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2020 Be Gone
Minneapolis and America 2020. Photo by Julio Cortez/AP An unfond farewell to this relentless, exhausting, heartbreaking, God-awful year of grief and loss and fury, a year of helplessness and hopelessness mercifully strewn with rare moments of faith and promise. We will be rid of the monster and his...
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Indian national and U.S. immigrant Sindhu Sudhakar has been stranded with her 7-year-old son in India after she returned there in March 2020 to visit her sick mother-in-law. (Photo: AFP/Getty Images) News
As Trump Extends Visa Ban and Court Upholds Insurance Mandate, Advocates Urge Biden to Quickly Reverse Anti-Immigrant Policies
The healthcare ruling, said one immigrant rights advocate, "makes clear that the Biden administration must move swiftly to rescind all of President Trump's xenophobic presidential proclamations."
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11 December 2020, Hamburg: Activists with "Fridays for Future" display a prop demanding climate action on December 11, 2020 in Hamburg, Germany. News
Youth Activists Ring In 2021 With Renewed Demand That World 'Wake Up to the Climate Crisis'
"It must be the year we take real action instead of continuing to repeat meaningless words and empty promises."
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Nemonte Nenquimo.(Photo courtesy of Goldman Environmental Prize) Views
Top Positive Environmental Stories From 2020
This year, species were brought back from the edge of extinction, interest in renewable energy surged, environmental monitoring technology improved, new protected areas were created, and a few Indigenous women leaders got some long-overdue credit and recognition.
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What’s left of the Rio Grande forms much of the US-Mexico border. Piotr Kalinowski (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Overshadowed by COVID: The Deadly Extreme Weather of 2020
2020 was alarming, unforgettable and traumatic—and not only because of COVID-19. Lethal natural hazards are increasing in frequency under our changing climate, and 2020 is a testament to that.
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Katherine Tai delivers remarks after being introduced as U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to be the next U.S. Trade Representative at the Queen Theater on December 11, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. President-elect Joe Biden is continuing to round out his domestic team with the announcement of his choices for cabinet secretaries of Veterans Affairs and Agriculture, and the heads of his domestic policy council and the U.S. Trade Representative. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Biden's Top Trade Official Should Work to Protect Governments From the Rising Number of Corporate Lawsuits
In 2020, foreign investors filed at least 51 known cases demanding huge sums from governments struggling to fight a historic pandemic.
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New Year's Eve Celebrations Tamped Down as Officials Caution Large Gatherings Could Be 'Catastrophic' for Healthcare Systems
"There are absolutely no spectators allowed in Times Square," the NYPD said. "Don't even attempt to come down there and watch it."
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U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft on Thursday explained the Trump administration's decision to oppose the the United Nations budget for 2021. (Photo: Ambassador Kelly Craft/Twitter) News
In Potential Final Protest Targeting UN, Trump Administration—Joined by Just Israel—Votes Against 2021 Budget
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft said the decision was based on alleged "anti-Israel bias" and global refusal to reimpose sanctions on Iran.
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Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee members protest against the recent events of atrocities against women from minority communities in the country, at Jantar Mantar on November 5, 2020 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images) Views
7 Ways Women of Colour Resisted Racism This Year
Women are leading anti-racist activism around the world, from Black Brazilians running for election to Germany’s migrant rights movement. #12DaysofResistance
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The US West also saw massive wildfires, with millions of acres burning in California. (Photo: Pixabay/CC0) Views
So Long! Top 6 Reasons We Won’t Miss 2020, or Donald Trump
We aren’t out of the woods, but 2021 gives us light at the end of the tunnel. It has been so dark so long.
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