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Wisconsin Police Gun Down Young Teen on Reservation 17.11.2017 Truthout.com
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. Another young teen of color is dead at the hands of police officers -- this time on a reservation in Wisconsin. Officials claim that 14-year-old Jason Pero was brandishing a butcher's knife and lunged at officers responding to a call about a dangerous male. Meanwhile, family and tribal witnesses say Jason was a gentle teen who wouldn't hurt anyone. One cop is now on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues into why -- once again -- a police officer  responded to a child with deadly force . According to multiple news reports, Pero -- an 8th grader – was home from school with the flu when he left his house and encountered Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich. The Wisconsin Department of Justice stated that the Ashland County police department received a phone call just prior reporting that a male matching Pero's description was walking down the ...
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Hyderabad: Teacher beats kid 17.11.2017
HYDERABAD: Khaja Latifuddin, a five-year-old student of Sacred Heart School, Tarnaka, was mercilessly beaten by his class teacher on Thursday evening. The student"s parents registered a complaint at the Osmania University police station after noticing bloodstains on his school uniform. They found that the teacher had used a thick stick to beat the child. Teacher taken into custody OU inspector V. Ashok Reddy said, "We received a complaint that the child was bleeding after being beaten up by his teacher and we sent the child for a medical test. He had two wounds on his back. We have registered a case under Section 324 of the IPC for voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons, and also under the relevant sections of the Juvenile Justice Act." The student's class teacher, Kumudini, was taken into custody. She claimed she had hit the child because he had hit two other students from his class. "No child was hurt, it was just a playful quarrel among children, but the teacher took ...
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As NYPD Officers Are Charged with Rape of Teenager, Advocates Call for End to Mass Sexual Violence 7.11.2017 Truthout.com

In New York City, two police officers have quit the New York Police Department after they were charged with rape, kidnapping and official misconduct. Prosecutors say former NYPD detectives Edward Martins and Richard Hall arrested an 18-year-old woman after stopping her car and finding a small amount of marijuana and a few anti-anxiety pills in her purse. Testing shows the DNA of both officers was found on the teenager. The former police officers are claiming the acts were consensual as their defense. "Violence is learned," responds Mariame Kaba, an organizer and educator who works on anti-domestic violence programs. "Of course people exposed to violence all the time will use it."

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Donald Trump, Child of Immigrants, Seeks to Destroy Immigration 3.11.2017 Truthout.com
Activists display sign at a march for immigrant rights on September 11, 2017, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Molly Adams )   Support your favorite writers by making sure we can keep publishing them! Make a donation to Truthout to ensure independent journalism survives. We are all fully aware of the appalling terrorist attack that took place in New York City on Tuesday. Eight people were killed, including five classmates from Argentina who were in the city for a 30th anniversary school reunion. Eleven other people were injured, including Martin Marro of Newton, Massachusetts. Marro was also there for the reunion, having been a classmate of the 5 Argentinians who were lost. Martin Marro, like millions of Americans including the president's mother, is an immigrant. Donald Trump encompassed the horror of the event and nearly broke both legs getting to his phone so he could blame the attack on Chuck Schumer and legal immigration -- via Twitter, of course. "The terrorist came into our country through what ...
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DACA Immigrants Are Confronted by a US-Created Triangle of Fear 28.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Immigrants fleeing to the US without documents are the visible consequence of an invisible US foreign policy and covert actions based on intimidation, violence and economic "restructuring." Congress has an obligation to work together to protect refugees and Dreamers by supporting the DREAM Act and respecting sanctuary cities that offer safety to people fleeing violence and despair. Protesters shout slogans against US President Donald Trump during a demonstration in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as DREAM Act, near the Trump Tower in New York on October 5, 2017. (Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) Stories like this are more important than ever! To make sure Truthout can keep publishing them, please give a tax-deductible donation today. History and cultural context are crucial for understanding the forces that drive immigrants to cross the United States-Mexico border. Sadly, we are taught to forget or deny history, so we move without a compass and feel lost in ...
