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Inter Press Service
“Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All”
Looking back upon 2020, we all bear the scars of a devastating year; none so much as girls and boys around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted education for over 1.6 billion children and youth globally and continues to do so. It has also deepened socio-economic inequities and heightened insecurities around the world, further impacting The post “Their Hope for a Brighter Future Inspires Us All” appeared first on Inter Press Service.
President Biden Refuses to Make our Climate Crisis Worse
Cancels Canadian Tar Sands Pipeline Keystone XL The post President Biden Refuses to Make our Climate Crisis Worse appeared first on Inter Press Service.
“Teach Us How to Become Carpenters” – South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Future
Located in Jonglei state, one of the most underdeveloped regions of South Sudan, Likuangole is a town badly hit by floods and often battered by conflict. Despite the lack of secondary schools and industry, its residents aspire to transform their lives. But real investment is needed to spur development. The constant threat of insecurity hangs The post “Teach Us How to Become Carpenters” – South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Future appeared first on Inter Press Service.
Chicago Teachers Are Voting on Whether to Defy City’s Divisive Reopening Plans
Chicago is trying to force its educators back into classrooms amid climbing COVID positive rates in the city.
New Toolkit Tallies Up Victories and Summarizes Strategies to Defund the Police
Over the past six months, organizers across the country have won significant victories in campaigns to defund police.
Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley Lead Call for Biden to Oppose Death Penalty
Representatives Cori Bush and Ayanna Pressley are leading an effort urging President Biden to end capital punishment.
“We’ve Let the Worst Happen”: Reflecting on 400,000 Dead
by Logan Jaffe ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. This piece was originally published in The Weekly Dispatch, a […]
The Unfinished Business of Flint’s Water Crisis
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Global Right-Wing Extremism Networks Are Growing. The U.S. Is Just Now Catching Up.
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Senate Republican threatens impeachments of past Democratic presidents
John Cornyn directs threat to majority leader Chuck SchumerDonald Trump trial set to begin after 8 FebruaryThe Texas Republican senator John Cornyn warned on Saturday that Donald Trump’s second impeachment could lead to the prosecution of former Democratic presidents if Republicans retake Congress in two years’ time. Related: US man charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Continue reading...
US man charged with threatening to 'assassinate' Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Texan who took part in Capitol riot faces five criminal chargesGarret Miller alleged to have said police officer ‘deserves to die’A Texas man who participated in the attack on the US Capitol on 6 January has been charged with threatening to “assassinate” the New York Democratic representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Related: Chaos of Trump's last days in office reverberates with fresh 'plot' report Continue reading...
Chaos of Trump's last days in office reverberates with fresh 'plot' report
Ex-president, whose Senate trial will start in two weeks, reportedly planned to oust acting attorney general in bid to overturn electionCourtrooms and creditors loom large for TrumpDonald Trump was at his Florida resort on Saturday, beginning post-presidency life while Joe Biden settled into the White House. But in Washington and beyond, the chaos of the 45th president’s final days in office continued to throw out damaging aftershocks. Related: Deborah Birx 'always' considered quitting Trump coronavirus taskforce Continue reading...
Republican lawmaker apologizes after mocking Biden's trans health nominee
Pennsylvania representative Jeff Pyle says he ‘had no idea’ post mocking Rachel Levine would be ‘received as poorly as it was’A Pennsylvania legislator has apologised for sharing an image mocking the appearance of the recently departed state health secretary, Dr Rachel Levine, a transgender woman nominated to serve in the Biden administration.State representative Jeff Pyle, a Republican from Armstrong and Indiana counties in western Pennsylvania, said on Facebook he “had no idea” the post mocking Levine “would be … received as poorly as it was”, and said “tens of thousands of heated emails assured me it was”. Continue reading...
Deborah Birx 'always' considered quitting Trump coronavirus taskforce
Former White House co-ordinator talks to CBSOfficial says she will retire from CDC soonLA families wait to bury loved ones as Covid deaths riseDr Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force co-ordinator under Donald Trump, “always” considered quitting as the US lurched into disaster under the 45th president – but didn’t. Related: A doctor wanted to make a difference. Now he’s a top Covid adviser to Biden Continue reading...
Here’s to a better 2021 — and an even better 2200
We’re inaugurating something, too.
‘No more broken treaties’: Indigenous leaders urge Biden to shut down Dakota Access pipeline
Tribes and environmentalists hail decision to cancel Keystone XL pipeline but call on president to go further.
Why Paris isn’t enough
What's Biden actually accomplished on climate? We're keeping track.
