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Inter Press Service
- Global Leaders to Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed: Stop the Atrocities in Tigray
Seven highly respected leaders in conflict resolution have issued a call for Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to take immediate action to bring a halt to the atrocities being committed in the Tigray region of his nation. The letter urges the Prime Minister to implement seven steps to resolve the crisis. It was authored by
- Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied: Their Education Cannot Wait
The right to an inclusive quality education is not a privilege. It is a human right. Delaying or ignoring the right to an education equals failing to protect human rights. The longer we wait, the less we contribute to justice. For the 128 million children and adolescents growing up in forced displacement and protracted crises,
- To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions. Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world,
- Cori Bush, AOC Launch Inquiry Into Health Effects of Tear Gas Used by Police
Tear gas is disallowed in war, the lawmakers say, but police regularly use it on the people they’re supposed to protect.
- BDS Is Gaining Momentum With #BlockTheBoat Actions in Oakland and Seattle
The current protests build on a long history of port shutdown organizing.
- Obsessed With Leaks, Trump’s DOJ Covertly Seized Dem Lawmakers’ Phone Data
The "politicization" of Trump's Department of Justice "is harrowing," Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi said.
- “I Finally Got to the Mountaintop and I Failed”
by Bob Fernandez, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and Charlotte Keith, Spotlight PA ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates […]
- ProPublica’s Tax Revelations Lead to Calls for Reforms — and Investigation
by Robert Faturechi ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. The Secret IRS Files is an ongoing reporting project. Sign up to be notified when the next installment […]
- After Grace’s Story, Michigan Will Study Its Juvenile Justice System
by Jodi S. Cohen, ProPublica, and Dave Boucher, Detroit Free Press This is a collaboration between ProPublica and the Detroit Free Press. Michigan Gov. […]
- Joe Biden’s reforming agenda at risk of dying a slow death in Congress
Transformational change, such as a huge infrastructure bill and voting rights protections, are hamstrung by antiquated procedures that give an effective veto to the minorityJoe Biden’s first hundred days surpassed progressive expectations with the scope of their ambition. His second hundred days are being mugged by reality: the one that says Washington DC is a place where dreams go to die.A once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure and the climate crisis has hit a wall. Reforms on gun safety, immigration and police brutality are in limbo. Legislation to expand voting rights and reduce the influence of money in politics appears doomed. Continue reading...
- ‘Unique problem’: Catholic bishops split over Biden’s support for abortion rights
US bishops to debate whether the president should be denied communion over his pro-choice stanceAt some point this weekend, Joe Biden will take his place in a line of people approaching the altar of a Catholic church to receive communion.The US president, a devout Catholic whose speeches regularly include biblical references and who carries a rosary that belonged to his late son, attends Mass every weekend – in Washington, his home town of Wilmington in Delaware, or wherever he happens to be traveling. If the traditional Sunday morning Eucharist service is not possible because of his schedule, he will receive the sacrament on Saturday evening as permitted by the Roman Catholic church. Continue reading...
- Pelosi urges Senate Democrats to back voting rights bill and ‘save democracy’
House speaker makes caucus call as bill on brink of collapseSenator Joe Manchin says he will not back For the People ActNancy Pelosi is urging congressional Democrats not to abandon their marquee voting-rights legislation in favor of a narrower bill, as the House speaker attempts to stave off opposition to the embattled measure from members of the party in the Senate. Related: Pelosi faces pressure to seize reins in investigating US Capitol attack Continue reading...
- Vladimir Putin says Biden ‘radically different’ after impulsive Trump
Russian ruler says relations with US at their lowest point in years as the two presidents prepare to meet in GenevaThe Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has said US-Russia relations are at their lowest point in years, in an interview before his meeting with the US president, Joe Biden, next week.Putin and Biden will meet in Geneva on Wednesday. The White House has said Biden will bring up ransomware attacks emanating from Russia, Moscow’s aggression against Ukraine, the jailing of dissidents and other issues that have irritated the relationship. Continue reading...
- Justice department watchdog launches inquiry into seizure of Democrats’ data – as it happened
Congress members’ phone records targeted by Trump DoJ Schumer calls for Barr and Sessions to testify before SenateTrump DoJ secretly seized House Democrats’ data in crackdown on leaks 1.01am BSTThat’s all from me today! Here’s a rundown of the day’s biggest politics stories: 12.36am BSTThe Food and Drug Administration will require at least 60m doses of the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine to be discarded due to problems at a factory, the Washington Post reports. The spoiled doses come from a Baltimore-area Emergent BioSolutions plant and come on top of 15m doses already discarded. Continue reading...
- How returning lands to Native tribes is helping protect nature
From California to Maine, land is being given back to Native American tribes who are committing to managing it for conservation.
