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Cutting Through the Noise: Nonpartisan Candidate Guides 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
We're in the campaign home stretch, and it's ugly. The races are close. The results will determine how we engage issues from climate change to Ebola, ISIS, and an ever more unequal economy. Yet it's tempting to tune out the elections given the deluge of attack ads and spin, and the toxic influence of ever-escalating dollars. That's particularly true for the majority of Americans who don't make politics the centerpiece of their world. Instead most of us struggle just to get by, while hoping, with diminishing faith, that someone will deal with the array of national and global crises. Particularly in non-presidential years, too many citizens decide that the entire electoral arena is so corrupt and confusing as to not be worth engaging. America's 20 million students have often been among those often missing in action in our closest elections, with four out of five staying home in 2010's closest and most consequential races. One major reason students say they don't vote, is that "Everyone's lying. ...
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Headlines for October 23, 2014 23.10.2014 Democracy Now!
2 Dead in Attack on Canadian War Memorial, Parliament, Report: U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Killed 32 Civilians, Pentagon Confirms Islamic State Got U.S. Arms Drop, 4 Blackwater Operatives Found Guilty in Nisoor Massacre, WHO: True Ebola Death Toll May Be 15,000, WHO: 1.5 Million Died of Tuberculosis in 2013, Mexico: Tens of Thousands Protest Students' Disappearance; Iguala Mayor Implicated, White House Fence Jumper Quickly Apprehended, DOJ Condemns "Selective" Leaks in Michael Brown Case, "O22" Protests Against Police Brutality Held in Over 80 Cities
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John Kasich vs. Ed FitzGerald Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Ohio Governor's Race 2014 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the John Kasich vs. Ed FitzGerald Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate websites, ...
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Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie vs. Robert Sarvis Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Virginia Senate Race 2014 23.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Mark Warner vs. Ed Gillespie vs. Robert Sarvis Senate race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate ...
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School Will Allow Students To Pose With Guns In Yearbook Photos 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Students at a high school in Nebraska will now be allowed to pose with guns in their senior portraits. The Broken Bow School Board made the decision to allow guns in school photos this week after a student asked to be photographed with a gun last year but was denied the option , according to local outlet KOLN-TV. The school board voted 6-0 to allow the guns in photos as long as the images are tasteful , the Omaha World-Herald reported. Broken Bow Public Schools Superintendent Mark Sievering told the Omaha World-Herald that the school was initially afraid that allowing students to pose with guns would promote violence. However, the board decided to allow it because hunting is a big part of the local community. “The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport,” Sievering said, according to the Omaha World-Herald. Students will not be ...
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Hope for Full-Spectrum Sustainability: An Interview With David W. Orr 22.10.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
As David W. Orr, executive director of the Oberlin Project, tells it, we have entered what is called the Anthropocene, an age when the actions of 7 billion humans have become, for better or worse, the dominant force changing the earth. Orr sat down with Omega to answer some in-depth questions on everything from global sustainability projects to the nature of hope. Omega: You have been instrumental in The Oberlin Project , which envisions a form of "full-spectrum sustainability" in the city of Oberlin, Ohio, where you are distinguished professor of environmental studies and politics at Oberlin College. The project has had some very significant success in creating one of the first climate-positive cities in America's heartland. Can you speak to the small-scale successes, as well as large-scale successes, of this project and how they may be applied to larger communities or even regions? David: First of all, the project is an attempt to take everything that we've learned about connectedness and put it ...
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Pentagon Confirms Islamic State Captured Bundle Of Supplies Meant For Kurds 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com

WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Pentagon said on Wednesday two bundles of military supplies for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani went astray during an air drop earlier this week, with one destroyed later by an air strike and the other taken by Islamic State militants.

"Yesterday we announced that one resupply bundle went astray and was destroyed. We have since relooked at that and we have determined that a second bundle also went astray and probably fell into enemy hands," said Army Colonel Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman.

