to protest social issues unrelated to the job...

Removing mini-shampoos from hotel rooms won’t save the environment

Yossi Sheffi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology InterContinental Hotels Group will replace mini-shampoos and conditioners with possibly more efficient bulk products by the year 2021. But environmental...

Companies promoting causes can be accused of ‘wokewashing’ – allying themselves...

Kim Sheehan, University of Oregon More consumers want companies to address societal problems, including climate change and crumbling infrastructure. Additionally, more than half want to buy...

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It is inconceivable that Cameron did not foresee EU budget changes...

By Giacomo Benedetto, Royal Holloway How can we understand David Cameron’s surprise and anger at the extra levy of €2.1bn (£1.7bn) on Britain’s contribution to...