Political Activism

Activists in the British Virgin Islands mobilize for local autonomy

Dozens of activists from the British Virgin Islands staged a rally on Wednesday calling for the overseas territory to retain its autonomy, following a report by a commission of inquiry that it should be governed directly from London. The report came the day after former prime minister Andrew Fahie was …

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Despite law, Nepal fails to ensure representation of Dalit women in neighborhoods

When Prabha Pariyar was approached with a proposal to run as a parishioner, she had no idea. “I spoke with senior members of the community. Then some CPN-UML leaders also contacted me,” said Prabha, 43. “Then I thought the post could be a platform for me to raise issues in …

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Q&A from author: Anjali Enjeti, formerly of Chattanooga, on the books that inspire her

“THE PARTED EARTH” by Anjali Enjeti (Hub City Press, 304 pages, $16). In the essay “What are you? Where are you from?” – the introduction to her 2021 collection, “Southbound” – Anjali Enjeti writes: “I am half Indian, quarter Puerto Rican and quarter Austrian. I am the daughter of an …

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Pawar appears in front of the Koregaon Bhima panel; skip the questions on Bhide, Ekbote

The two-member commission headed by retired judge JN Patel is investigating the causes of violence in Koregaon Bhima neighborhood in Pune on January 1, 2018, in which one person died and several others were injured. Speaking to the media after the violence, Pawar had raised suspicions about the role of …

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Discord over abortion, LGBTQ+ issues keep polarization levels high

The latest Polarization Index from USC reveals that since the election of President Joe Biden, overall levels of polarization in the United States remain dangerously high, spurred by growing controversy around reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ issues. As measured by the volume of talk on social media, abortion has risen seventh …

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Thinking is not a bad idea

If you were advised to “think carefully” before taking a particular action, how would you react? It depends, of course, on who is giving the advice and the tone of their voice. Coming from a caring teacher with an encouraging smile, that could be all positive. From a tall man …

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Kirit Somaiya calls on HC to overturn ‘manipulative’ FIR filed over his complaint against Shiv Sena workers

The plea, which also impeached Mumbai Police Commissioner Sanjay Pandey, alleged that police filed a ‘false and manipulative’ FIR on Somaiya’s complaint to absolve Shiv Sena members by manipulating details of the incident. ‘offensive. He also wanted the CBI to be given responsibility for investigating a alleged series of attacks …

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Abortion and the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will soon rule on an abortion case in which Mississippi asked judges to overturn Roe vs. Wade. The closing argument suggests that five judges are leaning towards doing so, but a fierce lobbying campaign is trying to get them to change their minds. The campaign is perhaps …

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Jon Stewart receives the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor

“Before Jon, we had no idea that you could do a TV show where you play clips from another TV show and then say, ‘Boy, that other TV show sucks,'” Mr. Kimmel said. “He attacked Fox News every night and he exposed their hypocrisy, their cynicism and their lies – …

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Reflections of a Russian in exile in Georgia

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! “At first the graffiti said ‘F— Russia’ or ‘F— Putin’, but now it says ‘F— Russians’. It’s unpleasant, of course,” said Russian journalist Andrei Loshak. He is among thousands of Russians who fled to neighboring Georgia in the aftermath of the war …

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Best bets: a quick guide to online and in-person entertainment and experiences

This is an ongoing series of online activities to undertake on your computer or tablet, as well as local in-person events. Conferences and learning • The La Jolla Community Center presents “iPhone/iPad Art Creation for Beginners” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 21 at 6811 La Jolla Blvd. Bring your …

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The Twitter activist behind the far-right “Libs of TikTok” is an Orthodox Jew. Is it important?