Twenty-six other bundles of supplies were dropped to Kurds in the besieged city and reached their targets, he said. (Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Bill Trott)
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Paul LePage vs. Mike Michaud vs. Eliot Cutler Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Maine Governor's Race 2014 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Paul LePage vs. Mike Michaud vs. Eliot Cutler Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from ...
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The New Farmers 22.10.2014 Orion Magazine Articles
Young people are flocking to farming as a meaningful and rewarding vocation.
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The Latin American Disappeared and Repeating History in Mexico 22.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
The disappearance of 43 college students, abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism, is a particularly disturbing example of the resurgence of a terror tactic used during Latin America's dirty wars. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the long history of disappearing those critical of Latin American governments during the Cold War and dirty wars in Latin America. This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! On October 15, activists rallied outside Mexican embassies across Latin America demanding the return of the 43 students of Raúl Isidro Burgos Rural Teachers College of Ayotzinapa, commonly referred to as normalistas, who were abducted by police and organized crime from the Mexican state of Guerrero for their political activism. The college students' disappearance is yet another episode in the ...
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Headlines for October 22, 2014 22.10.2014 Democracy Now!
Video Appears to Show U.S. Arms Airdrop in ISIS Hands, U.N. Warns ISIS Assault on Yazidis May Be "Attempted Genocide", WHO Plans Large-Scale Ebola Vaccine Trials for January, U.S. Imposes Ebola Restrictions on Travelers from West Africa, U.S. Cameraperson, Spanish Nurse Declared Ebola Free, Afghanistan: Opium Poppy Crop Hits Record High, Despite $7 Billion in U.S. Funds, North Korea Releases U.S. Prisoner, Mexico: Global Day of Action Held for 43 Missing Students; Soldiers Accused of Executing 15 People, Philippines: U.S. Marine Accused of Murder Moved to Base, Still in U.S. Custody, 7.8 Million Vehicles Recalled over Faulty Airbags, Wyoming Becomes 32nd State Where Same-Sex Marriage is Legal, Former Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93
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Letter: Ebola Is Closer to New Jersey Than to Rwanda 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Dear Mrs. Norcia, I was raised in metro-Atlanta, Georgia, where the DeKalb County School system nurtured me. I attended a number of schools within the district. At Jolly Elementary School, I tasted green eggs and ham for the first time, climbed trees and played with earthworms. At Rockbridge Elementary School, I learned how to do a cartwheel with my legs straight up in the air because I used to watch my classmate, April, do hers like a graceful gymnast. I wanted my hair tossed in the air like April's hair, but mine was too short and curly. I joined the 4-H Club at Hambrick Elementary school, joined my peers in making a pond outside. I dug through the Georgia red clay, helped place a huge liner over the hole, then filled it up with water. Then, I carried medium-sized stones and pebbles along the liner, along with potted plants and flowers. And then when we dumped brightly colored fish into the water, I remember swelling with pride and glee. It was childhood bliss at its best. At Stone Mill Elementary ...
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Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Illinois Governor's Race 2014 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Pat Quinn vs. Bruce Rauner vs. Chad Grimm Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate ...
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Hong Kong Chief Executive: Democracy Would Empower the Poor 22.10.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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Group Builds Novel Sexual Assault Reporting System -- By Talking To Survivors 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A nonprofit company says it has designed an online system for reporting sexual assaults, for use by colleges and universities. What it has going for it that others don't: It was created with the input of rape survivors and student activists. The third-party sexual assault reporting system is called Callisto , and was designed by nonprofit Sexual Health Innovations for use by higher education institutions. Callisto allows a victim to file an incident report online, to "receive a clear explanation of their reporting options, and then either directly submit the report to their chosen authority or save it as a time-stamped record," the company said in its description. Sexual Health Innovations, whose advisory board includes sexual assault survivors and activists, public health officials and college professors, set up a Crowdrise fundraising page this week to get the Callisto service off the ground. As of Tuesday afternoon, the page had collected $1,250 toward a goal of $10,000, but organizers say they need ...
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Terry Branstad vs. Jack Hatch Nonpartisan Candidate Guide For Iowa Governor's Race 2014 22.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Are you looking for a nonpartisan voter guide to the Terry Branstad vs. Jack Hatch Governor's race? One that will give you an unbiased, no-spin comparison of candidate positions on key issues? That's what our Campus Election Engagement Project guide will give you! We are a national nonpartisan initiative working with college and university administrators, faculty, and student leaders to increase student participation in America's elections. For the 2014 elections we have created and distributed voter guides to campuses in more than 20 states so they can provide their communities with accurate information for informed voting. Because these guides have been so well received and are useful for all voting citizens who want to be better informed, we are also posting them here. We developed our guides by analyzing information from trusted resources such as www.votesmart.org , www.ontheissues.org , www.ballotpedia.com , www.politifact.com , www.factcheck.org , www.vote411.org and from candidate websites, ...
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China’s GMO Stockpile 21.10.2014 Technology Review Feed - Tech Review Top Stories