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Punjab opposition leader Khaira condemns govt decision to merge 800 primary govt schools 22.10.2017 Education – The Indian Express
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A black mark 16.10.2017 mac found india
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Child labor might be hidden in your smartphone's supply chain 13.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The recently launched Global Battery Alliance is scaling up public-private collaboration to eradicate child labor from the tech supply chain.
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Rajyavardhan Rathore meets medal winners of World Youth Archery Championship 12.10.2017 Sports – The Indian Express
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Marriage no bar 12.10.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Halloween parade will no longer toss candy, for fear of injuring children 10.10.2017 TreeHugger
The safety paranoia is reaching absurd levels.
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Interpreting Trump’s pardon of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio 5.10.2017 Writers on the Range
Arpaio traumatized vulnerable Americans by abusing his power over them.
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Gujarat Dalit men protest attacks by upper caste, make moustache WhatsApp profile 4.10.2017 The Asian Age | Home
A Dalit teenager was on Tuesday attacked by two bike-borne men who slashed his back with a blade when he was returning home from school.
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I'm an 80-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor -- Antifas Aren't Scary, Neo-Nazis Are 29.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
An Anti-Fascist flag is waved at the Techno Parade in Berlin, Germany, July 30, 2016. (Photo: Angela Schlafmütze ) Far more people read Truthout than will ever donate -- but we rely on donations to keep our publication running strong. Support independent journalism by making a contribution now! At a recent anti-hate rally in Berkeley, Joey Gibson, leader of the extreme right-wing, white supremacist group, Patriot Prayer, strolled directly in front of me -- his three burly bodyguards in tow. A few people nearby pointed him out, shouting his name. I had an immediate visceral reaction to the sight of this man, whom I consider to be a neo-Nazi. To my eyes, Gibson and his men were angling for conflict; their swagger left no doubt. And I stood there shaking, my homemade sign in hand. "Hate speech leads to Holocaust," it read. I am an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor. We learned that the young men and women around us, dressed in all black, were trained not to engage in confrontations, except to protect ...
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The Graham-Cassidy Bill Continues The Mean Assault On Our Children’s Health 23.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Who supports these harmful anti-child policies?
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Youth in Revolt: Why Millennials Are the Key to Future Social Transformation 16.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Younger Americans may be more skeptical of our bipartisan political system -- a setup that they view as endangering the planet and subjecting the majority of people to economic precariousness and inequality -- but they often engage in actions aimed at system-wide transformation. In this, they are very much like their counterparts of the '60s who brought about mass political and cultural transformation. Young Americans are not "rebels without a cause." Rather, they share radical countercultural values that challenge the very foundation of US political and economic structures. (Photo: Vadim_Key / iStock / Getty Images Plus) Lamentations against the young are as old as history, and attacks on millennials are no exception. This age group is  criticized  for being lazy, self-indulgent, indecisive and unwilling to sacrifice in the pursuit of long-term occupational and life success. But these criticisms come off as unsustainable at a time when Americans find themselves working longer hours than at any time in ...
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Public School Closures Are An Attack On Arkansans Of Color 14.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We cannot continue to allow this to happen.
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Citizens Ask: How Many Guns Do We Need? 13.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"Preventing gun violence is an overwhelming, but attainable goal."
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To Insure More Poor Children, It Helps If Parents Are on Medicaid 12.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Efforts by Republican lawmakers to scale back Medicaid enrollment could undercut an aspect of the program that has widespread bipartisan appeal -- covering more children,  research published Tuesday  in the journal Health Affairs suggests. The study focuses on the impact of Medicaid's "welcome-mat" effect -- a term used to describe the spillover benefits kids get when Medicaid eligibility is extended to their parents. Children were more likely to be enrolled in public health insurance programs -- specifically Medicaid, which in some states is administered as an expansion of the federal-state Children's Health Insurance Program -- if their parents were also able to enroll, explained Julie Hudson, a senior economist at the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the paper's lead author. The findings highlight an underlying tension and a key relationship -- parents' insurance status and that of their kids -- as Congress moves in coming weeks to reauthorize CHIP, before its funding expires at ...
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One Last Game: The story of Indian children’s growing digital addiction and its alarming repercussions 10.9.2017 Health – The Indian Express
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