Can Lula slam the brakes on Brazil’s rampant deforestation? It will be harder this time

Itu, Sao Paulo State, Brazil CNN – The drive through Sao Paulo state in Brazil is decidedly unremarkable, blocks and blocks of high-rise buildings give way to commuter highways and eventually to gentle rolling hills. It is hardly the scene where one would expect to find the climate’s salvation. And yet as Luis Guedes Pinto … Read more

Mahsa Amini: Clashes break out as people mourn teen’s death

CNN – Clashes broke out throughout Iran Wednesday as thousands of people came to the burial site of Mahsa Amini in Saqqez, a city in the Kurdistan province, to mark 40 days since her death, semi-official Iranian state news agency ISNA said. Protests have swept through the Islamic Republic following the death of the 22-year-old … Read more

Singapore’s pre-execution photos seek to soften a policy activists say doesn’t work

Hong Kong CNN – Nazira Lajim Hertslet can’t help but gush over pictures of her brother Nazeri. “Doesn’t he look so tall and so handsome,” she said of a series of photos of the 64-year-old grandfather dressed in casual wear. He smiles in one photo, standing tall against a white floral curtain and even comes … Read more

From protester to fighter: Fleeing Iran’s brutal crackdown to take up arms over the border

Iraqi Kurdistan CNN – A teenage dissident trailed behind a group of smugglers in the borderlands of western Iran. For three days, Rezan trekked a rocky mountain range and walked through minefields along a winding path forged by seasoned smugglers to circumnavigate the country’s heavily armed Revolutionary Guards. It was a trip too dangerous for … Read more

How the filmmakers behind ‘Till’ depicted Black trauma without showing violence

CNN – Chinonye Chukwu didn’t want to make a movie about Black trauma. The director of the newly released film “Till,” which centers on Mamie Till-Mobley as she fights for justice after the killing of her son, said she wasn’t interested in depicting the moment that Emmett Till was brutally beaten to death in 1955 … Read more

How Iran’s protests transformed into a national uprising

CNN – Nearly a month after the start of nationwide protests, parts of Iran now bear the hallmarks of battle zones, with flares lighting up the skies, gunfire ringing out and bloody scenes recorded in video footage. “I am recording this video about the situation in Sanandaj,” said one demonstrator, his face covered with a … Read more

Fiona hits Atlantic Canada: Hundreds of thousands without power after storm rumbles north

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

Fiona batters Atlantic Canada: Officials assess full extent of damage

CNN – The storm named Fiona slammed into Canada’s eastern seaboard with hurricane-force winds and torrential rainfall Saturday, pulling buildings into the ocean, collapsing homes, toppling trees and knocking out power for hundreds of thousands of people. Fiona first wreaked havoc in the Caribbean as a hurricane before moving up the Atlantic and making landfall … Read more

‘Atlanta,’ ‘P-Valley’ and other shows giving Black South its due

CNN – For decades, the blueprint for a Black show has hit similar notes – a stable, middle class family based in New York or Los Angeles. Of course, sometimes the family consisted of a group of friends, as seen on “Girlfriends.” And other times, the city was in the Midwest, as seen on “Family … Read more