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granosdegranada asked:

If you could create an educational program to teach young people all over the world about the work of activist heroes, who would you include? I ask for my own education and hopefully many others can benefit of this. Thanks in advance & keep up the great work.

thepeoplesrecord:

There are so many! Here’s a list of important revolutionaries, activist, writers, thinkers, historical figures, etc.:

Angela Davis, Assata Shakur, Yuri Kochiyama, Malcolm X, Leila Khaled, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos/Galeano, Laverne Cox, Kathleen Cleaver, Dennis Banks, Chief Theresa Spence, Audre Lorde, Rosa Luxemburg, Sylvia Rivera, James Baldwin, Claudette Colvin, Kshama Sawant, Rigoberta Menchu, Gloria Anzaldua, Birgitta Jonsdottir, bell hooks, Alice Walker, CeCe McDonald, Comandante Ramona, Chelsea Manning, Monica Jones, Michelle Alexander, the Mirabel sisters, Nelson Mandela, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Amina Sboui…. & so so many more! I’ll update the list as more people come to mind. 

+ thanks for the love <3 & everyone else should add their own suggestions!

catmartini:

 

Scientists liken Chinese smog to ‘nuclear winter’

Feb. 27 2014

Air pollution in parts of China is now so extreme it could lead to conditions similar to a “nuclear winter,” scientists say. The smog that covers the country has become so thick it is impeding photosynthesis, potentially disrupting China’s food supply.

China’s pollution problem is reaching crisis point, with acrid smog covering six southern provinces for the past week. Over the last few days a total of 19 cities have recorded levels of pollution drastically exceeding the World Health Organization’s (WHO) safety levels.

Beijing’s concentration of micro-particles small enough to enter into people’s lungs and trigger serious health issues reached 505 micrograms per cubic meter Tuesday. The WHO’s safe level is 25 micrograms per meter.

The toxic smog is having severe consequences, with aircraft being grounded across the country because of poor visibility, roads closing and a significant reduction in tourist numbers. An associate professor at China Agricultural University, He Dongxian, told the South China Morning Post that if these conditions continued, China will experience something akin to a “nuclear winter.”

Furthermore, she said an experiment in Beijing in recent months had shown a significant slowdown in photosynthesis (the process by which plants turn light into chemical energy). According to He Dongxian’s tests, chili and tomato seeds that usually take 20 days to sprout could take over two months to grow into seedlings.

"They will be lucky to live at all. Now almost every farm is caught in a smog panic," He Dongxian said, adding that the poor seedling quality would have a severe effect on agricultural output this year.

Beijing authorities have come under fire from environmental organizations this week for failing to activate a red alert – which requires schools to close to minimize the impact of the smog on the public.

"The officials are not proactive enough. They should listen to public opinion when setting the conditions [for the alerts],” said Greenpeace campaigner Huang Wei, adding that the authorities had not met the public’s expectations.

China’s smog problem has begun to affect its neighbors overseas. On Wednesday officials in Kumamoto prefecture in southwestern Japan issued a health warning to residents after a dramatic rise in air pollution levels. Authorities advised people to stay indoors and not to exercise outside.

Ministers from China, Japan and South Korea are set to meet in May to discuss ways to mitigate the rising levels of pollution in the region. China has been criticized by its neighbors for its excessive use of coal-burning power stations.

http://rt.com/news/chinese-smog-nuclear-winter-008/

Ethical Oil Campaign Uses Racist, Anti-First Nations hashtag

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maybeedmonton:

Thanks @maybeedmonton for adding the picture, I was updating from my phone 

I guess Ethical Oil forgot about their earlier campaign: 

Which was also pretty anti-Black/playing up some nasty ‘western world guiding light of civilization’ tropes    

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