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Your Favorite Link TV Pieces of 2017
The past year has been marked by many changes and upsets but 2017 also surfaced some of the most inspiring stories of resistance. While Link TV has kept you up to date with our block of international daily news broadcasts (keep an eye out for new ones coming in 2018), our numbers show you also enjoyed hearing from your favorite activists and grassroots leaders. Link TV has compiled some of your favorite videos and stories of the year. Follow the links below to enjoy our seven most popular pieces of 2017.
Your Favorite Restorative Justice Advocate
Ericka Huggins is the renowned political prisoner, human rights activist — and educator, poet, and professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Merritt College in Oakland. In this “Bioneers” speech, the believer of “the greatness of the human heart” discusses the role of spiritual practice in sustaining activism and promoting social change.
Your Favorite Historic Food Article
When European colonists failed to learn a proper recipe passed down by the ancient farmers of present-day Mexico, they inadvertently caused a deadly epidemic that killed many 19th-century sharecroppers in the South. Learn more in this article from our partner Southern Foodways Alliance.
Your Favorite Women’s Rights Fighter
Nadia Murad was 21 when the Islamic State invaded and destroyed her Yazidi community in Iraq, then took her and other girls as young as 8 years old as sex slaves. After being raped and beaten repeatedly by militants for a month, she managed to escape. Today, she has become a global advocate for victims of sex trafficking. Hear from her in this “Trust Docs” story.
Your Favorite Indigenous Environmental Leader
The executive director of the Indigenous Environmental Network, Tom Goldtooth, calls on everyone to turn to “indigenuity” to find sustainable solutions and stop privatizing nature.
Your Favorite Climate Change Mobilizer
Bill McKibben, the founder of the 350.org grassroots campaign, describes a hopeful yet urgent future requiring immediate action, in which a combination of global citizen engagement, scientific advances and political support could end our reliance on fossil fuels.
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Your Favorite Untold History
No matter what you learned in fourth grade, California Indians didn't vanish when the '49ers arrived.
Your Favorite Explainer of DAPL’s Impact
More than a year of protests were unable to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), but the pipeline still serves as a reminder that the fight for environmental sanity and the fight for Native people's human rights are inextricably intertwined. Explore our interactive maps to see the profound effects DAPL has on surrounding communities and beyond.
Access to clean water for drinking and household use remains a challenge in places as far apart as Mumbai, India and rural communities in West Virginia.
Students in a Jakarta neighborhood are trading plastic waste for Wi-Fi access so they can continue learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xiye Bastida is committed to helping create a future where climate activism is a space where people feel included and their actions matter.
Naelyn Pike, Chiricahua Apache, is fighting with paperwork and by speaking out to stop Resolution Copper, a foreign-owned mining company, from extracting copper ore from the Apache sacred site in Arizona.
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