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Cultivating Climate Justice: Brazilian Workers Leading the Charge Toward Zero Waste

Brazilian recycling workers are leading a six-continent movement toward zero waste, a new kind of economy that puts a premium on environmental justice, good for people and the planet. Read the story here. The story is part 1 of a four-article “Other Worlds Are Possible” series on “Cultivating Climate Justice” which tells the stories of community groups on the frontlines of the pollution, waste and climate crises, working together for systems change. United across six continents, these grassroots groups are defending community rights to clean air, clean water, zero waste, environmental justice, and good jobs. They are all members of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, a network of over 800 organizations from 90+ countries.

According to the organization WIEGO, Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing, “Little research exists about gender relations and divisions among waste pickers. A collaborative project involving waste pickers in Latin America seeks to shed light on the multiple levels of discrimination that women waste pickers face and their needs.

“In 2012, the Latin American Waste Pickers’ Network (Red Lacre), the National Movement of Waste Pickers in Brazil (MNCR), and Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) agreed on the importance of opening up a dialogue about gender in the context of waste picking or informal recycling. An existing relationship with the Center for Study and Research on Women (NEPEM) of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) allowed these groups to start a pilot project in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Later INSEA, an NGO, joined the project.”

Maureen Taylor on Emergency Managers at Netroots Nation in Detroit

Maureen Taylor on Emergency Managers at Netroots Nation in Detroit

 

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Maureen Taylor, State Chair of MWRO, speaks at Netroots Nation panel on ‘Fighting for Democracy After Emergency Manager Takeovers in Michigan.’ She discusses the national narrative going on to depict Detroit residents in a way that makes it easier to blame them for poverty, and makes it easier to agree that they should not have water and other essentials for life.

 

For additional information, you can check out some of the links below.

 

Occupy Radio: Emergency Managing the Corporate Takeover of Michigan

Michigan’s Emergency Manger law was given sweeping powers over local governments in early 2011, and those powers were voted out by popular referendum in 2012. Now, in 2014, Michigan’s Emergency Manager law is stronger than ever.

Rivera Sun and Getch talk with Claire McClinton of Flint, and Sylvia Orduno, of Detroit, Michigan. We discuss human rights violations and democratic breakdowns this week on Occupy Radio.

Maureen Taylor discusses the water shut-offs on Democracy Now http://www.democracynow.org/2014/6/24/water_is_a_human_right_detroit

Michigan Welfare Rights Organization

https://twitter.com/mwro

http://michiganwro.blogspot.com/

By Claire McClinton

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/06/the-death-of-rust-belt.html

http://peoplestribune.org/pt-news/2014/03/democracy-flint-citizens-ready-live-without/

Claire in the Washington Times

http://www.washingtontimes.com/multimedia/image/ap_a77f5086623a770d500f6a706700d729jpg/

Clearing the FOG Radio: What the EFM is Going on in Michigan? http://occupythemedia.podomatic.com/entry/2014-06-30T21_43_54-07_00

Michigan’s Emergency Manager Law: What it is and Why You Should Care

http://ivn.us/2013/04/23/michigans-emergency-manager-law-what-it-is-and-why-you-should-care/

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Author/Actress Rivera Sun sings the anthem of our times and rallies us to meet adversity with gusto. In addition to The Dandelion Insurrection, she is the author of nine plays, a book of poetry, and her debut novel, Steam Drills, Treadmills, and Shooting Stars, which celebrates everyday heroes who meet the challenges of climate change with compassion, spirit, and strength.        www.risingsundancetheater.com/wpblog/         http://www.riverasun.com
David Geitgey Sierralupe prefers you call him Getch. As Dr. Seuss once noted, there are way too many Daves. When not plotting to Occupy the Media through an activist, internet media hub, Getch remodels homes in Eugene, Oregon.

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