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How the Blue Wave Swelled to a Tsunami in Orange County 30.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File Democratic Representative-elect Katie Porter speaks during an election night event on in Tustin, California.  Ever since California’s Orange County helped power the rise of Barry Goldwater and the Reagan Revolution, political observers have viewed it as the quintessential Republican stronghold.  Such congressional representatives as Dana Rohrabacher and Robert Dornan personified the belligerent far right, the Orange County Register promoted a hard-edged libertarian worldview, and Republican lawmakers such as Christopher Cox, Darrel Issa, and Ed Royce wielded considerable clout on Capitol Hill.      Named for orange groves long vanished, the suburban region south of Los Angeles was known for Disneyland, beautiful beaches, master planned communities, and a powerful conservative business class that exercised national political influence via the Lincoln Club, a high-rolling conservative fundraising group. Republican senators from across the nation made the pilgrimage to Orange ...
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Two years after Standing Rock protests, tensions remain but oil business booms 29.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Legal battles and local tensions persist two years after the North Dakota prairie was filled with thousands of indigenous and environmental protesters opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Quebec's new government putting up barriers to cultural diversity and ignoring the environment 12.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Will Dubitsky Quebec's new provincial government, formed for the first time by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under the leadership of Premier François Legault, brings with it a new approach that proposes to shift the way the province manages immigration, deals with minority religious groups, represents Montreal and addresses climate change. These changes were outlined during the campaign. The shift that has received the most attention so far deals with religious symbols, a matter that Legault said he will handle himself. The new government aims to restrict all public employees in a position of authority -- judges, law enforcement officers, correctional employees and teachers -- from wearing religious symbols. The move is based, Legault has said, on the need to separate religion and the state. On October 3, new deputy premier Geneviève Guilbault announced that public officials would have a choice of removing their religious symbols or finding another job elsewhere in the public service. But the current ...
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Quebec’s new government putting up barriers to cultural diversity and ignoring the environment 12.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Will Dubitsky Quebec’s new provincial government, formed for the first time by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under the leadership of Premier François Legault, brings with it a new approach that proposes to shift the way the province manages immigration, deals with minority religious groups, represents Montreal and addresses climate change. These changes were outlined during the campaign. The shift that has received the most attention so far deals with religious symbols, a matter that Legault said he will handle himself. The new government aims to restrict all public employees in a position of authority – judges, law enforcement officers, correctional employees and teachers – from wearing religious symbols.  The move is based, Legault has said, on the need to separate religion and the state. On October 3, new deputy premier Geneviève Guilbault announced that public officials would have a choice of removing their religious symbols or finding another job elsewhere in the public service. But the current ...
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'Public charge' rule blamed for 'chilling effect' among immigrants 24.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
People are reportedly going without benefits that they or their children need for fear of hurting their immigration status.
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Onward toward gender equity in the era of climate change 21.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It's critical that we make global women's empowerment a key piece of our resilience plans.
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It's up to Indigenous and environmental groups to protect the public interest 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Despite objections from some of the Indigenous groups about the consultation process, the Federal Court of Appeal (in Tsleil-Waututh Nation et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FCA 153) held that Canada acted in good faith and that the consultation framework it used was appropriate. This was a four-phase process which was to include (1) early engagement, (2) National Energy Board (NEB) hearing, (3) governor-in-council consideration and (4) regulatory authorization processes. Where Canada fell down was in Phase III of the consultation process in that it did not meaningfully consider the concerns of the Indigenous groups or attempt to accommodate or mitigate those concerns. There was no substantive discussion about Indigenous rights and the Federal Court of Appeal found that federal officials did little more than act as "note-takers." The court agreed with the Indigenous groups that Canada's notes, referred to as the Consultation Chronologies, "should be approached with caution" for ...
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Line 3 pipeline protesters block bridge near Bemidji 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Protesters conducted a water ceremony and blocked a bridge near Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement pipeline in northern Minnesota.
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Bemidji Line 3 pipeline protest indicates renewed opposition after regulatory approval 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
About 50 environmentalists marched down 3rd Street in downtown Bemidji Wednesday afternoon, linking arms across the intersection at Beltrami Avenue to stop traffic.
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“It Isn’t Just Flint.” How the Next Water Crisis Could Happen Anywhere. 9.7.2018 Mother Jones
You may think you know the story of what happened in Flint, Michigan. When Flint, under the direction of a state-appointed emergency manager, switched its water supply from Lake Huron to the Flint River in 2014, the people in the mostly lower-income, black city almost immediately began noticing problems—discoloration, unexplained rashes, and illnesses. It took […]
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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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Rivers of Oil, Episode 4: The rallying cry 27.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the early 2000s, the Keystone XL oil pipeline became one of the most powerful symbols in the fight against climate change. And since then, it's not just local landowners fighting pipelines in their backyards anymore. It's environmental groups, Native Americans tribes, farmers and ranchers, and a crucial addition to the alliance -- climate change activists. But how did it begin?
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Minnesota's Line 3 oil pipeline proposal: The basics 18.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
If you follow the news at all, you've probably heard about an oil pipeline proposal called Line 3. Another boring infrastructure project? Think again.
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Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana 2.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The hurricane-ravaged coastline has a long history of racism — but community-building is trying to change that.
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Dropping the ball: how the sports industry affects biodiversity 1.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A Q&A with Giulia Carbone of IUCN on how she works with key stakeholders to turn challenges in the sports industry into sustainable opportunities.
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RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers 29.5.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Study Calls on Cities to Integrate Informal Workers The informal economy accounts for 50-80 percent of urban employment in cities across the Global south WASHINGTON (May 29, 2018) — Informal workers represent 50 to 80 percent of urban employment in the Global south – from street vendors and waste pickers, to workers manufacturing goods at home – and generate up to half of GDP outside of agriculture. Though cities need informal workers to be productive, most are either ambivalent... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Rocky Flats may soon open for recreation, but the feds skipped a study on plutonium exposure and the risk it poses to cyclists and hikers, lawsuit says 2.5.2018 Denver Post: Local
Environmental activists -- and an ex-FBI agent -- are trying to stop Rocky Flats from opening to recreational uses, arguing the federal government has not properly studied the potential risk of exposure to plutonium on the nearly 4,000 acre national wildlife refuge.
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Q&A: Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Q&A: Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope and cost, it would be the world's largest such... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Q&A: 2 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Q&A: 2 Goldman Environmental Prize Winners Explain How They Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope and cost, it would be the world's largest such... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Standing Up for Their Communities, 2 Women Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa: Q&A With Goldman Prize Winners Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid 1.5.2018 WRI Stories
Standing Up for Their Communities, 2 Women Killed a $76 Billion Secret Nuclear Deal in South Africa: Q&A With Goldman Prize Winners Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid Comments|Add Comment|PrintLiz McDaid and Makoma Lekalakala. Photo: Goldman Environmental Prize South Africa made a secret deal with the Russian government in 2014: In exchange for $76 billion, Russia would build up to 10 nuclear power stations throughout the country that would produce up to 9.6 gigawatts of power. In both scope... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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