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  • Undocumented Migration Puts Pressure on New Chilean Government for Solutions

    The pressure of the influx of migrants, especially Venezuelans, has reached a critical level in northern Chile, and is felt as far as the capital itself, forcing the government that took office in March to create a special interministerial group this month to propose solutions that respect their human rights. The first problem is that

  • No Climate Transition Without Securing Land Rights

    The landmark land tenure decision by parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in 2019 offers a blueprint for upcoming climate negotiations in Sharm El Sheikh in November. The ongoing UNCCD COP15 conference in Abidjan (May 9-20) is taking necessary next steps to guide countries on how to embed land rights within national

  • Youths’ Strident Voices Demand an End to Child Labour

    Children’s voices took centre stage at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, which kicked off in Durban, South Africa, on May 15, 2022. Their voices resonated with the saying: “Nothing about us without us.” The conference takes place at a time when child labour has increased worldwide since 2016 and amid

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  • Senate to vote on $40bn Ukraine aid bill initially blocked by Rand Paul – as it happened

    A preliminary vote on military, humanitarian and economic aid to Kyiv is expected today, setting up a final vote on Wednesday• Scrutiny of Republicans who embrace ‘great replacement theory’ after Buffalo massacreSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by emailA group of voters who challenged extremist congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene’s eligibility to run for re-election have filed an appeal of the Georgia secretary of state’s decision that she can appear on the ballot.The five voters from Greene’s district alleged that the rightwing Republican played a significant role in the 6 January Capitol attack, which they said put her in violation of a 14th amendment clause concerning insurrection and ineligibility for […]

  • The Guardian view on the Buffalo shooting: a wake-up call for the Republican right | Editorial

    Versions of ‘replacement theory’ are becoming dangerously close to mainstream in American politicsAccording to a poll published in the United States earlier this month, one in three adults believes that an attempt is being made “to replace native-born Americans with immigrants in order to achieve electoral gains”. A similar proportion sees the cultural and economic influence of US-born Americans diminishing as a consequence. The vast majority of those holding these views are likely to be white. From being a fringe notion on the extreme right, “replacement theory” appears to be entering the bloodstream of mainstream political discourse in the US.This should be seen as an insidious, disturbing backdrop to the mass shooting that […]

  • US gun violence over weekend puts focus on easy access to weapons

    Violence includes Buffalo shooting that left 10 people dead, as well as two dead in Houston, one in Los Angeles and five in ChicagoAmerica on Monday was picking up the pieces from a weekend of gun violence that – outside the cost of lives – has refocused the country’s leadership on the toxic interplay of political ideology and easy access to handguns and battlefield weapons.In the most recent case, two people were killed Sunday and at least three others hospitalized after a shooting at a large Houston, Texas, flea market. In California, also on Sunday, at least one person died and five were wounded – including four listed in critical condition – after a shooting at a church with a predominantly Taiwanese congregation in Orange […]

  • Fauci says he will resign if Trump retakes the presidency in 2024

    Fauci said ‘no’ when asked if he would stay on as National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases director under Trump againThe US’s top infectious disease expert has said he would resign if Donald Trump retakes the presidency in 2024.Dr Anthony Fauci bluntly said “no” when CNN’s Jim Acosta asked him during an interview on Sunday if he would want to stay on as the director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases in the event that voters gave Trump a second stint as president. Continue reading...

  • Liz Cheney says Republican leadership has ‘enabled white supremacy’

    Her scathing tweet may have targeted Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, who has complained of immigrants replacing white votersWyoming congresswoman Liz Cheney has accused her Republican party leadership of enabling “white nationalism, white supremacy, and antisemitism”, in a scathing message after the racist massacre at a grocery store in Buffalo.Cheney, who was removed from her position as the No 3 House Republican last year after she joined the panel investigating the 6 January Capitol attack, urged party leaders in a tweet to “renounce and reject these views and those who hold them”. Continue reading...

