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Bernie Sanders Condemns Threats Against Ann Coulter Speech At Berkeley 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
OMAHA ― Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticized the security threats to a speaking event by conservative pundit Ann Coulter at the University of California, Berkeley that prompted the school to postpone the talk. “I don’t like this. I don’t like it,” Sanders told The Huffington Post after speaking at a rally for Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello on Thursday night. “Obviously Ann Coulter’s outrageous ― to my mind, off the wall. But you know, people have a right to give their two cents-worth, give a speech, without fear of violence and intimidation.” University officials on Tuesday night informed Berkeley’s College Republicans, who invited Coulter to speak, that the April 27 event would need to be rescheduled due to concerns that her speech would set off violent protests and make it difficult to maintain campus security.  Campus police have learned that groups responsible for recent clashes during demonstrations on campus and throughout the city planned to target Coulter’s event, according to the ...
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Ann Coulter Rejects Rescheduling Offer From UC Berkeley 22.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
After threats of violence aimed at conservative pundit Ann Coulter’s planned speaking event rattled officials at the University of California, Berkeley, the university proposed to reschedule the date. Coulter has rejected the offer. “What are they going to do? Arrest me? ” Coulter asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson Wednesday night after the university initially said she couldn’t speak on campus on April 27. The decision to cancel that event came amid worries that it could spark the same kind of politically related violent protests the campus has seen in the last few months . Coulter was invited by the Berkeley College Republicans. University spokesman Dan Mogulof told The Huffington Post that police had learned  that groups responsible for earlier violent demonstrations planned to target Coulter’s speech. On Thursday, university officials backtracked and said they would reschedule her event for May 2, when they could provide adequate security. That day falls within a quiet week when classes have ended ...
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Environmental Groups Are Too White 21.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
By Lindsey McDougle , Rutgers University Newark Earth Day comes right before National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of North American volunteerism in late April. This fortuitous timing gives environmental nonprofits an opportunity to engage prospective volunteers, especially nonwhites who live in communities exposed to environmental injustices. But although people of color are more likely than whites to live in polluted places, they are much less likely to volunteer on behalf of these causes than whites. This lack of diversity renders green groups less effective. Although people of color are more likely than whites to live in polluted places, they are much less likely to volunteer on behalf of these causes than whites. As someone who researches environmental volunteerism, I understand that these nonprofits are often responsible for protecting vulnerable communities. They were among the first to demand accountability in 2015, when news of the lead-poisoned water supply in Flint, Michigan, shocked ...
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Barack Obama Announces First Public Appearance Since Leaving White House 21.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Barack Obama will make the first public appearance of his post-presidency life on Monday. Obama will join young leaders to discuss community organizing and civic engagement at the University of Chicago , the school where he once was a law professor. The former president began his career as a community organizer on the city’s South Side and is in the process of building his presidential library there. “This event is part of President Obama’s post-presidency goal to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world,” Obama’s office said in a statement, adding that students from schools in the Chicago area had been invited to the event. The former commander in chief has kept a low profile since leaving office in January. He spent time on an island in the South Pacific working on his memoir  and learned how to kitesurf with businessman Richard Branson in the British Virgin Islands. Obama’s reemergence into public life comes as President ...
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Bloomberg Adds Climate Change Site To Its Financial News Empire 20.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
NEW YORK ― Over the past two years, corporate giants have become some of the loudest voices calling for climate-change action. Automakers that once killed the electric car are racing to roll out  zero-emissions rivals to Tesla. Even Exxon Mobil Corp., the oil behemoth that spent decades bankrolling a Big Tobacco-style campaign to discredit global warming, has named a climate scientist to its board.  Now, Bloomberg, the titan of business and financial journalism, is adding a site devoted to climate science and the future of energy to its sprawling news empire.   The data and media giant last week launched ClimateChanged.com , a hub for coverage of how rising global temperatures are changing the planet and moving financial markets. “Climate change is fundamentally an economic story, it’s an economic problem,” Eric Roston, Bloomberg’s sustainability editor, told The Huffington Post in an interview on Tuesday. “It’s naturally a business story and it’s naturally a concern to rationally minded executives in ...
