The only non-fossil way we have, as things stand, of meeting our energy needs realistically is with nuclear. That doesn't mean we stop developing renewables—quite the opposite: nuclear just gives us a little more breathing space in which to do that.
In 2010, I was working at a church as the senior pastor’s assistant. My boss was invited to participate in an immersion trip to Mexico to learn about immigration, but wasn’t available to attend. After reading the fine print, the words All expenses paid trip to Mexico jumped out, and I eagerly offered to go. It sounded like a vacation! I pictured myself on the beach having a grand old time. I went into it lightly, but the things I learned at the border and the people I met turned my world upside down. I began to imagine ways to put families back together again, right where they belong.
Anthony Cardenales was only seventeen when he went to prison. Seventeen years later, when he went home to the Bronx, he quickly found a job at a recycling company in Westchester. A few years later, he had become its manager. How did Anthony defy the more common fate of returning to prison within three-to-five years after release? The answer is simple: he went to college in prison.
In high school, I never imagined finding online spaces boldly embracing the terms “Queer” and “West Virginia”. Despite growing up with two gay aunts and other close queer influences, the things I was told and the things I told myself about who I was and where I came from wrongly left me believing there weren’t any people like me in West Virginia. I believed this until I began discovering the digital queer community.
Trás-Os-Montes is a place with infinite beauty, ancient culture and a lot of character. Known for their generosity and good food, Transmontanos have been forgotten for too long. That was the starting point for us at INDIEROR, a non-profit organization from Chaves, Portugal. We work with the community to develop cultural alternatives in a very isolated and deserted region of the country, in order to give visibility to our town and region.