Today in Squirrel News, one of Brazil’s top newspapers takes action to save the country’s democracy, embassies in Moscow have raised the rainbow flag to protest for LGBT rights, and a will ass becomes a symbol for the reconnection of the important Gobi-Steppe Ecosystem.
Top Brazil newspaper launches pro-democracy campaign
In concern for Brazil’s future, Folha de São Paulo has launched a pro-democracy campaign urging people to wear yellow. In addition, the newspaper has renewed it’s masthead and offers free online classes on the impact of the country’s dictatorial past.
Embassies in Moscow raise rainbow flag
In order to protest against discrimination and violence against LGBTI, western embassies in Moscow have raised the rainbow flag on pride day. For usual citizens, this would have been prohibited by law.
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The Netherlands ends mink farming
The dutch parliament has voted to shut down its 128 mink fur farms years in advance, as coronavirus infections lead to mass cullings.
Princeton to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from school over racist history
University president cites ‘thorough, deliberative’ process to reach decision amid nationwide movement
Ecuador government forced to protect Indigenous Waorani
A provincial court ruled that the government of Ecuador must provide the Waorani with more COVID-19 tests, food and other necessities.
Smart loans against extreme hail
In central Kenya, hail the size of boulders can destroy a harvest in minutes. Greenhouses are of little help. But there are other useful ideas and approaches.
Telehealth saves lives. But it should become even better
Remote help for patients can be a game-changer, but in order to make it work well, it requires a good plan.
How the Dutch are reshaping their future
To shape its future, Amsterdam relies on the doughnut model. Instead of growth or simple functionality, its idea is to meet the needs of all concerned.
Dancing for better educational opportunities
The Nigerian “Dreamcatchers Dance Academy” uses dance, music, and drama to provide educational opportunities for disadvantaged kids.
This wild ass makes history
An Asiatic khulan made history as it crossed into the eastern steppe in Mongolia for the first time in nearly seven decades. An expert calls it “a starting point for reconnecting the Gobi-Steppe Ecosystem” and revitalizing its spectacular wildlife migrations.