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Group says Sanders to attend Minneapolis forum on racial equity 9.2.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A spokesperson for Hillary Clinton says Clinton declined the invitation from Neighborhoods Organizing for Change.
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Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism 9.2.2016 Yahoo: US National
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn't begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until ...
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Princeton opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism 9.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — How do you apply 21st-century sensibilities to the legacy of a man raised in the 19th-century South who achieved greatness in the early 20th century at an institution that didn’t begin admitting blacks until the late 1940s and women until 1969? That is the question faced by a Princeton University committee […]
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Let's talk about a national pharmacare program 9.2.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Closing of Chicago Heights hospital stirs protest over lack of transparency 9.2.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
A Catholic health system's proposal to close a south suburban hospital that has served the community for more than a century has residents and local leaders trying to save emergency medical services. Arnie Kimmel, Franciscan St. James Health's CEO, says it's too expensive to continue to ...
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Even Black Kids In Kindergarten May Face Racial Bias 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A new study prompted by the spate of unarmed black men killed in America suggests people may be more likely to mistake a toy or a tool for a gun when an African American is holding it. And this inherent negative bias was found to extend to black kids as young as five years old.  The research, published this week in the journal Psychological Science, conducted several tests to gauge inherent bias towards white or black people. Researchers quickly showed 64 white participants a photo of either a black or white five-year-old's face and then an image of a gun or a toy. They asked them to ignore the face they saw and then identify the object as either the threatening or safe object. During the first test, subjects were quicker to identify guns after seeing photos of black boys than they were when seeing white children. When researchers showed the participants white faces, the participants mistakenly labeled guns as toys in greater frequency than when primed with an image of a black kid. A second test ...
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Italy demands justice for slain student, Egypt rejects accusations 9.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
By Isla Binnie and Mahmoud Mourad ROME/CAIRO (Reuters) - Italy demanded on Monday that Egypt catch and punish those responsible for the death of a student found tortured by a roadside in Cairo, and the Egyptian government dismissed suggestions its security services could have been involved. Giulio Regeni, a 28-year-old graduate student at Britain's Cambridge University, had been researching independent trade unions in Egypt and had written articles critical of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's ...
Politics: Why I Switched from Hillary to Bernie 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Hillary says Bernie is running an artful smear and using false innuendo because she accepted huge fees from Goldman Sachs for speaking engagements. "I'm looking into it," Hillary says when asked to produce the transcripts of her speeches and to justify her accepting super pac funding largely by Wall Street. Hillary's stall only makes her appear to be hiding something. On CNN even staunch Hillary supporter and biographer Carl Bernstein implored that Hillary produce these transcripts. After Bernie called attention to Hillary's self-serving interests, she canceled another paid speaking engagement at a large Wall Street firm. Hillary has been caught with her hand and mouth in the cookie jar and wants to downplay her past acceptance of Wall Street's exorbitant fees because they exhibit her complicit alliance with Wall Street. By accepting these fees Hillary has raised a huge red flag regarding her integrity. As a former Stepford Wife in the 1975 movie Stepford Wives, also a cover girl for NY Magazine, ...
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Why a Socialist Became Senator from Vermont 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Chelsea, Vermont, village green. There is a story in which a Vermont farmer is visited by another sodbuster and his dog, from New Hampshire across the Connecticut River. They sit on the porch over looking one of the state's many small lakes. The visitor throws a stick far out on the water and says "fetch". The dog umps up, runs across the surface of the lake, grabs the stick and brings it back to its master, returning with its paws barely wet. The New Hampshire farmer says to his host, "So, whadda you think of that?" To which the Vermonter replies, "Wouldn't have me a dog that can't swim". This story encapsulates the putative stereotype of old Vermonters -- rural, practical and singularly short on imagination. Among other things Vermont is the least urbanized state and one of the least diverse (when I lived there 30 years ago the largest ethnic minority was French-Canadians, "Canucks"). Part of its eccentricity may come from fifteen years as an independent republic (1776-1791, longer than the life of the ...
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Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor 9.2.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University’s president to protest what they regard as the university’s weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes. The prayer vigil follows an ESPN report earlier this month about three students who said the Southern Baptist-affiliated university in […]
Activists to demonstrate against sexual violence at Baylor 9.2.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
WACO, Texas (AP) — Activists planned a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the home of Baylor University's president to protest what they regard as the university's weak policing of sexual misconduct, particularly by student athletes.
Black men line Seattle school walkway to send a message to students 9.2.2016 Seattle Times: Local

