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‘The horse is out of the barn.’ Voters in suburbs show support at polls for recreational marijuana sales. 5.11.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mount Prospect was one of six suburbs — along with Batavia, Glen Ellyn, Elk Grove Village, Park Ridge and Wilmette — where advisory referendums showed majority support for allowing sales.
Chicago’s FBI boss seeks to calm city over Operation Legend; says new agents will pass out contact information 8.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The surge of federal agents who have arrived in the city to help Chicago police fight violence as part of Operation Legend will go as far as handing out business cards to residents and community leaders as a way of encouraging neighborhoods to work with law enforcement, Chicago’s top FBI official said Friday.
Mexican grandmother of 36 dies following COVID-19, but her legacy keeps family strong. ‘Nothing stopped her.’ 29.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Grandchildren honor their family's matriarch who died in nursing home, even though "her one wish was not to die alone."
RTD launches nationwide search for next general manager 19.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
RTD is now officially accepting applications from anyone interested in running the sprawling transit agency as it faces challenges on numerous fronts.
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Davi Yanomami warns uncontacted Yanomami in Brazil “could soon be exterminated” 24.3.2020 Survival International
© Guilherme Gnipper Trevisan/FUNAI/Hutukara Davi Kopenawa, a Yanomami leader and shaman has made an urgent statement warning that a group of uncontacted Yanomami “could soon be exterminated” if the Brazilian authorities do not act now to remove goldminers working illegally on the tribe’s land. He says the group, known as the Moxihatatea, are in grave danger: “They have fled many times. But now, they can no longer run away and are surrounded by violent miners who wanted to take revenge by shooting at them with shotguns. “I am very concerned. Perhaps they will soon be exterminated… The miners will undoubtedly destroy them all by killing them with their shotguns and their illnesses, their malaria, their pneumonia.” The statement was delivered before the coronavirus pandemic hit the headlines; the virus hugely adds to the danger posed by thousands of outsiders inside the Yanomami territory. Davi highlights the risks posed to other uncontacted Yanomami communities who are also at great risk from the miners: ...
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Why shamanism is red hot right now: 12 things you need to know 20.12.2019 LA Times: Health

Shaman Durk is introducing the world to shamanism: The philosophy of using connection and spiritual wisdom as a tool to help solve the planet's problems is catching on with a younger generation.

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Davi Yanomami receives 2019's “Alternative Nobel Prize” 5.12.2019 Survival International
Davi Yanomami holds the Right Livelihood award © Right Livelihood Foundation Renowned Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, the “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest,” received this year’s Right Livelihood Award , known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize” this Wednesday (Dec 4th). The ceremony took place in Stockholm and was the final event of a 10-day long programme of celebrations in Germany, Switzerland and Sweden. Davi led his people’s 20-year campaign to protect their Amazonian territory. Combined with the Yanomami territory in Venezuela, it is the largest area of rainforest under indigenous control anywhere in the world. Davi Yanomami speaking at the award ceremony © Right Livelihood Foundation Davi leaving the stage after his speech at the award ceremony © Right Livelihood Foundation Davi is the President of Hutukara, the Yanomami organization, who share the award with him. He first travelled outside Brazil in 1989, when Survival International, which won that year’s Right Livelihood Award, invited him to Europe to ...
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Davi Yanomami, the “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest,” wins “Alternative Nobel Prize” 25.9.2019 Survival International
Davi Yanomami, who has won this year’s Right Livelihood Award © Fiona Watson/Survival Renowned Yanomami shaman Davi Kopenawa, the “Dalai Lama of the Rainforest,” has won this year’s Right Livelihood Award , known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize.” Davi led his people’s 20-year campaign to protect their Amazonian territory. Combined with the Yanomami territory in Venezuela, it is the largest area of rainforest under indigenous control anywhere in the world. Davi is the President of Hutukara, the Yanomami organization, who share the award with him. He first travelled outside Brazil in 1989, when Survival International, which won that year’s Right Livelihood Award, invited him to Europe to accept the prize on its behalf. Davi outside the UK's House of Commons on his first trip outside Brazil, with Survival. 1989. © Survival Subsequently Survival organized Davi’s first trip to the USA in 1991, where he met the then-UN Secretary General, members of the Inter American Commission on Human Rights and American ...
Triple H Discusses NXT's Move to USA and the Brand's Continued Evolution 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"I don't want to flood the fanbase or overexpose the brand either. I want things to build organically."
The Allure of the 'Disappearing' Tribe 27.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
From pagan tribes in Pakistan to Inuits in Greenland, traditional tribes aren't disappearing, just transitioning.
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10 Hotels with Amazing Perks 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These luxury hotels are a step above the rest with thoughtful amenities and perks everyone will love.
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Nicolas Cage Describes His Dream 'Wicker Man' Ending, Offers 'Nouveau Shamanic' Acting Tips in New Interview 8.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Nicolas Cage describes sewing a tiny sarcophagus into his jacket as part of a "nouveau shamanic" approach to acting.
The best music to help you fall asleep 26.7.2019 LA Times: Health

Forget benzos and weighted blankets: Our music experts recommend the albums, playlists and concertos that help deliver a good night's rest.

What Would Jesus Do About Climate Change? 21.7.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The Green New Deal has picked up endorsements from two major Christian groups, signaling a growing base of support among the faithful as climate change projections look increasingly apocalyptic.  The Unitarian Universalist Association passed a resolution at its general assembly in late […]
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Why Has Jung Jae-won Left YG Entertainment? K-Pop Star Plans to Set Up New Agency 17.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Jae-won, who goes by the stage name ONE, announced the news ahead of the premiere of his new movie "Endless Summer."
Catholic University Asks Judge to Throw Out Wiccan Professor's Lawsuit Alleging Gender, Religious Discrimination 15.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
St. Bonaventure University claimed Pauline Hoffmann failed to file charges in a timely manner, which should be grounds for dismissal in federal court.
Ready for the new age of employee activism? 8.7.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
New research suggests that less than one-third of the Fortune 1000 workforce is satisfied with the actions their employer is taking to mitigate the company's impact on the environment.
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New Horror Movie 'Midsommar' Has People Terrified: 'One of the Most Captivating and Disturbing Films I've Ever Seen' 3.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Critics have praised the new horror film from "Hereditary" director Ari Aster.
Review: In the unsettling ‘Midsommar,’ the nightmare unfolds in broad daylight 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The setting of “Midsommar,” a luxuriant deep-tissue freakout from writer-director Ari Aster, is a picturesque commune in Hälsingland, Sweden, that is holding a nine-day celebration in observation of the summer solstice. Along for the trip is a young American, Dani (Florence Pugh), who has recently...

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Art as a portal to Korean ancestors? The mesmerizing work of Hanna Hur 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hanna Hur’s paintings, drawings and sculptures at Bel Ami bend some of the most rigorous formal traditions in Western art to the service of spirituality inflected with Korean shamanism.

These delicate works use the languages of geometric abstraction, Conceptual art and Minimalism to create “gates”...

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