Political Activism

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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Activists remember the October 6 massacre

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 of …

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Desperation is the point

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 throat. …

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“Political uncertainty” as Hong Kong union closes

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 prosecution …

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

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, similar …

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A lexicon of counterfeiting – The megaphone

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 the …

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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?

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 sweet …

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Ayala: “They looked like my neighbors”

Like many of us, George Cisneros was home on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001, getting ready for work. He and his wife, Catherine, and their son Antonio, then 15, only half-listened to NBC’s “Today” show. Then host Katie Couric said an airliner crashed into the North Tower of …

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Board of Trustees Seeks Independent Funding for UNN

Emmanuel Ugwu-Nwogo The newly inaugurated University of Nigeria Board of Trustees, Nsukka (UNN), began planning to make the institution self-sufficient in funding its research, academic programs and infrastructure. Board chairman Ikechi Emenike described the goal in his speech at the inaugural board meeting, said it was time for UNN to …

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Canada failed Afghanistan by choice

By Joyce Green Opinion commentary On August 16, the world saw Afghanistan fall to the Taliban, city after city, and ultimately the collapse of the government and the flight of its president. The Canadians had supported a mission in Afghanistan that spanned the years 2001-2014. During this time, Canadian troops …

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RRCA sever ties with conservatives at Cooper Marsh

SOUTH GLENGARRY, Ontario – The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) has announced that it is ending its relationship with the Cooper Marsh Conservators (CMC). CMC is a voluntary organization that has assisted in the operation of the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area, which is owned and operated by the RRCA. At …

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Popular activism to rally the right is in full swing

DALLAS – If there’s one general theme of the CPAC convention in Dallas this weekend, beyond devotion to former President Donald Trump, it’s an unhindered commitment to actively defeat what most people here believe it is an aggressive attack on America by a neo-Marxist left. Speech after impassioned speech, attendees …

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Don’t ban “politics” at work

As political polarization intensifies and companies measure the risks of employees’ internal political activism, some choose to ban political discourse at work altogether. The authors, experts in speaking out at work, explain the pitfalls of this approach and instead suggest asking another question: How to support employees and encourage them …

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Some Democrats put activism above climate action

For years we have heard from the left that we have 12 years left to save the planet. Given this urgency, one would assume that Democrats are ready to explore bipartisan solutions to climate change. After all, for lasting and serious politics, bipartisan consensus is needed to avoid sweeping changes …

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Who owns the Lesbian Avengers logo, decades later?

The Lesbian Avengers at the First National Dyke March in Washington, DC in 1993 (Photo by Carolina Kroon; © 1993 Carolina Kroon) Stories of trademarks using the work of artists without their permission and taking advantage of stolen designs are unfortunately all too common. In May, when an image began …

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Free environmental activists: Cambodia | Mirage News

Human Rights Watch the Cambodian the government should immediately drop the baseless conspiracy and “insulting the king” charges against four environmental activists affiliated with the environmental group Mother Nature Cambodia and release all three in pretrial detention, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 16, 2021, police arrested Sun Ratha, …

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Activist shareholders must push for environmental change

Climate change is the most important challenge facing humanity, and many commentators point to the detrimental influence of corporate profits, capital markets and investors in contributing to this trend. But while some argue that divestment is the best answer, our recent job suggests that engaging long-term shareholders such as pension …

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“Have great respect for social activism, but politics makes it easier to implement the changes we want”: Vijay Kumbhar

For the past 35 years, RTI and anti-corruption activist Vijay Kumbhar have worked on public issues that have affected the lives and livelihoods of many people. Its activities had prompted the Pune Municipal Corporation to change its land lease policy and implement various measures favorable to the population. While Kumbhar …

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Australian Minister of Natural Resources attacks “green activists” for trying to “cripple” fossil fuel companies | australian politics

Australian Resources Minister Keith Pitt is urging oil and gas producers to shine the spotlight on environmental groups campaigning against an expansion of the fossil fuel industry over climate change concerns. Pitt will use a speech at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association conference in Perth on Wednesday to …

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U of A Honors College announces 2021 Bodenhamer Fellows

Photo by Peter Aaron Gearhart Room The U of A Honors College has selected six new freshmen as this year’s Bodenhamer scholarship recipients, all ranging from robotics and choir to cricket and political activism. The Bodenhamer Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships the university offers to undergraduates, awarding …

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The war for academic culture is coming to Denmark

In the last days of May, the Danish parliament adopted a motion overwhelming “excessive activism in research environments”. The text, supported not only by a unanimous right but also by the social democrats in power, expressed “the expectation of the Parliament that the management of the University will ensure the …

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Turning Point USA Charlie Kirk explains how American politics replaced the “mechanics of Christianity” with guilt: Church: Christianity Daily

Charlie Kirk, Founder of Turning Point USA, explains how America’s current political climate blames people for choosing to ignore the “mechanics of Christianity.” Kirk said in an interview with Tucker carlson on Fox Nation Monday as US politics increasingly focus on distinct groups. He said when he visited college campuses …

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