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Feature and TV films 16.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Movies on TV the week of Dec. 17 - 23, 2017
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Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey 26.11.2017 AP Top News
HOUSTON (AP) -- Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey....
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You Can Be Most Helpful After a Natural Disaster When the World Has Stopped Paying Attention 24.11.2017 Mother Jones
After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico two months ago, we asked readers what they wanted to know about the crisis. Many of you asked about conditions on the ground, the status of electricity and clean water, and how aid was being allocated. But one of the most frequent questions was about how to help. Whether it was providing funds […]
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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' first female mayor 19.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first female mayor of New Orleans.

The Democrat will succeed term-limited fellow Democrat...

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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor 19.11.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans....
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House passes bill to renew flood insurance program 15.11.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House on Tuesday backed legislation that will increase flood insurance premiums for many property owners to help firm up a program under stress from ever-more frequent and powerful storms....
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Southern Movement Assembly Creates a Framework With a Labor Sensibility for Southern Struggles 14.11.2017 Truthout.com
The Southern Movement Assembly's strategic framework operates on the principle of social unionism, seeing workplace and community issues as interconnected, and bringing them together in a broader struggle for economic justice. A discussion with Southern Movement Assembly coordinators Libby Devlin and Saladin Muhammad, and Project South founder Rita Valenti. Libby Devlin, Saladin Muhammad, and Rita Valenti participate in the Worker Justice Assembly at SMA VII. (Photo: Southern Movement Assembly [SMA Vll]) Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this series, we talk with organizers, agitators, and educators, not only about how to resist, but how to build a better world. Today's interview is the 90th in the series.  Click here for the most recent interview before this ...
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Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s nominee to lead Homeland Security, sails through confirmation hearing 9.11.2017 Washington Post
Kirstjen Nielsen, Trump’s nominee to lead Homeland Security, sails through confirmation hearing
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America’s expanding ‘shadow war’ in Africa 1.11.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Surely we need a sober reassessment before we end up reaping what we sow.
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Texas Gov. Abbott in Washington to pitch $60B recovery bill 1.11.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday lobbied the White House and top congressional leaders for a $61 billion Texas Gulf Coast rebuilding package....
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The Bond Market Doesn’t Care About Climate Change 31.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Early this month, when the annual king tide swept ocean water into the streets of Miami, the city’s Republican mayor, Tomás Regalado, used the occasion to stump for a vote. He’d like Miami residents to pass the “Miami Forever” bond issue, a $400-million […]
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The Energy 202: What Whitefish really reveals about the Trump administration 30.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
It's hard to handle events outside your control.
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Here’s What We’ve Learned About Hurricanes Since Sandy 30.10.2017 Mother Jones
When hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria recently pounded Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico, the severity of the storms was often attributed to climate change. “Four Underappreciated Ways That Climate Change Could Make Hurricanes Even Worse,” was the headline in the Washington Post; “Hurricane Harvey’s Size and Impact Points to Climate Change,” noted NPR.  But five years ago, when Superstorm […]
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With thousands still in shelters, FEMA’s caution about temporary housing hinders hurricane recovery 29.10.2017 Washington Post
Despite urgent need, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is reluctant to deploy mobile homes and trailers after sharp criticism of their use in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. That decision is crippling recovery efforts in Texas and Florida, where rental stock is inadequate to meet the need. In Puerto Rico, there are no plans to use manufactured homes.
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The Fascinating Ways Museums Prepare for Catastrophic Weather 28.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Slate and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  When Superstorm Sandy ripped through New York City in October 2012, it did not discriminate. At the construction site of the new Whitney Museum of American Art, chief operating officer John Stanley recalls “mechanical equipment bobbing like corks” in the floodwaters. And […]
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A new reminder that we may never know Hurricane Maria's full toll on Puerto Rico 28.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
911 bodies have been cremated. Is that a lot?
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Trump Wants to Cripple Storm Forecasting When We Need it Most 26.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  As Hurricane Harvey roared toward the Texas coast in late August, weather models showed something that forecasters had never seen before: predictions of four feet of rainfall in the Houston area over five days—a year’s worth of rain […]
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Some declared Fats Domino dead during Katrina. He lived to laugh about it. 26.10.2017 Washington Post
Some declared Fats Domino dead during Katrina. He lived to laugh about it.
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Louisiana 'dirt farmer' asks Supreme Court's help 26.10.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some residents in bayou country deep in southeastern Louisiana raise alligators or crawfish. Some grow turnips. Until a local government stepped in, Chad Jarreau farmed dirt....
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Fats Domino dies at 89; gave rock music a New Orleans flavor 26.10.2017 AP National
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The godfather of rock and roll. A performer who always gave all he had. A man who loved his city and his neighborhood. Tributes to Fats Domino are accumulating, in words and in bouquets and Mardi Gras beads left at the yellow house in New Orleans where, after Hurricane Katrina, a fan spray-painted an erroneous RIP....
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