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Tomorrow's World, Today

Collective 20 Collective 20
COVID-19, and before Covid everything else, has raised a question that is now percolating, and even reverberating. And then came a white knee crushing a Black neck. A dream so long deferred suddenly exploded in city after city. What's next?

Connecting the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus

Katherine Bagley Yale Environment 360
People wait in line for masks and food in New York City. Scientist Sacoby Wilson has long focused on health and environmental injustice. Here he discusses how social and environmental inequality has contributed to the outsized impact of COVID-19 on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color.

Why Top Democrat Snubs Fight Against Deadly “Cancer Alley” Pollution

Oliver Laughland and Emily Holden The Guardian
Mary Hampton and Robert Taylor in DC. Cedric Richmond is a rising Democratic Party star and co-chair of Joe Biden’s Presidential campaign. The African American congressman is also one of the highest Democratic Party recipients of donations from the oil, gas and chemicals industries.

The Green New Deal Includes a Powerful Pledge to Indigenous People

Yessenia Funes Earther-Gizmodo
Protesters march against the Dakota Access pipeline. The Green New Deal is not perfect but it’s all we’ve got to credibly address the existential climate change crisis at a national level. And despite its imperfections it does include a powerful provision to protect the indigenous people of the U.S.

The 90 Million Gallon Nuclear Tragedy That Nobody Knows About

Linda Pentz Gunter BeyondNuclearInternational
A warning sign at Church Rock after the 1979 uranium tailings disaster. The uranium tailings spill at Church Rock, NM was the largest single release of radioactive contamination in US history. But the radioactive spill in this small Native American farming community is the nuclear accident that almost no one knows about.

From the Abused Heart of Coal Country, Warnings and Lessons On Next Steps

Lucy Duff Washington Socialist
Saving the land cannot be separated from saving the people, their livelihood, health and the best of their way of life, from the reach of profiteers. The first peoples, the new pioneers of mountain farms, veterans of mining, labor in unions and not, coal-resistance activists have tales that can teach their more modernized would-be helpers. Learn to listen. It will take patience and perseverance to renew coal country, and the rest of the Earth too.
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