Harm to the environment 2022

Congress offers $1 billion for climate aid, falling short of Biden’s pledge Lisa Friedman New York Times December 20, 2022
Activists called the funding to help developing countries cope with the impacts of climate change “hugely disappointing.” The pledge was to spend $11.4 billion annually by 2024 to ensure developing nations can transition to clean energy and adapt to a warming planet.

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Opposing oppression and injustice 2022

AOC casts House Dems’ sole vote against omnibus spending bill Bret Wilkins Common Dreams December 24, 2022
“The dramatic increase in DHS and ICE spending… cuts against the promises our party has made to immigrant communities across the country,” Ocasio-Cortez explained as the $1.7 trillion package passed the lower chamber Friday.

Organizers are rediscovering the power of song in movement building Paul Engler Truthout December 24, 2022
Organizers are learning how song culture strengthens the capacity to create social change.

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Harm through the government 2022

It was an attempted auto-coup: The Cline Center’s Coup d’État project categorizes the January 6, 2021 assault on the U.S. Capitol Cline Center for Advanced Social Research December 15, 2022
Using the Cline Center’s Coup d’État Project definitions, the storming of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’état: an organized, illegal attempt to intervene in the presidential transition by displacing the power of the Congress to certify the election. In terms of the type of coup attempt, the complex nature of this event leads it to be categorized as both an attempted auto-coup and as an attempted dissident coup, reflecting the distinctive activities of different actors involved in the event. 

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