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Gun violence is a public health crisis the U.S. won't pay to research. 6 things to know 22.2.2018 News
Will laws being proposed after the Parkland shootings prevent another mass shooting? Is there a better policy option? Research needed to answer these questions doesn't exist - and part of the problem is that the federal government largely doesn't support it.
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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Democrats reject GOP efforts to allow concealed firearms in Colorado schools, repeal state’s high-capacity magazine ban 22.2.2018 Headlines: All Headlines
Democratic state lawmakers rejected three GOP bills to loosen gun regulations in Colorado during an emotional hearing that spanned more than eight hours.
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Russia tried and failed to sow discord in America. Then it discovered social media 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Russia has been trolling the United States for decades.

It bankrolled American authors who claimed Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President Kennedy under the direction of the FBI and CIA; it planted articles arguing Martin Luther King Jr. was not radical enough; and it spread a conspiracy theory...

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The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears 22.2.2018 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Trump tries to show empathy for gun violence victims, but don’t expect tears
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Is a green MBA worth your time and money? 22.2.2018 Resource Efficiency |
An advanced business degree in sustainability may change your life, but whether the investment will pay off depends on what you seek.
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GOP rattled by Pennsylvania congressional race in the heart of Trump country 22.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

The dismayed laborers from shuttered coal yards and steel mills didn’t have to shift political allegiances to vote for President Trump in this part of the Rust Belt. They had been electing Republicans long before he showed up on the ballot.

That explains why party leaders in a congressional district...

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Uber's first chief diversity officer; Arup expands water leadership 22.2.2018
A Silicon Valley legend trickles into water tech, a new executive director pollinates Volans and SERA builds up sustainable architecture.
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Civil disobedience: Teen shooting survivors shake up Capitol 22.2.2018 AP National
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, the 40 teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground....
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Conspiracy theories about Florida school shooting survivors have gone mainstream 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In a world of senseless chaos and cruelty, there are apparently two ways to comprehend what’s driving the student-led gun control activism spreading across the country:

1. After a gunman killed 17 students and faculty at a high school in Parkland, Fla., last week, the students have launched a movement...

From Bellingham to Tallahassee students 'walk out' demanding gun reform 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Students grappling with fear and frustration after last week's fatal school shooting staged peaceful protests mourning for victims and urging a ban on assault rifles.
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Student to Trump: 'If you can't buy a beer, shouldn't be able to buy a gun' 22.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump indicated interest in the idea of concealed weapons for trained teachers, saying it was something his administration would be "looking at it very strongly."
"Protect Kids, Not Guns": Maryland Teenagers Skip School to Demand Action 22.2.2018 American Prospect
(Photo by Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA via AP Images) Students protest against gun violence outside of the White House on February 21, 2018. Several hundred Washington-area high school students gathered outside the U.S. Capitol and the White House on Wednesday to protest gun violence and urge lawmakers to enact gun control legislation in the wake of last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The students, who came from a handful of public high schools in Montgomery County, Maryland, north of Washington, skipped the better part of their school day to take Metro’s Red Line down to the U.S. Capitol. There, following several minutes of chants of “Enough is enough” and “Hey hey, ho ho, the NRA has got to go,” they were greeted by Representative Jamie Raskin of Maryland’s Eighth Congressional District. “Inside are the powers that be, outside are the powers that ought to be, and you are the powers that are soon to be in the United States of America,” Raskin told the ...
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After Florida school shooting, Philly-area students and teachers mobilize 22.2.2018 News
"I'm saying to this girl, 'I would always help you be safe no matter what,' but what I'm really thinking is, 'If someone came in with an automatic weapon and started shooting, what could I do for her?" one Philadelphia teacher said.
The Latest: Students, parents make emotional appeals on guns 22.2.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local):...
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Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence 22.2.2018 AP National
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week's deadly school shooting in Florida....
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Gut-Wrenching Parkland Memorials Are Showing Up All Over the Country 22.2.2018 Mother Jones
After the slaughter in Parkland, Florida, last week, an enormous memorial was set up outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High to mourn the 17 people killed at the school. But as survivors began speaking out—planning a series of demonstrations next month and a national walkout in April—sympathetic mourners around the nation have created makeshift memorials of […]
Teenagers Pour Into the Streets Calling for Gun Control After Parkland Shooting 22.2.2018 Mother Jones
Busloads of teenagers arrived in Tallahassee overnight to continue their calls for gun control hundreds of miles from the site of a mass shooting that left 17 dead and 14 others injured at a Parkland, Fla. high school.  On Wednesday, students from Parkland traveled to the state Capitol to meet with lawmakers and rally for changes to the state’s lax gun […]
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What students need to do to get more gun-control laws passed: Keep the media's attention 22.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: I believe in people power. When citizens march, write letters and call elected officials, change is possible. If we want to curtail gun violence everywhere, we need to keep the discussion going. (“A spreading movement? How Florida school shooting survivors are inspiring other students...

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Fighting for Puerto Rico: The Struggle Against Post-Hurricane Privatization 21.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
The people from whom Puerto Rico was borrowing during the 10 years of economic decline prior to Hurricane Maria are now swooping in, wanting to "renew" Puerto Rico's infrastructure through privatization. But charter schools and private electrical grids don't necessarily improve outcomes for students and customers, says activist Julio López Varona, who helps lead a corporate accountability campaign. An electric power tower at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority, Monacillo Station is seen in San Juan, Puerto Rico on February 11, 2018. (Photo: Pablo Pantoja / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) Truthout readers like you made this story possible. Show your support for independent news: Make a tax-deductible donation today! Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now more than a year into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, and for many people, the question of where to focus and how to help remains. In this ...
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