Farm Bill Extended for Another Year. What Will Happen to the Environmental Proposals? – The Farm Bill was extended for another year thanks to last-minute negotiations to avoid a government shutdown. The extension paves the way for food stamps to reach 40 million people and was a relief for food producers. However, lawmakers, activists, and experts expressed disappointment that several amendments to support new crops, climate-smart agriculture, and others remain in limbo. Will these proposals be able to move forward before September of next year? José López Zamorano brings us the details from Washington, DC.
Marches Across the United States Demand Ceasefire in Gaza – Thousands continue to mobilize in the streets of the United States to demand a ceasefire in Gaza, where the Israeli army’s offensive has already claimed the lives of more than 11,000 Palestinians, according to local authorities. Protests have occurred in front of the White House, at the Democratic Party headquarters, and in cities nationwide, including one in San Francisco outside the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit. Many young people are participating in the protests, including young Jews, motivated by social media. Ruben Tapia collected some of their voices.
Californians Urged to Get Vaccinated Against Covid-19 and Flu Before the Holidays – With the end-of-the-year holidays just around the corner, medical authorities in California have launched a campaign to urge the population to get vaccinated against influenza and Covid-19. Although we do not have the catastrophic infection rates of past years, deaths and hospitalizations continue in the wake of the pandemic. Alejando Maciel spoke with people who paid dearly for their doubts about the effectiveness of the Covid vaccine and he brings us this report from Los Angeles.