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A Photographer Went Into The Dark To Show You The People Who Work There Every Day

Think about the 1860s. Think of what we've developed since then: women's suffrage, vaccination, Nutella, space travel, etc. And yet, for as far as we've come, we still haven't developed a way to be, species-wide, decent to each other.You will see the statistic that there are 27 million enslaved people worldwide. You will think there must be some mistake. These photos are the real deal. No mistakes here.Around three minutes in, she drops some stats that made my stomach drop. Stick around to the 13-minute mark, though, because there's actually hope here. There's something you can do. Watch, share, and think about how you can light one of those candles.

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This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. You can read it here.

A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review of the project.

DAPL, as the Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) pipeline is widely known, transports crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to a terminal in Illinois. The pipeline has gained international notoriety in recent years due to protests—particularly on and around the Standing Rock Indian Reservation—by environmentalists and Native Americans who live along the route.

The Monday decision by D.C.-based District Judge James E. Boasberg comes after four years of litigation brought by the Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and others against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for allowing ETP to construct and operate the pipeline beneath Lake Oahe, a dammed portion of the Missouri River near the reservation.

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