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224 Environmental Groups Endorse the Movement for Black Lives – But It Can’t End There

The environmental movement has had a reckoning coming its way for decades when it comes to its racist history. While it’s been inching toward it in recent years, the events of the past two weeks have thrown the floodgates wide open. Read More >>

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Lego Asks Stores to Stop Advertising Police, White House Sets

In recognition of everything that’s going on right now, Lego's actions for #BlackOutTuesday involved not just a $4 million donation to organisations devoted to racial equality, but a request for sellers to not advertise any sets involving police or the White House. Read More >>

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Photos: Police Use Force to Quell Protests Across the US as Trump Threatens Martial Law

Protests against systemic racism and brutality by police departments around the US ignited by the May 25 Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd are being met with tear gas, rubber bullets, riot shields, and worse as President Donald Trump threatens to impose martial law. Read More >>

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Blackout Tuesday Is Backfiring

A seemingly well-intentioned gesture of posting black boxes for Blackout Tuesday has backfired spectacularly, unintentionally – or perhaps even purposefully, depending on who’s doing the posting – drowning out information related to the Black Lives Matter movement and its associated hashtags. Read More >>

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Media Companies Need to Do More Than Just Tweet for Black Lives

Over the last week, Americans have protested systemic racism and police brutality against Black people following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. This past weekend, cops responded with more brutality, and media companies decided it was the right time to chime in, tweeting out messages of solidarity with the Black community. It’s a start, but when asked what they were doing to help during this time, most of the companies Gizmodo reached out to seemed to stop at the tweets. Read More >>

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Twitter Hides Official White House Tweet Calling for Killings of Protesters, Too

The White House taunted Twitter on Friday by reposting Donald Trump’s tweet calling for the outright extrajudicial slaughter of Americans protesting police brutality in Minneapolis, which the social media site on Friday hid behind a label for “glorifying violence.” Twitter has now responded by doing exactly the same thing to the White House account. Read More >>

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Twitter Says Trump’s Tweet Encouraging Military to Shoot Protesters Violates Terms of Service

President Donald Trump sent out a tweet overnight encouraging violence against protesters in Minneapolis who are demanding justice for the killing of George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man whose life was taken by a white police officer, as captured on video by a bystander. Twitter has placed a warning on Trump’s tweet, acknowledging that it violates the social media company’s terms of service. But Twitter is keeping the tweet up, even with the violation. Read More >>

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Why Won’t Steam Approve These Games Supporting Hong Kong Protestors?

Last year Valve proclaimed that it would allow virtually any game on its Steam service, so long as the game wasn’t illegal or “straight up trolling” – but activist-minded developers who have made games about the Hong Kong protests have realised that, perhaps, there are other ways to get barred from the gaming platform. Read More >>

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The Police Can’t Stop London’s Fearless Climate Protestors

Londoners better get ready, because Extinction Rebellion is back in business, baby. The High Court of Justice ruled today that a ban the Metropolitan Police Service implemented in London last month was illegal. That means the climate activist group can sue them for trying to restrict their right to protest nonviolently. Read More >>

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Extinction Rebellion Cops up to the Idiocy of Last Week’s Tube Protest

Leading figures of climate activist group, Extinction Rebellion, have admitted that yes, climbing all over a train and fucking up people's days was a mistake. Read More >>

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‘Grace and Frankie’ Cast Get Arrested for the Planet

Jane Fonda is not playing when it comes to climate change. The “Grace and Frankie” star (and my new hero) was arrested Friday outside the U.S. Capitol as part of her promised weekly protests called Fire Drill Fridays inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future climate strikes. Read More >>

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In Unprecedented Move, Met Police Ban Extinction Rebellion Climate Protests Throughout London

Protests by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion has continued to roil cities around the world, including London. And after shutting down parts of Central London, police banned the group from conducting protests anywhere in the city on Monday evening. The move comes after eight days of protests centred on Trafalgar Square resulted in more than 1,300 arrests across the city. Read More >>

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Extinction Rebellion Delays Flights in London and Snarls Traffic in New York

Solving climate change requires drastic action, and the activist group Extinction Rebellion is here for it. Read More >>

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19 Climate Change Activists Arrested for Drone Protest Against Heathrow Airport Expansion

Police have now arrested at least 19 environmental activists who threatened to fly drones and disrupt air travel at Heathrow Airport in protest of the planned construction of a third runway at the UK’s main air hub, the Guardian reported on Saturday. Read More >>

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Trump Balloon Returns to Flight for Summer State Visit

The Trump balloon that captivated, then ultimately slightly disappointed the nation last year by being a bit smaller than billed, is returning. The creators of the original flying protest piece are vowing to bring back the nappy/diaper-wearing Trump avatar to the skies in time for Mr Effing Orangina's state visit to the UK this summer. Read More >>