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Climate youth declare: 'We are unstoppable! another world is possible!'

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

MADRID -- This year's United Nations climate summit, dubbed "COP 25" for the 25th annual "conference of the parties" to the climate negotiations, heated up Wednesday as grassroots activists, youth and indigenous leaders protested en masse outside the main plenary hall. As the "Democracy Now!" news hour broadcast live from the convention center, ...Read more

2019's Right Livelihood laureates shine a bright light In dark days

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

STOCKHOLM -- Over 1,000 people packed into the historic Cirkus Arena in downtown Stockholm Wednesday night. It wasn't for the building's original purpose, an actual circus, or for a rock concert, which is one of the contemporary uses of the building. What drew this remarkable cross section of Swedish society, as well as people from around the ...Read more

Say her name: Ending the epidemic of transphobic violence

From the Left / Amy Goodman /

Transgender Day of Remembrance falls annually on Nov. 20. Gwendolyn Ann Smith launched the commemoration in 1999, to remember Rita Hester, murdered a year earlier, and Chanelle Pickett, murdered three years before that. "No one I spoke with then knew who Chanelle Pickett was," Smith reflected a dozen years later. "It seemed clear to me then that...Read more


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