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UC Berkeley Postpones Ann Coulter's Lecture Amid Fears Of Violence 20.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Officials at the University of California, Berkeley, have postponed Ann Coulter’s scheduled lecture on immigration  at its campus over safety concerns and fear that the event could spark violent protests. Dan Mogulof, a university spokesman, told The Huffington Post that police learned that groups responsible for the recent violent demonstrations on campus and in the city of Berkeley planned to target Coulter’s event, initially scheduled for April 27. After news of the event’s cancellation spread, Coulter maintained that she would make an appearance at Berkeley next week to deliver her speech. . @AnnCoulter on cancellation of speech at @UCBerkeley : "I'm definitely giving the speech." #Tucker pic.twitter.com/rC3CvtF4XD — Fox News (@FoxNews) April 20, 2017 The announcement came less than a week after fighting broke out between supporters and opponents of President Donald Trump during a “Patriots Day” free speech rally at a park in the city of Berkeley. Violence also broke out at UC Berkeley in February ...
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How the Right-Wing Koch and DeVos Families Are Funding Hate Speech on College Campuses Across the US 19.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaks at CPAC 2017 in Oxon Hill, Maryland, February 23, 2017. (Photo: Gage Skidmore ) On March 2, eugenicist Charles Murray attempted to give a lecture at Middlebury College in Vermont, with little success. Protesters  shouted him down  and he was sequestered in another room to answer questions over a livestream. Afterwards, Murray left the campus, but not before protesters blocked his car and injured a professor. Labeled a  white nationalist  by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Murray is the author of the 1994 book The Bell Curve, in which he argues that inequalities of race, gender and income exist because white men are smarter and genetically superior to black people, Latinos, women and the poor. Numerous academics have panned the book for its faulty reasoning and unprovable points. So why is someone with such fringe ideas invited to speak on college campuses, and who pays for it? It's unlikely that many university departments would invite such an obviously racist ...
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100 seeds for a sustainable future: Part 6 18.4.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
MBA students learn that community health, immigrant integration and cultural co-existence play a major role in business health and sustainability.
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10 Minutes with Courtney Lareau, Mars 18.4.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The food giant's sustainability manager for pet products talks about the power of perseverance and positivity.
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Congressman Who Lost Seat Over Anti-Gay Remarks Tapped By Trump For Big Agency Job 17.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Rep. Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) to head the Export-Import Bank, finding a place for a congressman who lost his re-election bid in large part because of anti-gay comments  that turned off big financial donors. In 2015, Garrett told fellow Republicans in a closed-door meeting that he wouldn’t pay his dues to the National Republican Congressional Committee because the organization  supported some gay candidates , Politico reported. Garrett has since clarified that he doesn’t oppose gay people running for office, but he believes the GOP should not support candidates who back same-sex marriage.His comments  cost him support from Wall Street donors , who had been a major source of funding for his previous campaigns. It was a notable show of no confidence since the congressman chaired a key House financial services subcommittee, and financial firms would normally want to curry his favor. Trump recently shifted his position on the Export-Import Bank, telling The Wall ...
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University uses 1,250 gallons of bad mayonnaise for power 17.4.2017 TreeHugger
The mayo went bad, but it didn't go to waste.
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Iowa City's Sustainability Showcase: Gaia's Peace Garden Blooms As Model Urban Oasis 16.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Tucked away at the end of a residential cul-de-sac in Iowa City, just south of Interstate 80 and growing suburbs, the daffodils, violets and hyacinth in bloom, among the peach, pear, cherry and apple blossoms, Blair Frank tends to the medicinal herb section at the privately-owned Gaia’s Peace Garden with the precision of an urban planner. Far from being a “vacant lot,” the eight-year-old Peace Garden initiative under Frank and his wife Mary Kirkpatrick’s tutelage has emerged as a nationally acclaimed sustainability showcase for Iowa City, transforming 1.1 acres of clay soil into a biodiversity hot-spot, a permaculture demonstrate site, a local food and medicinal herb oasis, and a blueprint for city staff and planners on how to incorporate green spaces and commons into neighborhood development. A solar energy panel powers a pump on a small waterfall as a renewable energy demonstration site; a stone labyrinth guides visitors around the Garden sections, where benches and places have been set up for ...