(JTA) – Chaya Raichik says she’s in charge of getting teachers to talk gay and transgender issues in the classroom, which she calls “evil”, fired. She helped pioneer the term “grooming” to describe the teaching of sexuality. Her Twitter account has hundreds of thousands of followers and she has influential …

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Military dictatorship and online activism in Myanmar

ATHENS, Georgia — Myanmar’s military dictatorship has plunged the country into a state of near collapse. Although international and domestic forces dispute its legitimacy, the junta has remained in power since its coup in February 2021. Following the coup, the military junta imprisoned former President Aung San Suu Kyi and …

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The WGS department organizes an event on gender non-conforming activism in Brazil | News

Harvard’s Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies hosted a virtual event Thursday on gender diversity and minority rights in Brazil. The event, titled “Gender Nonconforming Activism in Brazil,” brought together Alvaro Jarrín, Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, and Moises …

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MPs attend event organized by SNP activist suspended over ‘racist’ tweet

SNP MPs attended a cash event organized by a party activist who was suspended for an allegedly racist tweet. Tim Rideout was a member of the SNP’s policy-making committee before his suspension and leads a group on currency in independent Scotland. He was sanctioned by the party last month after …

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Disillusioned with politics? Hope lies in grassroots activism | Moya Lothian-McLean

A The previous version of me described myself politically as a “pessimistic optimist”. Oxymoron? Yes. Pretentious? Certainly. But it was the most accurate way to characterize a prospect always prepared for the worst, but able to endure it because things might one day get better. At the time, I invested …

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Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts targets Denver mayor’s seat | Policy

Anti-gang activist Terrance Roberts wants to be Denver’s next mayor. And he offers city residents his “unconventional” candidacy as an alternative to “seasoned politicians,” whom he accuses of failing to confront and solve Denver’s most pressing issues. Roberts, who is the subject of Julian Rubinstein’s book “The Holly: Five Bullets, …

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National, law is urged to reconsider position of Maori health authority

The Cancer Society and a number of NGOs have penned an open letter urging national and law enforcement leaders to rethink their stance on scrapping the Maori Health Authority. Christopher Luxon and David Seymour Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone Christopher Luxon and David Seymour have said they do not support …

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Nigerian musicians J Martins and Banky W to run for office in 2023

J Martins, award-winning musician and label manager of Orion Music Empire, hopes to represent Arochukwu/Ohafia in Abia State. Banky W announced his candidacy for the Eti-Osa constituency in the House of Representatives, saying he would run on the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) ticket. His latest offer follows an unsuccessful bid …

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Adamu optimistic about APC victory in 2023 elections

Adamu expresses confidence in APC and says party will be victorious in 2023 elections All Progressives Congress (APC) national chairman Abdullahi Adamu boasted on Sunday that the party would win the 2023 general election. Adamu said so in a conversation with reporters at his home in Abuja. He said: “There …

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Militants from BJP youth wing ‘attack’ Kejriwal residence, damage CCTV cameras and barriers

THE WAR of words in Delhi over Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Remarks on the film, The Kashmir Files, led to dramatic scenes outside his residence on Wednesday when nearly 200 protesters from the BJP opposition youth wing, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), broke through the barricades of the police and …

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“Gathering Blossoms Under Fire”, an intimate account of the creative life of Alice Walker

“Blossoms” was edited by author, college professor, and former Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Valerie Boyd, whose 2004 biography of Zora Neal Hurston, “Wrapped in Rainbows,” won acclaim. admiration and confidence of Walker. They worked together for years. Then, two months before Walker’s diaries were published, Boyd died of pancreatic cancer, a …

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Virginia, wife of Clarence Thomas, has a history of political activism: NPR

Ginni Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas arrive for the State Dinner hosted by President Trump at the White House in honor of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on September 20, 2019. Paul Morigi/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Paul Morigi/Getty Images Ginni Thomas and Supreme Court Justice Clarence …

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Enes Kanter Freedom and the consequences of speaking out

Freedom, who is Muslim but knew little about Uyghurs, threw himself into the cause. Tahir Imin, a Uyghur activist in Washington who met Freedom at a rally on Capitol Hill, said Freedom “lifted the spirits of Uyghur activism.” It was just over a week after Freedom opened the NBA season …

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What is Kazakhstan’s position on the Russian invasion of Ukraine? – LEGAL EXPERT – Comment

Roza Nurgozhayeva, assistant professor of law at the Graduate School of Business at Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan, discusses the geopolitical, economic and social impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Kazakhstan and how this affects the ambivalent position from Kazakhstan to Russia… When Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine …

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‘It’s kill or be killed’: South Americans will fight in Ukraine | Ukraine

Emílio Teixeira Alarcón thinks he knows exactly how he will feel after killing his first Russian soldier. “Mission accomplished,” shrugged the Brazilian army reservist. “In war, it’s either kill or be killed.” “If I have someone in my line of sight and I don’t shoot, they might shoot me. It’s …

