Posts Tagged Environmental justice

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Berta Cáceres, Honduran Indigenous and Environmental Rights Activist, Assassinated

Berta Cáceres, an Indigenous Honduran woman who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her grassroots organizing against the Agua Zarca Dam in Rio Blanco, was assassinated in her home last night (March 3).

Berta Cáceres, an Indigenous Honduran woman who won the Goldman Environmental Prize for her grassroots organizing against the Agua Zarca Dam in Rio Blanco, was assassinated in her home last night (March 3).

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

Today is the anniversary of Yusor, Razan, and Deah’s murders in Chapel Hill last year: learn about #OurThreeWinners and their legacy from their closest friends and then read Mahroh on how we continue to ignore white violence against Muslim women.

Today is the anniversary of Yusor, Razan, and Deah’s murders in Chapel Hill last year: learn about #OurThreeWinners and their legacy from their closest friends and then read Mahroh on how we continue to ignore white ...

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Indigenous Guatemalan women face violent oppression over cement factory

Since 2007, 12 indigenous Kaqchikel communities in Guatemala have been fighting against the construction of an enormous cement factory they say will hurt the local environment, contaminate the water and destroy their flower industry. Like indigenous resistance groups around the world, they faced violent government repression and were placed under a “state of exception” last year which I wrote about here. Under the state of exception the Guatemalan constitution was suspended, and public protests, meetings, and gatherings were prohibited, all enforced by 2,000 police and military personnel.

Now a year later, the state of exception has been lifted, but the military presence remains in San Juan Sacatepequez and surrounding communities. Women are being sexually harassed in their communities, and intimidated on their way in and out of the town. When 1,000 women ...

Since 2007, 12 indigenous Kaqchikel communities in Guatemala have been fighting against the construction of an enormous cement factory they say will hurt the local environment, contaminate the water and destroy their flower industry. Like indigenous resistance groups ...

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Why “women’s work” is key to a just and sustainable future

When you think of green jobs, certain kinds of work probably come to mind: installing solar panels, insulating houses, maintaining rail lines, maybe building electric cars. They’re all jobs making the kinds of infrastructural and industrial change necessary to transition to a more sustainable economy, one where we take the train instead of driving alone and get our energy from the sun instead of dead lumps of dinosaur. 

When you think of green jobs, certain kinds of work probably come to mind: installing solar panels, insulating houses, maintaining rail lines, maybe building electric cars. They’re all jobs making the kinds of infrastructural and industrial change ...

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Feministing Reads: Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take real action to combat climate change that now global capitalism and a livable world are a collision course — one of them must radically change. Very quickly. 

The thesis of Naomi Klein’s new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate — backed up with a heap of devastating research — is very simple: We’ve dithered away so many decades failing to take ...

Support this environmental and reproductive justice conference!

A month later, I’m still seeing quotes from Laverne Cox’s keynote address at Creating Change 2014 (which I’m not at all bitter about missing out on. Really…I’m fine). She was a big name at a bigger conference. Thousands of LGBTQ leaders, organizers, and activists from across the country flocked to Texas to participate in the annual conference hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force.

But there is another conference that should also be on your radar.

“The Kinks, Locks and Twists Conference™ offers women of color and allies a unique space to explore the dynamic relationship between the health and well-being of our bodies, communities and the ecosystems in both a local and global ...

A month later, I’m still seeing quotes from Laverne Cox’s keynote address at Creating Change 2014 (which I’m not at all bitter about missing out on. Really…I’m fine). She was a big name ...

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