Inside Climate News
Warming Trends: A Catastrophe for Monarchs, ‘Science Moms’ and Greta’s Cheeky Farewell to Trump
Monarchs Near Collapse Fewer than 2,000 monarch butterflies were counted overwintering this year along the California coast—a staggering drop from the 30,000 last winter and a 99.9 percent decline from the several million butterflies that once spent the winter between San Francisco and San Diego in the 1980s, a report from the Xerces Society said
Biden Signs Sweeping Orders to Tackle Climate Change and Rollback Trump’s Anti-Environment Legacy
In the early hours on Wednesday, as the sun was setting on one presidency and rising on another—but long before it would actually peek over the horizon—two men did two very different things. Departing President Donald J. Trump, who four years ago promised to drain the swamp, rescinded an ethics order, clearing the way for
There’s more cropland in protected areas than we might think
A study finds that crops occur in every category of protected habitat on the planet, making up 6% of all conserved land
Secret Ingredient Found to Power Supernovas
Three-dimensional supernova simulations have solved the mystery of why they explode at all.
The Real News Network
Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 22
In this week’s round-up of Baltimore news: We mourn the loss of Dante Barksdale, local leaders push to reopen, and recycling is back. The post Battleground Baltimore, Jan. 22 appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US
Known for his role in the Occupy Denver movement and his controversial, even profane, manner of exercising his First Amendment rights, Eric Brandt has been arrested roughly 200 times while protesting police brutality and advocating for reform. But he's also quietly racked up key victories in court. The post The Eric Brandt story: How a controversial cop watcher became one of the most successful police reformers in the US appeared first on The Real News Network.
From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy?
When police roll out the red carpet for far-right insurgents and reserve tear gas and rubber bullets for Black, Indigenous, and social justice protestors, what is to be done? The post From Standing Rock and J20 to the US Capitol: Who gets treated like the enemy? appeared first on The Real News Network.
The Marshall Project
How to Decode Biden’s Immigration Blitz
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
Kentucky Schools Face Challenges Transitioning to Online Teaching during a Pandemic
Rebecca Potter has been a teacher in Letcher County, Kentucky, for 29 years, but she’s never had a school year quite like this one. Like most teachers across the country, she has been teaching her students remotely, with the aid of educational software like Google Classroom. But that transition has not been an easy one. The post Kentucky Schools Face Challenges Transitioning to Online Teaching during a Pandemic appeared first on Daily Yonder.
Commentary: Urgently Needed – A Racial Equity Approach to Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution
Six states—Delaware, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia—report Covid-19 vaccination data by race. A recent analysis of the data revealed that “white people so far have gotten most of the Covid-19 shots” in all six states. Notably, North Carolina reportedly has the widest race and ethnic disparity in vaccination administration. According to the state’s The post Commentary: Urgently Needed – A Racial Equity Approach to Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution appeared first on Daily Yonder.
Commentary: 5 Ways Biden Can Help Rural America Thrive and Bridge the Rural-Urban Divide
This story was originally published by The Conversation. It’s no secret that rural and urban people have grown apart culturally and economically in recent years. A quick glance at the media – especially social media – confirms an ideological gap has also widened. City folks have long been detached from rural conditions. Even in the 1700s, urbanites labeled rural The post Commentary: 5 Ways Biden Can Help Rural America Thrive and Bridge the Rural-Urban Divide appeared first on Daily Yonder.
The Science of Rebuilding Trust
During his inauguration, President Joe Biden appealed to us, American citizens, repeatedly and emphatically, to defend unity and truth against corrosion from power and profit. Fortunately, the bedrock tensions between unity, truth, power and profit have newly-discovered mathematical definitions, so their formerly mysterious interactions can now be quantified, predicted and addressed. So in strictly (deeply) … Continue Reading "The Science of Rebuilding Trust" The post The Science of Rebuilding Trust appeared first on Fair Observer.
When Will Boris Johnson Be Committed?
The UK has finally cast off all its shackles and is ready to assert its freedom under the creative leadership of Boris Johnson, the man who made Brexit happen. Things are a little complicated for the moment, but once COVID-19 can be tamed, British creativity will find its cruising speed. Brexit has been official only … Continue Reading "When Will Boris Johnson Be Committed?" The post When Will Boris Johnson Be Committed? appeared first on Fair Observer.
Is US Democracy Still Exportable?