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  • Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience

    I wasn’t planning to review “Coal Country” after heading this week to Beckley, West Virginia, part of a pilgrimage of nearly a thousand people given free tickets to a one-night show, hosted May 9, 2022, by Audible Theater and Theater West Virginia. Yet in the vast Woodrow Wilson High School auditorium that night, my immediate The post Review: Public Theater Performs Drama About Upper Big Branch Disaster for West Virginia Audience appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Study Will Look at Informal Work and Social Capital in Rural Communities

    If you ever paid your neighbor’s brother-in-law to put up a screen door on your house and you paid in cash – or venison – you and your handyman-for-hire have engaged in a type of economic and social commerce known as informal work. A $650,000 federal grant to study the economics and social stress of The post Study Will Look at Informal Work and Social Capital in Rural Communities appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Doctors Trained Abroad Want to See You Now

    The article is republished from Stateline, an initiative of the Pew Charitable Trusts. It took 11 years for Vladislav Zimin to complete his training in Russia to become an interventional cardiologist, a specialist who places stents in clogged arteries. After that, he practiced for five years, ultimately becoming head of his Moscow hospital’s cardiology and The post Doctors Trained Abroad Want to See You Now appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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  • The Education of Priests and the Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland

    It is a great honor to be invited to speak at this important event.  I have lived much of my life in sight of the magnificent spire that is the centerpiece of the college.  My father told me he had met a man who sat on the cross which is at the very top of… Continue reading The Education of Priests and the Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland The post The Education of Priests and the Future of the Catholic Church in Ireland appeared first on Fair Observer.

  • The Old Woman and the QR Code

    I’m not Ernest Hemingway but he did advise “Write hard and clear about what hurts.” There was no big fish involved in my story (just an omelet) but the antagonist was a monster. The setting was not the vast sea but it was a room filled with strangeness and uncertainty.  In essence, the battle I… Continue reading The Old Woman and the QR Code The post The Old Woman and the QR Code appeared first on Fair Observer.

  • India Looks to Finland for an Effective Educational Model

    For some time, the world of education has become aware of the exceptional success of Finland’s boldly innovative education system. The ideas that guided the Finnish government were not new or original. They have been debated, applied, experimented and validated by educational reformers in multiple contexts for more than a century. Finland is the only… Continue reading India Looks to Finland for an Effective Educational Model The post India Looks to Finland for an Effective Educational Model appeared first on Fair Observer.

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  • Opinion: The next eight years will make all of the difference

    “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” –Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963 If New Years’ resolutions bring hope and challenge, new decade resolutions do even more so. And perhaps never more than those humanity has set for 2030. That is the year by which governments around the world have agreed to address societies’ biggest challenges by delivering on the 2030 […]

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  • The Latest on the White Supremacist Attack in Buffalo

    A white supremacist targeted a Black neighborhood, killing 10 people in Buffalo’s worst mass shooting. On Saturday, an 18-year-old gunman from Conklin, New York, drove 200 miles, put on tactical body armor, and walked into a Tops Friendly Markets grocery store in Buffalo, New York. He shot and killed 10 people, injuring three others. Eleven The post The Latest on the White Supremacist Attack in Buffalo appeared first on The Trace.

  • They Found Peace During War. Can They Help Kalamazoo Do the Same?

    On a day in late March that still felt like winter in Kalamazoo, Michigan, an 11-year-old boy was sitting at the head of a conference table, staring at a graffiti depiction of a kid firing a gun. The boy had run into some trouble. He wore a hoodie and a face mask, leaving only his The post They Found Peace During War. Can They Help Kalamazoo Do the Same? appeared first on The Trace.

  • LA’s ‘Daycrawler’ Knows Something About Gun Violence. Who’s Listening?

    There’s no such thing as an average day for Nasser “Nash” Baker, but they do tend to start the same way. Most people may know about Baker’s line of work from “Nightcrawler,” the 2014 film in which Jake Gyllenhaal skulks around Los Angeles to film car crashes and murder scenes. But Baker refers to himself The post LA’s ‘Daycrawler’ Knows Something About Gun Violence. Who’s Listening? appeared first on The Trace.

