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Bwoglines: Smells Like Sailing Spirit Edition

Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean it’s time to become complacent, Bwogthinks…

Happening in the World: After nearly three weeks at sea crossing the Atlantic, climate activist Greta Thunberg arrived in Lisbon for the COP25 climate change conference in Madrid. The activist had already headed to Chile when the conference was moved to Spain, yet refused to fly back due to high levels of carbon emissions, opting for boats and trains instead. Around 25,000 people from 200 countries are expected to attend the COP25 conference, the last gathering of the COP group before the year the Paris agreement comes into effect. (CNN)

Happening in the US: Four former workers at Google who were fired during Thanksgiving week are planning to file federal charges for quashing worker activism, while Google maintains they were engaged in violations of data security policies. Three of the activists identify as LGBT, and some of their activism included pushing the company on issues such as equal benefits for same-sex partnerships. (The Guardian)

Happening in New York: New York state lawmakers are considering prohibiting medical practitioners from performing virginity examinations, following the backlash surrounding rapper T.I.’s recent disclosure that he takes his daughter to receive testing annually. (NYT)

Happening on Campus: Still Googling “What is a poke bowl”? Head to Faculty House at 7:10 p.m. to hear from Dr. Hi’ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart and Professor Aaron A. Fox about the limited ways that Pacific Islanders’ cultures are valued within the frameworks of American imperialism.

greta in action via Team Malizia

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