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  • The New Climate "Normal": Abrupt Sea Level Rise and Predictions of Civilization Collapse

    By Dahr Jamail, Truthout | Report

    Helicopters drop water on the Blue Creek wildfire as it burns near Walla Walla, Wash., July 22, 2015. Officials warn about the potential for even more catastrophe in the months ahead, as drought, heat and climate change leave the landscape ever thirstier. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times) Helicopters drop water on the Blue Creek wildfire as it burns near Walla Walla, Washington, July 22, 2015. Officials warn about the potential for even more catastrophe in the months ahead, as drought, heat and climate change leave the landscape ever thirstier. (Ruth Fremson/The New York Times)

    With up to 10 feet of sea level rise expected by 2050, and a report predicting the collapse of organized society within three decades, this month's climate dispatch provides a harrowing overview of the latest studies and indicators that show abrupt climate disruption is upon us.

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  • Uprooting Patriarchy and Establishing Racial, Economic and Social Justice in Chiapas, Mexico

    Uprooting Patriarchy and Establishing Racial, Economic and Social Justice in Chiapas, Mexico

    By Mark Karlin, Truthout | Interview

    Since their brief armed uprising in 1994, the Zapatistas have been known more for their peaceful mobilizations and mentorship of young social justice activists than for armed struggle. Hilary Klein, author of Compañeras, relays the stories of Zapatista compañeras - the women involved in the movement from its early years.

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  • Still Boxed Out: NYU Discriminates Against Students Who Have Faced Arrest

    Still Boxed Out: NYU Discriminates Against Students Who Have Faced Arrest

    By The Incarceration to Education Coalition, Truthout | Op-Ed

    It's time to abolish application questions that require an individual to disclose documented interaction with the criminal legal system when applying to college or university. Reformist approaches to this problem are tacit acceptances of the violence that this discriminatory practice inflicts on communities disproportionately targeted by the criminal legal system.

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