Grassroots campaigns have proven instrumental in bringing about political, social or environmental change; you've got to start somewhere-might as well start here.
The Real Truth Behind Trophy Hunting
Trophy hunting is the practice where hunters go into the bush to kill wild animals for fun and to keep part of their bodies as trophies that glorify the hunt.
The Civil Rights Movement:
The Civil Rights Movement: A Dark Reminder of a flawed society
Reform of British democracy
Reforming British Democracy Reform to bring true democracy and may be, save center left politics. Definition-- institution-- an organisation or establishment founded for a specific purpose.
I: Identity: Unknown June 12, 2020 – The Okinawa Association of America posted a statement in response to the then-going George Floyd protests, declaring solidarity with marginalized communities. In order to make good on their word, the group began organizing yuntaku (talk-story) Zoom events called the "Afro-Okinawan Dialogues." I huffed at “solidarity” but loved the vision: Okinawans of Black or African descent coming together at an intersection of art, music, language, culture, and racial identity to amplify Afro-Okinawan presence in the world.
Waiting for baby boomers to die is not effective housing policy
A few years ago, my neighbour died. for many of the preceding decade, we’d done the standard Toronto thing: acknowledged one another politely, usually through an exchange of nods, and courteously asked for or provided help when needed. His death wasn’t unexpected — he was elderly, and his health had obviously been failing for a few time — but it had been sad. Sadder still was the very fact that, while his friends and family had obviously tried to worry for him, he had never removed of the house that shares a wall with ours. I try to not assume an excessive amount of about other people’s stories, but what I did know suggested that his last years would are easier if he’d been living during a home better suited to his needs.
4 Things We Can All Do to Fight Climate Change at the Individual Level
While many people are waiting for politicians to get their act together and develop a plan to fight climate change, I’m not quite so sure that we should be putting all of our environmental “eggs” in our federal government’s “basket.” That’s because when it comes to creating bold policies to solve major problems, the United States doesn’t exactly have the best track record:
The Tree Graveyard
Recently, my wife and I drove from Vancouver up into the Kootney area of British Columbia, Canada to visit our daughter. She lives in a small town in the Columbia Valley which is itself in the Kootenays, in the foothills of the incredible Rocky Mountains. The weather the previous few months had been wet and mild and as a result, the countryside was lush and green, the meadows carpeted with beautiful displays of wildflowers of every color and shade.
When did Race become political?
If the confederate flag is seen as “heritage” and not “hate”, then why is saying “Black Lives Matter” considered hate, not heritage by the same people? If all men are created equal, then why is it that a group of Black Lives Matter protesters can get pepper sprayed in D.C. for walking peacefully, while a group of White Nationalists can literally be escorted out of the Capitol
How Guaranteed Jobs Can Help America & Detroit Cut Poverty by 50% in Four Years at 12.5% Each Year!!!
In every major city across the country poverty is the mother of most the ills of mankind from drugs, robbery, murder, theft, scams, fraud, ponzi schemes, and even prostitution. Congresswoman Pressley, Tliab, Ocasio-Cortez, and Omar are the first politicians in American history to truly support legislation that will minimize poverty drastically. I’m sure freshmen congress members Jamaal Bowman and congresswoman Cori Bush of Black Lives Matter also support guaranteed jobs as well because they are on the same accord. Councilwoman Robin Rue Simmons of Evanstown, Illinois championed the idea of reparations and proposed it to Evanstown city council and it passed 8-1 only opposed by one council member that is oblivious to poverty. $400,000 dollars will be given to black families in Evanstown to build black wealth as a result of the courage of Evanstown City Council. Both Martin Luther King and Malcolm X knew that until black people and other people of color unite against poverty and organize a feasible plan that is actionable to combat poverty we will always be in subservient position under leadership that does not hold our best interest at heart.
Just What is Killing America’s Bald Eagles?
The bald eagle is an iconic bird synonymous with the USA. Since 1994 bald eagles living by mainly artificial lakes have been developing a brain disease that sees them losing control of their co-ordination and dying. The deaths have perplexed ecologists and other scientists for years. The disease was somewhat similar to ‘mad cow disease’ in humans and this led scientists to believe that the disease may be due to something in the food chain that finished with the bald eagle.
The City that started the end of slavery.
The city where I live has many claims to fame. Once home to the largest fishing fleet in Europe, Once the home of England's biggest whaling Fleet. The City that refused the entrance of King Charles I, widely regarded as the first act of the English Civil war. But its Proudest claim is to be the Home of William Wilberforce. The man credited with bring an end to the slave trade in Britain, and then on to the rest of the world, eventually.
Detained on Wall Street
All names have been changed for privacy protection. Any photographs that are not my own are credited in the caption. In October 2014, New York City saw the largest climate march in history, with an estimated 311,000 participants now known as “The People’s Climate March,” with smaller marches in major cities all over the world.