Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Investigation portrays fossil fuel industry as common enemy in struggle for racial and environmental justice in America Big corporations accused of driving environmental and health inequalities in black and brown communities through toxic and climate-changing pollution are also funding powerful police groups in major US cities, according to a new investigation. Related: Trump is using … Read more Revealed: oil giants help fund powerful police groups in top US cities

Making the timelines: ‘There’s much more to black history than slavery’

The team behind the hit series of black history wallcharts explains why now is the perfect time to talk about the past Joseph Harker is the Guardian’s deputy opinion editor, and Gaverne Bennett is a freelance creative director and educationalist. Having first devised their wallcharts series in 2008 to celebrate Black History Month, they have … Read more Making the timelines: ‘There’s much more to black history than slavery’

World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

International Energy Agency chief warns of need to prevent post-lockdown surge in emissions The world has only six months in which to change the course of the climate crisis and prevent a post-lockdown rebound in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts to stave off climate catastrophe, one of the world’s foremost energy experts has … Read more World has six months to avert climate crisis, says energy expert

Wisconsin is starting to resemble a failed state | Nathan Robinson

Recent decisions have both undermined the government’s legitimacy and endangered the people A failed state is one that can no longer claim legitimacy or perform a government’s core function of protecting the people’s basic security. Lately, the Wisconsin supreme court seems to be doing its level best to make its state qualify for “failed” status. … Read more Wisconsin is starting to resemble a failed state | Nathan Robinson

Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee

Even before the virus struck, life expectancy was in decline for those at the sharp end of Britain’s growing health inequality Nothing is surprising about the latest figures showing that people in deprived areas are dying of coronavirus at double the rate of affluent areas. Shocking, perhaps, but the ONS findings follow a pattern that … Read more Poverty kills people: after coronavirus we can no longer ignore it | Polly Toynbee