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White nationalist leader's speech sparks protests at Texas university 7.12.2016 Yahoo: US National
Texas A&M University students and activists protested against a speech on Tuesday by white nationalist Richard Spencer, who was filmed at a conference last month saying "Hail Trump", drawing Nazi-like salutes from some spectators. About 1,000 demonstrators waved flags, marched, sang songs and shouted through loudspeakers outside the Memorial Student Center on the campus, where Spencer was speaking, as state police in riot gear stood by, blocking them from entering. Spencer, president of the National Policy Institute, has said the opposition around his speech is a testament to the reach of the so-called alt-right movement, a loose grouping characterized by a rejection of mainstream politics that includes neo-Nazis, white supremacists and ...
Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival 7.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
When government biologists in Canada want to learn where caribou are, they put radio-tracking collars on some animals and monitor their movements. This gives them a rough idea of where herds are and where they travel, but it doesn’t tell them much about a caribou population's history -- travel routes before their habitat was degraded or historical feeding, breeding and calving ...
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Opinion: We need an old-school approach 7.12.2016 CNN: Top Stories
When I was in college in the early 1980s, one of the more peculiar events in the fall was a visit from "Brother Jed Smock." Smock, a self-styled "confrontational evangelist," would plant himself at some central outdoor location and confidently preach against, well, you name it.
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Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims 7.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail ...
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Students are anxious about Trump, so the L.A. public school district started a support hotline 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles Unified School District has set up a hotline and opened “extended support sites” to respond to a high level of student anxiety about the election of Donald Trump as president.

Parents and teachers learned about the new resources in a recorded call Monday from district Supt. Michelle...

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Van Williams, TV's 'Green Hornet' and later an L.A. cop, dies at 82 7.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Van Williams was teaching scuba diving in Waikiki when a man approached him and said he looked like Hollywood material.

The idea seemed comical to Williams. A Texas kid who’d chased adventure around the South Pacific and finally to Hawaii, his resume consisted of exactly one high school stage production...

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Poet, nail art lover among warehouse fire victims 7.12.2016 AP National
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- There was a mortuary worker who dreamed of being a painter or photographer. A poet who texted her father Kurt Vonnegut lines. A music manager known for her love for nail art....
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Colin Kaepernick is a Patriot. And Your Respectful Disagreement Makes You One Too 7.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
I want to begin by saying that disagreement, political disagreement, is healthy and useful, but that I worry about the way in which we as a society carry ourselves. Conservatives are seen as racist idiots and liberals are seen as bleeding heart idiots. It's a situation that doesn't get us anywhere. So I'm offering my thoughts on this issue with total respect for thoughtful, contrary opinions. I haven't ever lost someone to war, but I've had the privilege of knowing several military families, and I see the enormous sacrifices they make. I respect and honor their service. But I also have some deeply held beliefs that have come from studying the United States and from trying to make sense of some of the uglier truths about the United States. I say this with both modesty and respect, but this is what I've learned: The United States has long stood for two things, above all else: freedom and equality. And I think that Colin Kaepernick's protest is, at heart, about both of these profound U.S. values. ...
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Protests expected as white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks at Texas A&M 7.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
College Station, Texas • Texas A&M University is preparing to hold an event highlighting diversity and unity at the same time a white nationalist is set to speak at the College Station campus. The “Aggies United” event was to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour before a speech by Richard Spencer, who leads a movement that mixes racism, white nationalism and populism. A&M officials say the university didn’t schedule the speech by Spencer, who was invited to speak by a former student who reserv...
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Unity event, protests expected at white nationalist’s visit 7.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — Texas A&M University is preparing to hold an event highlighting diversity and unity at the same time a white nationalist is set to speak at the College Station campus. The “Aggies United” event was to begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, about an hour before a speech by Richard Spencer, who […]
Game Changer for Organic Solar Cells 6.12.2016 Environmental News Network
With a new technique for manufacturing single-layer organic polymer solar cells, scientists at UC Santa Barbara and three other universities might very well move organic photovoltaics into a whole new generation of wearable devices and enable small-scale distributed power generation.The simple doping solution-based process involves briefly immersing organic semiconductor films in a solution at room temperature. This technique, which could replace a more complex approach that requires vacuum processing, has the potential to affect many device platforms, including organic printed electronics, sensors, photodetectors and light-emitting diodes. The researchers’ findings appear in the journal Nature Materials.
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New campus sex assault policies show Canadian universities still aren't listening to survivors 6.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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What Now? A Reading List for Reformers and Radicals in the Battle Against Trumpism 6.12.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Lots of activists around the country, young and old, reformers and radicals, are trying to figure out not only how to fight Trump and Trumpism but also how to think strategically about building a powerful progressive movement that can move the country in a better direction and learn from the successes and mistakes of past and recent activism. I've divided these reading suggestions into three categories. I don't agree with all of them but they raise the right questions and can provoke good discussions: I. Here are some books on progressive movement-building and the obstacles they often face: John Nichols and Robert McChesney, "People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy" Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, "American Amnesia: How the War on Government Led Us to Forget What Made America Prosper" Becky Bond and Zack Exley, "Rules for Revolutionaries: How Big Organizing Can Change Everything" John Judis, "The Populist Explosion: How the Great Recession Transformed American ...
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Michael F. Cannon: To stop Trump, Clinton should release here electors to vote for another Republican 6.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hillary Clinton’s decision to join Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s recount efforts in key states may have been welcome news to Democrats, but it is unlikely to change the outcome of the presidential election. Nor will complaining about the unfairness of the electoral college or begging Republican electors to vote for Clinton. Democrats’ best chance to prevent Donald Trump from assuming the presidency is instead to do the unthinkable: Throw their support behind another Republican, such as Mitt...
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Heads in the Sand 6.12.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Ezra Rosser

