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Thousands Of Black Students Attend Schools Honoring Racist Leaders 2.7.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
All across the country, young African-American students attend schools that pay homage to those who fought to keep their people enslaved. Following last month's racially charged shooting at a historically black church in Charleston, South Carolina, there have been renewed calls to limit the display of the Confederate flag and rename public spaces named for Confederate leaders. At least 189 public schools around the country have names that memorialize Confederate soldiers, leaders or politicians, according to a Huffington Post analysis of National Center for Education Statistics data from the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. This list is likely incomplete. There are probably other schools named for lesser-known leaders. We included schools we could conclusively determine were named after notable Confederates -- for example, because the school used a general's full name or its mascot was related to the Civil War -- not simply those that included a Confederate soldier's last name. However, we did count ...
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Headlines for July 1, 2015 1.7.2015 Democracy Now!
Greece Misses IMF Payment; Crisis Talks Set to Continue, Report: Greek Creditors Acknowledge Austerity Measures Unsustainable for Debt Load, Iran Nuclear Talks Extended as Deadline Passes, FISA Court Re-authorizes Bulk Collection of Phone Data, Fire at South Carolina Black Church is Latest to Hit Black Congregations, County Clerks in Several GOP States Refuse to Follow Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality, Florida Judge Blocks Law Imposing 24-Hour Wait Period on Abortions, ISIL-Linked Group Kills Dozens in Egypt's Sinai, U.N. to Declare Yemen a Top Humanitarian Crisis, U.S. to Lift Military Freeze on Bahrain Despite Admission Rights Climate Not "Adequate", U.S., Brazil Announce Joint Climate Pledges, Rousseff in First U.S. Visit Since NSA Spying Row, Study: Major World Aquifers Losing Alarming Amounts of Water, NJ Governor Christie Enters GOP Presidential Race, Justice Dept.: Police Violated Ferguson Protesters' Rights
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How does it feel to land in Athens on the Greek default day? 1.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
It's official. Greece has become the first developed nation to default on its IMF imposed debt payments. It is a historical default, in terms of reshaping the Europe Union (EU) relations, the subsequent fate of the Union and overall its legitimacy as a political (and economical) project. It is also a historical moment as in showing that standing up against austerity is a real possibility within our current neoliberal ...
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Headlines for July 1, 2015 1.7.2015 Democracy Now!
Greece Misses IMF Payment; Crisis Talks Set to Continue, Report: Greek Creditors Acknowledge Austerity Measures Unsustainable for Debt Load, Iran Nuclear Talks Extended as Deadline Passes, FISA Court Re-authorizes Bulk Collection of Phone Data, Fire at South Carolina Black Church is Latest to Hit Black Congregations, County Clerks in Several GOP States Refuse to Follow Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality, Florida Judge Blocks Law Imposing 24-Hour Wait Period on Abortions, ISIL-Linked Group Kills Dozens in Egypt's Sinai, U.N. to Declare Yemen a Top Humanitarian Crisis, U.S. to Lift Military Freeze on Bahrain Despite Admission Rights Climate Not "Adequate", U.S., Brazil Announce Joint Climate Pledges, Rousseff in First U.S. Visit Since NSA Spying Row, Study: Major World Aquifers Losing Alarming Amounts of Water, NJ Governor Christie Enters GOP Presidential Race, Justice Dept.: Police Violated Ferguson Protesters' Rights
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The new language of climate change 1.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Who splits whose votes? 1.7.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
In an article for The Tyee entitled Why is Elizabeth May Helping Elect Conservatives?  George Ehring asks, "Why are [Elizabeth May] and her party actively pursuing an electoral strategy that is almost certain to elect more Conservatives?" Ehring observes ...
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Headlines for June 30, 2015 30.6.2015 Democracy Now!
Tens of Thousands Protest Austerity as Greece Faces Default, Iran Talks Poised for Extension as Deadline Looms, Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Protections over Crushing Debt, Supreme Court Rejects Texas Abortion Restrictions, Supreme Court Blocks EPA Limits on Mercury Emissions, Death Row Prisoners Lose Challenge to Execution Drug Midazolam, Arizona Decision Could Curb Partisan Redistricting, Egyptian Prosecutor Killed in Cairo Bomb Attack, Israel Seizes Boat Leading Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Obama to Extend Overtime Eligibility to Millions, Univision, NBC Drop Donald Trump over Comments on Mexican Immigrants, Exonerated Death Row Prisoner Glenn Ford Dies at 65
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As Greece Heads for Default, Voters Prepare to Vote in Pivotal Referendum on More Austerity 30.6.2015 Democracy Now!