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Liberty City’s 7th Avenue has become an activist hub

Dr. Armen Henderson’s career almost went in a totally different direction. In the summer of 2013, he was interning at a Houston hospital with a dream of one day being its CEO. Then George Zimmerman was acquitted of a charge of murder in the death of Trayvon Martin. For the …

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Google accused of retaliation by Project Nimbus critic

More than 500 Google employees have rallied behind a colleague who claims she is being fired from her job over her activism at the company, the latest flare-up between the tech giant and employees who speak out against her practices business and working conditions. Workers signed a petition accusing Google …

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– Ehusani: Faith Merchant as activistTHISDAYLIVE

editorMarch 12, 2022 4:16 a.m. UPDATING ELUCIDATIONS BY OKEY IKECHUKWU He once banned a governor from entering his church because the governor had violated the lateness rule. He was later to calmly explain that the rules were clear from the start, that they were repeatedly explained to everyone, and that …

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Don Samuels will oppose Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar

The Federal Election Commission filing shows Samuels registered his campaign as “Neighbors for Samuels” on March 8. MINNEAPOLIS — A new filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that Don Samuels, a longtime community activist and former Minneapolis City Council member, has registered with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to …

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Writer, playwright, activist Lorene Cary

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — West Philly native Lorene Cary goes by many titles — she’s a bestselling author, playwright, mother, and lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania. Not just during Women’s History Month in March, but nearly 365 days a year, she uses her art to preserve stories, especially black …

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‘Winning Time’: When the NBA went pop

The Lakers helped transform the NBA from a fringe sports league into a titan, which set the stage for Jordan and, later, Kobe Bryant to help make the game a global phenomenon. As McKay said, the Lakers “changed the fashion, the music, the way people behaved, the way they talked.” …

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Thai democracy activists pledge to fight ‘tyranny’ in Ukraine

BANGKOK, March 3 (Reuters) – Remote Thailand might not seem like an obvious place for recruits to Ukraine’s efforts to raise an international force of volunteers to defend against the Russian invasion. But for former Thai Air Force conscript turned political activist Chanaphong “Ball” Phongpai, the cause is a natural …

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Ukrainian activist berates Boris Johnson for Russia’s response | Boris Johnson

A Ukrainian activist has challenged Boris Johnson over the UK’s failure to impose swift sanctions on Russians residing in London, during an emotional intervention at a press conference in Poland. Daria Kaleniuk, executive director of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, also lobbied Johnson over NATO countries’ collective refusal to impose a …

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Letter to the Editor: Perspectives on Ukraine

Editor: President Trump was impeached following a phone call to President Zelensky and President Biden was accused of orchestrating a corrupt fee-for-service scheme with one of Ukraine’s largest energy companies, Burisma. I recommend people listen to the entire Trump-Zelenky phone call and also show some curiosity about alleged Biden-Burisma corruption. …

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Last prayers for Deep Sidhu saw 6th mass mobilization of Sikhs in 10 years | News Ludhiana

JALANDHAR: Actor-turned-activist Deep Sidhu’s massive antim ardas (last prayers) rally in Fatehgarh Sahib on Thursday was the sixth major mass mobilization in Punjab in the past 10 years with Sikhs at its center. There are striking similarities between the first, which also happened around the same time just after the …

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The iconoclastic feminist scholar-activist | The Guardian Nigeria News

Bell Hooks, a pioneering African-American college activist, recently died of kidney failure at the age of 69. She has published 40 books, mostly on the intersection of gender, race, and class. Hooks was a versatile writer and incisive essayist who also wrote about psychology, pedagogy, art, music, and spirituality. A …

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Putin’s distortion of Ukraine’s history sets the stage for new operations

President Vladimir Putin made extensive references to Russian, Soviet and post-Communist czarist history on Monday in a speech that sought to justify the Kremlin’s second territorial dismemberment of Ukraine since 2014. The speech was notable for its distortions of this history and for a number of glaring omissions. facts surrounding …

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Sanjay Raut – A blue-eyed boy from Balasaheb to Protector of Thackeray

