Tens of thousands of people across the United States have erupted into protest for the last several days with no signs of letting down. Now, people from around the world – from London to Berlin to Paris to Copenhagen to Syria to Rio de Janeiro to Auckland – have joined them in solidarity.
Earlier this month, social media giant Twitter announced a new policy counteracting unchecked misinformation and harmful content on its platform. This week, it begun implementing its new policy on the highest stage possible – warning users against President Trump’s reckless and unsubstantiated claims.
155 businesses, representing five million employees and a combined market capitalization of over $2 trillion USD, are urging governments around the world to develop economic recovery policies responding to COVID-19 that also advance climate goals over the short- and long-terms.
This new data demonstrates significant progress in reducing both overall incarceration across the country and the disproportionate effects of our justice system on communities of color.
A new digital switchboard service, Text for Humankind, allows anyone in the world to send free messages of support to frontline healthcare workers and people in isolation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, the service has already facilitated over 80,000 messages across 85 countries.
The initiative, known as the Great Green Wall, aims to reclaim 247 million acres of land by the year 2030 and create hundreds of thousands of jobs, while warding off the spread of the Sahara and combating the climate crisis.
The Slovenian National Institute for Public Health has now reported only 35 cases and zero deaths in the last 14 days and believes the reproductive rate of the virus is now below one.
65% of the 28,000 people across 29 nations surveyed want a green economic recovery from COVID-19. This proportion of citizens is particularly high in India, China, and Mexico where where 80% favor such a plan.
When surveyed, people who received universal basic income instead of regular unemployment benefits reported better financial well-being, mental health and cognitive functioning, as well as higher levels of confidence in the future.
April 2020 was also the first month ever when renewables beat out coal altogether in the U.S.