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Freedom funds and reclaiming land

Some Good News – July 15, 2020



Sex-trafficking survivor Chrystul Kizer, 19, was released from jail on a $400,000 bond after two years in Kenosha County Jail in Wisconsin. Kizer was charged for the 2018 murder of a 34-year-old man who prosecutors say sexually abused Kizer. The money came from an increase in donations to the Crystul Kizer Defense Committee, Chicago Community Bond Fund, the Milwaukee Freedom Fund, and Survived and Punished.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/23/chrystul-kizer-sex-trafficking-victim-accused-murder-out-jail/3245764001/





Barcelona’s Liceu opera reopens for a concert with a full house of 2,292 plants as the audience. UceLi Quartet serenaded the plants, which will be donated to health care professionals in Barcelona.

Source: https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-updates/2020/06/22/881943143/barcelona-opera-reopens-with-an-audience-of-plants


Elephants in Thailand, who have been endangered by crowds, are now re-claiming Khao Yai National Park during the coronavirus lockdown.

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/world/asia/thailand-elephants-coronavirus.html


A district court has ruled that the Dakota Access Pipeline must be shut down by August 5. This is a major win for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and environmental groups who have fought against the pipeline going through Native American territory for years.

Source: https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/06/business/dakota-access-pipeline-shutdown/index.html




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