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The Supreme Court’s legitimacy problem 

October 14, 2022 By Daniel Russell

The Supreme Court has a major legitimacy problem that threatens American democracy and the future of our country. Considering recent Supreme Court rulings on women’s rights and the environment, two issues at the core of ActionAid’s work around the world, the Court and its reputation is timely and on the…

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When will women’s rights in Iran be a wake up call?

October 14, 2022 By Saniya Patel

If there is one thing that I think the death of Mahsa Amini has proven and re-proven, it is that in Iran, women’s freedom has reached a whole new level of insignificance in the eyes of those in power. This, however, should highlight the increasing importance of protest and standing…

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It’s not a freaking handbag

October 11, 2022 By Brandon Wu

The Guardian has the latest exhibit of “Corporations don’t care if you die” in a story about Big Pharma objecting to a South African company replicating Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine: Moderna has filed several patents in South Africa and has refused to cooperate and share technology with the hub in Africa,…

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Climate as a “vulnerability multiplier”

October 3, 2022 By Brandon Wu

NPR’s Ari Shapiro has a good article out today about the links between climate change, migration, and the rise of far-right ethno-nationalist politics. (Whenever this comes up I will always re-share my colleague Teresa Anderson’s sketch of this vicious cycle from several years ago.) Particularly useful in this piece is…

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Hurricane Ian should be a wake-up call

September 30, 2022 By Tristan Quinn-Thibodeau

Last week, ActionAid joined climate justice activists around the world and in New York City at the United Nations to demand that the wealthy governments in the Global North fund rebuilding efforts from “loss & damage” experienced by poorer countries around the world due to climate disasters, which are increasing…

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Breaking down Kerry’s climate hypocrisy

September 20, 2022 By Kelly Stone

Yesterday Reuters had a story on Special Envoy on Climate John Kerry’s trip to Africa, with a headline that qualifies as clickbait in international climate policy circles: “U.S. climate envoy Kerry calls on African nations to help curb emissions.” This prompted some angry tweeting, including from our own Director of…