Many African dictators are facing new wave of dissent enabled through social media. The information monopoly has been challenged; ordinary citizens can now organize and confront their autocratic regimes from below. As they become more interconnected and bypass severe information control, citizens across these repressive countries have become emboldened in the face of armed repression.
Walls and borders are this country's most consistent climate-change ‘adaptation.’
I treated wounded GIs from Vietnam. I saw carnage that seldom makes its way into harrowing war stories like “They Shall Not Grow Old."
The soil stewards of generations past recognized that healthy soil is not only imperative for our food security—it is also foundational for our cultural and emotional well-being.
Around the world, millions of women are employed by the 2.4 trillion-dollar apparel industry. Many face daily sexual and verbal harassment on the job.
For those fleeing Honduras, violence and harassment didn’t end after leaving. “Roxana [Hernández] traveled over 2,000 miles through Mexican territory on foot, by train, and by bus, because her last aspiration and hope was to save her own life,” read a statement from a group that organized the caravan. “She fled the violence, hate, stigma and vulnerability that she suffered as a trans woman in her country, Honduras, and also in Mexico.”