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  • Myths Fuel Xenophobic Sentiment in South Africa

    Around the world, from Syria to Libya, from Bangladesh to Ukraine, millions have become refugees in foreign lands due to war, famine, or political and economic instability in their countries. After South Africa gained freedom in 1994, Africa’s powerhouse became a magnet for migrants from politically and economically unstable African and Asian countries. But in

  • UN Predicts 68 Percent of World’s Population will be Living in Urban Areas by 2050

    When we think of urbanization we often end up referring to the increasing number of megalopolises that are sprawling around the world. Yet less thoughts are given on the fact that the future patterns of urbanization will be centered on secondary cities or semi urban spaces, now becoming extensions of these gigantic cities. It means

  • Differently-Abled Farmers Integrate Digital Technology, Aim To Set Example For Others

    Hidden in Pathumthaini province just outside of Bangkok, 0.24 hectares of land adjacent to Seangsan temple has been turned into an urban vegetable farm managed by members of the Association of the Physically handicapped of Pathumthani. ‘Farm Samart, Khon Sama’ consists of a large open greenhouse that sits at the back of the land. In

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  • ‘It’s a sham’: fears over Trump loyalists’ ‘election integrity’ drive

    Roger Stone and Michael Flynn involved in ‘Operation Eagles Wings’, push to train activists in election canvassing and poll-watchingA conservative group called the America Project that boasts Donald Trump loyalists and “big lie” pushers Roger Stone and Michael Flynn as key advisers, has begun a self-styled “election integrity” drive to train activists in election canvassing and poll-watching, sparking fears from voting rights watchdogs about voter intimidation.Patrick Byrne, the multimillionaire co-founder of the America Project, has said he has donated almost $3m to launch the drive, dubbed “Operation Eagles Wings”, with a focus on eight states including Arizona, Michigan and Pennsylvania, which Trump lost, plus Texas and […]

  • Trump’s White House counsel Pat Cipollone agrees to testify to January 6 panel – as it happened

    Lawyer was subpoenaed last month by the House committee investigating the 2021 assault on the CapitolTrump White House counsel to cooperate with January 6 committeeSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailA feud appears to be brewing between Biden and the top Democrats in Kentucky, including its governor Andy Beshear.It began last week when the Courier-Journal reported that Biden intended to nominate an anti-abortion judge to a federal district court, in an apparent deal with Mitch McConnell, the state’s Republican senator who leads the party in Congress’s upper chamber. Now, the Courier-Journal has managed to obtain emails between the White House and Beshear’s office that elaborate on the deal, which the Biden […]

  • Highland Park shooting sparks outrage over gun law loopholes that let suspect slip through

    Illinois’s ‘red flag’ law could have disqualified shooter from legally obtaining guns but he was still able to purchase five firearmsLegislators and activists have derided the weakness of US gun control laws following the Fourth of July mass shooting in which the alleged gunman was allowed to legally purchase weapons despite multiple alarming prior encounters with law enforcement.On Monday, seven people were killed and more than 30 wounded in Highland Park, an affluent, mostly white Chicago suburb, after the suspect allegedly fired on an Independence Day parade from a rooftop. Continue reading...

  • Biden planned to nominate anti-abortion lawyer to federal judgeship, emails show

    White House planned to submit Chad Meredith’s nomination as part of deal with Mitch McConnell to avoid holding up Biden’s other nominationsThe office of Kentucky’s governor, Andy Beshear, has shared emails confirming that Joe Biden intended to nominate Chad Meredith, a conservative lawyer who has previously defended anti-abortion legislation, to a federal judgeship.Reports of Meredith’s potential nomination have sparked outrage among progressives and abortion rights advocates, even as the White House has dodged questions about the matter. Biden is already seen by some as not taking a strong enough lead on defending abortion rights. Continue reading...

  • Trump White House counsel to cooperate with January 6 committee

    Source says testimony from Pat Cipollone is expected to be a transcribed interview and recorded on cameraThe former Trump White House counsel Pat Cipollone is expected to testify to the House January 6 select committee on Friday after reaching an agreement over the scope of his cooperation with a subpoena compelling his testimony, according to a source familiar with the matter.The testimony from Cipollone is expected to be a transcribed interview and recorded on camera, the source said, and the former top White House lawyer is expected to only answer questions on a narrow subset of topics and conversations with the former president. Continue reading...