Shiv Sena leader and MP Sanjay Raut Until 2019, Raut was one of the top leaders of the BJP alliance. Suddenly the image changed and he was constantly attacked by the alliance and now by the opposition. In November 2019, following the Maharashtra Assembly elections, there was a dispute between …

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Appeal to the United States to defend the release of Rusesabagina

Paul Rusesabagina is a hero in every sense of the word. Then manager of the Hôtel des Mille Collines, Rusesabagina saved more than 1,000 lives during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. the movie “Hotel Rwanda”. In the years since the release of “Hotel Rwanda”, Rusesabagina received the Presidential Medal of Freedom …

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Eastside Chicano Tierra co-founder Steve Salas has died

Steve Salas, founding member of pioneering Eastside rock band Tierra and early Chicano rights activist, has died at 69. Salas, who died Thursday, had been battling myeloma for two years and recently contracted COVID-19, his family said. The musician was predeceased by his brother Rudy, the singer and co-founder of …

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What the GOP Meant When It Called Jan. 6 “Legitimate Political Speech”

Here’s a look at how fake voters figured into Trump’s effort and why the National Republican Party’s claim that they were engaging in “legitimate political speech” is more telling than it first appears. departure. Who are the GOP’s “false voters”? Ahead of each November presidential election, the two parties spend …

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Black Women in Politics Kick Off Oakland East Bay Democratic Club’s Black History Month Event

Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-13) applauded the United States Mint for beginning shipments of the first coins in the American Women’s Quarters (AWQ) program, beginning with the Maya Angelou Quarter on Monday. The Mint implemented the new four-year program authorized by the Circulating Collector Coins Overhaul Act of 2020, bipartisan legislation …

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When Students Walk Out in Protest, Here’s What Admins Should Do

When students said they would come out of their Iowa City schools to call for action on climate change, then-superintendent Stephen Murley didn’t panic or call on principals to lock the doors. . Instead, the district coordinated with local police to block traffic at busy intersections along the planned route …

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Teenager’s death fuels Palestinian Authority corruption charges | News from the occupied West Bank

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – The death of a 16-year-old cancer patient from the besieged Gaza Strip after being refused admission to a hospital in the occupied West Bank has revived accusations of ‘favouritism’ and mismanagement against the Palestinian Authority (PA ). Saleem Nawati was transferred to the West Bank …

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Like athletes, business leaders are changing the way they approach social issues

In “The Last Dance,” the 1998 Chicago Bulls documentary miniseries that gave viewers in the spring of 2020 a weekly dose of sports the pandemic had taken away, Michael Jordan revealed his unforgettable line on Republican shoes was a joke. His words came during a Senate race between incumbent North …

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Companies face new pressure from shareholders and regulators to disclose policies and political contributions | Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Take away food Activist shareholders are increasing pressure on companies to disclose their political spending and their lobbying and trade association activities. In 2021, a record 40% of shareholder proposals regarding corporate political activities were adopted, a year after a previous record was set at 20%. The SEC is considering …

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At the Beijing Olympics, the question of freedom of expression hangs over the athletes

BEIJING — The conversation at the Wukesong Sports Center has veered dangerously from the growth and speed of women’s hockey to the issue of political statements at the Olympics. Hilary Knight, who was finishing practice ahead of her fourth Olympic appearance for the United States, stopped, looked around and chose …

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Hating GW is not a personality trait – The GW Hatchet

During the disastrous period of the University’s president, Thomas LeBlanc, student activism adopted a posture of opposition and contempt towards LeBlanc and his missteps. Now that the dust has settled and his successor is in place, it’s a good time to make an uncomfortable point – much of the talk …

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Booker Laureate Bernardine Evaristo will talk about her new memoir, Manifesto, for U of C’s online event

Breadcrumb Links Books Publication date : January 29, 2022 • 41 minutes ago • 3 minute read • Join the conversation Author Bernardin Evaristo. Courtesy of Blue Flower Arts. .jpg Reviews and recommendations are unbiased and products are independently selected. Postmedia may earn an affiliate commission on purchases made through …

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Autonomous GPs

In business law, there is a concept called the principal-agent relationship. In this relationship, the principal authorizes a person to be an agent, and the agent represents and acts on behalf of the principal. As a first-generation low-income student (FGLI), I believe that the aforementioned concept of business law clearly …

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“Cyberpartisan” Hack Belarusian Railway to Disrupt Russian Construction | Belarus

