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Pages Unbound Festival connects the 'wild' with the creative 6.5.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
What is Wild Culture @ Pages Unbound Festival, you asked?   I have had many questions about one particular event that has really piqued curiosity, at the Pages UnBound Festival, (May 7-10) -- The Cabaret of Wild Culture ...
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Statement on the change.org petitions regarding Meghan Murphy 6.5.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
An important number of organizations and individuals, many of whom have a close association to rabble.ca, have asked rabble.ca to dissociate from Meghan Murphy, who is a volunteer blogger and a part-time worker on the the site.  A petition was started on change.org that, in particular, references a blog  she published on her own web site, saying her work is transphobic, racist and anti-sex worker. The petition now circulating asks rabble.ca to fire Murphy. A second petition was created on change.org in support of Meghan Murphy. rabble.ca has recieved many communications on both sides of this issue. This poses a serious challenge to rabble.ca and we are taking it very ...
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As Wealth Gap Grows, 60 Percent of Americans Say Lopsided Distribution 'Unfair' 5.5.2015 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Recapture Canyon protesters found guilty in Utah 4.5.2015 High Country News Most Recent
County commissioner and co-defendant face up to a year in jail for illegal ATV ride.
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Boy With Asperger's Kisses His Mom For First Time After Adopting Loving Rescue Pit Bull 4.5.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A rescue dog became so much more than just a furry friend for one teen. Joey Granados, who lives in Los Angeles, was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 7 years old. Because of his disorder, the now-14-year-old has trouble with physical contact or showing affection. This all changed, however, when his family adopted Roxy, a rescue pit bull, a few months ago. About a month after taking Roxy in, Joey gave his mother a kiss on the cheek for the first time. Joey and Roxy. "It was amazing," Amanda Granados told The Huffington Post in an email of that moment. "Finally, to have Joey want to -- and now understand -- what this portion of love is, words [can't] describe." Granados explains that because Joey has Asperger syndrome, he deals with situations differently. "He is socially awkward ... very obsessive over things and does not take change well," she said. Roxy. Prior to Roxy, Granados told HuffPost that Joey preferred to be alone and didn't show affection. But when the family adopted the pooch from ...
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Rethinking Cinco de Mayo 4.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Sudie Hofmann I recently came across a flier in an old backpack of my daughter's: Wanted: Committee Chairs for this Spring's Cinco de Mayo All School Celebration. The flier was replete with cultural props including a sombrero, cactus tree, donkey, taco, maracas, and chili peppers. Seeing this again brought back the moment when, years earlier, my daughter had handed the flier to me, and I'd thought, "Oh, no." The local K-6 elementary school's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) was sponsoring a stereotypical Mexican American event. There were no Chicana/o students, parents, or staff members who I was aware of in the school community and I was concerned about the event's authenticity. I presumed the PTSA meant well, and was attempting to provide a multicultural experience for students and families, but it seemed they were likely to get it wrong. After making some inquiries, I was told the school wanted to celebrate Cinco de Mayo because it was Mexico's Independence Day. However, Cinco de Mayo is ...
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On World Press Freedom week, no one poses a greater threat to free expression than Stephen Harper 3.5.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
It was a wonderful start for a new federal government. The first piece of legislation Stephen Harper's Conservatives placed before Parliament in 2006 was an omnibus bill that promised a new era of openness, transparency and accountability. The legislation was a breath of fresh air for Canadians who had been outraged by the Sponsorship Scandal -- a corrupt operation in Quebec that siphoned off about $100 million to national Liberal party operatives and senior members of advertising firms from a government-funded program to promote federalism in that ...
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Hit Job: Daniel DiSalvo on Public Sector Unions 3.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Daniel DiSalvo doesn't like public sector unions. That is the main takeaway from Government Against Itself (Oxford University Press) DiSalvo's new book on public sector unions. In the course of reading the book, they are likely to conclude that he is not especially fond of unions or workers, in general. He also doesn't like Social Security and Medicare. He even manages to get in a drive-by directed at Senator Elizabeth Warren. But the main villain of the book is clearly public sector unions. DiSalvo paints a dark conspiracy where public sector unions push for ever higher pay and benefits, work rules that allow for endless loafing on the job, and disciplinary policies that prevent even the most incompetent from being fired. High costs and low productivity strain public budgets, but the political power of public sector unions prevents effective steps to counter their abuses. Since the unions are such large donors to political campaigns, politicians can't stand up to them. It's a moving story -- the data ...
