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Have you and your friends had the COVID talk?
(via the Cut)

The pandemic has changed the rules of hanging out.

Yesterday

I’ve seen a future without cars, and it’s amazing
(via the New York Times)

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

Yesterday

Is this the end of new pipelines?
(via the New York Times)

Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

Yesterday

The accelerating gyre
(via the Baffler)

The lack of a coherent response to the public health crisis is an inevitable outcome of the bipartisan commitment to neoliberal governance and the maintenance of U.S. empire.

Yesterday

NDP Leader called incident 'domestic terrorism'
(via CBC)

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said he believes last week's incident at Rideau Hall — in which a Canadian Armed Forces member allegedly breached the grounds while carrying several firearms — would have ended differently if the suspect had been a person of colour.

8 Jul 2020

‘She threw us under the bus’: Internal email shows RCMP commissioner faces backlash over racism comments
(via the Toronto Star)

In an internal email leaked to the Star, some RCMP members say they feel “betrayed” by Commissioner Brenda Lucki.

8 Jul 2020

Spreading rock dust on fields could remove vast amounts of CO2 from air
(via the Guardian)

It may be best near-term way to remove CO2, say scientists, but cutting fossil fuel use remains critical.

8 Jul 2020

Saint John wants racial discrimination made a punishable offence
(via CBC)

Motion urges federal government to amend the Criminal Code of Canada.

8 Jul 2020

Anti-racism requires so much more than 'checking your privilege'
(via the Guardian)

Self-reflection is welcome. But until we undo the structures that hold up anti-blackness across the world, injustice will persist

8 Jul 2020

How Tracy Sherrod came to lead America’s oldest Black publishing imprint
(via Slate)

'If all Black books were about racism, where would we be able to escape it.'

8 Jul 2020