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One Of The Largest Environmental Protests Ever Is Led By Children

“We don’t feel like we have a choice: it’s been years of talking, countless negotiations, empty deals on climate change and fossil fuel companies being given free rides to drill beneath our soils and burn away our futures for their profit,” 16-year-old Greta Thunberg wrote in an editorial. “Politicians… have willingly handed over their responsibility for our future to profiteers whose search for quick cash threatens our very existence.”

Via: VOX

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They Helped Lead Kentucky’s Teacher Protests. Now They’re Running For Office.

“There is a war on public education in Kentucky, and it’s going to take educators rising up [to stop it],” said high school assistant principal Jacqueline Coleman. “And if our government won’t listen to us, invite us in and give us a seat at the table. We’ve just decided that we’re going to run and we’re going to become that government.”

Via: HuffPost

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How Taoist Philosophy Deals With The Concept Of Anxiety

One of the solutions for anxiety is the idea of mindfulness or being within the present moment. It’s been repeated so many times that the words often read as platitude and banality, but the concept cannot be overlooked because it is the missing key toward living a fulfilling life devoid of angst and anxiety.

Via: Big Think

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More Than 1,000 Nashville School Teachers To Be Absent With Protest Over Wages Expected Today

Teachers and protesters plan to bring attention to teacher salaries, school funding and pay shortages during a march that will start at 2:30 p.m. at the pedestrian bridge at Cumberland Park and end at Public Square Park. Participants then plan to fill Metro Council chambers for the Budget and Finance Committee hearing where the district’s budget will be presented at 4:30 p.m.

Via: The Tennessean

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‘You idiots’: Bill Nye’s Fiery Message To People Stalling On Climate Change

Gone was the Nye of the ’90s. This was the Science Guy of 2019, delivering a sermon aimed directly at the legions of Gen Xers and Millennials who he wants to put more pressure on head-in-the-sand politicians. “Grow up,” he chided. You’re not children anymore. I didn’t mind explaining photosynthesis to you when you were 12, but you’re adults now, and this is an actual crisis; got it?”

Via: Washington Post

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How Congress Can Help Fix The Federal Election Commission

The FEC’s dysfunction has made it more difficult for political candidates to follow the law and easier for those who are breaking it. It has allowed more than $1 billion in dark money to infiltrate U.S. elections. It has failed to prevent candidates from collaborating extensively with lightly-regulated super PACs. And the FEC has done nothing to respond to Russian meddling in the 2016 election, as documented in the Mueller report.

Via: Brennan Center For Justice

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Compassion Collaborative Brings Nashville Nonprofits Together In Unique Way In One Shared Space

Last week, Interfaith Dental, Prevent Child Abuse Tennessee and Make-a-Wish of Middle Tennessee celebrated the grand opening of the Compassion Collaborative, a new 30,000-square-foot building that serves as their new home. Inside, they have their separate office spaces, but they also come together as a collective to brainstorm, problem solve and learn from each other as they make life better for those in need.

Via: The Tennessean