Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, "Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure" September, 2017. The Government Accountability Office says climate change will cost taxpayers more than a half a trillion dollars this decade, and trillions more in the future unless we mitigate the impacts."
Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health: "World pollution kills more people annually than wars, disasters, hunger" article on the report which states in part, "One out of every six premature deaths in the world in 2015 — about 9 million — could be attributed to disease from toxic exposure, according to a major study released on Thursday in The Lancet medical journal. The financial cost from pollution-related death, sickness and welfare is equally massive, the report said, costing some $5.9 trillion in annual losses, or about 6.2 per cent of the global economy." To download (free) the full Lancet report create at account at Lancet.com.
"Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide" Southern Poverty Law Center, 8/14/17.
On July 27, 2017 the Sanders Institute and National Nurses United delivered this research paper, "Medicare for All Vs. All The Healthcare That Each Can Afford" to Congress.
"Three Years to Safeguard Our Climate," Christiana Figueres and colleagues set out a six-point plan for turning the tide of the world’s carbon dioxide by 2020. Published in Nature 6/29/17, Vol. 546, #593.
Lobelog.com "Debunking Myths that Fuel Irresponsible U.S. Defense Policy" A compilation of articles submitted by contributing writers on a range of international topics.
The Economic Analysis for Senate Bill SB 562, a bill under review by the California State Legislature which would bring universal single-payer health coverage to all Californians, has been released (5/31/17). The full study is here.
California, and every state in the nation, could meet its energy needs by 2050 with renewable energy, all that is lacking is the political will. Report summary and links for: Repowering 100% of all Energy in the United States and the World for 100% of the People at Low Cost With Clean and Renewable Wind, Water, and Sunlight (WWS) By Mark Z. Jacobson Stanford University November 11, 2016 HERE.
"California's Projected Economic Losses Under ACA Repeal" Laurel Lucia and Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, December 2016.
"The Checklist for Ending Tyranny" Peter Ackerman and Hardy Merriman, 2014. Waging effective civil resistance is far more complex than commonly assumed. The image that comes to mind when people think of civil resistance is protest, and yet that is only one of literally hundreds of tactics that are available. The most effective movements understand which tactic to choose, when, where, how, by whom it should be executed, at what it should be targeted, and among which other tactics it should be sequenced.
"EPA's Study of Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas and Its Potential Impact on Drinking Water Resources, Final Assessment 2016" (12/12/16). The EPA confirms that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, contaminates drinking water—but claims a lack of information makes it impossible to determine how widespread the risks are. News story here.
"Bay Area Emissions Inventory Summary Report: Greenhouse Gases Base Year 2011 (Update Jan. 2015)" Bay Area Air Quality Management District, 939 Ellis St., San Francisco, CA 94109
"Institutionalizing Delay: Foundation Funding and the Creation of U.S. Climate Change Counter-movement Organizations" by Professor Robert Brulle, Drexel University. This peer-reviewed study found between 2003 and 2010 over a half a billion dollars was spent on what Professor Brulle described as a massive, "campaign to manipulate and mislead the public about the threat posed by climate change."
"Testing Theories of American Politics: Elites, Interest Groups, and Average Citizens" Martin Gilens and Benjamin I. Page (2014 - Princeton and Northwestern University professors, respectively). This extensively documented study examined 1,800 U.S. government policy initiatives from 1981 to 2002 and concludes the United States has transitioned from a democracy to an oligarchy where only wealthy elites wield power, "the majority does not rule" "powerful business organizations and a small number of affluent Americans" do.
"The Leap Manifesto" The writing of The Leap Manifesto was initiated in the spring of 2015 at a two-day meeting in Toronto attended by 60 representatives from Canada’s Indigenous rights, social and food justice, environmental, faith-based and labour movements.
"The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap" American Association of University Women - AAUW (Fall 2016)
"The Sky's Limit" a report on the need to phase out fossil fuels. Oil Change International (Sept. 2016)
"Trillion Dollar Train Wreck" a report on the U.S. Government's Trillion Dollar 30-year "second generation" nuclear program. Alliance for Nuclear Accountability (April 2016). Quote from the Excutive Summary. "The directors of the Los Alamos, Livermore, and Sandia weapons labs also serve as CEOs of the for-profit corporations that are contracted to manage the labs."
"50 Steps Toward Carbon-Free Transportation" Frontier Group, Fall 2016.
summary of, "The Economic and Fiscal Consequences of Immigration" by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (Sept. 2016).
"Big Business Ballot Bullies" Public Citizen, Sept. 28, 2016. Corporations are spending $139 million to influence state ballot initiatives, outspending grassroots opponents 10-1.
"Rich Democrats Don't Care About Income Inequality Any More Than Rich Republicans." Sept. 23, 2015. A summary of a research paper, "The Distributional Preferences of an Elite" abstract in Science Magazine, Sept. 18, 2015.
"Children of the Recession - The Impact of the Economic Crisis on Child Well-being in Rich Countries." Unicef 2014.
"The Urgent Case for a Ban on Fracking" FoodandWaterWatch.org 2015