User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-Independent
Category: Youth and Children
Last updated: Dec 20 2018 16:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Will kids who received a life sentence for their crimes get a second chance? 4.10.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Adult punishment for children is still ordered despite research showing that rational decision-making skills develop with age.
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Job Corps cuts hurt communities, at-risk youth, disaster relief 19.6.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Trump administration efforts to privatize and close centers meets bipartisan pushback.
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The war on women is still on 17.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
On Wednesday, in the wake of the majority vote by 25 white Republican men in the senate of one of the most impoverished states in the U.S., #AlabamaAbortionBan was trending both south and north of the Canadian border. Also trending, #Talabama. That's because the Alabama abortion ban is one of the most draconian revocations of women's rights since women won the vote, a ban that would force even 11-year-old victims of rape and incest to carry to term. These forced birthers want to take down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that rendered abortion bans unconstitutional. And why not try to reverse it now, what with Donald Trump and his Republican-controlled Senate packing the bench with conservative judges? If successful, Alabama would bar "abortion and attempted abortion" by women "known" to be pregnant, whatever that means. The only exception is to "prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child's mother." As for doctors performing the procedure, they are looking at up to 99 years in ...
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The righteousness of the youth-led climate justice movement 30.4.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A global movement being led by your company's future employees, neighbors and customers should be of considerable interest, and more than a little concern.
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Indigenous educators fight for an accurate history of California 29.4.2019 High Country News Most Recent
The Golden State is ignoring a history of violence against Native Americans.
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Bill C-92's Indigenous child welfare act risks continuing the status quo 5.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Bill C-92, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth and Families, has been heralded as a "historic turning point," an "important first step," a "major milestone" along with other similarly over-used and under-impressive political phrases to describe yet another top-down initiative from the federal government. While the Assembly of First Nations National Chief Perry Bellegarde (AFN) claimed that this legislation was "co-drafted" by the AFN and the federal government, that was not the case. In fact, Dr. Cindy Blackstock confirmed that First Nations did not co-draft the legislation and First Nations were not even permitted to see the second draft before it was tabled. This should be no surprise as Justice Canada does not co-draft legislation with anyone other than the French and English legislative drafters at Justice Canada -- this is their long-standing practice. Bill C-92 content is glaring evidence that First Nation experts in child welfare did not hold the pen on ...
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Liberal budget leaves behind Indigenous women and children -- again 21.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater As expected, the Assembly of First Nations was first out of the gate offering glowing praise for this Liberal government's federal budget, followed shortly thereafter by the Metis National Council and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami -- the three male-dominated national Aboriginal organizations. Their organizations have seen substantial increases in funding for their political organizations in recent years. Meanwhile, the Native Women's Association of Canada -- the only political organization representing Indigenous women at the national level -- issued its own press release criticizing the government for failing Indigenous women. They accused the federal government of, once again, ignoring the pressing needs of Indigenous women and in so doing, not only hampering reconciliation but breaching their core human rights. NWAC is especially aggrieved about this lack of funding for Indigenous women and families, given the urgent need to address murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls. The ...
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Christchurch happens every day in the war of terror 19.3.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
World As we mourn the victims of the terrorist atrocity in New Zealand -- where at least 50 Muslim worshippers were mowed down by a white supremacist partially "inspired" by Donald Trump -- many are looking for answers to the inevitable questions of why and how. To answer those questions, and explore how we might prevent such terrorist acts, it may be helpful to recognize that what happened at Christchurch -- mass murder produced as the logical result of a long-running political epoch that is almost singularly defined by the dehumanization and demonization of Muslims, Arabs, and anyone perceived as such -- happens every day. As in any war, atrocities are the norm, not the aberration. In the war of terror that has been waged by so-called Western democracies for decades -- long before 9/11 -- governments and militaries, their compliant media partners, the so-called entertainment industry, and a host of others have played the role of initiators, accomplices, and accelerants to a fiery hatred of all things ...
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In Santa Fe, children learn the ABCs of inequity 11.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
Where students reside and where schools thrive highlights an opportunity gap in New Mexico’s capital.
