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572 2020-07-10 What does it mean to ‘abolish the police’? (And five more reads for your weekend)
Every Friday, our team handpicks the best reads for your weekend. This week: read an undocumented poet’s moving account of a visit to his homeland, delve into what it means to abolish the police, and explore why racism should not be considered a mental illness.
Shaun Lavelle 2
568 2020-07-10 What is it like when people like you aren’t listened to? This author knows all about it
The latest book by US author Rebecca Solnit is about growing up with the idea that people like you have no right to exist, about not being heard, about living in constant fear of violence. The topic is painfully relevant today.
Lynn Berger 5
576 2020-07-09 How 50 years of racial progress fuelled a global movement against racism
Protests against racial injustice are nothing new, but they’re different this time around. The Black Lives Matter movement is a response to worsening racism, but it’s also the result of black people’s increasing power, influence and progress.
Nesrine Malik 19
569 2020-07-08 We can’t afford to fix the planet – and 11 other misconceptions about climate change
It’s not too late, too difficult, too expensive or naive to try to stop climate breakdown. But it helps to get the facts straight.
Jelmer Mommers 36
573 2020-07-07 What people with disabilities want us to know about touch
Touch is the primary medium through which we interact with the world. And yet, society almost completely ignores the complex relationship that persons with disabilities – 15% of the world’s population – have with touch. The stories of three people living with locomotor disabilities reveal what we are missing (hint: a lot).
Tanmoy Goswami 15
570 2020-07-06 Knowing our ‘mad’ ancestors: why it’s time to look again at mental illness in history
It’s important to know the stories of people who have suffered mental illness but historical representation can be tricky. We should look to the stories not to find the ways they were exceptional, but the ways in which they were mundane.
Anne Thériault 20
567 2020-07-03 We’re not in control. That’s okay.
Tips for surviving when things feel like they’ve been ‘a lot’ for too long.
OluTimehin Adegbeye 3
566 2020-07-03 No justice, no profits: the fight for racial equality isn’t just in the streets. It’s in the boardroom too
Some big brands have been quick to voice support for Black Lives Matter, but that’s no longer enough. In multiple industries, pioneers are seeking change from the inside out.
Zoe Smith 1
565 2020-07-02 The story of us: reimagining the climate narrative
In an earlier piece, I argued that the climate emergency is
Eric Holthaus 4
562 2020-07-01 Why our summers are now scorching hot (and six more drastic consequences of climate change)
If we want effective climate action, we need to keep reminding ourselves that delay is not an option. This is what’s happening to our planet – and the consequences.
Jelmer Mommers 13
564 2020-06-30 Our best journalism from June
Didn’t have the time to read all our journalism? Here you’ll find our must reads of the past month.
Rob Wijnberg 2
554 2020-06-30 Brexit happened by a thousand cuts. The challenge now is to build back trust
A decisive round of Brexit talks begins this week. Don’t be fooled – there isn’t much to look forward to when it’s completed. After political deadlock and infighting, Brexit has fractured the trust between a people and their government.
Nesrine Malik 2
561 2020-06-30 Renewables are cheap and competitive. Now, let’s make them just and humane too
The technological chapter of climate transformation can be whatever we choose to make it.  If we allow it to be a bulldozing, profit-driven enterprise, the energy transition will fall apart – ratcheting impacts of climate change.
Ketan Joshi 16
556 2020-06-29 Greta Thunberg’s revolutionary humanity shows us how to solve the climate crisis
In normal times, I would never have met Greta Thunberg. But these are not normal times as the climate crisis makes radical change inevitable. The good news is that Thunberg’s revolutionary humanity shows that we already have the solutions – we just need to listen.
Eric Holthaus 6
557 2020-06-29 I’m a middle-aged white man. Instagram taught me why #statuesmustfall
After 30 years of committed journalism, my understanding of racism is still naive. Pop star Selena Gomez helped me to cross this Rubicon.
Patrick Chalmers 13
555 2020-06-26 Why grandparents are the ultimate essential workers
Since March, many societies have been split into distinct groups: vulnerable older people,  essential workers, and the rest of us who must take precautions to keep others safe. It’s time we realised that our elders play a vital role in raising children – and they actually make us stronger.
Lynn Berger 19
550 2020-06-25 The Future Earth
A book about the possibility of a better world.
Eric Holthaus 2
551 2020-06-25 This new sci-fi series makes you realise that human touch is priceless – by putting a price tag on it
In the new sci-fi television series Upload, humans can buy eternal life thanks to artificial intelligence and virtual reality. But life’s real prize isn’t immortality: it’s the sensation of touch.
Tanmoy Goswami 2
547 2020-06-24 What racism really is (hint: it’s not your attitude or belief)
Our obsession with racist attitudes can obscure the fact that racism is a system, devised to justify slavery, with a hierarchy that still defines the value of our lives today – that’s why you can be racist without being a racist.
OluTimehin Adegbeye 170
544 2020-06-23 New corona apps: fake it till you make it
It’s Morgan here. Welcome to the Track(ed) Together newsletter – your weekly update on how the coronavirus is changing societies’ relationship with technology.
Morgan Meaker 2
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