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Georgetown Law Professors Tell Jeff Sessions He's The Wrong Man To Talk About Free Speech 26.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
"It is insulting to the community, to the idea of freedom of expression, and therefore to the very point of a law school," one of the signers says.
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University of Richmond recognized as ‘green college’ 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Richmond has been recognized for its sustainability efforts in the Princeton Review’s 2017 “Guide to 375 Green Colleges.” The seventh annual edition reviewed hundreds of four-year colleges. The schools were chosen based on “green ratings” from a 2016-17 survey completed by school administrators. More than two dozen data […]
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Labor Leader Runs for Iowa Governor on Progressive Populism 26.9.2017 American Prospect
  (Cathy Glasson for Governor/Youtube) Cathy Glasson, president of SEIU Local 199 and Democratic candidate for governor of Iowa, at a Labor Day rally.  Not too long ago, Iowa was a tenuously blue state. From 2007 to 2010, Democrats had unilateral control of the state government, and Iowans voted for Barack Obama in both 2008 and 2012 by substantial margins. But the tide has quickly turned, thanks to the Tea Party wave and well-funded right-wing groups’ investment in Iowa politics. The fruits of that political investment have been many. From an all-out attack on the state’s labor laws to steep spending cuts and the privatization of the state Medicaid program, Democrats are scrambling to win back the legislature, and a broad field of Democratic contenders have their eyes on the governorship. One of those contenders is Cathy Glasson, a state labor leader who believes Democrats can once again win in the state by embracing a bold progressive platform.   It’ll be an uphill battle. In 2010, Republicans won ...
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Trump has picked fights over the flag before. But this time was different. 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The backlash over the president’s attacks on football players who protest during the national anthem proved anew that divisive provocations can mean something completely different when they come not from a private citizen but from the man whose job description is to lead the entire country.
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Filter may be a match for fracking water 26.9.2017 Environmental News Network
A new filter produced by Rice University scientists has proven able to remove more than 90 percent of hydrocarbons, bacteria and particulates from contaminated water produced by hydraulic fracturing (fracking) operations at shale oil and gas wells.
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Russians used Facebook ads to try to exploit divisions over black political activism and Muslims 26.9.2017 Washington Post
A batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that the social network is preparing to turn over to Congress highlights the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.
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The Trump administration guide to peaceful protests 26.9.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The Trump administration guide to peaceful protests
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Milo’s Dumb “Free Speech” Stunt Cost UC-Berkeley $800K and Nothing Really Happened 26.9.2017 Mother Jones
To look across UC Berkeley’s Sproul Plaza as Milo Yiannoloupos kicked off his much hyped “Free Speech Week” on Sunday was to see a vast expanse of mostly empty concrete, and in the distance, a small gaggle of Milo devotees at the plaza’s northern edge. They were waving signs—“Feminism is cancer,” “Dangerous Faggot [heart],” “Milo is […]
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Trump fine with punishing dissenters — if he disagrees with them 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Opinion

Like Trump, and many other Americans, I dislike it a lot when athletes refuse to stand for our national anthem. But our commitment to freedom of expression, and our rejection of mandatory conformity, can’t depend on whether we agree with the dissenters.
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The Vietnam Protestor And The Kneeling Athlete Are The Same 25.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I see someone who is exercising our democracy’s prime directive.
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Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Detroit Pistons owner's purchase of the prison phone company Securus is another indicator that mass incarceration will be profitable under President Trump. Mass incarceration and basketball provide two avenues for profiting off of Detroit's Black community, where 1 in 10 children have a parent in prison.  (Photo: Jason Farrar )   Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. The election of Donald Trump has already has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders -- CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group -- doubled after Trump took office. Companies that charge for expensive phone calls from prisons and jails also won big after Trump's victory. One of the president's first appointments placed Ajit Pai at the helm ...
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The Arrival: Trump's Travel and Refugee Ban 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Percival Pembroke, "Symphony, no. 2 in F minor" Transcript "What do you think, dad, should I go?" And he's like, "You know, I think it's just better be, uh, safe than sorry." He was like, "I think, you know, you should go." My name is Nisrin Elamin Abdelrahman. I am a PhD student here at Stanford in Anthropology. I'm originally from Sudan, but I am also a green card holder, I'm a permanent resident. I've been living in the US for 24 years. We started hearing about this possibility of a Muslim ban, and this executive order that might get signed. [News Reporter] Trump put a temporary ban on travelers from Sudan and six other Muslim majority countries from entering the US. And my father and I were, you know, in this very small kind of one-bedroom house in this like working-class neighborhood in Khartoum, and glued to the TV watching CNN, trying to figure out what's going to happen. [Trump] I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United State of America. We don't ...
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Trump's problem isn't with athletes being political. It's with athletes speaking out against racism. 25.9.2017 Washington Post: Politics
For Trump and his supporters, the football field is the new cultural battleground.
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How the 'Coachella of Conservatism' fizzled into an 'expensive photo opp' at Berkeley 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos and his entourage arrived at UC Berkeley on Sunday in a fleet of SUVs. But his grand plans fizzled, and his event was canceled. Here's what happened.
Milo Yiannopoulos confronted by dozens of counter-protesters during brief appearance on UC Berkeley campus 25.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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The Arrival: Trump's Refugee Ban 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Percival Pembroke, "Symphony, no. 2 in F minor" Transcript "What do you think, dad, should I go?" And he's like, "You know, I think it's just better be, uh, safe than sorry." He was like, "I think, you know, you should go." My name is Nisrin Elamin Abdelrahman. I am a PhD student here at Stanford in Anthropology. I'm originally from Sudan, but I am also a green card holder, I'm a permanent resident. I've been living in the US for 24 years. We started hearing about this possibility of a Muslim ban, and this executive order that might get signed. [News Reporter] Trump put a temporary ban on travelers from Sudan and six other Muslim majority countries from entering the US. And my father and I were, you know, in this very small kind of one-bedroom house in this like working-class neighborhood in Khartoum, and glued to the TV watching CNN, trying to figure out what's going to happen. [Trump] I'm establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United State of America. We don't ...
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The Daily 202: Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars 25.9.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Why the divider in chief embraces culture wars
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Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action 25.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
It's time to understand the economics of renewables, as the recent summit of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance made clear.
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Decades after “Little Rock Nine,” school segregation lingers 25.9.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Among the most lasting and indelible images of the civil rights movement were the nine black teenagers who had to be escorted by federal troops past an angry white mob and through the doors of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, on Sept. 25, 1957. It had been three […]
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When A's Bruce Maxwell knelt during the anthem, his college coach disagreed. Then they talked. 25.9.2017 Washington Post
When A's Bruce Maxwell knelt during the anthem, his college coach disagreed. Then they talked.
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