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Remains of 215 children found buried at former B.C. residential school, First Nation says

“There may be reasons why they wouldn’t record the deaths properly and that they weren’t treated with dignity and respect because that was the whole purpose of the residential school … to take total control of Indian children, to remove their culture, identity and connection to their family,”

#NativeAmericans #canada #genocide

Four-day working week would slash UK carbon footprint, report says

The study found that moving to a four-day week by 2025 would shrink the UK’s emissions by 127m tonnes, a reduction of more than 20% and equivalent to taking the country’s entire private car fleet off the road.

#climatechange #Work #unitedkingdom

New Report: Number of Blacks and Latinos Killed in Police Custody More Than Double Other Counts

Police in hi-visibility jackets policing crowd control

“UnidosUS believes that effective policies to address law enforcement abuse rest on accurate statistics,” said Murguía. “The efforts of groups like the Raza Database Project are evidence that we need a comprehensive, transparent federal database of those who die in police custody that includes not only cause of death but also race and ethnicity data included in otherwise necessary and effective legislation such as the George Floyd Policing Act.”

#BlackLivesMatter #PoliceMurder #thisisamerica

Nature Can Save Humanity From Climate Doom—but Not On Its Own

Earlier this month, scientists put a number on how much of a reduction in global heating these solutions might buy us. Writing in the journal Nature, they used a previous calculation of how much carbon such campaigns could sequester and married that with global warming scenarios from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Basically, they tallied how much of a temperature change could be staved off by keeping this amount of carbon out of the atmosphere.

#climatechange #Nature #GlobalSouth

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