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Daily Yonder

  • Meet the 77-year-old Woman Keeping Her Town’s Newspaper Alive as its Last Remaining Employee

    For four years, Shirley Dunham has been the only staff member of The Montezuma Record, a 600-circulation newspaper in Iowa. When many newspapers lost revenue during the pandemic, the Record defied expectations and thrived. The post Meet the 77-year-old Woman Keeping Her Town’s Newspaper Alive as its Last Remaining Employee appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Congress Passes a Bill with Provisions to Save Pandemic-Era Universal Free School Lunches 

    Backed by a group of bipartisan lawmakers, the Keep Kids Fed Act alleviates child food insecurity by keeping some of the expansions introduced in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It could offer a summer lifeline for those in rural areas who rely on school-served meals during the vacation season. The act doesn’t keep the The post Congress Passes a Bill with Provisions to Save Pandemic-Era Universal Free School Lunches  appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Commentary: Supreme Court Rulings on Religion Will Hurt Rural Kids Who Have Few Options

    More than once when I was a student at a public high school in southeastern Kentucky, the school administration organized an assembly where an evangelizing basketball team would come to our gym, show off their hoop skills, and then proselytize to us about Jesus. I was an openly gay kid unsure of his religion, but The post Commentary: Supreme Court Rulings on Religion Will Hurt Rural Kids Who Have Few Options appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

Fair Observer

  • The Time is Ripe for Impertinent Questions

    As Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres holds a prestigious title that allows his voice to be heard in the media. Alas, his title is more impressive than the power he wields. His job consists essentially of monitoring trends affecting the globe and dutifully relaying that information to the international community. Guterres is… Continue reading The Time is Ripe for Impertinent Questions The post The Time is Ripe for Impertinent Questions appeared first on Fair Observer.

  • With Roe v Wade Overturned, A Strange Inconsistency Remains

    The US Supreme Court has overturned Roe v Wade. The decision stipulates that individual states will determine abortion rights. Nearly half of the states already have laws that ban abortion, and it is foresseable that further legal restrictions will be in place. This decision brings forth a new round of debate about the morality and… Continue reading With Roe v Wade Overturned, A Strange Inconsistency Remains The post With Roe v Wade Overturned, A Strange Inconsistency Remains appeared first on Fair Observer.

  • The Abortion of American Democracy Has Been Bloody and Messy

    In 1947, a few months after India won independence against his wishes, Winston Churchill remarked, “democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Independent India took Churchill’s advice and embarked on a messy democratic journey that has persisted to today. British democracy… Continue reading The Abortion of American Democracy Has Been Bloody and Messy The post The Abortion of American Democracy Has Been Bloody and Messy appeared first on Fair Observer.

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  • When it comes to sustainable packaging, there’s no “one size fits all” option

    Think about the last time you went to the grocery store. Maybe you bought a gallon of milk, a carton of strawberries, a box of granola bars, a jar of peanut butter. Each of these food or beverage products likely came in plastic or glass packaging. Humans have become heavily reliant on packaging for two key reasons: convenience and safety. Doing so has had huge implications for the environment — […]

The Trace

  • After Her Sister’s Suicide, Her Work Became Saving Others’ Lives.

    Time and distance. Kelly Asher-Smalt believes if only there had been more time and distance between her sister and a gun, Terry would still be alive.  They would be riding motorcycles down Western New York highways, like they’d always talked about. They’d be reminiscing about raising their children in the same home, watching the cousins The post After Her Sister’s Suicide, Her Work Became Saving Others’ Lives. appeared first on The Trace.

  • What Will the First Federal Gun Reform Law in Three Decades Actually Do?

    For the first time in nearly three decades, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed gun reform legislation. President Joe Biden signed it into law on June 25. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes billions in funding for mental health services, state red flag laws and crisis intervention programs, community violence prevention, and school The post What Will the First Federal Gun Reform Law in Three Decades Actually Do? appeared first on The Trace.

