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What Can You Do to Support Climate Recovery?
Here’s a Three-Part Strategy:
Learn how women are disproportionately affected by climate change.
“A changing climate affects everyone, but it’s the world’s poorest and those in vulnerable situations, especially women and girls, who bear the brunt of environmental, economic and social shocks,” says UN Women. To learn more, take the UN Women Climate Quiz.
"Often, women and girls are the last to eat or be rescued; face greater health and safety risks as water and sanitation systems become compromised; and take on increased domestic and care work as resources disappear,” according to UN Women.
Join us for the global Women’s March, Saturday, January 19, noon, Jardines de Murillo, Seville.
Last January, Seville joined millions around the world marching for gender equality. “The #WomensWave is coming,” say the US organizers, “and we’re sweeping the world forward with us.” Here in Seville, we’re gathering in the Jardines de Murillo at noon on January 19.
American Resistance Sevilla led the Women’s March in Seville on January 20, 2018, and is leading the 2019 Women's March.
Join us at Merchant Pub to make posters for the Women’s March, Tuesday, January 8, 8:30 PM.
Ready for an evening of fellowship, cerveza, and poster-making? We’re gathering at 8 PM at Merchant Pub (calle Calle Canalejas, 12). Bring your own supplies or use ours.
Mark your calendar! We’ll be sending out reminders for these events and for the Climate Talk on January 10 (8 PM in Centro Norteamericano, calle Harinas, 11).
Wait, weren't we just here? (photo by Susan Walsh, AP)
STOP, LOOK, LISTEN! by Kathy Sherretts
Shut it down!
Do you even remember that we did this once this year already? Back in January...? This Vox article details every previous government shutdown, dating back to the first one under Gerald Ford. As Politico explains, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 was a response to President Nixon’s fighting with Congress over budget deficits and inflation. The new Act led to more conflict among legislators, and created more input by interest groups.
Here’s a list of what’s shut and what’s not, from the Washington Post.
Merry shutdown, everyone!
The New Yorker: The Year in Trump Freakouts by Susan B. Glasser
Inevitably, some significant developments get overlooked in the daily crush of the Trump news cycle.
The Guardian: Great Pacific garbage patch $20m cleanup fails to collect plastic by Hannah Summers
The plastic barrier with a tapered three-meter-deep ‘skirt’ is intended to act like a coastline, trapping pieces of plastic swirling in the patch, while allowing marine life to safely swim beneath it. However, engineers are working to adjust the device to hold onto the collected debris.
San Antonio Express News: Bulldozers to soon plow through National Butterfly Center for Trump’s border wall by Silvia Foster-Frau
Surveying has begun for the project, although funding has yet to be approved. The border wall will bypass the Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge but cut through the butterfly center, the La Lomita Chapel, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, and possibly dozens of family cemeteries.
Reuters: Separated by travel ban, Iranian families reunite at border library by Yeganeh Torbati
At the Haskell Free Library and Opera House, on the US-Canada border, families affected by the Trump administration’s travel ban can meet without risking being detained or prevented from returning to the US.
Ready to do more?
Read the Indivisible Guide 2.0, a new strategy for a new congress.
Check out the weekly action plan from Progressive Action, Global Exchange (PAGE) which mobilizes progressive Americans living overseas.
Sign up for the Americans of Conscience Checklist, a weekly action list that also provides encouragement and good news.
Learn more at ClimateRecovery.org, a new group organized by members of American Resistance Sevilla and other community activists. Have questions or want to volunteer? Contact ClimateRecoverySevilla@gmail.com.
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