- United’s supersonic planes would be a ‘massively polluting’ disaster
The true cost of faster-than-sound aviation.
- Report: Climate action is a double-edged sword for nature
Here’s why that matters.
Inside Climate News
- As Harsh Financial Realities Emerge, St. Croix’s Limetree Bay Refinery Could Be Facing Bankruptcy
When the long-mothballed Limetree Bay oil refinery reopened in February, environmentalists saw it as a parting gift from the Trump administration to the deeply divided people of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Some thought the massive facility would help revive the island’s economy while others feared environmental disaster and a looming climate nightmare.
- Q&A: With Climate Change-Fueled Hurricanes and Wildfire on the Horizon, a Trauma Expert Offers Ways to Protect Your Mental Health
Experts are forecasting above-normal activity for this year’s hurricane season, which began on June 1 and runs through November. It wouldn’t be surprising if people in Texas, Louisiana and other vulnerable states are already feeling stressed. The same goes for people in the flood-prone Midwest and in California, where numerous wildfires have already broken out.
- Taking Off in Two Directions at Once
The quickest flight path to decarbonizing aviation could be less air travel—but it also might be a lot more of it
- The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve
The accelerating effort to understand the mathematics of quantum field theory will have profound consequences for both math and physics. The post The Mystery at the Heart of Physics That Only Math Can Solve first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- What just happened? The year, so far, in review
In this week’s roundup of Baltimore news we talk about the year so far—from the rare examples of people power making a difference to the ongoing demands to defund the police. The post What just happened? The year, so far, in review appeared first on The Real News Network.
- Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth
A Los Angeles man says he was targeted by police after he was pulled over for crossing a line in front of a stop sign; but after placing him in handcuffs and arresting the passenger in his car, a recording cellphone caught the real reason cops pulled him over. The post Cops lied to put him in handcuffs, but a camera caught the truth appeared first on The Real News Network.
- Co-ops are democratizing the food chain
Millions went hungry when the pandemic hit, but at the Black-owned cooperative Brooklyn Packers, workers rose to the challenge by packing thousands of meals a week. The post Co-ops are democratizing the food chain appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Marshall Project
- The Marshall Project Wins The Pulitzer Prize
“Mauled” is honored in the National Reporting category.
- Business Leaders Collaborate with Rural Communities to Vaccinate Residents
A return to regular, small-town living will require a continuous effort to get residents vaccinated for Covid-19, according to the head of the Rural America Chamber of Commerce. And business leaders know they need to do their part to make sure that happens. “A lot of business leaders, small business owners — they see this The post Business Leaders Collaborate with Rural Communities to Vaccinate Residents appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- How to Talk about Vaccination in Rural Communities: Health Association Releases New Toolkits for Rural Leaders
While most of the country eases back into post-pandemic life, some rural areas are quietly remaining in Covid-mode. In rural Missouri, for example, a quarter of the state’s 81 nonmetropolitan counties had increasing rates of Covid-19 last week. A small rural hotspot has emerged in northern Missouri, where Putnam County had the highest infection rate The post How to Talk about Vaccination in Rural Communities: Health Association Releases New Toolkits for Rural Leaders appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Q&A: Sociologist Jennifer Sherman on Rural Gentrification
Did you guys listen to that blockbuster New York Times podcast, Nice White Parents? I did, on a cross-country drive with my privately-educated but (and?) endlessly-thoughtful best friend Chloë. For a large chunk of the Covid-induced gap year from our fancy college, through In-N-Out drive-thrus and California mountain passes, we discussed the show’s central theme. The post Q&A: Sociologist Jennifer Sherman on Rural Gentrification appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage
Narendra Modi, the prime minister of India, has completed seven years in office. At the same time, his autocratic leadership has brought the simmering discontent in the foreign policy establishment out in the open. Some members of the Forum of Foreign Ambassadors of India signed an open letter slamming critics of Modi’s foreign policy. On … Continue Reading "A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage" The post A Modi-fied India Has Weakened on the World Stage appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Does the World Need to Contain China?
The rise of China has revived the rhetoric of Cold War-era containment to depict competition between dominant powers, although the state of international relations is fundamentally different. Containment strategy toward China featured prominently in former US President Donald Trump’s policy, and many believe that strategic competition will continue to define the relationship under the Biden … Continue Reading "Does the World Need to Contain China?" The post Does the World Need to Contain China? appeared first on Fair Observer.
- ProPublica Reveals the US Is a Tax Haven
This week, ProPublica published a long, detailed article that blew the roof off two burning and intimately related questions currently in the news: wealth inequality and taxation. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Thomas Piketty, Branko Milanovic and numerous pundits in the media have written reams on the topic. Politicians like Bernie Sanders … Continue Reading "ProPublica Reveals the US Is a Tax Haven" The post ProPublica Reveals the US Is a Tax Haven appeared first on Fair Observer.
