Our team in northern #Mali warns that families will run out of food unless access to the embattled region improves. Since military operations began in January, most vendors like this man have fled the area to protect their stocks from looting. Markets are almost completely shut down and food supplies are rapidly running out. Read more.
“This a photograph taken from the teenager (shirtless guy) named Austin Schafer’s Twitter account, of a kid being tied up and beaten by upper classmen at Columbia High School in Nampa, Idaho.
This is a recent photograph and one where the school’s authorities have not taken action yet. Remember this kid’s name and repost this picture.
The Neanderthal trash who are bullying him deserve to have this picture plastered all over the Internet for prospective college admission offices to see so their career pinnacle can be asking me which kind of soup I want at Olive Garden.
If you’ve been a victim of bullying or know someone who has, please repost.”
This is the whole purpose of life - learning to love in all circumstances.
Meet the 16-year-old boy who was shot up to 11 times in the back by U.S. border control agents.
In Africa, the Zulu have a word, ubunto, which is often translated to mean community, but I’ve heard a more accurate definition: “I am because we are; we are because I am.” In other words, happiness is not a solitary endeavor; it’s a joint enterprise, something that can only be created by the whole. I am happy because we are happy. Contentment arises from a sense of family, community, and connectedness.
“The future of our planet demands no less.”
The Sierra Club launched a ground-breaking call-to-action today. For the first time in their 120 years of existence. (This is the American Sierra Club, of course.) They will be joining 350.org in a campaign of civil disobedience and peaceful protest to fight against climate disruption and climate change.
This is a massive turning point in the discourse on climate change. We may look back on this and ask ourselves if we did enough. Will you stand with the Sierra Club?
And for the Canadians, whose own Sierra Club is equally non-violent and non-protest-based, will we stand with our American neighbours and demand decisive action to mitigate climate change and reduce our negative environmental impacts? Will we too stand up against our government and force them to return our environmental laws and protections to their former glory, and focus on clean, renewable energy solutions for our futures, rather than the wholesale exploitation of our oil resources? Will we demand that the gutting of Environment Canada be reversed, and the Environmental Lakes Area be maintained as a ground-breaking, internationally-recognized environmental research resource?
This is a turning point.
We are watching First Nations people launch hunger strikes against the ignorance and disregard of our federal government. Idle No More is a call to action like no other, and yet so many of us have stayed idle. What will it take to move us? What will it take to make us demand more of our governments?
“standing up for what is morally right is a profound act of patriotism”