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Face of America should include you, me and her 2.5.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

How America portrays itself is a measure of equality.
Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off 2.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a “gap year.” Many colleges are encouraging the delayed entry to give students time to recharge after the stress of high school and […]
Colorado Mountain College unveils sustainability action plan 2.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Colorado Mountain College continues to take steps forward in sustainability efforts, with a goal of neutralizing its carbon footprint entirely by 2050. The latest development is the launch of a Sustainability Action Plan, unveiled during CMC’s second annual sustainability conference, held at the college’s Alpine Campus in Steamboat Springs on April 22. The plan, a product of nine months of collaboration with nonprofit Natural Capitalism Solutions, took into account existing and past sustainability efforts and offered a roadmap for the future. “Sustainability is part of our mission and our vision statement for the college,” said Pete Waller, CMC director of college facilities, who worked with NCS on the plan. College officials are reviewing the recommendations in the plan and will consider various components of it. Long-term targets suggested in the plan include 2050 goals of zero waste, cutting transportation-related emissions by 85 percent, purchasing sustainably sourced products 50 percent of the time, ...
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Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off 2.5.2016 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."...
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Livewell Northwest Colorado: Food recovery effort take hold in Yampa Valley 1.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Opening your refrigerator to find discolored and rancid spinach or bread covered in mold is a sight we have all experienced. But did you know that 40 percent of the food grown in the United States is thrown out? What: Food Recovery Kick-Off information session Where: Colorado Mountain College, SB Room 213 When: 2 to 3:30 p.m. May 13 Who: Restaurants, nonprofits and volunteers interested in hearing more about the food recovery network and how to become involved should attend. Information: Contact YVSC at 970-871-9299 or email Sarah sarah@yvsc.org The issue of food waste doesn’t start in our refrigerator. It is complex and occurs along every step of the food chain. This starts at farms that are only paid for the vegetables that fit within size and color specifications and is carried through grocery stores trapped by expiration dates and physical appearance, restaurants’ excess food scraps and uneaten food and consumers who throw away leftovers and spoiled food. This seems ludicrous considering 48.8 million ...
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Story of Incarcerated Teen Shows Injustice of Juvenile Imprisonment 1.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Ig Publishing)By the time Karter Kane Reed became a teenager, his hometown of New Bedford, Massachusetts, had been dubbed "the most violent place in New England" by the FBI. Unemployment and poverty were endemic, leaving most residents of the hardscrabble town -- including the Reeds -- struggling. By all accounts, Reed's family life was also difficult. His dad was in jail, serving an 18 to 20 year sentence for attempting to sell cocaine to an undercover officer, and his mom was drinking heavily and providing little guidance to her son. Not surprisingly, Reed was floundering in school, rootless, angry and unsure of himself. He was also a target, a slightly built boy who had been jumped five times before entering high school. Karter Reed's response to these attacks was to carry a buck knife, and Trounstine reports that he kept the blade open at all times as he moved between classes at the New Bedford Vocational Technical High School. Still, he was rarely in serious trouble and attracted little ...
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The Life and Death of Daniel Berrigan 1.5.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Rev. John Dear

Rev. Daniel Berrigan, the renown anti-war activist, award-winning poet, author and Jesuit priest, who inspired religious opposition to the Vietnam war and later the U.S. nuclear weapons industry, died at age 94, just a week shy of his 95th birthday.

He died of natural causes at the Jesuit infirmary at Murray-Weigel Hall in the Bronx. I had visited him just last week. He has long been in declining health.

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The Labor Movement’s May Day Promise 1.5.2016 American Prospect
AP Photo General view of the great crowds of organized and unorganized workers who took part in the May Day demonstration in Union Square, New York, May 1, 1929.  On May 1, 1886, hundreds of thousands of railroad, mine, and factory workers in the United States put their livelihoods on the line and participated in a national strike to demand an eight-hour workday. They were attacked by strikebreakers and police, but their uprising led to the creation of a holiday to honor workers—May Day—now known as International Workers Memorial Day in many countries around the world. These working men and women also achieved their immediate demand: a standard workday limited to eight hours. And while it took several more decades of struggle, the U.S. labor movement eventually won a much bigger victory: the legal right to form unions and collectively negotiate with their employers. Today, this right is under attack in the face of some employers’ and lawmakers’ successful efforts to undercut unions through legal ...
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Villagers just protected a sacred forest outside India’s polluted capital 1.5.2016 Washington Post: World
The battle has reflected India’s struggle to save its green cover amid a wave of urban growth.
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Golf: Gerina Piller takes 2-stroke lead in home event in Texas 1.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Irving, Texas • Gerina Piller took a two-stroke lead Saturday in the LPGA Tour’s Volunteers of America Texas Shootout, putting her in position for a breakthrough victory in her home event. Winless in 123 career starts, the 31-year-old Piller shot a bogey-free 4-under 67 to reach 14-under 199 at Las Colinas Country Club. “It is a big deal, but to me it’s not a big deal,” Piller said. “The golf ball doesn’t know that I’m in the lead. So I just try to kind of dumb it down for myself and control the...
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Daniel J. Berrigan, pacifist priest who led antiwar protests, dies at 94 1.5.2016 Washington Post
Berrigan was a leader of civil disobedience protests and a goad to the Catholic conscience.
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Opinion: Yale's mistake on keeping name 1.5.2016 CNN: Top Stories
I am generally not a fan of the fashion for demanding the removal from buildings of the names of people of the past whose views about disadvantaged groups wouldn't pass muster with enlightened folk today. Yet Yale University, in refusing student protesters' demand that a residential college named after John C. Calhoun be renamed, has missed an issue of degree.
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Talking to Nike’s Knight About ‘Entrepreneurial Edge,’ Worker Abuses Are Beyond the Pale 30.4.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Janine Jackson

