Our Nuclear Regulatory Commission (or NRC) wants to reclassify some kinds of radioactive nuclear waste so that big corporations can dump it in landfills! Which means it'll eventually wind up in our drinking water and in our crops -- and in our air, if landfills incinerate the stuff! If any of your friends tell you changing this rule will "create jobs," go ahead and ask them how. "By giving executives more money to create jobs" is not an acceptable answer, since we all know by now that when we give executives more money they hoard it, not spend it -- which means they certainly don't spend it on creating jobs! This regulatory effort will kill jobs, in fact -- the disposal operations to which nuclear power corporations currently send their waste do hire people to do jobs, after all. So, in sum: it'll kill jobs, and you won't be able to breathe the air or drink the water or eat the food, but some executive somewhere will be able to gild the plumbing in his 19th vacation home! Unless we all send public comments to our NRC opposing their rule change, which Food and Water Watch helps you do.
Meanwhile, on the heels of Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron's charging one already-fired police officer with one charge in the killing of Breonna Taylor, Daily Kos helps you tell big corporations UPS, Ford, and Humana to divest from the Louisville police department. The Louisville police department should be able to do its work on behalf of the good citizens of Louisville with tax money anyway, and the fact that police and jails already eat up almost half of Louisville's budget suggests that we ought to give them less of that work. Seriously, if we followed a treatment model for drug addicts rather than a punitive one, we'd be spending considerably less tax money, wouldn't need corporate money, and Breonna Taylor would be alive today. (The police who killed her were ostensibly conducting a drug investigation, after all.) And there ain't nothing corporations fear like the Big Stick of Bad PR. I wish they feared the law more than that, to be honest, but we're gonna use the tools available to us even as we work on getting better tools.