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With Mississippi River Levels Rising, Spillway North of New Orleans Opened 11.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mississippi River levels rose rapidly on Friday and officials are taking precautionary action to protect areas including New Orleans from flooding.
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Alex Cora's White House snub consistent with his stance on Puerto Rico 7.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In January 2018, Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora brought a delegation that included team President Sam Kennedy, pitching ace Chris Sale and the mayor of Boston, Martin Walsh, to Puerto Rico.

Four months earlier, Hurricane Maria had devastated the island, killing more people than Hurricane Katrina...

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Mu, Penumbra bring a cross-cultural ghost story to life 30.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
With 'The Brothers Paranormal,' the two theater groups stage their first joint production.
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New Orleans’ Jazz Fest turns 50, an American institution with humble roots 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Cultural movers and shakers in New Orleans received one of the most fortuitous rejections ever when they floated a business proposal half a century ago to the man behind the celebrated Newport jazz and folk music festivals, George Wein.

“We had no jazz festival,” recalled Quint Davis, producer...

Escapes: On a quest for the heart and soul of New Orleans 11.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

He heard her before he saw her, or, more precisely, heard her music, big, intense notes that filled New Orleans’ Royal Street.

He had almost missed it.

The “he” in this case is Christopher Reynolds, who writes for the Travel section. “She” is Doreen Ketchens, whose venue for her brand of jazz is...

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This Consulting Firm Was at the Center of Katrina and the BP Spill. Now It’s Under Fire Again. 28.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A crude oil spill during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008. The BP oil spill in 2010. In all three cases, the companies responsible for these environmental calamities turned to the same Arkansas-based consulting firm, […]
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The Vulnerability of California’s Coast Is Terrifying 23.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The destructive impacts of climate change have become increasingly apparent in California, with brutal droughts, historic wildfires and extreme precipitation hammering the state. But new research suggests that the worst might be yet to come. By the end of […]
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Steve King Has Water Thrown At Him While Dining In Iowa 23.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The Republican, who has been accused of racism, was dining with a group of people when the incident took place.
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Destruction from sea level rise in California could exceed worst wildfires and earthquakes, new research shows 13.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the most extensive study to date on sea level rise in California, researchers say damage by the end of the century could be far more devastating than the worst earthquakes and wildfires in state history.

A team of U.S. Geological Survey scientists concluded that even a modest amount of sea level...

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Rossello: Trump Will Not Meet About Hurricane Relief 23.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“Eventually the buck has to stop somewhere,” Ricardo Rossello said. “It has to stop with the president.”
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Fighting Racism With a Racist in the White House 7.2.2019 Truthout.com
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on how all movements can center the struggle against racism.

The post Fighting Racism With a Racist in the White House appeared first on Truthout.

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Giant Cross Washes Up on Florida Beach 6.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The man who discovered the wooden symbol claims it is a divine message.
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Maurice Carlos Ruffin on how his dystopian future novel reflects being black in America today 30.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

“My name doesn’t matter,” proclaims the narrator of Maurice Carlos Ruffin’s debut novel, “We Cast a Shadow.” “All you need to know is that I’m a phantom, a figment ….” The first words of Ruffin’s book seem to be a tribute to the opening of Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man,” which begins, “I am in...

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5 Ways to Protect the Planet Without Disenfranchising People With Disabilities 27.1.2019 Truthout.com
Despite their vulnerability to climate change, people with disabilities often are omitted from relevant policy making.

The post 5 Ways to Protect the Planet Without Disenfranchising People With Disabilities appeared first on Truthout.

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Fla. secretary of state quits after photos show him in blackface as 'Katrina victim' 25.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Michael Ertel stepped down shortly after the Tallahassee Democrat showed the photos to the office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Florida elections chief resigns after photos of him in blackface and ‘Katrina victim’ shirt emerge 25.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Florida's top elections official abruptly resigned Thursday after a newspaper obtained pictures of him in blackface posing as a Hurricane Katrina victim.

Secretary of State Michael Ertel, who had been on the job less than three weeks, resigned just hours after he testified about election lawsuits...

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Pedagogy for Profit: Education Under Capitalism 23.10.2018 Truthout.com
Neoliberal capitalism has turned the wrecking of public schools into a source of profit for the wealthy.

The post Pedagogy for Profit: Education Under Capitalism appeared first on Truthout.

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Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs 15.10.2018 Truthout.com
Millions affected by the storm are voicing outrage at the Trump administration's inadequate response.

The post Anger at Trump Inaction as Hurricane Michael Leaves Millions Without Basic Needs appeared first on Truthout.

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Searches intensify after body is found in Hurricane Michael's wake 14.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rescuers intensified efforts Saturday to find survivors who might be trapped amid the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community nearly obliterated by Hurricane Michael, where one body has already been recovered, tempers are flaring, and power could be out for weeks.
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Protecting Voting Rights After Hurricane Florence 11.10.2018 Truthout.com
Voting rights advocates are taking steps to ensure displaced people have access to the ballot in the upcoming election.

The post Protecting Voting Rights After Hurricane Florence appeared first on Truthout.

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