The Guardian view on the threat of Bolsonaro: tropical disaster is man-made

Brazil’s far-right populist president has encouraged the wanton destruction of the world’s greatest forest. He has been humbled but not stoppedAs Donald Trump’s America retreats from global leadership, coalitions of like-minded nations are attempting to limit the damage. One such grouping at this weekend’s ... (continua)

Amazon Fires Heat Up Political Crisis in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug  2019 (IPS) – August is the month of major political crises in Brazil, but no one suspected that an environmental issue would be the trigger for the storms threatening the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, just eight months into his term.Protests against the fires sweeping Brazil’... (continua)

The El Paso Shooting and the Virality of Evil

Shortly after 10 a.m. on Saturday, an unsigned document was posted to 8chan, a site that calls itself “the darkest reaches of the Internet.” Its author appeared to be a twenty-one-year-old white man from near Dallas, Texas, who had just driven about nine hours to the border city of El Paso. According... (continua)

The new social movement on climate change

Over the last nine months, calls to address climate change have become a powerful new social movement.Driving the news: Climate change has traditionally not spawned intense, organized and continued protest. That’s been gradually changing, and since November with the rise of the Green New Dea... (continua)

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