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Victims’ names engraved in a metal overhang, part of the Triangle Shirtwaist Memorial, are reflected in mirroring panels along the sidewalk. AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews

A memorial in Yiddish, Italian and English tells the stories of Triangle Shirtwaist fire victims − testament not only to tragedy but to immigrant women’s fight to remake labor laws

A memorial at the site of the 1911 fire remembers those who died; a cadre of young Jewish women helped push for change in the wake of the tragedy.
Daniel Penny, centre, is walked by New York Police Department detectives out of a Manhattan precinct in May 2023. He was charged with manslaughter in the death of Jordan Neely. (AP Photo/Jeenah Moon)

Daniel Penny’s GiveSendGo campaign: Crowdfunding primarily benefits the most privileged

Helping people secure due process in the courts is a noble goal. But the problem with crowdfunding campaigns is that they largely operate as popularity contests.
Street flooding has become more common in parts of Honolulu. Eugene Tanner / AFP via Getty Images

More than two dozen cities and states are suing Big Oil over climate change – they just got a boost from the US Supreme Court

Honolulu, Baltimore, Charleston, S.C. and several other cities harmed by rising seas and extreme weather are suing the oil industry. At stake is who pays for the staggering costs of climate change.
Migrants on the Mexican side of the border wait for nightfall before attempting to cross into the United States from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico a day after dozens of migrants died in a fire at a migrant detention centre in the city. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Tragedies, not accidents: Tougher Canadian and U.S. border policies will cost more lives

Here’s why the newly amended Safe Third Country Agreement will inevitably lead to more deaths for migrants in hazardous conditions in both official and non-official migration pathways.
A poster highlighting rising rental costs due to gentrification in Hackney, London. Gentrification often results in the dislocation of marginalized communities who can no longer afford to live in their communities. (Shutterstock)

Centring race: Why we need to think about gentrification differently

Gentrification is often used to describe the economic impacts of urban development. However, racialized communities in particular disproportionately feel its detrimental impacts.

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