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Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet
Bernie Sanders’s Green New Deal is nothing short of remarkable. It faces the climate challenge more honestly and comprehensively than any other proposal yet. It calls for government action on a heroic scale—committing the United States to do its fair share to cut global greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030, in line with the findings of the landmark scientific…

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‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump
EDITOR’S NOTE:&nbspThis story originally appeared in The Guardian. It is republished here as part of The Nation's partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story. From weakening vehicle emissions to blocking warnings about how coastal parks could flood or the impact on the Arctic, the Trump administration…

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The Problem With Latinidad
Every September 15, a flurry of independence days across Central America—in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras—kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of Latin culture that lasts through mid-October. For Latin Americans and their descendants, the month is a time to celebrate shared cultures and customs across nationalities.

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Trump’s Asylum Crackdown Intensifies the Fight for Refugee Rights
For the past decade, Morgan Weibel has had to ask people she’s just met to tell her the worst things that have ever happened to them. The stories she’s heard involve some of the more brutal acts we, as human beings, commit against one another: She’s spoken to children who have been forced into sexual slavery; women who have survived…

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Northern Ireland’s Schools Still Aren’t Integrated
Northern Ireland has always been a place apart, radically different from the rest of the United Kingdom. Recent developments have only made this divide starker.1 For the past two years, the province has had no functioning government, with the power-sharing Northern Ireland Executive collapsing after alleged corruption in a government energy scheme.

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Kashmir Has Become a Zone of Permanent, Limitless War
Srinagar, Kashmir—I arrived in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir on August 1, and the next day, the government ordered tourists, non-resident students, and Hindu pilgrims to leave immediately. The ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) then deployed 40,000 security forces on top of the 400,000 military, paramilitary, and militarized police forces already stationed in this mountainous region…

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Clampdown on Housing Rights Activists in Bolsonaro’s Brazil
It’s 6:30 am on Monday, June 24. three plainclothes police officers from the São Paulo criminal investigations department walk up to the apartment of Janice Ferreira da Silva. She is a leader of São Paulo’s Homeless Movement of the Center (MSTC), the host of the weekly Free Lula news bulletin, and a well-known singer and cultural activist in the city.

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The Broken Promise of Colombia’s Peace Deal
Deep in the undergrowth, 200 yards from the edge of the Colombian jungle, a web of black nylon hides an oven of mud and stone. A rusted chimney pipe pokes its nose horizontally out of the canopy, the better to disperse smoke into the brush, undetectable by helicopters patrolling above the treetops.

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‘We Call That Love’: Marc Lambert Lamba Defended Cameroon’s LGBT Community
Marc Lambert Lamba was a leading LGBT rights activist in Cameroon. (Robin Hammond) He emerged as the group’s de facto leader almost immediately after they were taken into custody. It was May 2005, and Marc Lambert Lamba and 10 other men had been arrested in a Sunday evening raid on the Victoire, a gay-friendly bar in Yaounde, the capital of…