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Greta Thunberg Declines Nordic Environmental Award, Decrying Chasm Between Climate Science and Climate Action

"What we need," said the 16-year-old Swede, "is for our politicians and the people in power start to listen to the current, best available science."

Jessica Corbett ·


In European First, Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Sweden Would Enshrine Rights of Nature

"When we're in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse," said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, "I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature."

Jon Queally ·


The Rise and Rise of the Global Climate Movement

Climate activism isn’t new, but the last year has seen a resurgence in attention devoted to the subject.

Sophie Yeo ·


How Immigration Changed A Small-Town Sweden That Never Existed

Now that these towns are dying, the immigrants who are helping to prop them up with their labor and citizenship are accused of undermining local culture by their mere presence

Christian Christensen ·


The Coming Show Trial of Julian Assange

This is the gravest assault on press freedom in my lifetime

Chris Hedges ·


Calling Treatment of Julian Assange 'Psychological Torture,' UN Expert Demands End to US Extradition Attempt

"I condemn, in the strongest terms, the deliberate, concerted, and sustained nature of the abuse inflicted on Mr. Assange."

Jake Johnson ·


Pompeo Cheers 'Opportunity' in Arctic From Climate Change as America Blocks Resolution Language

"The latest data shows that after a month of record temperatures in the Bering Sea, ocean ice in the Arctic is at an all-time record low for the date, crushing the record set … last April."

Eoin Higgins ·


Pompeo, in Finland, Calls China Claims to Arctic 'Lawlessness'

Pompeo likened the situation to the South China Sea: "fraught with militarization and competing territorial claims."

Eoin Higgins ·


Ahead of Global #ClimateStrike She Inspired, 16-Year-Old Greta Thunberg Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

"The massive movement Greta has set in motion is a very important peace contribution."

Jessica Corbett ·


Swedish Activist Fined for Viral Live-Streamed Protest Against Deportation of Afghan Asylum Seeker

"It is right to save lives and wrong to be punished for trying."

Jessica Corbett ·

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