Cyber ​​activists opposed to Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko claim to have broken into the state railways’ computer system and threatened to cripple trains bringing Russian troops and artillery to the country for a potential attack on Ukraine. Their goals include freeing political prisoners, withdrawing Russian soldiers from Belarus and preventing …

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How a trans, non-binary punk band is reinventing political music – University Times

Cancer fears, transphobia and an encounter with the police as a black trans person. This convergence of unfortunate events was the start of a trans and non-binary punk band, You Guys Suck Like Real Hard. Shut up. Thank you. – known as YGSLRHSTFUT to shorten it. Artists often have strong …

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“Right”: the fallout from the dispute between the NUS and the CISA

UTSSA will not renew its partnership with CISA (Council of International Students Australia) in an escalation of disputes between student unions across Australia and the organization. In December last year, NUS severed ties with CISA over a soured relationship described by then-General Secretary Param Mahal as an “unsuccessful” partnership. Others …

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A car-free London is within reach | Hirra Khan Adeogun

LLast Friday everyone living in London was told to avoid strenuous physical activity. An area of ​​intense high pressure meant that pollutants were being captured in the air, rather than being carried away as usual. The government predicted that the highest level of pollution – band 10 – would be …

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State Guardian Wright

Wright State Campus | Photo of Diana Jaber | State Guardian Wright Students at Wright State University (WSU) showed their appreciation for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and celebrated his life by hosting two events to express what he means to them culturally and personally. A student’s dream On Monday, …

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The exhibition dedicated to Melina Mercouri will open in Athens

A exposure dedicated to the life and works of the late Greek artist and politician Melina Merkouri will open its doors at Technopole cultural complex of Athens January 18. Organized by the Municipality of Athens in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture and the Melina Mercouri Foundation, the exhibition will …

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Gratha Silberstein | Obituaries | Norman transcription

Gratha Jean Silberstein June 25, 1932 – January 9, 2022 Gratha Jean Silberstein, 89, from Norman died Sunday January 9 in Norman. Ms. Silberstein was born on June 6, 1932 in Panther, West Virginia, to Ted Justice and Gredith Lockhart. She left West Virginia at a young age and moved …

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Noem announces legislation that would block Action Civics

by: Mitch Klein, Rae Yost Posted: January 10, 2022 / 4:15 PM CST / Update: January 10, 2022 / 4:15 PM CST PIERRE, SD (KELO) – Governor Kristi Noem has released a bill that would block Action Civics as a base for the education of South Dakota students. “Our founding …

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Dormaahene hails the “Fix The Country Movement”

Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu II, the supreme leader of the traditional zone of Dormaa Osagyefo Oseadeyo Agyeman Badu II, the supreme leader of the traditional Dormaa zone, praised the “mend the country” movement and pledged to support the campaign to obtain the required development benefits in the country. He applauded …

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“Democracy is only possible if every active or concerned citizen is automatically an activist”

In a democracy, there should be no difference between citizens and activists because any active, alert or concerned citizen is automatically an activist. Indeed, each citizen must be aware of what is happening around him, what its impact is and what impact he can have in society. Professor Jagdeep Chokkar, …

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Dickson, a political strategist, says Diri

Governor Douye Diri Olusegun Samuel in Yenagoa Yesterday, the Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Douye Diri, looked back on his political journey with his predecessor, Senator Seriake Dickson, and described him as a political strategist. Diri said this when he received the Senator representing the Bayelsa West Senate District in …

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Claire Nelson obituary (2022) – Livermore, CA

Claire NelsonMay 8, 1932 – October 16, 2021Resident of Livermore, CaliforniaRachael Claire Ensign Nelson, 89, died on October 16, 2021 at the home surrounded by her family. A resident of Livermore, California for over 60 years, Claire was born and raised in Topeka, Kansas. After graduating from Topeka High School, …

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Rights the Blue States could lose if the GOP returns to power

Here is a national fetal rights policy! Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images Right now, the two main parties in the United States are polarized on the role of the federal government. Democrats, as has generally been the case since the civil rights era, favor federal activism to establish certain …

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10 years later, a journalist looks back at the impact of Occupy Wall Street – J.

