All News Articles for 2018-10-08

Monday, October 8, 2018
Forgoing a Celebration of Colonization and Stolen Land, Cities Across the Country Opt to Recognize Indigenous Peoples Day
"The history we've been taught is not accurate or complete. And perhaps most important among those truths, Indigenous lands are still being colonized, and our people are still suffering the trauma and impacts of colonization."
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report As UN Report Warns of Looming Climate Catastrophe, 13 Stories From Front Lines of Fight for Fossil-Free Future
The collection "shows readers why we should all care more for this existential fight, and how each one of us can make the difference, not only through personal choices, but joining others, building grassroot movements from the ground up."
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Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) enters a Capitol Police vehicle after announcing on the Senate floor on Friday that she would vote for Brett Kavanaugh. The senator has taken heightened security measures since the announcement but has reported that she's received a positive response to her decision in Maine. Pledging to Unseat Collins, Mainers Challenge Senator's "Infuriating and Completely False" Narrative on Response to Kavanaugh Vote
"This vote is a complete betrayal of Maine voters, of the women who have called her offices, and written letters, and organized phone banks, and attended rallies, and told their very deeply painful stories to her and her staff."
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Annette Klapstein and Emily Nesbitt Johnston "Stunning": State Court Silences Climate Experts Set to Testify in Valve Turners' Necessity Defense Trial
"Four days before trial, for no apparent reason, the court eviscerated our defense, and essentially overruled itself."
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As Misogynist, Homophobic Bolsonaro Advances to Run-Off in Brazil's Election, Critics Fear 'Genuine Fascist' Takeover
Jair Bolsonaro aims to bring about "the worst abuses of the kinds of dictatorships that summarily executed dissidents, that shut down media outlets, that closed congresses, that we thought was a thing of the past here in Latin America."
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IPCC presser UN Experts Warn of 'Climate Catastrophe' by 2040 Without 'Rapid' and 'Unprecedented' Global Action
"The climate crisis is here and already impacting the most vulnerable," notes 350.org's program director. "Staying under 1.5ºC is now a matter of political will."
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