Leveling the Playing Field
Oil extraction in the Yasuní-ITT section of Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest has wrought social and environmental destruction since its rapid expansion in the 2010s. Since indigenous spokespersons have been outspoken about their strong stance against all extractive activities, by codifying indigenous land rights definitively in the Amazon and affirming indigenous autonomy, this policy will ensure that indigenous communities and their jungle environments are protected.
Dismantling the Barriers of White Supremacy Obstructing Ecological Sustainability Initiatives in Communities of Color
Institutional racism upheld by strong capitalist markets have embedded inequity into the fabric of American society for centuries, disenfranchising entire communities of color; economically disadvantaged communities are therefore largely excluded from mechanisms that would contribute to creating healthier local communities and a more sustainable world.
I understand why there are people who don’t like the idea of subsidized housing. As someone living in subsidized housing, though, I want those people to understand that this isn’t what we want either. We want to be able to have our homes and pay for our own lives. That’s just not a viable option for us at the current moment.