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WSJ Editorial Page Watch: The Slow-Growth Fed? 2.5.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This post first appeared at the Brookings Institution . For the second year in a row, the first-quarter Gross Domestic Product figures were disappointing. The Wall Street Journal, in an editorial entitled "The Slow-Growth Fed," uses the opportunity to argue (again) for tighter monetary policy. The editorialists point out that the Federal Open Market Committee's projections of economic growth have been too high since the financial crisis, which is true. Therefore (the WSJ concludes), monetary policy is not working and efforts to use it to support the recovery should be discontinued. It's generous of the WSJ writers to note, as they do, that "economic forecasting isn't easy." They should know, since the Journal has been forecasting a breakout in inflation and a collapse in the dollar at least since 2006 , when the FOMC decided not to raise the federal funds rate above 5-1/4 percent. However, the WSJ editorialists draw some incorrect inferences from the FOMC's recent over-predictions of growth. Importantly, ...
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On May 1, join the International Workers' Day rallies and the Quebec general strike 1.5.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
May 1, International Workers' Day, is a big deal. It all started on May 1, 1886, when 40,000 workers in Chicago -- and half a million across the United States -- participated in a three-day general strike in favour of the limitation of the workday to eight hours. Chicago police responded by shooting and killing four strikers. In response, demonstrators organized a rally on May 4 at Haymarket Square. When police moved to attack the crowd, a bomb was thrown at them. In response, the police fired indiscriminately at the crowd. When the smoke cleared, and at least four demonstrators and eight cops lay dead. One cop died from the blast of the bomb and seven from friendly fire, and 60 were ...
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To Baltimore With Love: Chicago's Freedom Dreams 30.4.2015 Truthout.com
Black Youth Project 100 organizer Breanna Champion leads a moment of silence as hundreds of protestors shut down 55th Street on Chicago’s South Side Tuesday night. (Photo: Kelly Hayes) As protests continued in Baltimore on Tuesday, hundreds of Chicagoans rallied and marched in solidarity with those who've taken to the streets in the wake of Freddie Gray's death at the hands of Baltimore police. Local organizers passionately defended Baltimore's protestors, who have repeatedly been characterized as "thugs and criminals" by both politicians and media figures. Speakers also drew connections between the death of Freddie Gray and a number of community traumas in their own city, including the death of Rekia Boyd, and the recent acquittal of her killer, Chicago police detective Dante Servin. I was able to speak to two of the event's organizers about their intentions in planning the event, and the larger struggle their groups are currently engaged in. Page May is a prison abolitionist and an organizer with We ...
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Rhode Island Woman Comes Home To Wild Turkey In Her Bathroom 30.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island woman thought a pipe burst when she returned home to find water pouring from her garage ceiling. But the culprit turned out to be an unusual houseguest that dropped in. WLNE-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1P9elks ) Nancy Page went upstairs to find the source of the running water and discovered a wild turkey had crashed through a bathroom window and somehow turned on the sink. Page says she immediately realized it was a turkey, which left behind its own mess. Police and a Department of Environmental Management officer caught the turkey and released it. Page was forced to throw out the bathroom sink. She says it had been running for two to three hours. Page estimates the turkey caused thousands of dollars in water damage to her Warwick home. ___ Information from: WLNE-TV, http://www.abc6.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Released prisoners detail widespread use of torture by Ukrainian army and security services 29.4.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Reviewing: War Crimes of the Armed Forces and Security Forces of Ukraine: Torture and Inhumane Treatment, published on March 1, 2015 by The Foundation for the Study of Democracy, 144 pages, in Russian and English, ISBN 978-5-903882-05-2. Online here ...