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    • Laser Imaging Reveals How Fire Renews Sierra Nevada Forests

      Plane-mounted laser imaging has allowed scientists to map the size, shape, and density of trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains in California, revealing how low- and moderate-intensity burns make forests more resilient to larger blazes.Read more on E360 →

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    • Pro-Israel Lobby Spends Big to Defeat Progressive Summer Lee

      Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI), fresh off its victory in helping defeat progressive Democratic challenger Nina Turner in Ohio, has begun throwing money behind corporate attorney and former Republican congressional staffer Steve Irwin in Pennsylvania. Irwin is facing progressive State House Rep. Summer Lee in the Democratic primary for the state’s 12th Congressional District, a

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      • Democracy Now! 2022-05-16 Monday

        India Walton in Buffalo responds to the mass shooting at a grocery store that targeted the Black community; the spread of white nationalist conspiracy theories and Fox News host Tucker Carlson and their relation to mass shootings; Ibram X. Kendi on antiracist education; We Testify founder Renee Bracey Sherman on the racist history of anti-abortion movements and what lawmakers must do to protect reproductive healthcare. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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      • Amazon Bites Back in Vote at Second New York Warehouse

        The Amazon Labor Union, after making history in April when it won the first-ever unionized Amazon warehouse, JFK8 on Staten Island, New York, was routed in May in a second election at LDJ5, another warehouse in the same complex. Amazon waged a fierce union-busting campaign, and it worked. Out of 1,633 eligible voters, 998 cast ballots: 380 yes and 618 no. There were no challenged ballots, and two ballots were voided. The ALU’s lawyer, Seth Goldstein, has said the union will challenge the outcome.

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      • The Chicago Neighborhood That Will Generate Its Own Energy

        A mural painted onto the sides of the microgrid’s battery box features prominent Black leaders from the neighborhood. (Credit: ComEd)Take a stroll around Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on a sun-filled spring afternoon and it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll come across Romanesque-style […]

      • L.A. Jobs Program Creates Opportunities for Employment, Stability After Incarceration

        (Photo courtesy of Playa Vista Jobs)In the early months of COVID-19, unemployment in the U.S. soared to over 14%, and some experts feared it would grow even closer to Great Depression highs of about 25%. While the latest figures from January show a return to pre-pandemic levels of 4%, for those […]

      • Baby Cafés Are Pairing Community With Expertise to Help Parents Breastfeed

        (Photo by Wes Hicks)When Amanda, a Boston-area mom, had her first child in December of 2017, the pregnancy and birth were flawless. So it was a surprise to her that breastfeeding — something she knew she wanted to do but hadn’t thought much about before — was such a challenge. […]

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      • Genias in Music: Violeta Parra

        By 1953, Violeta Parra had been playing music in Chile for more than 20 years. But at 35 years old,... The post Genias in Music: Violeta Parra appeared first on Latino USA.

      • Tamara Santibañez: Tattooing Without Limits

        If you’re looking for a sign to go get that tattoo you’ve been dreaming of — well, this is it.... The post Tamara Santibañez: Tattooing Without Limits appeared first on Latino USA.

      • ‘Suave’ from Futuro Studios and PRX Wins Pulitzer Prize

        The Pulitzer Prizes announced the winners of the 2022 awards, naming the podcast series “Suave” from Futuro Studios and public media organization PRX as the winner... The post ‘Suave’ from Futuro Studios and PRX Wins Pulitzer Prize appeared first on Latino USA.

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        • The Mothers Podcast Episode 2

          In episode 2 we interview Marion Gray Hopkins, mother of Gary Hopkins, Jr. Gary was killed by police when he was 19-years-old. If you listened to episode one about the police killing Archie Elliott III in 1993, then you are familiar with Prince George’s County… The post The Mothers Podcast Episode 2 appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

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        • Gödel’s incompleteness theorem

          How Kurt Gödel used the paradox ‘This statement cannot be proved’ to shatter the notion of total certainty in mathematics - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

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