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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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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: CPS could start summer sports programs next week; COVID-19 recovery task force says boost spending in areas hit hardest by virus to fight poverty and racism 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot releases coronavirus recovery task force report recommendations 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s task force on Chicago’s COVID-19 recovery recommends the city accelerate spending on the South and West Sides to address inequities deepened by the coronavirus, according to a copy of the group’s final report.
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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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Contractor claims city unfairly awarded lucrative fuel deal to company tied to federal corruption investigation 9.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A fuel distributor has filed paperwork claiming the city improperly awarded a $14.5 million contract to help out Black Dog Petroleum, a clout-heavy company mixed up in an ongoing federal political corruption probe.
Reddit moderators spent years asking for help fighting hate. The company may finally be listening 9.7.2020 LA Times: Business

Reddit and other internet platforms have shown new interest in addressing hate, harassment. For those pushing for change from within, it's been a long time coming.

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Workers across US plan to stage mass walkout in ‘Strike for Black Lives’ on July 20 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Dubbed the “Strike for Black Lives,” tens of thousands of fast food, ride-share, nursing home and airport workers in more than 25 cities are expected to walk off the job July 20.
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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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Column: Let’s make slain 7-year-old Natalia Wallace the newest face of the social justice movement 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
It is easy to feel helpless about the killing of 7-year-old Natalia Wallace.
Opinion: Robocall case exposes a troubling free-speech split on the Supreme Court 8.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The justices disagree about the scope of the 1st Amendment

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Waukegan protesters call on Congress to protect women in the military following death of Vanessa Guillen 8.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Dozens of people marched in Waukegan to call for Congress to act in the wake of the death of Vanessa Guillén, who was killed and dismembered by Army Spc. Aaron David Robinson, 20, of Calumet City, according to authorities.
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Column: Trump makes it clear: There are two Americas, and November is for choosing sides 8.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Trump's reelection strategy is now obvious. He will stoke the racial resentment of his white base.

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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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Blog Series #2: Speaking of Race 7.7.2020 EcoTone
By Pamela Templer, VP of Education and Human Resources, ESA and Teresa Mourad, Director of Education and Diversity Programs, ESA “I can’t breathe.” These last words uttered by George Floyd galvanized protests against the ongoing racism embedded in the systems and culture in the United States of America and galvanized a movement that demanded critical ...
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Workplace tensions flare over whether employees can wear Black Lives Matter masks 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
As the mask-wearing forced by the pandemic collides with a national reckoning on racial injustice, workplaces are seeing tensions arise over whether employees should be permitted to wear Black Lives Matter masks at work.
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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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How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How to advance equity in energy solutions in the COVID-19 era Daphany Rose Sanchez Mon, 07/06/2020 - 02:01 During the day I work in the energy sector supporting government and utilities design programs to perform outreach to and educate low-income and diverse communities. At night, I go back into my neighborhood, one thriving with diverse residents. Sitting on both sides of the table, I’d like to share what you need to pay attention to in order to be part of the solution on the interconnected fronts of energy efficiency and social justice. If 2020 has shown residents in the United States something, it's the dire need to understand historical barriers, immediately stop our current way of working and deliver energy solutions. As a New York City resident, director of an energy consulting organization, an advocate of energy equity and a third-generation resident of public housing, I have a unique view of the structural barriers we must break down to solve the global climate crisis. As energy consultants ...
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