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People you can trust

My monthly round up of positive news and strategies for social change, the August 2016 issue. Subscribe here.

There are some people who you just know can trust. Who have organised and stood up for justice before, who are doing it now, and will most likely keep doing it in the future. Here a a few of them that did great stuff in August:

The people of Barcelona, the amazing story of one of the most progressive cities in Europe:
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/barcelona-en-comu-ada-colau-podemos-catalonia-housing/

The teachers in Oaxaca, Mexico, fighting for higher wages and against corruption:
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/08/mexico-teacher-union-strikes-oaxaca/

Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine, still standing up against capitalism (the TPP agreement which no-one knows what it is about but it’s an international secret trade agreement, so it’s probably not about basic income and better bike lanes)
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/01/musicians-election-2016-tpp-tom-morello-talib-kweli

The Greek anarchists, still standing up for refugees and against police repression:
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/refugee-solidarity-activists-released-greek-jail-160801140605585.html

Indigenous American activists (with some backup from Leonardo DiCaprio) are taking on a oil pipeline in North Dakota:
http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/la-na-sej-north-dakota-pipeline-20160827-story.html

Also, there is now an app for you if you’re a refugee caught in the German bureaucracy:
http://www.radiospaetkauf.com/2016/08/refugees-build-bureaucrazy-app-to-solve-german-paperwork-problems/

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