  • The Trace Is Hiring a Community Engagement Reporter in Philadelphia

    The Trace is hiring a community engagement reporter to work full time in Philadelphia starting in the summer or fall of 2022. Please note that this role is focused on community engagement reporting and is distinct from the local beat reporter we are also hiring in Philadelphia. The two roles will work in tandem. For The post The Trace Is Hiring a Community Engagement Reporter in Philadelphia appeared first on The Trace.

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    Yale Environment 360

    • Alaska Is on Track for a Record Fire Season

      Alaska is on pace for a historic fire season, spurred on by warm temperatures, a diminished snowpack, and an apparent uptick in lightning strikes. Fires have ripped through 2 million acres so far this year, roughly 10 times the total area burned in all of 2021. Read more on E360 →

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    • Corporate Media Must Stop Making Ads for Fossil Fuel Companies

      Sludge is joining dozens of independent news outlets today in publishing this op-ed by the nonprofit OptOut Media Foundation, to draw attention to the fossil fuel industry funding behind mainstream media. Who’s to blame for a lack of action on climate change? The oil companies, most obviously; PR and ad agencies, paid to hire chipper

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      Democracy Now!

      • Democracy Now! 2022-07-06 Wednesday

        The death toll for the July Fourth shooting in Highland Park climbs to seven; The rise of white supremacist extremism with groups like Patriot Front and NSC-131 in New England; The Supreme Court agrees to hear the North Carolina case Moore v. Harper in the fall, a case that will decide if Republican gerrymandering violates the state constitution. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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      Labor Notes

      • Viewpoint: The NLRB is Underfunded and Understaffed—And That’s a Big Threat to the Current Organizing Wave

        The budget for the National Labor Relations Board for fiscal year 2022 was $274 million, which might sound like a lot of money. But it is the same amount as the Board’s budget for Trump-era fiscal years 2021 and 2020, and that is a problem. In fact, the NLRB has not had an increase in funding since 2014, the year that the Republicans took control of Congress during the Obama administration and reignited their decades-old campaign to deep-six workers’ rights to unionize.

      Next City

      • How Cities Are Cutting Meat Consumption to Help Meet Climate Goals

        (Credit: USDA photo by Lance Cheung via Flickr) The United States must cut back on its meat consumption in order to meet its climate goals. Meat and dairy account for nearly 15 percent of global greenhouse emissions, and Americans eat more meat per capita than any other country. […]

      • How the Cuyahoga River Got Its Otters Back

        Looking at "Collision Bend" in the Cuyahoga River in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, on August 22, 2015. (Photo by Tim Evanson via Creative Commons)As a kid, Mike Johnson was warned not to go into the Cuyahoga River. It’s impossible to ignore the river in Cuyahoga Falls, a city of about […]

      • A Community Art Project Turns the Lens Back on Government Surveillance

        (Image courtesy of the Inverse Surveillance Project)For filmmaker Assia Boundaoui’s mostly-Arab American neighborhood in Bridgeview, Illinois, her feature-length 2017 documentary “The Feeling of Being Watched” was proof, after years of FBI surveillance of their community, that they were not […]

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      Latino USA

      • It’s a Small World, After All

        Latino USA takes a look back at Disney’s relationship with Latin America with two historical stories. The first one starts... The post It’s a Small World, After All appeared first on Latino USA.

      • Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories

        Kali Fajardo-Anstine was born in Denver, Colorado and knew early on that she wanted to be a writer, but growing... The post Kali Fajardo-Anstine Reclaims Her Ancestors’ Stories appeared first on Latino USA.

      • Surfside Remembers

        One year ago on June 24, a small beachside town in South Florida was asleep. It was the summer, past... The post Surfside Remembers appeared first on Latino USA.

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        • Huntington Place Residents Organize and Demand Repairs

          Brooklyn Park, MN – For many years, the second largest apartment complex in Minnesota has been plagued by dysfunctional management, leaving hundreds of apartments needing repairs while buildings fall apart. Residents at Huntington Place Apartments have, for years, been complaining about mold, insects, rodents, water… The post Huntington Place Residents Organize and Demand Repairs appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

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