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Democracy Now! 1h
"Young people have had enough," says 19-year-old climate activist . "We’re not going to sit around and watch our futures be destroyed before our eyes. We’re going to stand up and do something."
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Democracy Now! 3h
Climate youth activist Nasratullah Elham of Afghanistan was invited to participate in the first-ever U.N. Youth Climate Summit, but the United States rejected his visa. He spoke to from Thailand.
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Democracy Now! 6h
At last year's U.N. Climate Summit in Poland, 's father said her planned speech about how "we can no longer save the world by playing by the rules," was too radical. Still, she memorized the sentences. "I said them anyways during the speech."
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Democracy Now! 7h
The Sept. 20 and 27 climate strikes are expected to be some of the largest ever worldwide protests, Amy Goodman writes. In response to rising temperatures, "a rapidly growing global movement of climate activists, led by youth, is heating up as well."
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Democracy Now! 8h
Fatou "Toufah" Jallow, the Gambian pageant queen who has filed charges against former president Yahya Jammeh, says she hopes that sharing her story will encourage other survivors to come forward. "It's time for someone to start the conversation," she says.
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Democracy Now! 9h
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Democracy Now! 10h
"We owe a major debt to indigenous peoples around the world," says 's . "We actually need indigenous knowledge in the global conversation around addressing a climate catastrophe."
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Democracy Now! 13h
Labor reporter assesses where the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates fall on labor issues. He says most candidates have put out strong labor plans, including the more moderate candidates. "You wouldn't expect that from Mayor Pete."
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Democracy Now! 16h
Labor journalist says "one of the best, most impressive, most forward-looking, most aggressive unions in the United States" is the Culinary Union in Las Vegas, which has organized successfully despite Nevada being a "right-to-work" state.
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Democracy Now! 24h
Naomi Klein says many young people are changing the minds of their parents on the importance of addressing the climate crisis because they are "living with climate grief, with climate terror" and demanding action.
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
"Her moral clarity is so forceful," says of . "I think she’s really a prophetic voice, who has brought the existential urgency of the crisis to the heart of power."
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
. says she doesn't believe leaders like Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro are climate deniers. "They all know it’s happening. But they think they’re going to be all right. They think their families are going to be all right."
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Naomi Klein says the DNC's refusal to hold a climate debate reveals “a fundamental failure to understand the intersectional nature of this crisis,” making it crucial for the candidates to be vocal about their plans.
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Saudi Arabia and its allies "have been destroying the infrastructure of Yemen for almost five years now," says of . "Of course the Houthis have been trying to fight back."
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Trump is finalizing plans to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska to oil drilling. "They’re basically about to destroy one of the world’s most important biological nurseries," says professor Subhankar Banerjee.
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
This week, 250+ media outlets — including — banded together in a collective effort to expand climate coverage. With participants worldwide, founder says the project is aiming "to make a little noise."
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Ecofascism reflects the manifestation of white supremacy and an "abhorrent ideology... that puts white Christians at the top of the hierarchy, that animalizes and otherizes everyone else," renowned author and activist says.
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Red Cross: 2 Million in Need of Humanitarian Aid Every Week Due to Climate Crisis
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Democracy Now! Sep 21
Betsy DeVos Threatens to Slash Funding to UNC & Duke for Middle East Studies Program
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