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In today’s edition of Squirrel News, we’re talking about a violence intervention team in the US preventing retaliation and PTSD directly after hospitalisation, Mexico’s supreme court’s unanimous decision to no longer prosecute abortion procedures, and a library where people can “rent” humans of all backgrounds to ask questions and hear their stories.
Mental health support provided to gunshot victims prevents retaliation in US
Staffers at Hartford Communities That Care not only treat the victims, but also their families in order to break the cycle of violence. They strive to be continuously funded by Medicaid in the future.
Mexico’s supreme court decriminalises abortion
In a landmark ruling, Mexico’s ten highest judges unanimously ruled that penalising abortion is unconstitutional – whilst neighbouring Texas has tightened its laws.
Worker-owned organic waste cooperative succeeds in Boston
CERO’s employees share the profits and democratically decide on management issues whilst employing low-income people from the local community.
England to democratise nature in grassroots rewilding scheme
WildEast encourages East Anglia’s population to pledge 250,000 acres for rewilding in order to replenish the areas rich biodiversity.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
Wallabies make Indigenous design a permanent feature of jerseys
Australia’s Rugby team will now wear jerseys incorporating First Nation symbols underscoring the unity of the countries communities.
Rock dust could help capture carbon emissions whilst fertilising farmland
Basalt pulverised into dust could replace harmful fertilisers whilst increasing crop yields and capturing between 34 and 68 percent of carbon emissions.
Yale Environment 360
Humanitarian aid focuses on early prevention in bottom-up pilot schemes
Pakistan and Senegal are involving local communities and NGOs in the decision-making process when allocating funds to insure as well as prepare for extreme weather predictions.
Climate Home News
Students are awarded university degrees whilst being imprisoned in Italy
The two incarcerated graduates wrote their autobiographical theses on the necessary resources to survive before and after being convicted.
Football clubs combat antisemitic sentiments amongst supporters
The first league teams of Dortmund and Rotterdam are teaming up with educators and liaison officers to prevent antisemitic tendencies in and out of the stadium.
Human library helps people challenge prejudices
People can “rent” volunteers from various backgrounds for a frank thirty-minute conversation, in order to challenge beliefs and preconceptions – either in person or soon via an app.