High-tech surveillance amplifies police bias and overreach

Police forces across the country now have access to surveillance technologies that were recently available only to national intelligence services. The digitization of bias and abuse of power followed.

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson, Professor of Law, American University • conversation
June 12, 2020 ~9 min

Clayborn Carson: Leaders turn protest into change

Historian and civil rights scholar Clayborn Carson breaks down why leaderless protest can be a strength and a weakness in the context of our current moment.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
June 5, 2020 ~7 min

How to protest during a pandemic and still keep everyone safe from coronavirus: 6 questions answered

It's nearly impossible to avoid close contact when protesting, and easy to forget the risks. An infectious disease expert answers key questions about how to avoid spreading the coronavirus to family.

Thomas A. Russo, Professor and Chief, Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York • conversation
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Police brutality isn’t about ‘a few bad apples’

A new paper explains how police brutality isn't just a problem of a few individuals. It's much more about how police interact with whole neighborhoods.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
June 3, 2020 ~5 min

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

Frederique Mazerolle-McGill • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~7 min

Climate change: Study pours cold water on oil company net zero claims

Doubt is cast on claims fossil fuel companies are curbing their CO2 in line with net zero targets.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
May 12, 2020 ~4 min

Environmental activism goes digital in lockdown – but could it change the movement for good?

During the pandemic, climate activists are thinking globally and acting digitally.

William Finnegan, PhD Candidate in Climate Education and Activism, University of Oxford • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Will the pandemic shore up inequality or bring change?

Historian Walter Scheidel identifies pandemics as one of "the four horsemen" of major economic leveling. Will COVID-19 level inequality or shore it up?

Stanford • futurity
May 1, 2020 ~8 min

Coronavirus forces postponement of COP26 meeting in Glasgow

A key climate conference due in November is delayed over disruption caused by the coronavirus.

By Matt McGrath • bbcnews
April 1, 2020 ~4 min

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