Residents of the Minneapolis neighborhood of East Phillips and members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) started an occupation in the early morning hours of February 21 to resist the city’s plan to demolish a Superfund site, which sits atop decades of arsenic contamination. Niko Georgiades reports for Unicorn Riot.
After 50 derailed train cars in the U.S. Midwestern state of Ohio caused an explosive fire that led to the release of toxic fumes into the air, workers argue corporate cost-cutting was the culprit. Peoples Dispatch reports.
The global climate meeting called COP27 (the 27th Conference of Parties) will be held November 6-18 in the remote Egyptian desert resort of Sharm el Sheikh. Given the repressive nature of the Egyptian government, this gathering will likely be different from others, where there have been large, raucous protests led by civil society groups. U.S.-based activist Medea Benjamin spoke with Egyptian journalist Sharif Abdel Kouddous.