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 'Barcelona en Comu' (Barcelona in Common) leader Ada Colau waves to wellwishers after her party won the municipal elections on May 24, 2015 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo: David Ramos/Getty Images) Views
In Barcelona, Being a Fearless City Mayor Means Letting the People Decide
For close to a decade now, Barcelona has become a beacon of possibility for transformative change at the city level
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"I suppose you and I think the rich are going to sit quiet and—what’s the phrase—accept the verdict of the people? Like hell they are."(Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images) Views
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"In the twentieth century, it was monarchy that was crashing. Today, it’s the rule of capital."
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In 2008, Ecuador became the first country to recognize the rights of nature in its constitution, which was rewritten to acknowledge that nature in all its life forms "has the right to exist, persist, maintain and regenerate its vital cycles, structure, functions and its processes in evolution."(Photo: Jeronimo Zuniga) Views
How Indigenous Peoples Won a Landmark Victory Protecting the Amazon From Oil Drilling
The Waorani people of Ecuador won a historic lawsuit to save their homes—and the planet—from destruction
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Global Climate Strike in Pictures: Millions of Students Walk Out to Demand Planetary Transformation
"We are facing the greatest existential crisis humanity has ever faced. And yet it has been ignored. You who have ignored it know who you are.”
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'If We Stop, the World Stops!': Hundreds of Thousands of Spanish Women Take to Streets for Feminist Strike
The strike's ultimate goal, organizers say, is "subverting the world order and the pervading hetero-patriarchal, racist, and neoliberal rhetoric."
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The four bullets that killed Marielle in downtown Rio de Janeiro, which were once owned by the Federal Police of Brazil, have not stopped her from being an empowering source of support for black people and people of color across the world. (Photo: Democracy Now!) Views
It’s Carnaval in Brazil—What ‘Marielle Presente’ Means for Women of Color Across the Globe
The name and image of Marielle Franco—an intersectional representation of the many wars being fought—serves as more than just a reminder
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"In the two months since our first action, we have expanded more than we imagined," Liam Geary Baulch, a U.K.-based Extinction Rebellion activist, told The Guardian. "We are now planning to change our structure so it can accommodate up to two million people." (Photo: Extinction Rebellion) News
As Uprising Spreads Across Globe, Naomi Klein and Noam Chomsky Among Signers of Open Letter Backing Extinction Rebellion
"The climate crisis is worsening much faster than previously predicted. This desperate situation can't continue."
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The Sanders Institute's Gathering Was About Saving the World, But It Was Not About Bernie Sanders
It was a small conference with big ideas and a deep sense of urgency. "We need to do it all," said one attendee. "We just simply need to do it all."
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The Vivid Dangers of Our Indifference to a Hellish World
What if ignoring the world's problems was the most morally fucked thing a person could do?
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rescued refugees News
Spain Offers Safe Port After 'Completely Inhuman' Italy and Malta Refuse Ship of 600+ Refugees Rescued at Sea
Affirming "obligation to help avoid a humanitarian catastrophe," Spain opens port to vessel carrying 123 unaccompanied minors, seven pregnant women, 15 people with chemcial burns, and several others recovering from hypothermia
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