Tens of thousands of Greeks have protested against further austerity cuts ahead of a key referendum on a new European bailout. The demonstrations come as the country confirms it will not meet the deadline for a $1.8 billion loan repayment due by 6 p.m. Eastern time tonight, deepening Greece's fiscal crisis and threatening its exit from the eurozone. Greece will hold a vote this Sunday on whether to accept an austerity package of budget cuts and tax hikes in exchange for new loans. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has urged a "no" vote, calling the proposal a surrender. We go to Greece to speak with Costas Panayotakis, professor of sociology at the New York City College of Technology at CUNY and author of "Remaking Scarcity: From Capitalist Inefficiency to Economic Democracy."
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Slavery and racism is easy to rationalize if you dehumanize an entire people 30.6.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Why is Nova Scotia making it harder to keep the graduates it needs? 30.6.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
The Halifax Partnership, the community economic development organization set up to -- ta-da! -- "bring private and public sector stakeholders together to create prosperity," says Halifax needs to "focus on creating opportunities for recent graduates, both domestic and international, to enter the local labour force." That's the key take-away -- perhaps penetrating glimpse into the obvious -- in this year's "Halifax Index 2015," the Partnership's annual "economic gut check with insights for action." The problem, it seems to me, is not identifying this problem, but in solving the problem before it -- figuring out how to lure more university students to enroll and/or stay ...
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Global Governance ... Into the Future 30.6.2015 Truthout - All Articles

Global governance is failing when we need it most. The paradox of our times is that, as global problems become more complex and threatening, our global institutions lose their force as organizing frameworks for inter-state cooperation. Starting from the Lorenzetti's painting "The Allegory of the Good and the Bad Government," David Held, Master of University College, Durham and Professor of Politics and International Relations at Durham University, explains what are the reasons for such gridlocks.

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Jon Stewart Shows How Antonin Scalia Is A Total Hypocrite 30.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Jon Stewart said Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia may have reached his breaking point last week, with a series of bizarre and conflicting opinions that involved the use of words such as "jiggery-pokery" and "applesauce." “You kiss your mother with that mouth?" Stewart mockingly asked on "The Daily Show" Monday night. "‘Jiggery-pokery?' ‘Applesauce?' Sir, let us not say things we can never take back ... or even understand.” Stewart said the crankiness of Scalia's insults "runs inverse to his intellectual consistency," and then proceeded to point out all the ways Scalia's decisions repeatedly contradict themselves . Scalia argued that the Supreme Court ignored the will of the voters in last week's historic same-sex marriage ruling , but as Stewart pointed out, he didn't seem to care about the will of the voters when he tried to destroy Obamacare just a day earlier. "Or if the voters wanted to limit campaign finance spending, then he had no problem telling people to fuck off at that time," ...
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Headlines for June 30, 2015 30.6.2015 Democracy Now!
Tens of Thousands Protest Austerity as Greece Faces Default, Iran Talks Poised for Extension as Deadline Looms, Puerto Rico Seeks U.S. Bankruptcy Protections over Crushing Debt, Supreme Court Rejects Texas Abortion Restrictions, Supreme Court Blocks EPA Limits on Mercury Emissions, Death Row Prisoners Lose Challenge to Execution Drug Midazolam, Arizona Decision Could Curb Partisan Redistricting, Egyptian Prosecutor Killed in Cairo Bomb Attack, Israel Seizes Boat Leading Gaza-Bound Flotilla, Obama to Extend Overtime Eligibility to Millions, Univision, NBC Drop Donald Trump over Comments on Mexican Immigrants, Exonerated Death Row Prisoner Glenn Ford Dies at 65
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We Need To Talk About Bangladesh 30.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The year was 2013, and Sheikh Hasina, prime minister of Bangladesh, had picked up the phone. She was calling Khaleda Zia, her arch-nemesis and the head of the opposition, in an attempt to convince her to end yet another round of violent strikes and demonstrations that had brought the country to its knees. Hasina: “We don’t want to quarrel.” Zia: “You are quarreling.” Hasina: “You are the only one doing the talking. You are not allowing me to talk.” Zia: “Why would I do that? You are asking questions, I am replying.” Hasina: “I am not getting a chance to speak.” As writer Tahmima Anam noted in The New York Times, the transcript of this exchange may read " like a parody " -- but it’s a real-life glimpse into Bangladeshi politics, where the “two ladies,” as Hasina and Zia are known, have long battled in a dysfunctional, winner-takes-all jostle for power. Khaleda Zia (left) and Sheikh Hasina at their respective political rallies in Dhaka on Dec. 21, 2005, and Feb. 5, 2006. The position of prime minister has ...