USA Today (4/26/16) featured what the paper promoted as a “rare interview” with Nike founder Phil Knight.

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Eddie Conway: Making Real News After Prison 30.4.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In this week's "Scheer Intelligence," Robert Scheer sits down with former Black Panther Eddie Conway to hear about how he helped fellow prisoners organize for reform while serving a nearly 44-year term sentence for a murder he didn't commit. Conway also talks about his disbelief upon being released from prison that the plight of African Americans was worse than it had been when he entered the penal system decades earlier. Finally, he discusses his involvement in the Real News Network since his release and his effort to report stories not usually told in the mainstream media about issues facing minority communities. Adapted from Truthdig.com Scheer Intelligence is also available in iTunes Click, share, subscribe. Read the full transcript of the interview below: Robert Scheer: Hi, this is Robert Scheer with another edition of Scheer Intelligence, where the intelligence comes from my guests and not me. And my guest today is a guy I've long been interested in, and in fact I've signed petitions for his ...
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Say what? Farmed fish found to be hard of hearing 30.4.2016 TreeHugger
It’s not just a concern for fish welfare advocates, but for conservationists as well ... not to mention the poor hearing-impaired fish.
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Indigenous activists occupy INAC offices in solidarity with Attawapiskat youth 29.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
gw_20160425_citrrpn.mp3 Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. This episode of Groundwire was produced by CiTR 101.9 FM on Unceded Musqueam territory at the University of British Columbia. Headlines: Manitoba elects the provincial Conservatives for the first time in nearly a generation | Michael Welch, CKUW Coroner announces inquest into death of Andrew Loku #BlackLivesMatter | Omme-Salma Rahemtullah, ...
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Promising, paid internships at unionized media disappearing as industry crumbles 29.4.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Like this article? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Summer internship season is about to begin. But decently paid internships, like jobs, are hard to find. Still, internships are often seen as the pathway to a job in journalism. That's why media unions in Canada have been leading efforts to help emerging journalists find paid placements. What are unions doing to ensure that students get this vital experience and also get paid? Paid ...
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Headlines for April 29, 2016 29.4.2016 Democracy Now!
20 Anti-Trump Protesters Arrested at Trump Rally in California, Ex-House Speaker Boehner Calls Cruz "Lucifer in the Flesh", Pro-Choice Groups Call for Cruz to Fire Troy Newman from Campaign, State Department Condemns Assad's Attack on Aleppo Hospital, Pentagon to Release Report on Bombing of MSF Hospital in Afghanistan, Three People Linked to San Bernardino Suspected Shooters Arrested, VP Biden Visits Iraq Amid Massive Protests Against Iraqi Government, Obama Administration Proposes Up to $40 Billion in Military Aid to Israel, Amnesty: 11 People Killed by Police in Brazil's Rio de Janeiro This Month, Atlantic City on Verge of Default, Possible State Takeover, Verizon Workers' Strike Continues into Second Week, Sandra Bland's Mother to Congressional Caucus: "Wake Up", Yale Refuses to Rename Dorm Named After Pro-Slavery Advocate
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After 36-Day Student Occupation, University of California at Davis Chancellor Is Put on Leave 29.4.2016 Democracy Now!
This week, University of California President Janet Napolitano placed the chancellor of University of California, Davis, Linda Katehi, on investigatory administrative leave, pending an investigation into a number of infractions, including her decision to spend at least $175,000 to try to scrub the internet of criticism following the 2011 pepper-spraying of student protesters by campus police. The school made national headlines after the video showing police spraying seated students directly in the face at close range went viral. Earlier this spring, students at the University of California, Davis, occupied the office of Chancellor Katehi and staged a 36-day sit-in calling for her resignation, to protest her handling of student protests and allegations of conflicts of interest. Democracy Now! recently spoke with Parisa Esfahani and Kyla Burke, two of the students who took part in the sit-in.
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Northern Arizona U. Students Launch Sit-In as Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement Sweeps Country 29.4.2016 Democracy Now!
Students at Northern Arizona University, or NAU, are in the midst of a sit-in to call on their school to divest from fossil fuels. At least eight students have been arrested after they refused to leave a university building at closing time. Their protest is part of a national "Fossil Free" movement to pressure colleges to address the issue of climate change. For more, we’re joined by Michaela Mujica-Steiner, a senior at Northern Arizona University, and Karina Gonzalez, a graduate student in the NAU Forestry Department. Both were arrested during protests demanding fossil fuel divestment.
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