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Hong Kong sentences leaders of 2014 ‘Umbrella Movement’ democracy protests to prison 24.4.2019 L.A. Times - World News

A court in Hong Kong handed down prison sentences of up to 16 months Wednesday to eight leaders of massive 2014 pro-democracy protests convicted on public nuisance charges.

The sentences are seen as an effort by the government of the semiautonomous Chinese territory to put to rest the repercussions...

Activists Slam Florida Senate Vote on Arming Teachers 24.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Say it with me, and be loud for the folks in the back row: The American public does NOT approve of arming teachers," one pollster and former teacher said.
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Human Rights Activists Say These Videos Show Violent Kidnappings—And Facebook Isn’t Taking Them Down 24.4.2019 Mother Jones
On Saturday, the FBI arrested the leader of a vigilante militia group that has been holding border crossers in southern New Mexico at gunpoint. But as of late Tuesday, videos of such apprehensions conducted by his group, United Constitutional Patriots, are still available to view on Facebook, despite apparently violating the company’s content policies. The […]
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WATCH: A message from the future with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 23.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Best-of-the-net What if we actually pulled off a Green New Deal? What would the future look like? The Intercept presents a film narrated by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and illustrated by Molly Crabapple. Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation.  Support  rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per ...
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How One Activist Used a Little Shaming and a Lot of Patience to Clean Up Chinese Factories 23.4.2019 Mother Jones
One humid July day, the Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun stood in front of an alley sandwiched by two warehouses at the factory of an Apple supplier called Catcher, a two-hour bullet-train ride south of Beijing. He wore safety goggles and scribbled in a notebook. Two Apple executives flanked him. Guides from Catcher toured Ma around […]
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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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Sustainable Travel: How to Celebrate #Earthday right 22.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These companies make it easy to be sustainable while you travel
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Canadian groups want Edwin Espinal freed from Honduran jail 21.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Edwin Espinal is a human rights defender who has been held at the high-security, military-run La Tolva prison in Honduras without trial since his arrest on January 19, 2018. Orillia Matters reports, "Since 2009, Espinal has played an active role in advocating for human rights in Honduras." 2009 is key because it was on June 28 of that year that the Honduran army ousted then-president Manuel Zelaya and sent him into exile. Tyler Shipley, the author of Ottawa and Empire: Canada and the Military Coup in Honduras, has commented, "The primary agents of the coup in Honduras were the oligarchy (a group of super rich families that dominate Honduran economic and political life) and the military." He adds, "These forces wanted to stop the program of social reform undertaken by the Zelaya government (2006–2009) which was responding to an organized popular movement demanding change." And Yves Engler has highlighted, "A number of major Canadian corporations, notably Gildan and Goldcorp, were unhappy ...
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Graduate Students Push for Living Wage 20.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“This would cripple our institution if graduate workers weren’t available for teaching responsibilities."
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Columbine students seize on legacy of tragedy to work toward taming gun violence 18.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Kaylee Tyner and her classmate Rachel Hill weren't born yet when their high school's name became irrevocably linked to a horrific mass shooting. Instead of growing up in the tragedy's shadow, the two Columbine seniors have marched into the light, embracing activism in hopes of ensuring the gun violence that preceded them never repeats itself.
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'Your story will be written': Ilhan Omar's stormy rise 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
In the span of a few short years, the Minnesota Congresswoman has gone from a behind-the-scenes activist in Minneapolis politics to a polarizing figure known around the world.
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Will you help celebrate rabble’s 18th birthday? 17.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
rabble staff Happy birthday to us! Eighteen years old may make us an elder in Internet years, but rabble has proudly kept our rebellious streak going and we are celebrating! rabble.ca was born on April 18, 2001, on the eve of the Summit of the Americas, and we've been at the frontlines of grassroots journalism since then. Thanks to every single one of you, who continue to help us amplify the work of social movements by supporting our non-profit journalism financially . Founded by the likes of community activists, grassroots journalists and progressive organizations, rabble has been at the forefront of bringing fresh tools to online news throughout our history -- including the first to host an online discussion forum (babble), hosting and producing podcasts (since 2005!) along with live coverage of political actions before they were commonplace -- and we continue to bring a unique perspective to the Canadian media landscape. Where else can you find a labour beat reporter, the latest activist toolkit, and ...
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Governments that borrowed interest-free from Bank of Canada now incur massive debts borrowing from private banks 17.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Ed Finn Most Canadians are not aware that, prior to 1975, the construction of major public facilities, as well as the provision and improvement of social programs, were funded by interest-free loans from the Bank of Canada. Such loans helped Canada recover from the Great Depression of the 1930s and to achieve a prompt and prosperous economic boom after the Second World War. The construction of the Trans-Canada Highway, the St. Lawrence Seaway, modern airports and seaports, and other essential parts of Canada's infrastructure were all accomplished with Bank of Canada loans. And because they were essentially interest-free, they caused only a small increase in the government's debt. After 1975, however, when Ottawa abruptly started borrowing from private banks instead of "the people's bank" for large public projects, the steep interest rates it then had to pay built up steadily mounting debts. Most provincial and municipal governments, too, although the Bank of Canada could also have legally extended loans ...
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Can a Prosecutor Ever Truly Be Progressive? Ferguson May Be the Ultimate Test Case. 17.4.2019 Mother Jones
On the night Wesley Bell unseated longtime St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, Kayla Reed celebrated a progressive electoral victory and a personal promise fulfilled. Reed has been protesting and organizing in the St. Louis area ever since Darren Wilson, a white cop, shot Michael Brown, a black 18-year-old, in 2014. She remembers the night […]
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WATCH: PSA Overdose Crisis, Canada National Day of Action 16.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Best-of-the-net More than 10,000 people have died from opioid overdoses in Canada in the last three years. Wednesday, April 16, 2019 is the National Day of Action on the Overdose Crisis. Help make rabble sustainable. Please consider supporting our work with a monthly donation.  Support  rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per ...
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Ecological Society of America announces 2019 award recipients 16.4.2019 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) will present the 2019 awards recognizing outstanding contributions to ecology in new discoveries, teaching, sustainability, diversity, and lifelong commitment to the profession during the Society’s Annual Meeting in Louisville, Ky. The awards ceremony will take place during the Scientific Plenary, Monday, August 12, at 8 AM in Ballroom C ...
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Amid Rochester's growth, an eye on sustainability 16.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The U.S. Green Building Council recently recognized Rochester for efforts to reduce waste, cut energy use and improve air and water quality, making it the first Minnesota city to earn a LEED certification.
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Hotels that are Sustainable and Breathtaking 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
These hotels are protecting the environment and reducing plastic
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'Taco Truck Tammy' Protest Offers Food, Mariachi Music 15.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
An East Dallas homeowner threatened to call ICE on two Hispanic women operating a food truck close to her home.
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Laura Ingraham Mocks Nipsey Hussle Over Trump Song 13.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The right-wing commentator, who has previously faced boycott campaigns for mean-spirited remarks, pounced on the rapper’s hit song “FDT."
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