User: flenvcenter Topic: Human Rights and Indigenous Rights-Regional
Category: Civil Liberties
Last updated: May 17 2020 21:39 IST RSS 2.0
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Workers’ rights Q&A: Dealing with discrimination in the workplace 17.5.2020 Denver Post: Business
By Iris Halpern and Ellen K. Giarratana During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed an alarming uptick of xenophobia and racism. Just like when the Muslim, Sikh, Arab, Middle Eastern and South Asian communities faced increased discrimination after 9/11, Asian Americans and many immigrant groups are suffering from a wave of a hate crimes and […]
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Women’s soccer claim of unequal pay tossed, can argue travel 2.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial.
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Colorado’s Democratic lawmakers call on community, colleagues to denounce hate, bigotry during coronavirus pandemic 24.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
Democratic state lawmakers say hate and bigotry are on the rise during the COVID-19 pandemic and they’re asking Coloradans to join them in condemning it.
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As mail voting pushed, some fear loss of in-person option 20.4.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Scrambling to address voting concerns during a pandemic, election officials across the country are eliminating polling places or scaling back opportunities for people to cast ballots in person — a move raising concerns among voting rights groups and some Democrats who say some voters could be disenfranchised.
Park closures have unequal costs 16.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As we limit outdoor access, consider the impact on underrepresented communities.
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Jared Polis, Colorado’s first Jewish governor, tearfully responds to GOP leader comparing stay-at-home orders to Nazism 16.4.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. Jared Polis grew tearful as he responded Wednesday to a top Republican official comparing stay-at-home orders to the actions of the Gestapo, the secret police of Nazi Germany and European countries under Nazi occupation during World War II.
As coronavirus surveillance escalates, personal privacy plummets 30.3.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
As countries around the world race to contain the pandemic, many are deploying digital surveillance tools as a means to exert social control, even turning security agency technologies on their own civilians.
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Selma Online offers free civil rights lessons amid virus 29.3.2020 Denver Post: Business
The interactive website arrives just as schools across the U.S. have closed because of the coronavirus and many students are in need of educational material to learn at home.
Federal prosecutors find no civil rights violations in Colorado Springs police shooting of De’Von Bailey 28.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal prosecutors found that Colorado Springs police officers did not criminally violate De'Von Bailey's civil rights when they fatally shot the 19-year-old in the back, the office of the U.S. Attorney for Colorado announced Friday.
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Southern Poverty Law Center says number of anti-LGBTQ groups are growing in U.S., with four in Colorado 19.3.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Southern Poverty Law Center found 22 hate groups in Colorado in its 2019 report on extremists in the U.S.
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Letters: Don’t let fear of socialism block spread of good ideas; Confronting racism personally; Documenting slavery; more letters (2/28/20) 28.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Don’t let fear of socialism block spread of good ideas Re: “This is how Scandinavia got great,” Feb. 16 commentary What an insightful look at investing in the education of their youth, while establishing their relationship to the community and the world as well, and how that informs their sense of responsibility to the least […]
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McMillin: It took a serendipitous journey to realize that I am not only an anti-racist, but a racist 22.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
I am racist, and I am anti-racist. Author Ibram X. Kendi gave me the words, the definitions and, indirectly, the encouragement to write that sentence. It’s a start.
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Bouie: The equality that wasn’t enough 20.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
The most radical Radical Republicans had a better idea of how to cast the 15th Amendment. We should have listened.
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McMillin: If prejudice can hide behind “electability,” the glass ceiling will never break 14.2.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Our national winnability debate is sexist and racist and reveals more about us than the quirkiness of our politics.
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Disturbing “air freshener” in teens’ hotel room leads to chaperone’s arrest 6.2.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A Wisconsin high school teacher leading a business club trip to Minnesota was accused in a criminal complaint of placing surveillance cameras hidden in air fresheners and a smoke detector in students' hotel room bathrooms, only to have a student discover one of the devices when she tried to use one of the air fresheners.
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Neighbor of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch says surveillance video shows boy leave home with female relative 5.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A neighbor of an 11-year-old Colorado Springs boy who went missing more than a week ago claims to have home surveillance video that may contradict a story told by the stepmother of the last time the boy was seen.
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Who’s watching your porch? 21.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Ring offers a front-door view of a country where millions of Amazon customers use Amazon cameras to watch Amazon contractors deliver Amazon packages
Remembering MLK: Thousands march in Denver’s 35th Annual Marade 21.1.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Tens of thousands of people participated in Denver's 35th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Marade.
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Kafer: “Get on Your Feet” bill unfair to majority of Coloradans 17.1.2020 Denver Post: Opinion
Take from the have-nots and give to the haves, that’s what Senate Bill 20-004, the so-called “Get On Your Feet” bill, would do. The bill would oblige Colorado taxpayers to pay the first two years of a Colorado college graduate’s student loans.  The graduate reaps the benefit of the loan -- the degree which will lead to higher earnings — and the taxpayers pick up the tab.All the graduate has to do is earn a degree from a Colorado public college, enroll in an income-based repayment plan, and commit to stay in Colorado.
Ukraine opens probe of possible surveillance of U.S. ambassador 16.1.2020 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Ukrainian police said Thursday they have opened an investigation into the possibility that the U.S. ambassador came under illegal surveillance by an unknown party before she was recalled from her post in May.
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