LA County Sheriff Leverages Poor Micromobility Infrastructure To Deprive Minority Cyclists Of Their Human Rights

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:40:38 +0000

There are plenty of really good reasons to improve micromobility infrastructure. While EVs are better than gas or diesel-powered vehicles, an e-bike, electric scooter, or human-powered vehicle is even better. Not only does micromobility emit less pollution and greenhouse gases, but it also contributes far less to pollution, space issues, and loss of life in […]

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Energy Transition Must Not Make Same Human Rights Mistakes As Fossil Fuels

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2021 16:44:23 +0000

T&E and Amnesty team up to campaign for improvements in EU battery legislation to ensure ethical sourcing of minerals for EV batteries

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Afghanistan: The Real Costs of Oil Should Teach Us To Do Better With Clean Technologies

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 14:59:39 +0000

A recent piece by our editor Zachary Shahan (which I completely agree with) got me to thinking. A dangerous pastime, I know. In his piece, he shows how the US addiction to oil led to many very poor decisions. When 9/11 happened, it wasn’t hatred of freedom that led to the attacks. Decades of piss-poor […]

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B.C. human rights commissioner launches public inquiry into rise in hate during COVID-19

Credit to Author: Lisa Cordasco| Date: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 00:01:57 +0000

B.C.’s human rights commissioner has launched the commission’s first-ever public inquiry to examine the rise in hate-motivated incidents in the province. Commissioner Kasari Govender said COVID-19 has led to an increase in both violent and online attacks against marginalized groups, including the Asian, Indigenous, Black, Muslim, Jewish, and queer and trans communities. “Since the start […]

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Grace Eiko Thomson: The success of Japanese immigrants was viewed with alarm by some

Credit to Author: Hardip Johal| Date: Wed, 18 Aug 2021 01:00:07 +0000

Opinion: New memoir looks back on the Powell Street of the early 20th century, shedding light on how the lives of its Japanese residents were shaped by racist attitudes, the First World War, and the eventual, long-overdue right to vote

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Lawyer Steven Donziger Found Guilty By System Set Against Him

Credit to Author: Nexus Media| Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2021 03:15:39 +0000

Environmental lawyer Steven Donziger was found guilty of criminal contempt by U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska Monday for refusing a judge’s order to hand over evidence. In 2011, Donziger won a $9.5 billion lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador on behalf of Indigenous residents and farmers for pollution damage Texaco, an oil company Chevron bought […]

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Human Rights Abuses In Aluminum Supply Chain Need To Be Stopped

Credit to Author: Jo Borrás| Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2021 17:10:34 +0000

In a recently published, 63-page report, Human Rights Watch describes the automotive supply chains that connect car manufacturers to aluminum mines, refineries, and smelters around the world. The report also documents a number of human rights impacts related to aluminum production and processing, from the destruction of ancestral farmland and damage to community water sources […]

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