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  • Pesticides Are Killing Greece's Bees: Honey Industry Suffers Amid Broader Economic Turmoil

    By Maryam Henein, Truthout | Report

    Dr. Sofia Gounari and Maryam Henein (director of Vanishing of the Bees) inspect hives at Demokritos The National Centre for Scientific Research in Athens.Dr. Sofia Gounari and Maryam Henein (director of Vanishing of the Bees) inspect hives at Demokritos The National Centre for Scientific Research in Athens. (Photo: Jan Wellmann)

    Even as unemployed Greek youth turn in desperation to beekeeping, Greece's honey industry is suffering the effects of systemic pesticides. More than 1,000 studies confirm that pesticides disorient the bees, making it more difficult for them to navigate, forage for pollen and reproduce in the hives.

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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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