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  • Seeing red in unfair green deals

    Despite a severe drought and the hottest summer on record, voters in Australia just reinforced a chilly lesson for global campaigners on climate change. The lesson: Cuts in carbon use must be balanced by economic justice. 

    Mon, 20 May 2019 15:09:28 -0400
  • From women’s rights activist to Supreme Court chief: meet Meaza Ashenafi

    Two decades ago, when a young lawyer named Meaza Ashenafi began defending women who had been sexually harassed, she quickly stumbled into a problem. Not only was sexual harassment not accepted as a crime in Ethiopia.

    Mon, 20 May 2019 13:57:30 -0400
  • Europe’s sanctuary movement: Why churches enter immigration debate

    On the outskirts of one of Germany’s wealthiest cities, inside a tangle of Brutalist-era high-rises, several 20-something housemates sit around a coffee table filled with their favorite snacks, telling war stories. One year ago there were 374 active church asylum cases across Germany, sheltering 543 people.

    Mon, 20 May 2019 12:09:00 -0400
  • Readers write: New Monitor design

    I just received the newly formatted April 22 & 29 Weekly Print Edition. The articles were clearly separate but came together as a whole message. And more: I could clearly isolate each article as I read it, which made my reading experience very efficient. I have been a subscriber since 1972 and have found each iteration of the Monitor to be an advance.

    Sat, 18 May 2019 06:00:01 -0400
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