Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: activists

7 books every activist needs to read

Activism can be a long and exhausting road but there are so many sources of inspiration out there. From indigenous protesters to LGBTQ heroes, recharge your activism with these essential stories of standing up to power.

Activist voices missing from corporate coverage of uprisings

Establishment media overwhelmingly turned to columnists, pundits and government officials for interpretation of the uprisings—rather than to the activists facing tear gas on the frontlines.

Earth Day activists wanted to disrupt the fossil fuel industry. The...

We need to speed the transition to the solar panels and wind turbines that engineers have worked so mightily to improve and are now the cheapest way to generate power.

2 butterfly defenders found dead within a week in Mexico

"How can you protect the butterflies if Homero Gómez or other people are not protected?"

As the decade closes, the power of protest endures

A new global social movement is growing, in schools and on the streets.

Watch: Young activists fight for undocumented students’ safety in school

Brave New Films is spotlighting youth-led and intergenerational organizations across the U.S. through its #YouthinAction series.

School strike for climate: Meet 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired...

“We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late.”

‘Our leaders are behaving like children:’ Teen climate activist confronts world...

"The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.”

‘I came to put my body on the line:’ Both inside...

"Many citizens before me have fought for the equal rights of women. I can't be silent when someone is nominated to the Supreme Court who would take our equal rights away."

Murder and intimidation of environmental activists hits record levels

As of this writing, nearly 60 activists and defenders are known to have been murdered this year.

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Mumia Abu-Jamal, now in his 40th year as an incarcerated prisoner, has COVID-19

Urgent news: Demand the immediate release of imprisoned activist journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal.
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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."