Jackie Robinson addresses civil rights supporters protesting outside the 1964 GOP National Convention.
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Years before Colin Kaepernick was born, Robinson wrote, ‘I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a Black man in a white world.’
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The Russian embassy in Vilnius now sits on Ukrainian Heroes’ Street (Ukrainos Didvyrių g.), a direct response to the war.
Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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These women have helped people in their communities and far beyond.
Brittany Higgins and Grace Tame at the National Press Club last month.
Australia’s political economy was built on the primacy of (white) male labor, male power and male control, writes Julianne Schultz. Women have changed this culture - but still risk abuse when speaking out.
You ask a question, call for a particular action and express solidarity with the person who represents you in parliament.
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Over the past half a century, Australian women’s art has gone from the margins to the mainstream. A new book mapping this story is a flawed, colourful kaleidoscope.
It’s hard to play cricket in sweltering conditions or amid bushfire smoke. Is it time for Cricket Australia to cut ties with fossil fuel sponsors?
Young people in Indonesia participate in the 2019 Jakarta Climate Strike.
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Young Muslim activists in Indonesia turn to faith to undertake the sacred task of protecting the natural world. This echoes the growing popularity of ‘green Islam’ as an important global youth agenda.
(Alice) Maud Arncliffe Sennett, English actress and suffragette, arrested four times for her activism.
A scrapbook is a blank canvas upon which any activist can paint their story.
Bell hooks’ books provide a window into her hugely influential theories.
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bell hooks, the Black feminist writer and intellectual, died on Dec. 15 aged 69. Scholar and activist Karsonya Wise Whitehead provides a personal reflection on what bell hooks meant to her life.
Sister Megan Rice answers questions from members of a church group at a home in Maryville, Tennessee, in 2013.
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A Catholic historian writes about nuns who protested against nuclear weapons. Even when convicted of sabotage, they used prison time to serve fellow inmates and push for justice.
Reducing household energy use can contribute to slowing climate change.
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How and where people spend their money and use energy can influence corporate behavior.
Actions today affect the world these young people will live in.
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To learn to be more proactive, start by viewing yourself as someone who cares about the environment and the future.
Young people across the world have been at the forefront of recent climate activism.
Supporting youth involvement in climate policymaking helps keep sustainability at the top of governments’ priorities.
A CCTV camera sculpture in Toronto draws attention to the increasing surveillance in everyday life. Our guests discuss ways to resist this creeping culture.
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Mass data collection and surveillance have become ubiquitous. For marginalized communities, the stakes of having their privacy violated are high.
A photo of art work by Banksy in London comments on the power imbalance of surveillance technology. Guests on this episode discuss how AI and Facial recognition have been flagged by civil rights leaders due to its inherent racial bias.
Once analysts gain access to our private data, they can use that information to influence and alter our behaviour and choices. If you’re marginalized in some way, the consequences are worse.
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The home secretary’s proposals are a step away from democracy.
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Nottingham Black Archive is recovering the stories of those who made important contributions to the national story of Black British history. The UK needs more like it.
Usher, shown speaking in 2019 at an event hosted by the nonprofit he started, and two other celebrities shot five episodes of the canceled series.
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The producers are recasting the show as a documentary. The original version would have done more harm than good for the causes being showcased, two scholars argue.
Sufferers collected evidence of their persistent symptoms, and advocated for themselves and for further research. Even the term ‘long COVID’ stems from this activism.