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New Mexico lawmakers focus on equity in the outdoors 4.3.2019 High Country News Most Recent
A new fund would help low-income youth play in their public lands.
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The kids are alright 27.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change and vegan sausage rolls.
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How Indigenous reporters are elevating true crime 2.1.2019 High Country News Most Recent
In the podcasts “Finding Cleo” and “Thunder Bay,” First Nations reporters reinvent a common formula. Can they find even bigger audiences?
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Fact check: the Goldwater Institute’s statements about the Indian Child Welfare Act 20.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
The Institute’s claim that ICWA harms Indian children relies on dubious assertions and dog whistles.
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What the Violence Against Women Act could do in Indian Country — and one major flaw 11.12.2018 High Country News Most Recent
Women from 228 tribes in Alaska and four in Maine still aren’t protected by the act.
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Latest report on Canada's shoddy child care is unlikely to reduce government neglect 13.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn A recent report on Canada's abysmal failure to protect and care for the country's youngest and most vulnerable citizens -- its children -- made headlines and stirred ripples of shame and outrage. Compiled by Children First Canada and the O'Brien Institute for Public Health, the study found that children in Canada suffer from shockingly high rates of poverty, obesity, infant mortality, abuse, suicide, and declining mental health. Calling these grim statistics "deeply disturbing," Sara Austin, director of Children First, pointed out that "Canada ranks as the fifth-most prosperous nation in the world, but there's a big disconnect between the well-being of our country and the well-being of our children. All levels of government need to do more to ensure that children benefit from Canada's overall wealth."        This plea for decent high-quality child care in Canada is only the latest in a long list of such supplications. It is only the latest such report detailing the execrable extent of child ...
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Justice for Our Stolen Children Camp stands up for Indigenous children 28.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater The violent deaths of Colten Boushie in Saskatchewan and Tina Fontaine in Manitoba hit their families, communities and First Nations pretty hard. These were youths who had their whole lives ahead of them. The fact that deep-seated institutional and societal racism and violence against Indigenous peoples is what led to their deaths is a glaring injustice that we have seen happen many times over to our people. But the other glaring injustice is how institutional and societal racism and violence allows the killers of our people to walk free. The high level of impunity for lethal race-based violence against Indigenous peoples serves only to reinforce the racist idea that Indigenous lives don't matter. Without intervention from federal, provincial and municipal governments, agencies and police forces, our people will continue to be at risk. Canada's failure to act on this crisis means that First Nations must continue to take action to stand against these injustices which are killing our ...
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Liberals' new poverty reduction strategy is more PR than strategy 28.8.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada To their credit, the Trudeau Liberals put real money in the pockets of lower-income Canadian families in 2016 by enacting the Canada Child Benefit (CCB), a yearly tax-free payment of up to $6,496 per year for each child under six, and $5,481 per year for those aged six to 17. Compared to programs it replaced, the CCB added $3,535 per year for a family with income of $35,000, according to the Finance Department . Team Trudeau are so proud of the CCB that they have re-packaged it as the centrepiece of a new anti-poverty strategy presented last week by Families, Children and Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos, a former Laval University economics professor. The problem with the anti-poverty statement is that it includes no new poverty reduction measures: not one dollar in additional spending, no commitment to a social safety net for those currently living on the streets, no repairs to the broken employment insurance program which is unavailable to two-thirds of workers, and no ...
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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Alleviating child poverty would save much more money than it would cost 13.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Alleviating child poverty would save much more money than it would cost
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Medicaid Work Requirements: Trump's War on the Poor Expands, One State at a Time 25.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Unlike the highly publicized battle over Trumpcare, the Republican attack on Medicaid is happening one state at a time, with minimal scrutiny. Last week two state legislative bodies passed bills that would make Medicaid available only to people who meet stringent work requirements, bringing the total number of states pursuing work requirements to 12. Now, activists across the country are challenging "welfare 2.0," which threatens to leave people who are already struggling without health insurance. Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. ...
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