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Trudell, American Indian activist, poet and actor, is dead at 69

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This June 14, 1971, file photo shows John Trudell, a 25-year-old member of the Alcatraz tribal council, talking to newsmen after a band of Indians occupied a remote former Nike site near Richmond, Calif. Trudell, a poet and actor who spoke for American Indian protesters during the 1969 Alcatraz Island occupation and later headed the American Indian Movement, has died at age 69. A trustee of Trudell's estate, Cree Miller, says he died of cancer on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2015, at his home in Santa Clara County in Northern Calif.

Activists shut down part of Chicago’s Magnificent Mile on Black Friday and planned to march in protest of the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald

Many activists have called what happened to McDonald a “modern-day lynching.”

A group has promised $5,000 to any studio audience member who shouts “Trump is racist” or “Deport racism”

SNL, Donald Trump

Obama: Civil rights activist Bond was ‘hero’ and friend

‘Bravest woman,’ free speech activist Sabeen Mahmud killed in Pakistan

She loved a good book, Jimi Hendrix and political discussions. Activist Sabeen Mahmud was gunned down in Pakistan.

Demonstration to take place in Copley Square

1. EPA Publishes 19th Annual U.S. Greenhouse Gas Inventory

2. Killing of environmental activists rises globally

3. Beijing says one third of its pollution comes from outside the city

4. Letter to Pope Francis calling for fossil fuel divestment

Environment and Pope Francis :  Saint Peter's square in the Vatican on rainy day

Multi-faith groups in Australia and North America urge the Pope to back a campaign to pull money out of the fossil fuel industry

• Pope Francis urged to back fossil fuel divestment campaign

5. The first climate justice summit: a pie in the face for the global north

An alternative summit held during Cop 6 brought the idea of climate justice onto the global stage. How pivotal was this moment for how the climate change movement progressed?
Huaorani Indian children play with scarlet macaws in Yasuni National Park

6. U.S. minorities exposed to more toxic air, U finds

Cutting nitrogen dioxide levels for people of color could prevent thousands of deaths, Minnesota researchers said.