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Effects of Climate Change Increasing in Intensity

This June, 1400 temperatures were broken as major heat waves soared across the world.  For this year’s Hajj, over 1,000 people have died from the heat. Of those who died, over 600 were Egyptian, 60 were Jordanan, and 25 were Tunisian. Temperatures at the Grand Mosque in Mecca reached 125 degrees Fahrenheit. Saudi Arabia has estimated that around 2,000 pilgrims …


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Juneteenth: A Holiday of Remembrance

Juneteenth is a federal holiday, starting in 2021 when President Biden signed the holiday into federal law. Juneteenth celebrates the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were freed, two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed. Juneteenth represents freedom, celebration, and also the racist history and present of the US. Juneteenth further shakes the normalized history that people hold …


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Red Line Protest in DC 

On June 8, around 70,000 protesters took to DC’s streets to form a red line around the White House to protest the Israeli invasion of Rafah. Biden had previously declared that the invasion of Rafah was a red line – that if Israel forces invaded Rafah, he would not support Israel with military aid.  In early June, Israel strikes hit …