Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
The POC Climate Crisis
This week in honor of Earth Day, we’re taking a break from our daily COVID coverage, and sharing an episode we recorded pre-pandemic. Maria and Julio talk with climate activists Julian Brave NoiseCat and Jennifer Allen about their experiences organizing for environmental justice for Indigenous and POC communities.
ITT Staff Picks:
- Julian writes about the environmental movement and its racist history for Vice.
- More than 160 environmental defenders were killed in 2018, The Intercept reports.
- The New York Times delivers a “crash course on climate change” looking back at the 50 years since the first Earth Day.
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