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Around the Globe, 1.4 Million Climate Strikers Raise a Single Demand

Libby Rainey The Indypendent
Young people across the U.S. and globally walked out of school Friday in an international strike for climate action — reportedly the largest protest against global warming in human history. An estimated 1.4 million people in 123 countries took part.

Haul Together

Olivia Schwob Urban Omnibus
huge pile of trash In terms of planning, the anarchy of the present is hard to dispute. In NYC, about 200,000 businesses contract directly with... roughly 260 trash-hauling companies, without regard for the geographic distribution of the company’s pickup points.

Leslie Cagan’s Half-Century of Activism

Eleanor J. Bader The Lilith Blog
Whether pushing for action on climate change, peace, LGBTQ equality, feminism, reproductive choice, or fighting racism, Leslie Cagan’s voice, presence, and expertise have long been visible - for more than 50 years.

5 Latin American Land Defenders Putting Their Lives on the Line For Their Communities

Remezcla Staff Remezcla
Being a land defender in Latin America is extremely dangerous. A recent Front Line Defenders report found that in 2017, more than 300 human rights defenders – 80 percent of which were from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and the Philippines – were killed. “An analysis of the work done by those killed is instructive: 67 percent were engaged in the defence of land, environmental, and indigenous peoples’ rights and nearly always in the context of mega projects, extractive industry, and big business.
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