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Discover What Indigenous Land You’re on With This App

You may have seen land acknowledgments on social media, where instead of geotagging a photo, posters identify the Indigenous people the land belongs to; or maybe you’ve heard a land acknowledgment presented at the beginning of a live concert or theater performance (remember those?). Land acknowledgments help us better…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Discover What Indigenous Land You’re on With This App

You may have seen land acknowledgments on social media, where instead of geotagging a photo, posters identify the Indigenous people the land belongs to; or maybe you’ve heard a land acknowledgment presented at the beginning of a live concert or theater performance (remember those?). Land acknowledgments help us better…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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How to Protest, With Activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers

What are our rights when it comes to protesting? How do we protest safely and effectively during this pandemic? We answer these questions and more this week with help from activists L.A. Kauffman and Charlene Carruthers. L.A. is a veteran grassroots organizer with over 35 years of experience in political activism and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Punisher’s Logo Can’t Be Turned Into a Symbol for Black Lives Matter or Real World Justice

For years now, American police officers and members of various branches of the American military have used Marvel Comics’ Punisher skull logo as a symbol to represent their own personal ideologies about what it means to be a person wielding a weapon. Those ideologies, interpreted through the lens of the logo, are…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Bassnectar pledges to donate $100,000 to various activist organizations

Bassnectar has always been a leader in activism within electronic music. As producers of a genre of music spearheaded and created by members of the black community, Bassnectar now joins the likes of Marshmello and Eric Prydz in donating to prominent activism groups amidst current nationwide protests following the unjust death of George Floyd at […]

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Host or Attend a Virtual Dinner to Discuss Race in America

Since Minneapolis police officers killed George Floyd on May 25, ongoing demonstrations have taken place in all 50 states. And while thousands of people have participated, many others—who would have otherwise joined the protests—have stayed at home because we’re also in the midst of a global pandemic. But that doesn’t…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Manage Climate Change Anxiety With These Cold-War Coping Techniques

For many viewers, watching Chernobyl crystallized parallels between widespread cultural panic around the nuclear threat and what we’re feeling now in the face of climate change. For veteran activists and therapists, the link has been clear for some time.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global

On Friday, students around the world woke up knowing that sometime between math, English, biology or some other rote class, they would stand up and walk out. From the tiny island of Vanuatu to Europe to the U.S., the climate strike movement is officially a global phenomenon. Up to a million students in 123 countries…Read […]

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The Climate Strike Movement Has Officially Gone Global

On Friday, students around the world woke up knowing that sometime between math, English, biology or some other rote class, they would stand up and walk out. From the tiny island of Vanuatu to Europe to the U.S., the climate strike movement is officially a global phenomenon. Up to a million students in 123 countries…Read […]

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Women’s Marches Canceled Amidst Anti-Semitic Controversies

The 2017 Women’s March drew at least five million attendees worldwide and was one of the most galvanizing moments of the Trump presidency. However, recent controversies over the anti-Semitism of the movement’s four major organizers – Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez, Bob Bland, and Linda Sarsour – …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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I’m Shannon Watts, Founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, and This Is How I Parent

Shannon Watts is the founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a grassroots movement working to reduce gun violence. Made of teams of everyday Americans in all 50 states, the organization has been called “the NRA’s worst nightmare.” Watts and her fellow activists are now wrapping up Wear Orange Weekend,…Read more… Continue […]

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This ‘March for Our Lives’ Browser Game Helps Spread Awareness for Saturday’s March

On Saturday, March 24, people will be gathering all over the country for the March for Our Lives. This browser game, Game for Our Lives, was built to help spread the word about the protest, and give you a nice distraction on Friday afternoon.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Activists Place Kids’ Shoes On Capitol Lawn In Chilling Display Of 7000 Senseless Deaths

As of presstime, there are 7,000 pairs of shoes placed on the lawn of the Capitol building. Each pair is symbolic of the estimated amount of kids killed by guns since the school shooting in Sandy Hook back in 2012. It’s a dizzying sight to see the mix of colors and styles, each seemingly embodying […]

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At a Climate Justice Fashion Show, the Kids Prove They’re Gonna Be All Right 

There’s not a ton of room for environmental optimism these days—optimism in general seems to have taken a leave of absence in the Trump age—but that wasn’t the case at the 6th annual Climate Justice Youth Summit (CJYS), hosted by UPROSE, a Latino community-based organization based in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The summit…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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