Foundations embrace organized labor with $20 million plan
Following a string of union victories at Amazon and Starbucks, a group of prominent progressive grantmakers is seeking to put a total of $20 million into a coalition with organized labor that will steer funds to organizing and advocacy campaigns in the South.
Activists decry French retailer over Amazon deforestation
A Paris judge on Thursday ordered a mediation process to settle a legal dispute pitting environmental groups and representatives of Brazil’s Indigenous community against a major French retailer accused of selling beef linked to deforestation and land grabs in the Amazon rainforest.
Boards for Meta, Twitter face backlash from NY pension fund
A major New York pension fund that has invested in both Facebook’s corporate parent and Twitter believes it’s time to shake up the companies’ boards of directors because of their inability to keep violent content off their influential social media services.
Mining companies back away from Brazil's Indigenous areas
Some of the world’s biggest mining companies have withdrawn requests to research and extract minerals on Indigenous land in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, and repudiated Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s efforts to legalize mining activity in the areas.