It has been a little over a decade since the dissolution of the Zuccotti Park encampment in Lower Manhattan, the flagship of the Occupy Wall Street movement. This means that it has been 10 years since expressions like “the 1%” entered American political language and that a new generation of …

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Our 12 most read travel articles in 2021

This year, like the previous one, was eventful to say the least. In the midst of ups and downs, National Geographic traveler (UK) and National Geographic Traveler’s Food (UK) have continued to bring travel stories and culinary inspiration to our dedicated readers. You’ve visited our website in record numbers, especially …

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Bob Moses: a civil rights leader with a second act

Ironically, Moses didn’t even take part in the historic 1960’s meal-bar sit-ins that led to the creation of the SNCC. He read about them in the newspaper in his Harlem apartment. But he was inspired by the courage and eagerness shown by the students, barely a few years younger than …

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Chronicles of the Punjab: high confidence, echo of activism but no direct political beneficiary

The jubilation may be ebbing, but the farm laws, the turmoil they sparked, and their withdrawal more than a year later have sparked an air of confidence in the state’s Jat community. Sentiment may not align with the overall economic situation in Punjab. Yet the peasantry, from marginal farmers to …

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Lancaster County elected officials must condemn three percent movement and other dangerous extremists [editorial] | Our opinion

THE PROBLEM “Members of a militia movement that views the US government as tyrannical and promises to oppose it by force of arms, if necessary,” met on December 11 at a Lancaster County restaurant in full view of other patrons , according to witnesses, LNP | LancasterOnline’s Carter Walker reported …

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CAIR says second ‘spy’ for anti-Muslim group has come forward

A week after the dismissal of the executive director of the Ohio branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) for spying on the organization of an anti-Muslim group, the CAIR national office announced on Tuesday via its Twitter account that a second “spy” had been identified. The second anonymous …

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Black Women Tell the Truth About Corporate ‘Charities’, Ending Inequalities

I have been studying black philanthropy and fundraising since about the start of the pandemic and my research has led me to black pioneers like educator and civil rights activist Jean E. Fairfax and entrepreneur Madame CJ Walker. Their work serves as a role model for marginalized people seeking to …

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When the news sensationalizes crime | Special report

VSThe glut of criminal stories related to gender-based violence has long been watched by independent observers, watchdogs and organizations working on gender issues. There is an ongoing struggle to make journalists understand the sensitivity required in covering sexist incidents. Things have improved slightly, so there is still a long way …

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The author and activist of the Bell Hooks is remembered for his important works

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other Opinion content provide perspectives on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom journalists. bell hooks The iconic black feminist author, teacher and activist has joined the ancestors. As scholars and teachers of Black Studies, we are grateful …

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A plan for grassroots climate activism

Until a few years ago, climate change had never crossed my mind. Growing up in Texas, the subject was not brought up in school, in the local news, or in conversations. Now, rarely a day goes by that I don’t think about this looming threat to our way of life …

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CIRCLE survey shows media creation fosters trust and civic engagement in adolescents

A to study through Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement at Tisch College (CIRCLE) examined how adolescents under the voting age engage in social media in a way that encourages political engagement and activism. The survey, conducted from September to November 2020 and published in October …

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SONDERMANN | despicable Colorado division duo | Chroniclers

Eric Sondermann They couldn’t be more different. Their views have nothing in common. Ditto for their constituencies. Yet in many ways Lauren Boebert and Tay Anderson are similar figures with a common approach to politics. By looking in the mirror, each one might well see the reflection of the other. …

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Hong Kong activists in exile call for boycott of “patriots only” polls

Prominent Hong Kong Democratic activists who have fled overseas are calling on residents to boycott upcoming legislative polls, defying a new law that criminalizes incitement – even for those based overseas. Hong Kong’s political elite will select a 90-seat legislative body on December 19 as part of a new “patriots-only” …

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A Nobel for journalists: what does it mean?

