Migrants are fleeing war and poverty across the Middle East and Africa, and now the mass migration itself has erupted into a full-blown humanitarian crisis. While a temporary expansion of European aid and search-and-rescue missions appears to have led to a decline in the migrant death rate, it's unclear whether these efforts will continue.
After centuries of oppression, a few indigenous voices of dissent in Chiapas, Mexico, rose up to become a force of thousands - the Zapatistas. Hilary Klein's Compañeras relays the stories of the Zapatista women who have strengthened their communities and built a movement with global influence.
Corporate pledges by Walmart, Bank of America, Apple and others to reduce their carbon emissions leave a lot to be desired. In fact, including the energy use of corporations' overseas operations, signatories of the American Business Act on Climate Change pledge are not promising much.