The climate crisis is fueling inequality around the world and in particular racial injustice. For generations, inequality has exacerbated the impacts of the climate emergency for racial communities, and here is why: Colonialism “The excessive exploitation of natural resources would not have been possible without slavery, which allowed Western countries to accumulate significant wealth … This grabbing of wealth continued with colonisation, in Africa, South America, and Asia. “The struggle for the environment and for peace requires racial, environmental, and climate justice, and a fundamental change in our relationship with others and with nature. Environmental destruction cannot be fought without fighting racism and the violence associated with it: they are two sides of the same coin.” — Greenpeace France Colonisation involved the removal of people from their land, the destruction of this land and exploiting the local communities through unpaid labour. But colonialism isn’t just something steeped in history, its systems of oppression are very much alive and well today. We see this with extractive industries, such as fossil fuels that are still causing destruction around the worl
Source: Why climate justice is impossible without racial justice – Greenpeace International
New York’s new Excelsior Pass is part of a growing but disjointed effort to provide vaccine ‘passports’ or certifications useful for safe gatherings.
Source: COVID vaccine passports: New York first with vaccination proof system
“If you have to love, love today. If you have to smile, smile today. If you have to cry, cry today. Because the important thing is to live today. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow may not come.” “Se tiver que amar, ame hoje. Se tiver que sorrir, sorria hoje. Se tiver que chorar, chore hoje. Pois o importante é viver hoje. O ontem já foi e o amanhã talvez não venha.” 💖André Luiz imagens do WordPress
Source: Hoje…por André Luiz 💖 – Mágica Mistura✨
Cornell University plans to require COVID-19 vaccines for students returning on campus this fall, according to a statement from the university released on Friday.
Across the country, eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines has been moving towards including everyone ages 16 and older—including in New York state beginning April 6th—as supplies increase and more vaccination sites have opened since the vaccine campaign began in mid-December.
Source: Cornell University To Require COVID-19 Vaccine For On-Campus Students – Gothamist
Ten of Myanmar’s major rebel groups threw their support behind the country’s anti-coup movement Saturday, fanning fears that a broader conflict could erupt in a country long plagued by fighting between the military and the ethnic armies.