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Are the Greens a progressive party? 30.6.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
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Headlines for June 29, 2015 29.6.2015 Democracy Now!
LGBTQ Weddings, Pride Celebrations Follow Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality, Funerals for Church Massacre Victims Continue; Obama Calls for Tackling Racial Bias, Activist Arrested After Scaling Flagpole, Removing Confederate Flag from State Capitol, Greece Closes Banks, Calls Referendum on European Austerity Demands, Iran Nuclear Talks to Miss Tuesday Deadline, Islamic State Tied to Attacks That Kill Dozens on 3 Continents, Thousands March for Climate Justice in Rome Ahead of Vatican Conference, New York Prisoner Manhunt Ends with Capture, Killing, Puerto Rico Says It Can't Pay $72B in Public Debt
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Why We Must Fight Economic Apartheid in America 29.6.2015 Commondreams.org Views
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Four Decades After Burning Confederate Flag, Activist Says the Struggle Continues 29.6.2015 Truthout.com
In Charleston, South Carolina, we speak with Brett Bursey, director of the South Carolina Progressive Network, who calls himself the oldest living Confederate prisoner of war. He says he is still out on bond after he burned the Confederate flag in 1969. Bursey knew Rev. Clementa Pinckney and says, "I feel a responsibility to Clementa to take advantage of the sacrifice he made to challenge the hypocrisy and bigotry" of Governor Nikki Haley and Republican lawmakers who backed voter ID legislation and blocked the expansion of Medicaid eligibility in the state. TRANSCRIPT: This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: Brett Bursey is with us right now, director of the South Carolina Progressive Network. He burned the Confederate flag in 1969. He calls himself the oldest living Confederate prisoner of war. Brett Bursey is head of the South Carolina progressive coalition. Brett, welcome to Democracy Now! Your thoughts, as just behind us, the body of Reverend Pinckney, in the hearse ...
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John Oliver Shows Just How Far The Transgender Community Still Has Left To Go 29.6.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
The media and country as a whole still can't seem to grasp the very graspable concept of transgender. While we've made great strides in the transgender rights movement, there is still a lot of work left to do, as John Oliver showed on Sunday's "Last Week Tonight." At the moment, the community is dealing with ignorance on a few fronts; from talk show hosts asking incredibly personal questions to their transgender guests -- questions they'd never ask a non-transgender person -- to two transgender individuals who identified as women being asked at the DMV to remove their jewelry, makeup and wigs before they could be photographed. "For the record," Oliver points out, "you get to pick virtually everything else on your driver's license. They ASK you your weight, they don't weigh you like a prize hog." "Plus," he adds, "the whole idea of a driver's license photo is to present how you look from day to day." Most people may not realize just how many transgender individuals live in the United States. One study ...
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Headlines for June 29, 2015 29.6.2015 Democracy Now!
LGBTQ Weddings, Pride Celebrations Follow Historic Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage Equality, Funerals for Church Massacre Victims Continue; Obama Calls for Tackling Racial Bias, Activist Arrested After Scaling Flagpole, Removing Confederate Flag from State Capitol, Greece Closes Banks, Calls Referendum on European Austerity Demands, Iran Nuclear Talks to Miss Tuesday Deadline, Islamic State Tied to Attacks That Kill Dozens on 3 Continents, Thousands March for Climate Justice in Rome Ahead of Vatican Conference, New York Prisoner Manhunt Ends with Capture, Killing, Puerto Rico Says It Can't Pay $72B in Public Debt
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