- Tapped Out: Power, justice and water in the West
Eight Institute for Nonprofit News newsrooms — California Health Report and High Country News; SJV Water and the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism; Circle of Blue; Columbia Insight; Ensia; and New Mexico In Depth — spent more than three months reporting on water issues in the Western U.S. The result — “Tapped Out: Power, justice and water in the West” — documents […]
- Inside One Baltimore Group’s Effort to Stop Youth Violence Before It Starts
The game of cat and mouse had played out for months on the corners of West Baltimore. Jamal West would pull up in his minivan. Miayan, 18 years old at the time, would run. The 46-year-old West stands at 6-foot-4 and is built like a NFL lineman — no match for the wiry teenager in The post Inside One Baltimore Group’s Effort to Stop Youth Violence Before It Starts appeared first on The Trace.
- The Many Ways Domestic Violence Foreshadows Mass Shootings
More than a decade before a San Jose, California, transit employee killed nine co-workers on May 26, an ex-girlfriend accused him in court of physical abuse and sexual assault. The case did not lead to a criminal conviction or a permanent restraining order, which would have barred him from buying guns. The woman told a The post The Many Ways Domestic Violence Foreshadows Mass Shootings appeared first on The Trace.
- Legislators Push ATF to Crack Down on Problem Gun Dealers
Lawmakers pointed to a recent investigation by The Trace and USA TODAY as proof that more should be done to regulate the country’s gun sellers. When New York’s state Legislature took up a bill to crack down on errant gun dealers last week its author, Senator Zellnor Myrie, praised the “explosive report” by The Trace/USA The post Legislators Push ATF to Crack Down on Problem Gun Dealers appeared first on The Trace.
- FairWarning Signing Off; Statements by Our Board and Editor
The board of FairWarning, a nonprofit devoted to alerting the public to hazardous consumer products and unjust corporate practices, has decided to dissolve the charitable nonprofit as of Feb. 20, 2021. This step is taken with regret as the small journalism nonprofit has devoted the last 11 years to protecting the public from harms to their health and safety.
Yale Environment 360
- New Analysis Suggests We Have Already Hit Peak Internal Combustion Engine
A new analysis from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests that global sales of gas-powered cars likely peaked in 2017, marking a major milestone in the shift to electric vehicles. Demand for conventional vehicles fell in 2018 and 2019 before dropping sharply in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. While sales are likely to rebound as the pandemic ebbs, growing demand for plug-in vehicles means that gas-powered cars are almost certainly in "permanent decline," according to the report.Read more on E360 →
- Los Angeles County Homeless Residents Say Sheriff’s Department Is Targeting Them
The post Los Angeles County Homeless Residents Say Sheriff’s Department Is Targeting Them appeared first on The Appeal.
- Climate Justice Is Central to Kate Knuth’s Bid for Minneapolis Mayor
The post Climate Justice Is Central to Kate Knuth’s Bid for Minneapolis Mayor appeared first on The Appeal.
- Even Vaccine Lotteries Can Reveal Cultural Divide
Reading Time: < 1 minute Call them incentives, call them bribes, but states and even businesses are taking different, sometimes creative, paths to entice people to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The post Even Vaccine Lotteries Can Reveal Cultural Divide appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.
- Democracy Now! 2021-06-11 Friday
As leaders gather in the U.K. for a G7 summit, activists call on rich countries for immediate action on the climate crisis; The Biden administration continues to push for the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from Britain to the United States, where he faces up to 175 years in prison; Germany apologizes for its role in the first genocide of the 20th century in what is now Namibia. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
- G7 Promotes Tax Deal for the 1%—Not the 99%
Despite the recent G7 agreement on corporate taxation, global leadership requires going beyond national interests to ensure that all countries have sufficient resources to develop healthier post-pandemic economies. This will require addressing the developing world’s demands in a way that is not only historic, but also fair.
- A Crucial Global Step to Achieve 'Freedom From War'
A UN-administered multifunctional service is needed to ensure a cost-effective capacity to help with a wider array of tasks, including peace, security, humanitarian, health, and environmental crises.
- Darnella Frazier Receives Pulitzer Special Citation 'for Courageously Recording the Murder of George Floyd'
"Without Darnella, Derek Chauvin never would have been tried and George Floyd would have been blamed by the state for his own death."
