Congratulations, you've almost made it through another week in these, *checks notes*, crazy times. I've been doing what I always do: Reading the entire internet so you don't have to.
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To put it mildly, there's a lot going on in the world these days. One of the developments that is getting less attention than it deserves are the protests in Iran. Somehow missed what it's all about? This is a good article to catch you up. If you'd like to follow the developments, sign up for RFE/RL's Farda Briefing.
The next time you hear or read about «an accident», take it as a challenge to think about the systemic reasons that made this «accident» possible in the first place.
When talking about the climate crisis, asking what each and every one of us can do is tricky. We don't want to be distracted from the systemic issues at the heart of the crisis (as BP wanted when they popularised the concept of the «carbon footprint»). Then again, individual actions matter and we can all do better. In a three-part series on their podcast, Leah Stokes and Katharine Wilkinson approach the question with just the right balance, with curiosity and intellectual rigour, to provide us with actionable advice.