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Foreign students at Washington colleges wonder: Are they still welcome? 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

Washington colleges and international students have been a good match for years, but tensions are rising.
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‘Stirred out of our complacency’: Women ready for march after Trump inauguration, and newfound political activism 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

After a contentious presidential campaign that brought issues of sexual assault and women’s equality to the forefront, many women in Western Washington are getting politically involved, some for the first time in their lives.
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Here’s what you need to know about Inauguration Day protests, events in Seattle 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

As many as 50,000 people are expected to attend a rally on Saturday for women's rights and social equality, and a slew of Inauguration Day protests are planned. Here's what we know.
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Not even the Girl Scouts are safe from the anti-Trump resistance 19.1.2017 Washington Post
Not even the Girl Scouts are safe from the anti-Trump resistance
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One way for Obama to secure his legacy: Make sure his library helps the South Side 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
The community-organizer-in-chief needs to listen to community organizers in Chicago now.
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Local unions plan rallies against Trump, L.A. schools announce Unity Day 2017 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Teachers unions plan protests against President-elect Donald Trump across the Southland on Thursday, while Los Angeles school officials, concerned about student walkouts, have declared that Friday will be Unity Day 2017.

Trump will be inaugurated Friday in Washington, D.C. as the nation’s 45th...

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Dear engineers: Your decisions shape our energy future 19.1.2017 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
"Approach each design as if it could fundamentally change the way our world operates."
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Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue 19.1.2017 AP Top News
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by - and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul....
Canadian campuses working toward reconciliation have their work cut out 19.1.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
rabble.ca and the  Canadian Federation of Students (CFS)  are teaming up to find Canada's next progressive student journalists. Generously funded by the CFS, Campus Notes will be running articles on Canada's critical post-secondary education issues. Have an idea? Pitch it  here ...
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Obama offers reassurance: 'I think we're going to be OK' 19.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
"The only thing that is the end of the world is the end of the world."
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Solving the climate crisis, one hospital at a time 19.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

With early optimism surrounding the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change now fading into anxiety over potential changes to U.S. environmental policy under a Trump administration, many are looking for new leaders in the fight against global warming. Hospitals should step into the breach. Doing...

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Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue 19.1.2017 Washington Post: World
Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by — and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the Japanese Embassy in Seoul.
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Unending vigil for S. Koreans camped near sex-slave statue 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every night they sleep above cold concrete, curled up in sleeping bags on rubber mattresses in a tent made of plastic sheets held together with tape. Their heads are inches away from cars zooming by — and from a bronze statue of a young girl that sits across from the […]
Suspect in Seattle crash facing arraignment on vehicular homicide, hit-and-run charges 19.1.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The victim, Athen Nguyen, a 22-year-old University of Washington grad, died from his injuries two days after the Dec. 31 crash.
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Green Sahara's Ancient Rainfall Regime Revealed by Scientists 19.1.2017 Environmental News Network
Rainfall patterns in the Sahara during the 6,000-year "Green Sahara" period have been pinpointed by analyzing marine sediments, according to new research led by a UA geoscientist.What is now the Sahara Desert was the home to hunter-gatherers who made their living off the animals and plants that lived in the region's savannahs and wooded grasslands 5,000 to 11,000 years ago.
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How universities are helping fill the smart cities talent gap 19.1.2017 Yahoo: Business

How universities are helping fill the smart cities talent gapColleges are offering new classes, degrees and certifications to help train the smart city workforce of the future. Continuing education is also an option.


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 Throw Sand in the Gears of Everything 19.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Frances Fox Piven

A s many are saying, we woke from a nightmare to find it was our new reality. A gaggle of inflated far-right self-promoters and operatives, big businessmen and their toadies, and homegrown fascists will control the presidency and determine the Supreme Court majority, maybe for a generation or more.

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In LGBTQ 'Paradise,' This Transgender Activist Is Breaking Barriers 19.1.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thai transgender activist Nada Chaiyajit completed her undergraduate studies in August, and two months later, school officials told her 12 classmates - all men - that their graduation certificates were ready. But her college, the University of Phayao in northern Thailand, would not issue her documents because she submitted a photo in which she looks like a woman, even though her identity card says she is male. “They asked me, ‘Can you take a new photo - can you tie up your hair and wear a tie to make yourself look like a man?’ I said no,” said the 37-year-old, wearing rimless spectacles and simple stretch cotton sweater and trousers. “If I tie my hair back and wear a tie, then it doesn’t belong to me. This belongs to me,” she said, gesturing at her body and holding up the contentious portrait of herself in a black and lavender graduation gown. Nada refused to dress as a man or to petition to dress as a woman on grounds of gender identity disorder, as many Thai ...
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Talladega musicians: 'We're America's band right now' 19.1.2017 CNN: Top Stories
Alex Liddell Jr. sang an Al Green song as he sorted through recently dry-cleaned uniforms -- deep crimson with Carolina blue accents -- for his marching band's biggest performance ever.
When Women Revolted 19.1.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Laura Tanenbaum , Mark Engler

Fifty years ago, feminist organizing in the United States entered a vibrant new phase of activity. While pinning down an exact starting date is a controversial endeavor, several major events in the late 1960s heralded the birth of what is often called second-wave feminism. The year 1966 saw the establishment of the National Organization of Women, or NOW, while 1967 featured both the introduction of the Equal Rights Amendment into the Senate and groundbreaking pickets at the New York Times opposing sex-segregated job ads.

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