On Inauguration Day 2021, the nation’s capital looked like it has just experienced a coup, not successfully survived one. Streets were blocked off, barricades were up, and armed police and National Guard were everywhere. The inauguration itself took place in front of a deliberately minimal crowd as if the authorities are somehow pulling off an … Continue Reading "Is US Democracy Still Exportable?" The post Is US Democracy Still Exportable? appeared first on Fair Observer.
Life-saving drinking water disinfectants have a “dark side”
Editor’s note: This story is part of a nine-month investigation of drinking water contamination across the U.S. The series is supported by funding from the Park Foundation and Water Foundation. Read the launch story, “Thirsting for Solutions,” here. In late September 2020, officials in Wrangell, Alaska, warned residents who were elderly, pregnant or had health problems to avoid […]
Discredited Gun Researcher Out at Justice Department
John Lott, a controversial pro-gun researcher who was hired last fall as a senior advisor for research and statistics at the Justice Department’s Office of Justice Programs, left the position this week. Lott’s departure was revealed in a January 16 email sent by the Crime Prevention Research Center, a nonprofit he founded that publishes research The post Discredited Gun Researcher Out at Justice Department appeared first on The Trace.
Gun Groups Went All In on Trump. They Got Less Than He Promised.
“They’re chickenshit. Believe me,” extolled the would-be president to a crowd of elated supporters in Spencer, Iowa. Just two days before, a married couple opened fire at a Christmas party in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 and wounding 22 others. The tragedy provided political fuel for the often-unscripted Republican, particularly because the shooters were Brown, The post Gun Groups Went All In on Trump. They Got Less Than He Promised. appeared first on The Trace.
Guns Are Banned at the Capitol, Unless You’re a Congressperson
Five days before the Capitol insurrection, 83 House Republican lawmakers wrote a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy asking them to uphold lawmakers’ right to carry firearms inside the U.S. Capitol complex. They cited several attacks, including a 1954 shooting by Puerto Rican nationalists who wounded five Congressmen; a 1998 shooting The post Guns Are Banned at the Capitol, Unless You’re a Congressperson appeared first on The Trace.
With Covid Death Toll About to Pass U.S. Fatalities in World War II, Biden Moves to Get Control of the Virus
U.S. deaths from the coronavirus are about to pass the nation's toll from World War II, which claimed 418,500 American lives. Nearly one of every 800 Americans has died in the pandemic. President Biden has issued a series of directives to ramp up federal efforts to control the virus.
Yale Environment 360
A New Way to Track Endangered Wildlife Populations from Space
Scientists have developed a new technique for remotely surveying elephants and other wildlife that is quicker and has the same accuracy as human counts done on the ground or in low-flying airplanes. The system, which uses satellite images and deep learning, could help improve the monitoring of endangered species in habitats across the globe. Read more on E360 →
Joe Manchin’s Voters Aren’t Letting Him Stop $2,000 Checks
The post Joe Manchin’s Voters Aren’t Letting Him Stop $2,000 Checks appeared first on The Appeal.
His Attorneys Say He’s Intellectually Disabled. A ‘Reform’ Prosecutor Wants The Death Penalty
The post His Attorneys Say He’s Intellectually Disabled. A ‘Reform’ Prosecutor Wants The Death Penalty appeared first on The Appeal.
Eleven Years Later, Democrats Will Try Again to Address Citizens United’s Dark Money Problem
In the competitive Democratic primary in New Mexico’s Third Congressional District held last June, supporters of candidate Teresa Leger Fernandez tried to paint her opponent, former spy Valerie Plame, as an outsider compared with Leger Fernandez, who had been involved in local politics for years. In the weeks leading up to the election, they got
Democracy Now! 2021-01-22 Friday
Biden unveils a sweeping COVID strategy after Trump left him with no plan for a national vaccine rollout; Three tribal leaders on the devastating impact of the pandemic on Indigenous communities; Calls grow for Biden to cancel the Dakota Access pipeline.
