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The racism and irrationality that fuel blind support for Trump 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: Jonathan Metzl recites the positions of several supporters of President Trump who retain their approval of him because of racism or in spite of the fact that doing so is contrary to their own well-being.

Metzl alluded to a focus group respondent who said school budget cuts were justified...

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At the Women's March, the Community Chorus joined the protest — in song 20.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

At the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, amid the cacophony of chants and shouts, a subtler melodic sound caught the attention of marcher Dina Khouri. Sporting a bright pink knitted pussy hat, the Woodland Hills resident made her way through the crowd to the corner of Hill and...

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A Call for the Food Movement to Get Behind the Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

The final months of 2018 will likely be remembered as the decisive moment when the global grassroots awakened to the life-or-death threat posed by global warming. With violent weather and climate disasters becoming the norm, and international scientists finally shedding their customary caution to report that we must drastically slash (by at least 45 percent) global greenhouse gas emissions by 2030, hundreds of millions of ordinary people across the world seemed to simultaneously wake up.

Young climate activists under the banner of the Sunrise Movement in the U.S. and the Extinction Rebellion in the UK and other countries, sat in at politicians’ offices. They blocked streets and roadways. They emanded immediate and bold action. 

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The Women Fighting a Pipeline That Could Destroy Precious Wildlife 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

Deep within the humid green heart of the largest river swamp in North America, a battle is being waged over the future of the most precious resource of all: water. On one side of the conflict is a small band of rugged and ragtag activists led by Indigenous matriarchs. On the other side is the relentless machinery of the fossil fuel industry and all of its might.

Datebook: New dance, ebullient sculpture and a film inspired by Gerard Richter 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Experimental dance and the work of a sculptor known for producing buoyant works in metal. Here are eight exhibitions and events to check out in the coming week:

Sebastian Hernandez, “Hypanthium,” at REDCAT. A dance performance led by Hernandez, and featuring Angel Acuña and Autumn Randolph, explores...

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With higher stakes in the abortion debate, activists march on Washington 18.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Anti-abortion rights activists gather once again for the March for Life in Washington, D.C., Friday. This year, they are fresh off the swearing in of conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
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Ed Buck liked to generate controversy, but the deaths of two men may give him more than he wants 18.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In 2010, then-California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman was holding a political rally at a Hollywood hotel when from the front row a man started heckling her.

“What are you hiding?” the man shouted at the Republican candidate. “You’re looking like Arnold in a dress!” he said, referring to...

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Venice's loud anti-shelter voices don't speak for the community on homelessness 18.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: None of the many elements of a solution to homelessness are 100% perfect. The old Metro bus lot in Venice is an excellent location for a temporary shelter for homeless people. (“Venice homeless shelter faces a legal challenge claiming insufficient review,” Jan. 14)

If fears of “the...

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Women's March divisions offer lessons for Democrats on managing a big tent 17.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The third annual Women's March is Saturday. The first march, held the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, was a moment of unity. But now there are questions about keeping the united front together.
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For MLK weekend, service opportunities and parades to honor the civil rights leader and activist 16.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend with parades and volunteer work, plus birdwatching, beer tasting and Hawaiian tunes.

Morro Bay

Birders new and seasoned are welcome at the Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival, where more than 200 bird species can usually be seen in their migratory journey...

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There’s a Quiet #MeToo Movement Unfolding in the Government’s Comments Section 15.1.2019 Mother Jones
On December 2, just after the Department of Education began collecting public feedback on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan to overhaul how schools handle reports of sexual harassment and assault, a nearly 60-year-old woman who identified herself as “Lynn Anonymous” decided tell the department about being raped at age 19. “I had never met him,” she wrote on […]
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“We are left with the dregs”: Heron Pond’s toxic brew spotlights obstacles in Denver’s push to regain green space 15.1.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Denver’s willingness to embrace the contaminated Heron Pond and surrounding industrial land as a site for future parkland reflects the increasingly difficult challenge of establishing enough public green space to keep pace with population growth and development. Denver has fallen behind other U.S. cities in urban parks and open space.
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John Lasseter asks Skydance employees for a chance to prove he’s changed, amid backlash 15.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In a tense and emotional meeting on Monday morning, former Pixar and Disney executive John Lasseter asked Skydance Animation employees for a chance to show that he’d changed his ways, after multiple women accused him of inappropriate workplace behavior at his old job.

The hour-and-a-half meeting...

Trump’s Nominee to Replace Kavanaugh Questioned Date Rape, Discrimination, and Climate Change 14.1.2019 Mother Jones
Neomi Rao, whom President Donald Trump nominated to replace Brett Kavanaugh on the federal bench and who’s reportedly on the president’s Supreme Court short list, wrote in the 1990s that victims of date rape were partly responsible if they’d been drinking. In a series of controversial articles for Yale University campus papers, she also suggested that climate change wasn’t […]
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At the Puerto Rico theater that ‘Hamilton’ left behind, disappointment stands center stage 14.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The quadrangle in front of the historic Teatro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico is so quiet that you can hear a feral cat meowing as it lounges on the theater steps.

The plaintive sound echoes across the empty plaza with its freshly painted benches in joyful shades of yellow, red, pink, orange...

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Boulder Valley schools seeing resurgence of Latino parent activism 14.1.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Latino parent leaders from Lafayette were concerned when they noticed their students more frequently coming home from school hungry.
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A Republican Congressman’s Racism Is Finally Catching Up With Him 13.1.2019 Mother Jones
For years, Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa has made racist comments with little censure from his own party. But after he questioned why terms like “white nationalist” and “white supremacist” are considered derogatory in an interview with the New York Times published Thursday, several GOP leaders are acknowledging that the nine-term congressman has gone too far. A few […]
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For friends of the second man found dead in Ed Buck's apartment, a false narrative of his life deepens the pain 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In February, a month before his 55th birthday, Timothy Dean took the plunge into a rooftop pool in West Hollywood. It was a baptism at middle age for a man who was open and proud about his life’s roundabout journey.

“I will never have everything all figured out at once,” Dean wrote at the time,...

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The Tucker Carlson advertiser boycott continues, and what's wrong with that? 12.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A couple of days ago, the Red Lobster restaurant chain announced that it was bailing out on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News TV show, becoming at least the 20th advertiser to pull the plug.

The announcement, and the many that preceded it as the result of an anti-Carlson campaign launched by progressive...

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EDF considers potential health equity impacts of partial lead service line replacement 11.1.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Lindsay McCormick is a Project Manager. States and communities across the country are taking important steps to accelerate replacement of lead service lines (LSLs) – lead pipes connecting the water main under the street to homes and other buildings. As part of this progress, many programs have strictly limited the standard […]
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