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In the Line of Fire

Source: 
KPFA, 94.1FM: Terra Verde
Date: 
Fri, 06/17/2016
Type: 
Audio
URL: 
https://kpfa.org/episode/terra-verde-june-17-2016/

As the pressure on natural resources grows across the world, grassroots environment rights defenders are increasingly under fire — on average two people are killed every week defending their land and environment.

Sharing Insights: Smith's Steinem Initiative Hosts Conversation for Women Organizers

Source: 
Grécourt Gate: Smith College News
Date: 
Fri, 06/17/2016
Type: 
Print
URL: 
http://www.smith.edu/news/gloria-wilma-school-2016/

In her daily life as a labor organizer, Caitlin DuBois ’13 says she is “constantly in motion.”

There is little time to pause and reflect on the work she is doing for the New England chapter of UNITEHere!, a union representing thousands of mostly female workers in industries ranging from food services to textiles.

That’s why DuBois is looking forward to attending the second annual Gloria & Wilma School for Organizers June 20-23 at Smith.

Resist Islamophobia post-Orlando, says LGBT activist

Source: 
CBC Radio
Date: 
Mon, 06/13/2016
Type: 
Audio
URL: 
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/schedule-for-monday-june-13-1.3632249/resist-islamophobia-post-orlando-says-lgbt-activist-1.3632359

Resist Islamophobia post-Orlando, says LGBT activist

49 people dead. Another 53 injured. The shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando early Sunday morning has been declared the worst mass shooting in U.S. history.

LGBT groups across North America are taking stock following the events in Florida. Among them, Cindy Wiesner — national coordinator of the North Miami-based group, Grassroots Global Justice.

In Mourning and Solidarity, Local LGBTQ Leaders Warn Against Islamophobia

Source: 
Alternet
Date: 
Sun, 06/12/2016
Type: 
Print
URL: 
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/shooting-tragedy-unfolds-local-lgbtq-leaders-warn-against-incitement-against-muslims

GRAYZONE PROJECT

In Mourning and Solidarity, Local LGBTQ Leaders Warn Against Islamophobia

Impacted communities warn against the unleashing of further violence through racist, anti-Muslim hate speech.

By Sarah Lazare /  AlterNet June 12, 2016

Nao Al Golpe! No to the Coup in Brazil!

“The coup is not only against the Dilma government, but against the majority of the Brazilian people. The coup may intensify the withdrawal of the historically won rights and start a conservative and fascist process against the poor, Black communities, Indigenous Peoples, the landless, LGBT community members, youth and women. So for that reason we are on the frontline against this process and at the same time, the struggle for land, for agrarian reform, and the structural reforms that will benefit the people.”

- Kelli Malfort, Movimento Trabalhaores Sem Terra (MST), Brazil

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