John Dean: Insurrectionist Senators are Co-Conspirators and Should Not Sit in Judgment of Trump
Common Dreams staffAOC: "Sen. Hawley is trying to wiggle out of inciting a riot that killed 5"
The Scale of Loss: 400,000 Dead
Rivera SunThese losses will haunt us for centuries to come
QAnon and America’s Political Moment
Romin TafarodiIt will not be enough to simply to call out groups such as QAnon and demand that they shut up or be silenced
Goodbye and Good Riddance: Biden Fires Labor Board’s Peter Robb
On his first day in office, newly inaugurated President Biden sent a letter asking General Counsel Peter Robb of the National Labor Relations Board for his resignation—and advising him that if he did not resign, he would be fired. Robb refused to resign; he was discharged the same day. No other GC has been fired in the history of the agency. One was asked to resign, many decades ago. Many in the labor movement had pushed for Robb’s removal; they cheered. Employers, not so much. But who is Robb and why does it matter?Goodbye and Good Riddance: Biden Fires Labor Board’s Peter Robb January 22, 2021 / Gabrielle (Gay) Semel
A Detroit Child-Care Scholarship Offers a Quick Solution for School-Age Students Learning Online
(Photo: fizkes/iStockPhoto)A new scholarship could help more families place their school age children in child care centers while classrooms remain closed. The program aims to alleviate the burden of the pandemic on working parents, many of whom are in an impossible bind: What do you […]
Economics in Brief: AOC Joins Picket Line for Hunts Point Produce Market Strike
Shelves of onions and potatoes at the Hunts Point Produce Market, which handles 60% of New York City's produce (Photo by eeems / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)AOC Joins Picket Line for Hunts Point Produce Market Strike Workers at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, part of one of the […]
Housing in Brief: Sacramento City Council Votes to Allow Fourplexes in All Single-Family Zones
Fourplexes, like this one in Portland, Oregon, will be legal in all single-family-zoned areas in Sacramento. (Photo by Sightline Institute: Missing Middle Homes Photo Library / CC BY 2.0)Sacramento City Council Votes for Fourplexes in All Single-Family Zones Sacramento is on the […]
The World – PRI
How Biden's Keystone XL Pipeline cancellation could test US-Canada relations
To understand how President Joe Biden's move to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline might affect the US-Canada relationship, The World's host Carol Hills spoke to Kathryn Harrison, a political scientist and environmental policy expert at The University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
After 2020 election, first-time Latino voter worries about a divided US
Nineteen-year-old Izcan Ordaz has two asks of the new Biden administration: issue additional stimulus checks and help bring the country together.
Bahamas Plastic Movement founder wins Goldman Environmental Prize
As an island nation, the Bahamas finds itself drowning in plastic carried from far away by ocean currents, as well as from its tourism industry and domestic use. Kristal Ambrose decided to try to do something about it.
In The Mouth Of The Wolf
Since January 2019, nearly 68,000 asylum seekers have been ordered to wait in Mexico as their cases make their way... The post In The Mouth Of The Wolf appeared first on Latino USA.
Goya In Three Boycotts
Amidst a global pandemic, a boycott over the iconic brand Goya Foods gained unusual attention after the company’s CEO Robert... The post Goya In Three Boycotts appeared first on Latino USA.
President Biden Has Promises To Keep
In November of 2020, Latino voters were crucial to helping Joe Biden win the presidency. They cemented his victories in... The post President Biden Has Promises To Keep appeared first on Latino USA.
Gulf slave society
The glittering city-states of the Persian Gulf fit the classicist Moses Finley’s criteria of genuine slave societiesBy Bernard FreamonRead at Aeon
This Week in Pandemic: Where Did SARS-CoV-2 Come From?
Reading Time: 4 minutes Welcome to WhoWhatWhy’s weekly COVID-19 roundup. There’s a lot of virus coverage out there, so this feature will give you a dose of the latest news. The post This Week in Pandemic: Where Did SARS-CoV-2 Come From? appeared first on WhoWhatWhy.
What does the economy need now? 4 suggestions for Biden's coronavirus relief bill
Biden proposed $1.9 trillion in new coronavirus relief spending to help with the economic fallout of COVID-19. Four economists have a few ideas for him.
Capitol mob wasn't just angry men – there were angry women as well
To distill the violent insurrection at the US Capitol into a tale of angry male rage is to overlook the threat that women in the mob posed.
'The US is falling apart': How Russian media is portraying the US Capitol siege
State-controlled Russian media have depicted the US Capitol insurrection as the collapse of the US political system and democracy itself.
Far-right groups move to messaging apps as tech companies crack down on extremist social media
Encrypted messaging services like Telegram provide virtual dark corners where far-right extremists can recruit, organize and plan unhindered.
A healthy microbiome builds a strong immune system that could help defeat COVID-19
The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
Jay Kolls: False Reporting From George Floyd Square to D.C.
Minneapolis, MN – After the deadly storming of the U.S. Capitol building on January 6, newsman Jay Kolls falsely reported “antifa” was involved in the violence. Kolls, a Twin Cities-based KSTP-TV (ABC) newsman, routinely becomes a part of the stories he reports. Before spreading lies… The post Jay Kolls: False Reporting From George Floyd Square to D.C. appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
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