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In Mexico, a grisly killing inflames debate about femicide 15.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

In Mexico, as in other Latin American nations, feminists, human rights advocates and others have long argued that the murder of women has not been a law enforcement priority.

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LGBTQ activists, Gov. Walz demand 'conversion therapy' ban 15.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
LGBTQ activists joined by Gov. Tim Walz have rallied at the State Capitol to demand that the Republican-controlled Minnesota Senate pass a ban on “conversion therapy” for minors.
Thousands march in Mpls. to protest violence against American Indian women 15.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The marchers were trying to draw attention to the thousands of American Indian women who go missing or are killed in the United States each year.
Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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House votes to revive Equal Rights Amendment, removing ratification deadline 14.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Changing the deadline is one way ERA proponents are trying to make the amendment part of the Constitution, but there isn't legal consensus on the tactic, and the Senate is expected to kill the bill.
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3 Ways California Is Taking a Pro-Equity Approach to Electric Vehicles 13.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
California is home to 7 of the 10 most polluted metropolitan areas in the United States, with transportation being the state’s leading source of greenhouse gases. While pollution from the transport sector is bad for everyone, it disproportionately impacts people ...
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#StopBrazilsGenocide: Indigenous Brazilians protest new mining plan 13.2.2020 Survival International
© Mídia Ninja Indigenous peoples across Brazil are protesting against President Bolsonaro’s plan to steal their lands and open them up for exploitation. On 5 February, the President signed a draft law known as “PL191/2020”, which allows large-scale mining, oil and gas extraction, and other destructive activities on indigenous territories. It has been sent to a parliamentary commission for approval, and could then be voted on by politicians. The proposal, which Bolsonaro has described as a “dream”, is the latest in of a series of actions in his “war” against Brazil’s indigenous peoples. It violates existing Brazilian legislation, and international law. Indigenous leader Sonia Guajajara tweeted: “Your dream, Mr President, is our nightmare… Mining causes death, disease and misery and puts an end to the future of an entire generation. We won’t accept mining on our land.” © Mídia Ninja Joenia Wapichana, Brazil’s first indigenous Congresswoman, said: “Mining on indigenous land is illegal and against the ...
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Ratification of ERA runs into opposition — from Trump, sure, but Ruth Bader Ginsburg? 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Even with Virginia's latest ratification, the Equal Rights Amendment looks doubtful due to assorted foes, from Trump to RBG.

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NEPA battle pits Colorado leaders, residents against industry backers of Trump push for faster environmental reviews 12.2.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The political fight over the Trump administration's efforts to trim environmental reviews for new development flared across a deep divide Tuesday at a federal hearing in Denver, with climate change looming heavily and frustrations high.
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2 big teachers unions call for rethinking student involvement in lockdown drills 11.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
About 95 percent of American public schools have adopted some form of active shooter drills. But there's little proof they're effective — and there's growing concern they can traumatize children.
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A month after Meghan Markle's exit, Britons continue to debate the role of race 11.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Black Britons say that racism helped drive out the royal couple. Nigel Farage, a prominent voice in the Brexit debate, disagrees.

Trump’s Budget Is a $292 Billion Attack on Poor Americans 11.2.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would take an axe to the social safety net, making huge cuts to cash and food benefits for low-income Americans. The White House released its proposal for the 2021 budget on Monday. It is not expected to become law: The Democratic-controlled House is certain to vote against it. But the document shows just […]
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For People to Live and Thrive in a Changing Climate, Cities Need to Change – But How? 10.2.2020 WRI Stories
For People to Live and Thrive in a Changing Climate, Cities Need to Change – But How? Comments|Add Comment|PrintWhat will cities of the future look like? Our collective imagination is failing us In the 21st century, a seemingly global prosperity masks an unequal distribution of benefits. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world’s cities, where extreme wealth can exist next door to concentrated poverty. In some cities, like those in South Africa, well-meaning policies and investments in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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For People to Live and Thrive in a Changing Climate, Cities Need to Change – But How? 10.2.2020 THE CITY FIX
In the 21st century, a seemingly global prosperity masks an unequal distribution of benefits. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the world’s cities, where extreme wealth can exist next door to concentrated poverty. In some cities, like those in South Africa, ...
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Salesforce: Why corporate sustainability must change 10.2.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
This article originally appeared on the Salesforce corporate blog. 2019 was another year in which natural disasters occurred with unnatural (or at least unprecedented) force and frequency.
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She fought a South L.A. oil site as a child. Now, this teen activist has a new battle 8.2.2020 LA Times: Environment

Nalleli Cobo, who has been compared to Greta Thunberg, has gone from fighting oil drilling in L.A. since she was 9 to fighting a rare cancer at 19.

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The Messy Racial Politics of the Super Bowl Halftime Show 8.2.2020 Mother Jones
Even before it was announced last September that Jennifer Lopez and Shakira would headline the 2020 Super Bowl halftime show, the performance was already steeped in controversy. The commotion began a month earlier, when rapper Jay-Z revealed he was partnering with the NFL to help manage the league’s music events as well as its new […]
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Letters to the Editor: Is it hate or ignorance that gives rise to rural racism? 7.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

With time, the ignorance responsible for racism in small towns will fade. Having a bigoted president doesn't help, though.

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Thanks to Trump, Keystone XL Is Back. The Anti-Pipeline Movement Is Ready. 7.2.2020 Mother Jones
You may remember the Keystone XL pipeline from 2015, when a movement galvanized by the growing threat of climate change successfully pushed President Obama to reject the project. But Keystone XL, which would pump some of Canada’s most dangerous oil products over nearly 1,200 miles of US land and Indigenous territories largely for export to […]
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Read the Full Transcript of Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address tonight. Here is the full transcript of his remarks, via Vox: Madam Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and my fellow citizens: Three years ago, we launched the great American comeback. Tonight, I stand before you to share […]
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