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Anything for the Gworls

Mutual aid organizations nationwide are providing an essential frontline response to the twin crises of COVID-19 and police brutality. Prime among them is For the Gworls, a platform connecting and raising money for the Black trans community. 

Grist

How the fossil fuel industry drives climate change and police brutality

[...] oil and gas companies are funding police foundations around the country, from New Orleans to Detroit

6,000 acres of Minneapolis parks have their own police force

[...] any conversation about defunding or abolishing the police in Minneapolis would be incomplete without a discussion of the Minneapolis parks system, which maintains its very own force of police officers to patrol more than 6,000 acres of park land within the city — one of whom was present at Floyd’s killing.

Why are farmworkers joining the strike for Black lives? Shared roots.

“But the movement in which we now take part stretches beyond city streets to the fields, orchards, and vineyards that feed this country.”

Can tear gas mess with your period?

Several people who were exposed to the tear gas during the recent protests in response to police brutality have come forward online to say they experienced painful disruptions to their menstrual cycle. 

These scientists are using machine learning to listen to nature (literally)

Scientists are applying machine learning to identify human influence on the environment by literally listening to the environment — that is, by monitoring forest “soundscapes.”

Arctic forecast: Sunny with a higher chance of carbon emissions

Thawing permafrost might result in more carbon emissions than previously thought. The culprit? Sunshine.

Two new climate lawsuits give Big Oil the tobacco treatment

It’s unclear whether these lawsuits will actually achieve their intended goal. But one thing is obvious: cities and states aren’t giving up pinning the blame for climate fallout on major oil companies just yet.

Bitch Media

Still Doubt Online Harassment Is Real? Read SheRatesDogs

Accounts like hers, which serve as a kind of collective testimony, are a critical tool of resistance for women online. The presence of a watchdog, in its own small way, is flipping the script.

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