Political Activism

‘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”

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Dickson, a political strategist, says Diri

[ad_1] 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 …

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Claire Nelson obituary (2022) – Livermore, CA

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Our 12 most read travel articles in 2021

[ad_1] 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, …

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Bob Moses: a civil rights leader with a second act

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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When the news sensationalizes crime | Special report

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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A plan for grassroots climate activism

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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SONDERMANN | despicable Colorado division duo | Chroniclers

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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A Nobel for journalists: what does it mean?

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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MS NAACP Rewards Forrest County Members For Community Activism

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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

[ad_1] (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 …

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

[ad_1] 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 …

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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

[ad_1] (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 …

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To ‘Barty’, with love

[ad_1] 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. …

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Why environmental activists should watch Fox News

[ad_1] 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 …

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Cultivating clean citizens must start early – World

[ad_1] During the July 1 celebrations of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, a police officer was stabbed by a lone assailant on a busy street in Causeway Bay. The assailant then turned the knife against him. The officer was seriously injured; the perpetrator died. Investigations into …

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Russia strengthens internet censorship powers

[ad_1] 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 …

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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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Gender equality lawyer Jean Ledwith King dies

[ad_1] 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 …

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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

[ad_1] 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 …

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Activists remember the October 6 massacre

[ad_1] An activist dressed in remembrance of the massacre of October 6, 1976, at the memorial rally at Thammasat University on Wednesday. (Photo: Nutthawat Wicheanbut) Not much has changed in the 45 years since students and activists were slaughtered by the military and right-wing radicals at Thammasat University, sending scores …

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Desperation is the point

[ad_1] Do you ever feel like people like to make the same mistakes over and over again? Consider the unhappy character of Sarah in the 1977 horror classic, Suspiria. While trying to escape the Tanz Dance Akademie, Sarah falls into a razor wire pit, allowing her attacker to slit her …

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“Political uncertainty” as Hong Kong union closes

[ad_1] Hong Kong’s largest independent union has been dissolved, raising concerns over space for civil society groups as a national security law stifles dissent in the global financial hub. Members of the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions (HKCTU) voted in favor of the dissolution because “political uncertainty” made the …

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UK offers thousands of visas to overseas truckers to address driver shortage

[ad_1] Although business groups generally welcomed the government’s decision, some expressed doubts about its sufficiency. The government overthrow also comes after Britain’s transport and logistics industries pleaded with lawmakers to ease visa restrictions for European Union drivers. Logistics UK, a trade group, had applied for 10,000 seasonal visas for drivers, …

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A lexicon of counterfeiting – The megaphone

[ad_1] On September 13, 2021, as the sun set over the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, luxury cars hit the red carpet and celebrities in designer dresses walked into the flashing lights of the paparazzi. The Met Gala is widely known as America’s Biggest Party and features …

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NON-FICTION: CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE – Journal

NON-FICTION: CONVERSATIONS ON CULTURE – Journal

Benefits from Bad Credit Loans If you’re applying for a loan with a low credit score, however, it’s not taken into consideration by the lender, they won’t consider your credit score. That means when they review the application, they won’t be capable of evaluating your credit score on the basis …

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How much viewing time do you have this weekend?

[ad_1] Every Monday and Friday, Margaret offers hyper-specific viewing recommendations in our Watching newsletter. Read his latest picks below and sign up to watch here. This weekend, I have… half an hour, and I miss “The Good Place”. ‘Ghosts’When to watch: Now on HBO Max. The third season of this …

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