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Naomi Klein's Own Form of Climate Change Denial: Blame Capitalism 29.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"But you hate Naomi Klein!" my friend exclaimed, utterly shocked. One hundred pages into Klein's latest book, This Changes Everything , I was completely hooked despite myself. Days later, after turning the final page, I regretted recommending it. Of course I didn't hate the author - but I sure hate that book. The last thing mother earth needs right now are yogurt weaving earth mothers like Naomi Klein. Which is a shame, because in the first hundred pages, Klein does a brilliant job. "We know that if we continue on our current path of allowing emissions to rise year after year, climate change will change everything about our world," the introduction proclaims. "All we have to do is not react as if this is a full-blown crisis." Klein provocatively but convincingly argues that the political right has a far better grasp of the magnitude of the climate challenge than those on the left: either we rapidly and fundamentally change the way the global economy works, or we will cause a catastrophe of unimaginable ...
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The Baltimore Sun Front Page Captures Violence And Mourning 28.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Maryland's biggest newspaper captured the scene in Baltimore on Tuesday morning with images of the growing unrest and violence between police and protestors . Riots broke out on Monday following the funeral of 25-year-old Freddie Gray, the black man who suffered a severe spinal cord injury and died while in police custody earlier this month. The Baltimore Sun led with both the violence and the mourning: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Why my Saskatchewan family went vegan 24.4.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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You Can Still Ski On The East Coast In May At Tuckerman Ravine 24.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
While everyone else is celebrating the weather this time of year, serious skiers are doing the opposite. Spring blossoms and longer days aren't reasons to rejoice, but reasons to despair, because ski season is over. Right? Not exactly. For expert skiers on the East Coast, there's actually a slope that remains open well into the month of May. It's called Tuckerman Ravine , and while it isn't your average ski experience, it's the last late option for those who can hack it -- and are willing to accept the risks . Tuckerman Ravine is located on the east side of New Hampshire's Mount Washington, some 15 miles from the town of Gorham. Getting to the slopes isn't easy, to say nothing of getting down them, but that's part of the fun for expert skiers. There are no ski lifts at "Tucks," as it's affectionately known, so to reach the base of the slope skiers must hike about three miles up a "primitive" trail from a car-accessible mountain pass called Pinkham Notch. From the base of the ravine, it's another 35 to ...
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Meal planning, vegan-challenge style 23.4.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Meal planning, vegan-challenge style
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Conservatives Argue The Obamacare Lawsuit Won't Be So Bad After All. That's Nonsense. 23.4.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
WASHINGTON -- Get ready for a new line from the crowd that brought a lawsuit before the Supreme Court threatening to devastate Obamacare and snatch health insurance away from millions of people: The lawsuit won’t actually devastate Obamacare and snatch health insurance away from millions of people. It may seem an odd argument coming from conservatives who created and pursued this legal case for the past three years as a terrific way to ruin Obamacare . But if they win, millions of people are going to lose their health insurance , and Americans who aren’t happy about that are going look for someone to blame -- maybe the people who brought the lawsuit, for example, or the Republican politicians who supported them. The Supreme Court agreed last fall to hear the King v. Burwell case seeking to invalidate health insurance subsidies in more than two-thirds of the states. Since then, backers of this legal attack on the Affordable Care Act have been attempting to reassure the public that congressional ...
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Most Conservative Republicans Still Don't Think Climate Change Is Happening, Poll Finds 23.4.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A Gallup poll released Wednesday shows just how resistant some Republicans are to the science of climate change. In polling conducted over the past five years, 59 percent of self-identified conservative Republicans said they don't believe that climate change is happening now, and 70 percent said they don't believe humans are responsible for it. Gallup asked about 6,000 Americans of diverse political ideologies whether the effects of global warming would be felt in their lifetimes, in future generations or not at all. Forty percent of conservative Republicans deny that global warming will ever happen, while an additional 19 percent believe that will only affect future generations. However, a May 2014 governmental report found climate change is affecting all areas of the United States. Although there's a wide scientific consensus that climate change is caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, most conservative Republicans reject the idea that there is a link between pollution and ...
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