It seems that many Democrats are determined not to change, not to learn any lessons from the 2016 election.  Instead of trying to figure out what went wrong, they are clinging to denial and self-righteousness.  During the election, “I’m With Her” was used to silence internal opposition.  Gung-ho Democrats dismissed the idea that liberals could have legitimate qualms about full throated support for Hillary because of her war-mongering, close relationship with Wall Street, and only passing concern for the economic struggles of large segments of the population.  

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While mourning École Polytechnique we must remember Canada's largest, ongoing femincide 6.12.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Boxing up 28 years of memories from Rep. Jim McDermott’s office 6.12.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Newspaper clippings. Campaign buttons. A hat he wore in Ghana. It took 320 hours to list all the items archived from the congressman’s offices.
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Judge's Radical Exxon Ruling Could Turn the Legal System Upside Down 6.12.2016 Truthout.com
A Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether two attorneys general (AGs) had acted in bad faith when, in fact, the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace and entirely appropriate for state prosecutors. (Photo: Thomas Hawk / Flickr ) A Texas federal judge's recent order -- that the attorneys general of Massachusetts and New York must submit to questioning by lawyers for ExxonMobil about why they are investigating the company -- is highly unusual and unwarranted, as is the underlying lawsuit brought by ExxonMobil against the prosecutors. If upheld, this approach could turn the legal system upside down, allowing wrongdoers possessing sufficient resources to file lawsuits that paralyze law enforcement efforts aimed at protecting the public. Although the Texas judge stated that he found sufficient grounds for ExxonMobil to investigate whether the two AGs had acted in bad faith, in fact the AGs have been engaged in activities that are commonplace ...
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Were the warnings in Oakland ignored? 6.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, Dec. 6, and here’s what’s going on across California:

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Warnings ignored?

There is growing scrutiny over how Oakland city officials handled two years of complaints about safety and health issues at the warehouse that burned down Friday night. Neighbors, former...

Undermining free speech on campus 6.12.2016 LA Times: Commentary

The U.S. Senate last week approved by unanimous consent a bill that was advertised as a way to assist the federal government in combating harassment against Jewish students on college campuses. But the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act is both unnecessary to achieve its stated goal and fraught with 1st...

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