In 1935, journalists were writing on typewriters and their stories were written in lead type. Breaking news meant printing a newspaper in the afternoon, but many reporters were learning the format of this exciting new platform called radio. In 1935, it was also the last time that a journalist won …

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Six refugees obtained visas in Australia but the ordeal is far from over | Human rights news

Six other refugees in Australia have been granted visas and released from immigrant detention, giving them temporary freedom as they struggle to stay or seek a more permanent home in a third country. The Home Office has granted visas to the six men, five of whom were held in a …

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16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence: MEPs want more than a ‘crazy exercise’

MEPs questioned the usefulness of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. Opposition MPs criticized the government, pointing to recent statistics on sexual violence crime. Some ANC MPs complained that the opposition was “politicizing” the debate. As the National Assembly debated on Thursday 16 days of activism against …

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Viewers are back for the first time in months, activists take to the skies – NBC4 Washington

On Tuesday evening, Loudoun County Public Schools will welcome spectators to a school board meeting for the first time since the noisy outbreak in June, when a meeting on a policy on transgender students was closed and evacuated and that a man was arrested. Among the community members who should …

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MS NAACP Rewards Forrest County Members For Community Activism

Four members of the Forrest County branch of NAACP # 5291 received three awards at the Mississippi State NAACP convention held virtually November 11-13. The convention presents five prestigious annual awards. Vernon Dahmer Award The Vernon Dahmer Award, presented to the person or people who have made the most contributions …

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“Climate activism is essential in the fight for social justice”

Protesters join the Fridays For Future march on November 5, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Images)By: DAWN BUTLER, Labor MP for Brent Central WHEN WORLD leaders gathered for COP26 in Glasgow, it reminded us of the sobering fact that we are currently in a …

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United Arab Emirates: dissidents labeled “terrorists” | Human Rights Watch

(Beirut) – In September 2021, authorities in the United Arab Emirates named four prominent Emirati dissidents in exile as supporters of “terrorism,” Human Rights Watch said today. The move is part of a continuing attempt to ban activism and free speech under the guise of counter-terrorism. The list of “persons …

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George Floyd’s rallies fueled rise of ‘awakened’ religion, Archbishop Gomez says

George Floyd’s death in May 2020 was a wake-up call for the country, sparking new conversations – and widespread protests – about racism and the police. At the time, many religious leaders praised this work. Some even took to the streets with “Black Lives Matter” signs. However, 18 months later, …

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University of Florida bans professors from being expert witnesses against the state in voting rights case – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana weather

(CNN) – The University of Florida has told three professors hired to testify as expert witnesses in a voting rights case against the state that they cannot participate. The University of Florida told professors “they are not authorized to serve as experts on behalf of plaintiffs in this case as …

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To ‘Barty’, with love

The preoccupations of the present often have a way of overriding the past. In some cases, however, the inspiring memory of iconic teachers like Rati Bartholomew (January 4, 1927 – September 23, 2021), who taught English literature at Indraprastha College in Delhi, stays with the students their entire lives. So …

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Why environmental activists should watch Fox News

When environmental activists, government officials and business leaders travel to Glasgow for COP26, many articles, videos and books will be circulating extolling the virtues of green. One piece of content that probably won’t turn around a lot is Blown away: the people against wind power, a documentary currently airing on …

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Russia strengthens internet censorship powers

Russia’s most daring steps to censor the internet began in the most mundane way – with a series of emails and bureaucratic forms. The messages, sent by Russia’s powerful Internet regulator, asked for technical details – like traffic numbers, equipment specifications and connection speeds – from companies providing Internet and …

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Lavender Country, the world’s first openly gay country group, arrives in Austin: Patrick Haggerty on their groundbreaking album almost 50 years later – Qmmunity

In 1973, Patrick haggerty recorded and released his band Lavender Countrythe self-titled debut album by, which is considered the first overtly gay themed album in country music history. Patrick Haggerty from lavender country For 41 years, however, Lavender Country languished in obscurity when the group disbanded in 1976 and Haggerty …

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Gender equality lawyer Jean Ledwith King dies

Jean Ledwith King, an Ann Arbor lawyer who has championed gender equality for millions of women in education, employment, politics and sport, and helped lay the groundwork of Title IX, the federal anti-discrimination law, died on October 9. She was 97 years old. In 1970, King filed his most significant …

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FORUM 1: Should learning a foreign language be a requirement in college? Yes: bilingualism is a good preparation for a career | Opinion

Other foreign correspondents lined up with their translators to interview the bereaved while I was able to speak with them alone. Did it make a difference? The Russians I interviewed were touched that we could speak in their own language. More importantly, translators who worked for foreign offices were known …

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