User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Social Justice
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Let’s all become activists 7.10.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Making the Global Goals a reality by 2030 is no longer just a topic for high-level people in conference halls — it's a global movement.
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Why people should be at the heart of sustainability goals 2.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The case for using human-centered design to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Climate Week: Big companies, big commitments 27.9.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The historic announcements and procurements from businesses showed that climate action is picking up pace, but is it fast enough?
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Big companies, big commitments at Climate Week 27.9.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The historic announcements and procurements from businesses showed that climate action is picking up pace, but is it fast enough?
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Is John Horgan's government really building a better B.C.? 23.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Lizanne Foster In the classrooms at my school, students who get a $60,000 car for their 16th birthday sit next to students who walk an hour each day to and from school because bus fare is an unaffordable expense. Students who go home to their own bedrooms equipped with the latest technologies, collaborate on projects with students who don't have a bed to call their own. And students who struggle to read a sentence in the third language they've had to learn grasp desperately for meaning when their fluent peers speak.  The conceit of public schools is that our classrooms will somehow be the levelling space of these stark socio-economic differences through the provision of an equitable education. Teachers who spend an average of $1,600 on classroom supplies each year do so in the hope that the right resources will magically bridge the chasm between what is funded and what is needed.  Stories of families who have had to sell their homes in order to pay for learning supports for their children are ...
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Author Naomi Klein on the opportunity of multiple lifetimes: fighting the climate emergency 21.9.2019 GreenBiz.com
In her new book, the writer and activist urges us to take this chance to create a clean economy and save both humanity and its only home.
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How employee activists inspired Amazon's Climate Pledge 20.9.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Both Amazon employees and outsiders say it's a welcome signal, but plan to continue to push the company on its climate goals.
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It is about so much more than makeup 20.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar The debate following the revelation of Justin Trudeau's blackface photographs and video have opened the discussion of racism in Canada in a way that the country has possibly never before been seen. How do we respond to this? I have pulled together some tools to help you respond to discussion and engage in anti-racism actions.  Elections seem to bring out the worst kind of campaigning and headlines of late. We are often left with stories that  simplistically portray Scheer and Trudeau as equivalent , that  decry the pulling out of 20 year old pictures , that minimize the conversation because we are petrified of the electoral impact. NDP Leader  Jagmeet Singh  brought the message back into focus, about why this issue mattered -- beyond electoral politics.  Here are some important tools to help stand up to bullying and racism: The Migrant Rights Network put together  a great set of tools  to build towards an " anti-racist agenda beyond apologies and responses to hate crimes  that focuses on ...
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Youth are calling for immediate climate action, and majority of Americans agree 19.9.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Major CBS News poll released as part of Covering Climate Now, a collaboration of more than 250 news outlets around the world to strengthen coverage of the climate story
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'Inauthentic activity' on social media, abuse of progressive women in politics … is there a common thread? 9.9.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
David J. Climenhaga Is there a common thread running between reports Friday that a spike in "inauthentic activity" on social media just before the Alberta provincial election came from unidentified backers of the United Conservative Party and news stories Saturday about harassment of federal Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna? It would be impossible to make an evidentiary link between the use of disinformation bots on social media by supporters of conservative political parties and violent threats directed at women candidates and activists. Still, there's something more than timing that suggests the stream of false stories designed to rile up the conservative base , often reposted by high-profile conservatives, and the toxic abuse that sometimes threatens to overwhelm women candidates and office holders -- liberal ones in particular -- both have their roots in the role social media plays in the ecosystem of conservative activism. The analysis of the Alberta election by Rapid ...
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rabble will not let up on speaking truth to power 29.8.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Dear rabble readers: It's a frantic time, I know! But because it's really important to me, I'm going to take this moment out of my day to urge you to help keep our movements strong by supporting rabble.ca at the end of their summer fundraiser. As a mom, lawyer, professor, author, activist, a Mi'kmaw citizen, and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation, I'm worried, angry, motivated, and of course, active. We face incredible obstacles towards achieving justice and reconciliation. And time is of the essence, with a climate crisis across all Indigenous territories. There are many things we can do. For me, one way to make a concrete contribution is to make a concrete contribution to rabble.ca. It really does matter. If you can please, please support rabble.ca's independent progressive journalism right now at  rabble.ca/donate  then you can help them make their $65,000 summer fundraising goal. All of the proceeds will help rabble maintain a firm hand in standing up for media democracy and ...
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Lingerie company Yandy quietly removes Native American-themed costumes 18.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Dozens of Native American-themed costumes are no longer available online.
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When public lands become tribal lands again 16.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow its own laws.
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When federal lands become tribal lands again 16.8.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A story of fire, stolen lands, and how hard it is to get the U.S. to follow it’s own laws.
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Vien Truong: business leaders can catalyze environmental justice reform 22.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How governments, businesses and NGOs can work together toward environmental equity
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On 'unalienable' human rights 15.7.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Mercedes Allen On July 8, the U.S. State Department  announced the launch  of a Commission on Unalienable Rights, which is intended to rethink and reshape how human rights laws are applied around the world. This commission was deemed necessary to ensure that "human rights discourse not be corrupted or hijacked or used for dubious or malignant purposes," though in that  founding statement , the department failed to explain how this was supposedly happening, or who was said to be hijacking said discourse. Reporting  about this development  immediately  raised  concerns  that the commission's mandate could negatively impact and specifically target  LGBTQ human rights protections , and there could be dire ramifications for  reproductive rights , sex-based rights, and the rights of migrants as well. Although the wording of the announcement is vague to a degree, religious conservatives  clearly expect  the project "to address concerns about religious freedom and abortion," at the least. In  announcing  the ...
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The Canadian Green New Deal and migrant justice 4.7.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Zaid Noorsumar The Canadian Green New Deal movement is picking up steam, as prominent activists join forces with over 80 organizations to demand radical change. On June 11, Indigenous lawyer Pam Palmater and journalist Naomi Klein were two of the speakers at a Green New Deal town hall in Toronto. More town halls are planned in the next few weeks, with an open invitation to organize events to anyone committed to building the movement.  Modeled after the demand for a Green New Deal in the U.S. , the Canadian version aims to build a mass movement that can pressure government to take bold actions.  Instead of implementing temperate solutions such as the carbon tax, the Canadian Green New Deal calls for an economy that redistributes wealth and resources to benefit the vast majority of the population while drastically reducing emissions. That translates into transformative action on "systems of transit, energy, housing, agriculture, and public services" as well as addressing migrant justice. "The migrant ...
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Historicizing whiteness -- or not 1.7.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Raluca Bejan Whiteness is a hot topic nowadays. From BuzzFeed to the New York Times, there seems to be a never-ending fascination with discussing privileged societal positions derived from skin colour appurtenance, seen, in return, to universally cut across all imaginable distributive axes of allocating group advantages and disadvantages. Yet talking about whiteness mainly benefits those doing the talking. Careers are created, such as the one of  Robin J. DiAngelo , whose bestseller book on White Fragility aims to show that a white woman can explain to other whites what they "don't get about whiteness and race"; status positions are continually juggled, as shown by many examples of racialized, tenured academics, who fail to see the contradiction between cashing in sunshine list salaries while simultaneously playing the subaltern card (although their class status offsets the adjacent material effects of such racialized positioning); and new markets unendingly affixed, to broadly disseminate the white ...
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One way to decolonize this Canada Day 27.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Doreen Nicoll In 2017, I wrote that I would not be celebrating  Canada's 150th birthday . Instead, I encouraged settlers to read, watch, or listen to an Indigenous viewpoint each week for the rest of the year in order to work towards meaningful reconciliation with the true founding Nations of this land. Then, in 2018, I checked in to see how settlers were doing and to offer a list of books, documentaries, movies and music that could help them on their  truth and reconciliation  journey. Well, July 1 is here again and I'm still unable to celebrate Canada's birthday so long as celebrations ignore the reality that the creation of this nation meant the demise of the Indigenous nations that were living and thriving here for generations before first contact and colonization. And because Canada and Canadians continue to journey down a path that fails to acknowledge our history of genocide, systemic racism, broken treaties, and dearth of meaningful remedial action that's needed before true reconciliation can ...
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Extinction Rebellion stages 'bitumen spill' outside prime minister's office 25.6.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's approval of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline on June 18, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa organized a "bitumen spill" the following afternoon outside his office in downtown Ottawa. Extinction Rebellion billed the action as "taking the Trans Mountain fight to the prime minister's doorstep." There are many reasons to oppose the 890,000-barrels-per-day tar sands pipeline. It violates Indigenous sovereignty and lacks the free, prior and informed consent of numerous First Nations. There are 133 First Nations on or near the route of the 1,150-kilometre pipeline. Almost 520 kilometres of that route would cross the Secwepemc Nation without their consent. Furthermore, only 43 First Nations have signed "mutual benefit agreements" (which should not be confused with their free, prior and informed consent for the pipeline). The pipeline would emit massive amounts of carbon pollution. It would produce an estimated 26 million tonnes of upstream and 60 million tonnes of ...
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