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STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Global Commission on Adaptation COVID-19 Call to Action Global Commission on Adaptation Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 9.7.2020 WRI Stories
STATEMENT: Call to Action for a Climate-Resilient Recovery from COVID-19Download the PDF version The COVID-19 pandemic has tragically exposed the risks humanity faces and how unprepared we are to respond. People’s health, well-being, and livelihoods are all affected. These threats are multiplied by the growing impacts of the climate crisis — more extreme storms, droughts, heat waves, food crises, and diseases — which have not stopped. Vulnerable populations are hit hardest: The pandemic could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Black Activists Warn that Facebook Hasn’t Done Enough to Stop Racist Harassment 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
The short video shows more than a dozen California Highway Patrol officers surrounding a single protester, who is already on the ground. They are shouting instructions. While it’s hard to make out what they are saying, the person on the ground doesn’t appear to resisting. Then, amidst the throng of cops, at least one officer appears […]
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Activists bring demonstrations to L.A. officials' doorsteps 9.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Since the coronavirus outbreak began, a growing number of L.A. public officials have seen their homes become the target of protesters.

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BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance 9.7.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
BofA, Goldman, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo launch center for climate-aligned finance Jesse Klein Thu, 07/09/2020 - 00:01 The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) is banking on banks to get us over the carbon-neutral finish line by 2050.  The nonprofit announced Wednesday that it’s partnering with four of the world’s largest financial institutions — Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase and Bank of America — to launch the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance . The center will serve as a hub for cross-sector collaboration, bringing traditional financial instruments to innovative ideas to decarbonize the planet.  "It’s not the responsibility of any single country or single sector," said Paul Bodnar, managing director for climate finance at RMI. "But one sector provides the lifeblood that powers all the others and that’s finance."  A new buzzword, climate-aligned finance, is RMI’s answer to the uneven responsibility put on the financial sector. Its goal is to integrate the financial sector’s attempts at going green, ...
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Biden’s Campaign Teamed up With Bernie to Write a Progressive Platform. Will Joe Actually Run on It? 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
Joe Biden wouldn’t back the Green New Deal. Throughout the Democratic primary, he acknowledged the urgency of the climate crisis, but maintained any solution should be “rational and affordable.” Instead of committing to the vision Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) had put forth, Biden proposed his own plan to create 10 million green new jobs. Ocasio-Cortez […]
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Northside College Prep school council votes to pull police from campus: ‘If you’re going to put us on a pedestal, we can at least use that opportunity to set a precedent' 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Parent, community and teacher representatives at one of Chicago’s top high schools have voted to remove city police stationed on its grounds, breaking with tradition and inspiring student activists to try similar efforts at more schools, according to students and activists.
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“Vexing and Heartbreaking”: Facebook’s Civil Rights Auditor Finally Delivers a Verdict 8.7.2020 Mother Jones
Over the last two years, the relationship between civil rights groups and social media goliath Facebook has, like a roller coaster, been full of ups, plunging downs, unexpected turns, and dizzying about-faces. Advocates have experienced highs of optimism, believing Facebook would take the rights and experiences of minority communities seriously, only to plummet to valleys […]
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#BuyBlack Has Helped Black Businesses Hit by COVID. But It Won’t Solve the Biggest Problems. 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
When New York City shut down in mid-March, Leticia “Skai” Young told herself that if her Harlem restaurant could earn 50 percent of its regular revenues in the midst of a global pandemic, she would count it as a win. LoLo’s Seafood Shack—known for Caribbean-style fish dishes and décor that makes you feel like you’ve […]
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Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How to sustain momentum for the anti-racism movement 7.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In 60 years of activism, I've felt hope like this before, only to have it replaced by frustration and rage, Abdul-Jabbar writes.

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 7.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs. To make matters worse, Capital City has ...
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Mississippi students voted to move a Civil War statue. Now they fear a Confederate shrine 6.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

After calling for the relocation of a Confederate statue at the University of Mississippi, students are now demanding administrators halt the project.

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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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Police chiefs and NAACP agree on a way to improve policing, but some activists say it falls far short 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A prominent civil rights group and top police officials have come together to promote a joint solution to help address law enforcement controversies, but activists from Black Lives Matter and other groups have called for much stronger measures,
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FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in support of Black lives 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Local skateboarding group FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in Grant Park on July 4, 2020, calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities. Skateboarders, roller skaters, in-line skaters and cyclists participated in the rally.
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Op-Ed: Venice tried to oust the LAPD 50 years ago. Today we're talking about the same issues 5.7.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Venice activists did not want to cut the LAPD's budget. They sought to secede from L.A. and become an independent city with a police force under community control.

Protesters rally downtown for July Fourth boycott: ‘That flag is a lie' 5.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
While others celebrated, hundreds of protesters gathered in Federal Plaza on Saturday afternoon to boycott the Independence Day holiday.
Black rookie Chicago cop says he’s leaving police union over criticism of kneeling officers. ‘The FOP has not been welcoming to folks like me' 4.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Black rookie Chicago cop says he’s leaving union over criticism of kneeling officers.
COVID-19 silenced this singing activist, but not her spirit 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Albia Miller, 71, is the singing gadfly of Riverside County. The dreaded coronavirus pulled the curtain down on most of her stages

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Caravans, peace grants and basketball. Finding ways around the pandemic to keep children and others safe in Chicago this summer. 3.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Many of Chicago’s summer programs to prevent violence have had to readjust because of the pandemic. But the need for activities has rarely been more critical in Chicago, with a troubling spike in the number of children shot and killed over the last two weeks and the traditionally violent Fourth of July weekend ahead.
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