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Why Women's Peace Activism in World War I Matters Now 15.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A hundred years ago, soon after winning reelection on the campaign slogan  "He kept us out of war,"  President Woodrow Wilson called on the US Congress to authorize  "a war to end all wars." The US entry into World War I abruptly ended a different campaign to end war. Between the onset of hostilities in Europe in July 1914 and the US declaration of war in April 1917, a determined group of women activists lobbied the president and Congress to maintain American  neutrality  and mediate a  "negotiated peace." Although these women's efforts proved futile, their persistence and passion still resonate today. By insisting that all citizens – even women, who did not yet have the right to vote – could and should participate in the highest levels of politics, they helped create a civic culture of engaged citizenship that continues to inform American politics today. Negotiating Peace The idea of arbitrating World War I may seem naive in hindsight. Yet for nearly three years, numerous pacifist groups and individuals ...
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Pickup trucks and SUVs are taking over the world 14.4.2017 TreeHugger
Good luck decarbonizing in this environment.
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Librarians Across America Are Using Their Powers For Political Good 14.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When he was coming out in college, Martin Garnar found solace in his campus library, where he read affirming stories about and by LGBTQ people. “I knew I wasn’t alone,” he told The Huffington Post in an interview. “Everyone wants to see themselves reflected in their library, and the library should represent all members of its community.” Today, he looks back on his own positive experience with libraries, which influences the choices he makes as the dean of the library at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and as president of the Freedom to Read Foundation . In the 20 years he’s spent working as a librarian, he says his goal has always been the same: “to help people change their lives through access to timely, relevant information.” But the day-to-day of that goal is in constant flux, for Garnar and others. For some libraries, serving the community means hiring a social worker who can assist the homeless population; for others, providing internet access to visitors who wouldn’t have it otherwise ...
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Tax Day Marchers Want to Know: What Is Trump Hiding? 14.4.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Peter Dreier

This Saturday, Americans will be protesting in the streets of Washington, D.C. and more than 100 other cities as part of Tax Day.  Demonstrators will be calling on President Donald Trump to release his tax returns so the public can see if his global business interests include any conflicts of interest, including financial ties to Russia and other foreign countries. They’ll also be raising their voices about Trump’s tax and other policies that favor the super-rich at the expense of the middle class and the poor.

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Levi’s, Method and Berkeley students on a safer chemical crusade 14.4.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Why companies are turning to grad students for green chemistry R&D.
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David Doll, OSIsoft: Where IoT means MLB 14.4.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The internet of things is allowing sports stadiums to measure their energy use, water use and waste in real time. It saved the Mariners $1.5 million.
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Judge Compares Trans Student’s Case To America’s Greatest Civil Rights Battles 13.4.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
From shoutouts at awards shows to White House protests to multiple media appearances, Gavin Grimm has turned into a leading activist in the cause for greater rights for transgender students in the United States. And he hasn’t even graduated high school yet. But graduation day is fast approaching, and Grimm’s legal battle — which at its core is about his rights as a trans student — will remain stuck in the court system well past the moment he gets his diploma. On Wednesday, his legal team and that of the Gloucester County School Board  proposed a new schedule  that will likely push the resolution of the case well into the fall. Perhaps anticipating that delay, the same appeals court that last year gave his case a big boost  also recognized Grimm for his persistence through it all. And it did so with language that was at once stark and inspirational. Grimm “takes his place among other modern-day human rights leaders who strive to ensure that, one day, equality will prevail, and that the core dignity of ...
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Antisemitism and Support for Israel Are Not Incompatible: We Must Confront Both 13.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Jewish Voice for Peace, JHU Students for Justice in Palestine and a coalition of Baltimore activists protest the Israeli attacks on Gaza, July 30, 2014. (Photo: Margaret Baldridge / PW ) How can we distinguish between the very real and harmful phenomenon of antisemitism, and false accusations of antisemitism used to defend Israeli state policies? Jewish Voice for Peace, a grassroots organization working for justice and equality in Palestine and Israel, has put together a collection of essays on this question, with a foreword by Judith Butler. Order your copy of On Antisemitism today by making a donation to Truthout! The following is excerpted from the introduction to On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice, written by the book's editor and executive director of Jewish Voice for Peace, Rebecca Vilkomerson. [On Antisemitism] was written in the spring of 2016. Just before it went to press, Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. In the weeks following his election, what has ...
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