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And the West is History 4.9.2015 Durango Herald
100 years ago: “Arrangements were practically concluded for the special train to Silverton to accommodate those desiring to go from here for the opening day of the big Labor Day celebration. Through the combined efforts of the Durango Exchange and the Silverton Commercial Club, Superintendent McGraw has promised a special engine to pull the...
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Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions 4.9.2015 Yahoo: Top Stories
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters — Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the "Frozen" heroines — reunited with classmates and sang the national ...
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Officials wrench control of schools from Mexico unions 4.9.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
OAXACA, Mexico (AP) — It looked like a normal first day of school at Patria Libre elementary. