The impact of climate change is already very real for villagers on an island in northern Alaska. They’re being forced out of their homes because of rising sea levels. Alaska is home to rapidly retreating glaciers where the rate of melting is among the fastest on the planet. Sophie Raworth presents BBC News at Ten reporting by climate editor Justin Rowlatt in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city.
The US Congress has passed a landmark $1tn (£741bn) infrastructure spending package, delivering a major domestic win to President Joe Biden.
Negotiations over the sweeping public works bill – which passed the House of Representatives with 228-206 vote – created a bitter split among Democrats.
Meanwhile the House is moving forward with a more ambitious social spending bill favoured by liberal lawmakers.
The infrastructure package now heads to Mr Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Billed as a “once-in-a-generation” spending measure, the infrastructure legislation proposes $550bn in new federal expenditure, over the next eight years, to upgrade highways, roads and bridges, and to modernise city transit systems and passenger rail networks.
MSNBCNov 5, 2021
Three professors sued after the University of Florida blocked them from testifying against the state’s voter suppression bill citing a conflict of interest. Two of those professors, Sharon Austin and Michael McDonald, join Ali Velshi to discuss why they decided to file lawsuit even after the university backtracked and allowed them to testify.
FRANCE 24 EnglishNov 6, 2021
Tens of thousands of protesters braved rain and wind in Glasgow Saturday to take part in worldwide demonstrations against what campaigners say is a failure of crunch UN climate talks to act fast enough to tame global warming.
VOA NewsNov 6, 2021
Drone footage captured images of climate activists and demonstrators marching in central London, Saturday, November 6, in support of global action day for climate justice, a worldwide movement mobilized during the COP26 meeting.
Protesters gathered in front of the Bank of England and marched along the streets of London, dancing, playing drums and carrying banners.
Another flagship march set off in Glasgow, where thousands of protesters on Saturday marched through the city and demanded bolder, global action on climate change.
CGTN AmericaNov 6, 2021
Activists and members of the Black is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace, and Reparations held their 12th annual Black People’s March at Malcolm X Park in Washington, D.C. Vice-Chair for the organization Lisa Davis spoke with CGTN about what the organization stands for and why their goals are crucial at this time.
Operation Crossroads Africa volunteers describe their summer experience in one word in this 15 second clip. Video Filmed & Edited by Nayyar Photography. We are a nonprofit organization that sends volunteers to Africa for 7-weeks to work at a grassroots level with education, medical, construction, or agricultural projects. We are the precursor to the Peace Corps. We are recruiting volunteers and group leaders for summer 2016 for projects in Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe who are willing to make a difference in someone’s life and build international bridges and lifelong friendships. Reserve your space or learn more on our website: www.operationcrossroadsafrica.org Follow Us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/operationcrossroadsafrica Follow Us on Instagram: www.instagram.com/operationcrossroadsafrica Follow Us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crossroadafrica
This Black History Month, we will be honoring a cross-section of Union’s Black alums and faculty. Today, we honor the Rev. Dr. James Herman Robinson ’38, the founder of @operationcrossroadsafrica and a former vice president and advisor of the @peacecorps. He became a leader in New York’s Harlem community when he established the Church of the Master and the Morningside Community Center in 1938.
In 1958, he expanded his effort for community development to Africa through Operations Crossroads Africa. During the first year of the organization, he recruited 58 students from the United States and Canada to live and work in five African countries in the first OCA programs. In 1959, he became a member of the American Society on African Culture. In 1960, he expanded OCA and took 183 students and 20 leaders to 10 countries in West Africa. He established an in-service teacher training program in 1961 for several African nations and started two pilot programs in East Africa. In 1961, Robert Sargent Shriver, President John F. Kennedy, and Warren W. Wiggins appealed to Robinson to give “expert advice” on the establishment of the Peace Corps.
Ghana Alumni, Cheyenne speaks about how Operation Crossroads Africa immerses each group member into a new culture and experience. We are a nonprofit organization that sends volunteers to Africa for 7-weeks during the summer to work at a grassroots level with education, medical, construction, or agricultural projects. We are the precursor to the Peace Corps. We are recruiting volunteers and group leaders for projects in up to 10 African countries such as Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda and Zimbabwe. If you are willing to make a difference in someone’s life, build international bridges and lifelong friendships, then reserve your space or learn more on our website: http://www.operationcrossroadsafrica.org
This video features several Operation Crossroads Africa volunteers ranging from 1981-2014 speaking about their experiences, what they like about Crossroads, and what makes Crossroads different from other organizations.
To learn more about volunteering over the summer for 7 weeks on: http://www.operationcrossroadsafrica.org
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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