About Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy is a Staff Writer at Global Citizen. He studied creative writing at Southern Connecticut State University and now writes about environmental issues and global events.

Stories

  1. Article: Why Cannabis Policy Could Be a 'Gateway' Issue to Broader Civic Engagement

    Why Cannabis Policy Could Be a 'Gateway' Issue to Broader Civic Engagement

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 28, 2020

    Cannabis ballot measures get out the vote and show people their vote can make a difference. Read more

  2. Feature: This Movement of 'Wide Awake' Artists Wants to Rescue American Democracy With Art

    This Movement of 'Wide Awake' Artists Wants to Rescue American Democracy With Art

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Olivia Kestin|Oct. 23, 2020

    “Culture is the strongest force we have in our society.” Read more

  3. Article: The Amazon's Indigenous Communities Need Urgent Relief to Overcome COVID-19
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    The Amazon's Indigenous Communities Need Urgent Relief to Overcome COVID-19

    By Joe McCarthy  and  Erica Sanchez|Oct. 22, 2020

    The virus has devastated communities in the region. Read more

  4. Article: This High School Student Has Been Saving Butterflies Since He Was 5

    This High School Student Has Been Saving Butterflies Since He Was 5

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 22, 2020

    "Once they disappear, everything else is soon to follow." Read more

  5. Article: World Food Programme Asks Billionaires for a 'Few Billion' to Save Millions of Lives From Famine

    World Food Programme Asks Billionaires for a 'Few Billion' to Save Millions of Lives From Famine

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 19, 2020

    If billionaires donated just 0.34% of their pandemic earnings, they could cover the WFP's request. Read more

  6. Article: Fires on Mount Kilimanjaro Signal an Ecosystem in Decline

    Fires on Mount Kilimanjaro Signal an Ecosystem in Decline

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 16, 2020

    "This episode shows that we need to take robust measures to better care for our resources." Read more

  7. Article: Commercial Fishermen Are Raiding and Destroying Indigenous Fishing Compounds in Canada

    Commercial Fishermen Are Raiding and Destroying Indigenous Fishing Compounds in Canada

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 16, 2020

    "It's come to the point where it's a matter of, 'Do our lives matter?'" Read more

  8. Feature: Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger

    Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger

    By Joe McCarthy|IFAD|Oct. 16, 2020

    IFAD is helping rural farmers overcome the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change. Read more

  9. Article: 11 Artists Supporting the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

    11 Artists Supporting the #EndSARS Protests in Nigeria

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 15, 2020

    Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, and many more artists are calling for an end to police brutality. Read more

  10. Article: Coldplay Urges News Outlets to Wait to Call the Election Until All Votes Are Counted

    Coldplay Urges News Outlets to Wait to Call the Election Until All Votes Are Counted

    By Joe McCarthy|Oct. 14, 2020

    Because of the surge in mail-in ballots, the election outcome may be unclear the night of Nov. 3. Read more