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A satellite image from NASA shows the fires raging in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil in August 2019. Views
The Amazon Is Burning Because the World Eats So Much Meat
And if saving the rainforest isn't enough to convince carnivores to stop eating Brazilian beef—the greenhouse gas emissions the cattle create may be.
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'Our Lungs Are on Fire': Climate Campaigners Rally at Brazilian Embassies to Protest Destruction of Amazon Rainforest
"We need governments around the world to speak up against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—and put pressure on him to stop these devastating fires and protect the Amazon."
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 Corporate media addressing modern day crises like the Amazon fires will never do them anything approaching justice. (Photo: Getty) Views
When Reporting on Global Crises Like the Amazon Fires, the Media Needs to Focus on Who’s Fighting Them
It doesn’t matter so much how many reports corporate media write; if the same people stay at the center of them, the story won’t change.
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Planet images showing Nova Bandeirantes in Mato Grosso after a fire on Aug. 21, 2019. (Photo: courtesy of Planet Labs Inc.) News
Views of Destruction: Satellite Images Reveal Devastating Amazon Fires in Almost Real-Time
With near-daily overflights and high-resolution imagery, Planet's constellation of satellites is providing a clear look at some of the fires now burning in the Brazilian Amazon
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It Is Definitely Not Enough
Havana sits outside her school as the only participant in last year's National School Walkout. Photo by her mom. Among young people and so many others enraged at the failure of Democratic functionaries to approve a climate debate as the planet burns is Havana Chapman-Edwards, an 8-year-old African-...
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The goal of the human rights cities movement is to support local work that builds a bottom-up movement for a world where human rights are truly universal and indivisible. (Photo: Wendy Stone/Corbis via Getty Images) Views
Human Rights from the Ground Up
Bottom-up action and local identities are not only viable as foundations for a global movement, but they are also essential if we are to mobilize the collective energies and creativity needed to address today’s existential crises.
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A fire burns trees next to grazing land in the Amazon basin in Ze Doca, Brazil. News
Bolsonaro's 'Disastrous' Policies on Amazon Led to Fires, Say Observers
"We must stand together behind the Indigenous communities and leaders across the Amazon region—from Brazil to Ecuador and beyond. For them the Amazon is more than the lungs of the world, it is their home."
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Wildfires have raging through the Amazon rainforest for weeks. Satellite data show an 84% increase of fire outbreaks on the same period in 2018. (Photo: Pixabay) Views
Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans for Amazon Rainforest
DemocraciaAbierta had access to PowerPoints from a meeting between members of the Bolsonaro government. The slides show that the current government intends to use the president's hate speech to diminish the power of minorities living in the region and to implement predatory projects that could have...
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Captain Pia Klemp in 2017. News
'Time We Cast All Medals Into Spearheads of Revolution:' Refugee-Rescuing Boat Captain Rejects Humanitarian Award
"We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal.'"
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A fire burns along a highway in a deforested section of the Amazon basin on November 23, 2014 in Ze Doca, Brazil. News
Brazil's Bolsonaro—Outspoken Proponent of Deforestation—Denounced as 'Sick' and 'Pathetic' for Blaming Amazon Forest Fires on NGOs
"We will not watch our future burn away," said climate campaigners
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