Good News Edition – Double Issue – Saturday, August 26th


As summer starts winding down, many of us have been scrambling to wring every bit of fun out of the season. Last minute vacations and hooky days have kept many of us from being as engaged as we usually are in the resistance (yours truly included), but that doesn’t mean we’ve checked out completely. Though I wasn’t able to post a Good News Edition last week, I never stopped hoarding headlines to share with you. So, without further ado, here’s a much-needed double dose of good news.

Enjoy!


In local good news:

  • This has ramifications across the country, but I’m putting it in our local section because this is very much the result of how Boston rocked the counter protest against white supremacists last weekend: White Supremacists Cancel Upcoming “America First” Rallies … I’ve heard they bailed on something close to 70 planned, real-world events, deciding instead to hunker back down in the dark recesses of the internet.
  • Right here in my own little town of Ipswich, some rebel middle schoolers coordinated a midnight raid on a local bridge to cover it in chalk messages of love, peace, and tolerance.
  • Massachusetts regulators released their plan to tackle greenhouse gas emissions  to comply with a court order to properly implement a 9 year old clean air law. The new rules require utilities produce 80 percent of their power from low-carbon sources by 2050, creates a cap-and-trade program for 21 fossil fuel power plants, lower emissions from vehicles operated by the state, decreasing transportation sector emissions and a reduction in methane leaks along natural gas distribution lines. *

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Planet Earth:

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There’s also some good news on the elections front.

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And here’s what’s happening on the social, civil, and economic equality and justice front: 

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And, here’s a whole list of things that happened after Charlottesville and 45’s botched response to those events:

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We’re also hearing some promising news on the Russia investigation front:

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And in miscellaneous (seriously, we don’t know where to put some of this stuff) as well as plain fun and slightly snarky good news:

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* Hat tip to What Went Right (WWR)
Hat tip to Jen Hofmann

 

Photo Credits:

“Mass State House Dome”: Photo Credit: twiga_swala Flickr via Compfight cc“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“Planet Earth”: From Morguefile
“I Voted”: standing8 Flickr via Compfight cc
“Blind Justice”: Government of Prince Edward Island Flickr via Compfight cc
“Russia Sickle”: AK Rockefeller Flickr via Compfight cc
“Snark Kitty”: Gratisography