More than 200 black men greeted students at Seattle’s South Shore PK-8 School to encourage the students and break down stereotypes.
Once a promising student, she could face prison in girl's killing 9.2.2016 CNN: Top Stories
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Baring It All for Campaign Finance Reform 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When hundreds of women marched topless through the streets of New York and other cities last summer - part of the 8th Annual GoToplessDay - their protest on behalf of gender rights exposed far more than bare skin. That's because they were the just the latest in a long line of protesters who are focused on changing culture before they change any laws. Needless to say, the media - photo buffs in particular - had a field day, giving this issue some truly 'out-sized' attention. The protesters chose to bare it all in honor of Women's Equality Day, which commemorates the pivotal movement in August 1920 when women earned the right to vote. For the protest participants, being able to go topless was another right grounded in gender equality, just as a women's right to vote once was. While judges in the state of New York have ruled in favor of a women's right to go topless in public, most other places have yet to follow suit. The marchers believed that only total transparency of a breast-defying nature would lead ...
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Do Not Target Our Children, Do Not Make Our Teachers Government Puppets 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In a request to the Attorney General Loretta Lynch , Representative Bennie Thompson called on a complete review and privacy assessment of the FBI's "Don't Be a Puppet" web-based program, including its use of the Violent Extremist Risk Assessment (VERA). Why did Rep. Thompson feel compelled to make this request? I believe because his gut instincts and duty as a Congressman tell him, "Do not target our children." "Don't Be a Puppet" is a Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program aimed at middle and high school students, and makes teachers police in our children's classrooms. The VERA factors on paper as broad to cover any individual, but in practice these factors over inclusivity allow for the use of stereotypes and profiling based on race, national origin, and religion to determine whom is "at risk." Now, before even consulting and reviewing this program with civil rights and civil liberties organizations to allow substantive feedback, the government merely engaged in a checkbox implementation with your ...
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Scheer Intelligence: Jill Stein - Presidential Candidate 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
In this episode of Scheer Intelligence, Robert Scheer sits down with potential Green party presidential candidate, Jill Stein, to discuss her plans and why she thinks the Green Party is more relevant than ever. Though former physician and previous Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has not formally locked up the party's nomination, she is expected to do so soon. In this in-depth conversation, Robert Scheer and Stein talk about her evolution from Harvard idealist to family physician to environmental activist and finally to political candidate. Stein discusses why she believes she and Bernie Sanders have much more common ground than differences although those differences do include stances on foreign policy and Israel. Stein also goes into the history of the Green Party and its support for cancelling student debt, which she believes could bring over many new voters. Scheer also talks about why he believes their agenda is not radical at all. Also available in iTunes Click, Share, and ...
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This Is Why Every College Is Talking About Bystander Intervention 9.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
When it comes to one of the nation's most widely-used college sexual assault prevention programs, Greg Liautaud lives its teachings, literally. A junior at Connecticut College, Liautaud and sophomore Matt Gaetz have made themselves the resident Green Dot counselors in their campus apartment building, unofficially training their neighbors how to step in whenever they witness situations that could lead to assault. Green Dot is one of the bystander intervention programs that hundreds of colleges across the country are using to combat sexual violence. If people spot a guy at a party who may be bothering or taking advantage of someone, the thinking goes, they can interrupt the situation and then stop the potential assailant's momentum -- preventing a sexual assault from happening. No one even needs to utter the word "rape." "You step in like that and it kind of just ends the situation," Liautaud explained. "It's not really about calling someone a bad person, it's just defusing the situation." That's the ...
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Trump Leads GOP Charge Embracing Torture: "I'd Bring Back Worse Than Waterboarding" 8.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
In the final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential contenders battled it out Saturday night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. While much of the post-debate coverage focused on Marco Rubio for repeatedly reciting the same talking points about President Obama, less attention was paid to how the candidates embraced the use of torture and expanding Guantánamo. We air highlights and speak to Pardiss Kebriaei, senior staff attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights. She represents current and former Guantánamo detainees. TRANSCRIPT This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form. AMY GOODMAN: In the final debate before Tuesday's primary in New Hampshire, Republican presidential contenders battled it out Saturday night at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire. Taking part in the debate were New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, Dr. Ben Carson, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, Donald Trump, Florida Senator Marco Rubio, former ...
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NAACP joining with ‘Democracy Awakening’ at the Nation’s Capital in April 8.2.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire

The NAACP will be with thousands of people who will converge on Washington, D.C., this spring as part of an unprecedented movement to demand a democracy that works for all Americans, one in which everyone has an equal voice and elected officials are accountable to the people, not the wealthy.

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The future of military camouflage may be a cute chameleon robot 8.2.2016 Yahoo: Business
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