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Indian Nationals Say the Green Card Backlog Is Unfair. Silicon Valley’s Plan to Fix It Could Be Too. 20.11.2019 Mother Jones
For decades, attempts to reform the United States’ immigration system have died in Congress. But in July, Michelle Canero, a business immigration lawyer in Miami, noticed that the House of Representatives had quietly passed its biggest change to US immigration law in decades. Without a hearing, a bipartisan majority had sent a bill to the […]
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This Pipeline Cuts Across a Reservation. Wisconsin Might Make Tribal Members Felons for Protesting It. 18.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than 60 years, one section of Enbridge’s elaborate network of pipelines carrying petroleum across Canada has taken a detour through the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin. Some of the easements that allowed Enbridge to keep its Line […]
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As Hong Kong is torn by unrest, a family anguishes over whether to stay or go 18.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Months of protest have driven many Hong Kongers to consider moving abroad and rekindled memories of the 1990s, when hundreds of thousands fled out of fear of communist rule.

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Opinion: Black millennials who refuse to vote are falling for a political fraud 17.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Many young black voters refused to vote in 2016, reflecting exactly the messages and memes spread by Russian bots on social media.

Colin Kaepernick’s Workout Day Was a Total Shitshow, Even by NFL Standards 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became the object of intense conservative criticism for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and discrimination against African Americans, was set to hit the field this weekend, with a highly anticipated showcase to pave the way for his return to the league after three seasons on […]
Iran protests over soaring gas prices turn violent 17.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Thousands protest in Iranian cities for a second day after President Hassan Rouhani cuts gasoline subsidies. Clashes erupt in Tabriz and Sirjan, with at least one dead.

Protesters Showed Up to Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout. You Could Basically Count Them on One Hand. 17.11.2019 Mother Jones
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who became the object of intense conservative criticism for kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and discrimination against African Americans, is back on the field, at a showcase that could pave the way for his return to the league after three seasons on the shelf. On Saturday, […]
Czechs use anniversary of Velvet Revolution to pressure prime minister 17.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
About a quarter of a million Czechs gathered on the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution that brought an end to decades of communist rule in the country to give Prime Minister Andrej Babis an ultimatum — sell your business or quit your job.
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Climate-resilient fisheries require fairness and equity 16.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Climate-resilient fisheries require fairness and equity
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Indian government scraps “dangerous” forest law after outcry 15.11.2019 Survival International
The Baiga are one of many tribes who would have been affected by the Indian government plans © Survival The Indian government has scrapped a plan to militarize its forests and open them up for commercial exploitation, after a national and international outcry. The government’s proposals were initially secret, and were drawn up with the involvement of the CEO of WWF-India, Ravi Singh. But they were leaked in March, and led to protests in India and an international campaign led by Survival International. Under the plan, forest guards would have been armed and enjoyed virtual immunity from prosecution; any forests could have been handed over to private interests after the original inhabitants had been evicted; and millions of forest-dwelling tribal people would have found their lives made impossible. The scheme led to demonstrations in India, and thousands of Survival supporters protested to the Indian authorities about the plan. Stephen Corry, Director of Survival International, said today: “The Indian ...
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Even States With Green Activist Governors Won’t Settle Youth Climate Cases. What Gives? 15.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In 2011, 15-year-old Kelsey Juliana and 11-year-old Ollie Chernaik filed a lawsuit on behalf of Oregon youth, charging then-Gov. John Kitzhaber and the state of Oregon with not doing enough to fight catastrophic climate change. Eight years and about a […]
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Editorial: After nearly 50 years, the Equal Rights Amendment finally has a chance. Thanks, Virginia 15.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The Democratic takeover of the Virginia Legislature this month gives hope for the Equal Rights Amendment to finally meet the required 38 states.

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Youth, diversity take the reins of power at St. Paul City Hall 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
“We made our campaigns about people,” says council member-elect Nelsie Yang, 24 — a renter, a woman of color and one of the new faces of political power in St. Paul.
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Surabaya: The Legacy of Participatory Upgrading of Informal Settlements 13.11.2019 WRI Stories
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To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts 13.11.2019 WRI Stories
To Fix City Slums, Don't Just Knock Them Down: Involve Residents in Upgrading Efforts Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne of the many informal settlements the city of Surabaya, Indonesia has upgraded since the 1960s with participation from residents. Photo by Peter Edelman. Many cities, particularly in the global South, have large areas of informal settlements — poor neighborhoods that grew organically, but which often lack structurally sound buildings and services like running water, sanitation... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Inside the White Supremacist Group Hiding in Plain Sight 13.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. In the hours after the slaughter in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 3, a final toll emerged: 22 dead, […]
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Ten Brazilian indigenous leaders to protest in London 12.11.2019 Survival International
Brazils indigenous peoples are resisting the takeover of their lands and the killing of their leaders © Sophie Shenker/Survival Demo outside Brazilian Embassy Thurs Nov 14 President Bolsonaro wins Survival International’s Racist of the Year award Ten indigenous leaders from across Brazil will take part in a major protest outside the Brazilian Embassy in London on November 14 to demand an end to the destruction of their lands and people. At the demo the leaders will hand in to the embassy the Racist of the Year award, which this year has been won by President Bolsonaro for his openly racist abuse of indigenous people and genocidal attacks on their rights. When: 9-10.30am, Thursday November 14, 2019 Where: Brazilian embassy, 14-16 Cockspur St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 5BL. Indigenous Blood: Not a Single Drop More advocacy tour The indigenous leaders are in London as part of the Indigenous Blood: Not a Single Drop More advocacy tour organized by APIB, the Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil. They ...
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Editorial: 2019 has given us yet more examples of the inherent injustice of capital punishment 12.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

This year, states have executed 19 people despite lingering questions over the guilt of several of them. Why do we cling to this system?

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With escalating violence in Hong Kong, U.S. urges both sides to 'exercise restraint' 12.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The chief executive of Hong Kong signaled that she is prepared for a crackdown as the U.S. State Department called on the government to address the "underlying concerns" of protesters.
Hong Kong in tumult: Man is set on fire hours after police officer shoots protester 11.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Two shocking incidents of violence mark a day that saw police use tear gas and water cannons and protesters throw bricks and Molotov cocktails.
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