With its world-leading research investments and vast size, China will dominate the future of genetically modified food—despite the resistance of its population.

It is a hot, smoggy July weekend in Beijing, and the gates to the Forbidden City are thronged with tens of thousands of sweat-drenched tourists. Few make the trek to the city’s east side and its more tranquil China Agricultural Museum, where several formal buildings are set amid sparkling ponds ringed by lotus plants in full pink bloom. The site, which is attached to the Ministry of Agriculture, promises that it will “acquaint visitors with the brilliant agricultural history of China”—but what’s missing from the official presentation is as telling as what’s on display.

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We Want Them Alive: The Search for Mexico's 43 Missing Students 21.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
Police at the scene of a grave site that contained 28 badly burned and dismembered bodies, on a hill above Iguala, Mexico, October 7, 2014. Members of a local gang now in custody say the still-unidentified are among the 43 college students reported missing in September - a grim episode in Mexico's ongoing struggle with police corruption and organized crime. (Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas / The New York Times) The flames started to engulf the municipal palace of Chilpancingo in the southern Mexican state of Guerrero as the rage built within the students of the Ayotzinapa Rural Teachers College who, for more than three weeks, have received no answers concerning the whereabouts of 43 of their fellow students. The last time the group of missing students were seen was in the custody of Mexican municipal police forces, who detained them after opening fire on their caravan in an attack that killed six people and injured dozens more. This massacre and subsequent disappearance of the students, known as ...
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Nearly 1,000 Students, Faculty Demand Miami University Cancel George Will Speech 21.10.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Miami University of Ohio has no plans to cancel a speech by Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist George Will, despite protests over the Washington Post writer's comments about campus sexual assault. Will is scheduled to speak at the university's Farmer School of Business on Wednesday. Nearly 1,000 students, faculty and alumni of Miami have signed an open letter opposing the decision to invite Will. The letter argues that his appearance sends the wrong message about "the tolerance of rape culture and predatory sexual behavior at Miami University." In June, Will wrote that being a victim on a college campus had become a "coveted status," using sexual assault survivors as an example. His column placed the words "sexual assault" and "survivors" in quotations, which many interpreted as him questioning the validity of such attacks. Will's column sparked outrage, especially among women who had experienced sexual violence. In the face of fierce backlash from activists, sexual assault survivors, U.S. Senators, ...
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Headlines for October 21, 2014 21.10.2014 Democracy Now!
Cuba Sends 91 More Health Workers to West Africa, Offers to Work with U.S. on Ebola, CDC Unveils New Health Worker Protocols for Ebola, U.S. Continues Bombardment of ISIS Near Kobani, Indonesia Inaugurates Joko Widodo as President, Australian Police Drop Probe into 1975 Murder of 5 Journalists by Indonesian Forces, Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years for Girlfriend's Killing, Likely to Serve 10 Months, Reports: Ukraine Used Cluster Munitions in Donetsk in Possible War Crime, Philippines: After Murder of Transgender Woman, Protests Target U.S. Forces Agreement, U.N. Warns of "Rampant" Sexual Violence in South Sudan, Man Suspected of Killing 7 Women in Indiana, WTO Rules Against U.S. Meat Labeling Requirements, U.N. Officials Condemn Water Shutoffs in Detroit, Report: U.S. Spent Millions on Social Security Benefits for Nazi War Crime Suspects, Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard Indicted for Corruption, NOAA: 2014 Poised to Be Hottest Year on Record, Climate Change Whistleblower Rick Piltz Dies After ...
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