- New York City Workers with Disabilities Fight for Inclusion in Pandemic Recovery, Mayoral Race
Blog: BlogEven before the pandemic, unemployment among disabled workers in New York City was at a crisis level—just 30 to 35 percent were employed. Over the past year, the situation has grown even worse. Independent living centers, which help disabled residents find socio-economic stability, reported that more than 50 percent of their clients were let go from their jobs, the Center for an Urban Future found in a March 2021 report.
- Is Ride-Hailing a Sustainable Transportation Solution for Nonprofits?
(Photo via Uber)From getting clients to eye appointments in rural geographies to more regular transportation to everything from food banks to regular case management appointments, nonprofits have their transportation work cut out for them. Through a patchwork of resources like public transportation […]
- Economics in Brief: How the Ultra-Wealthy (Legally) Avoid Taxes
(Photo by Pictures of Money / CC BY 2.0)How the Ultra-Wealthy (Legally) Avoid Taxes This massive ProPublica investigation has been making the rounds this week; if you haven’t seen it, now’s your chance to get your #longread set for the weekend. The nonprofit newsroom describes how […]
- Housing in Brief: Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule to be Restored (Mostly)
U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge (Photo by U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) / Public domain)Obama-Era Fair Housing Rule to be Restored (Mostly) The Department of Housing and Urban Development is set to restore a fair housing rule from the […]
The World – PRI
- As US withdraws troops from Afghanistan, it will remain ‘fully focused’ on peace, says negotiator Zalmay Khalilzad
Zalmay Khalilzad, US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, says the US and the Taliban have alternative visions for the future. He joins the The World's Marco Werman with insights on the slow, difficult peace negotiation process.
- Luxembourg takes the lead on climate finance
The small country is a financial giant — and it’s working to lead the world on sustainable climate finance.
- Commentary: How The HALO Trust helped keep me alive in Afghanistan
In the aftermath of the attack on Tuesday on The HALO Trust in Afghanistan, Chris Woolf, a former journalist for the BBC and The World, recounts how the group saved his life.
- A Family Conversation On Race And Latinidad
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was murdered by a white cop, Derek Chauvin. His death resulted in a wave... The post A Family Conversation On Race And Latinidad appeared first on Latino USA.
- I Am A Cholo
The term “cholo” has become somewhat commonplace in the American lexicon. The well-known Mexican-American subculture and style has even sparked... The post I Am A Cholo appeared first on Latino USA.
- How I Made It: Maná
The rock en español group Maná is arguably one of the most successful Spanish-language rock bands of this generation. They’ve... The post How I Made It: Maná appeared first on Latino USA.
- Summer school waitlists and rejections spark confusion among NYC families
Parents are nervous that they won’t be placed at summer school sites even though the program is supposed to be available to any student who wants to participate. | Allison Shelley for American Education: Images of Teachers and Students in […]
- Adams 14 will have no online option for elementary students next year and limited spots for older students
Some Adams 14 students returned to in-person learning in January, including the children in this first grade classroom. | Hyoung Chang / The Denver PostCiting costs and logistical problems, and after seeing the slow student progress online learners […]
- Denver wants parents, teachers to come up with ideas for consolidating small schools by 2023
Students board a bus outside The Center for Talent Development at Greenlee School in 2016. Greenlee had fewer than 300 students this past school year. | RJ Sangosti/The Denver PostSchool consolidation and closure are coming to Denver. The school […]
- What's the G-7? An international economist explains
The G-7 nations, which include the US and UK, form the foundation of the modern global economy.
- Over half of adults unvaccinated for COVID-19 fear needles – here's what's proven to help
Free doughnuts and lotteries may drive some people to get their COVID-19 vaccine. But for those who are afraid of needles, other interventions may be necessary.
- Middle-aged Americans in US are stressed and struggle with physical and mental health – other nations do better
Adults in Germany, South Korea and Mexico reported improvements in health, well-being and memory.
- Shipping is tough on the climate and hard to clean up – these innovations can help cut emissions
If shipping were a country, it would rank between Japan and Germany as the sixth-largest contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions.
- Why the legacy of Billy Graham continues to endure: 3 essential reads
A PBS documentary has reinitiated conversations about the influence of Billy Graham. Here are three articles that describe the impact and the enduring legacy of the famed preacher.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- Federal Task Force Kills Winston Smith Leading to Sustained Protests
Minneapolis, MN – Sheriffs deputized as federal agents ambushed and killed 32-year-old father of three, Winston “Boogie” Smith Jr., around 2 p.m. on June 3, 2021. Smith had just eaten lunch with a date when he was shot to death as he sat with her… The post Federal Task Force Kills Winston Smith Leading to Sustained Protests appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- Philosophy’s lack of progress
For centuries, all philosophers seem to have done is question and debate. Why do philosophical problems resist solution?By Chris DalyRead at Aeon
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