These fires have been deliberately set, in order force out the Indigenous peoples who have been successfully protesting and protecting their right to live in peace. They are the best stewards of this land and this is THEIR HOME. Don’t just call out the media, call out Brazil’s new far-right President, Jair Bolsanaro who has given the go ahead for acts like these. Call out the UN for not taking action against this. This is an international war crime. The Amazon rainforest is home to over 400 indigenous tribes and the lungs of our Earth.
As fires rage people and animals are losing their homes on a massive scale. THIS IS A #climateemergency🔥
This woman is crying for people to wake up and help, this cry cannot be ignored. 🌎Help Amazon frontline communities and hold this president accountable via the link in my bio👆🏼 📸 @guardian#actforamazonia#prayforamazonia#keepitintheground#climatecrisis#climatechangeisreal#climateactionnow#climateaction#fridaysforfuture
Happy 49th birthday my dear body.
You have been by far my greatest companion, my strongest ally, my never failing knight.
I’m grateful for the miracle of birthing another human being.
Most grateful for putting up with me all these years, no matter what I got you through.
You are the greatest instrument I’ll ever own.
May I not take you ever again for granted. May you always be on my side #hbd#steppinginto50
Ekrem İmamoğlu is the new major of Instanbul even after Turkey’s electoral board cancelled his victory in March. He has become President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s most high profile challenger in years and the unexpected new hope for Turkish democracy.
I learnt to love Turkey while working and living there for over 7 years. I worked in the Gecekondas (bidonville) of Ankara creating job opportunities for women witnessing first hand the misogynist politics crashing women’s rights. But getting to know Turkish people, I knew they would never surrender to dictatorship.
I’m more proud then ever of their #resilience#thereishope#turkey#instanbul#proud
I’ve worked for over 15 years in development aid with the @europeancommission
In 2013 I took a leap of faith, quit my job and became a social entrepreneur, founding @seemeorg
Today I remembered why I started it all.
And I feel more committed than ever to European Development Days slogan:
Building a world which leaves no one behind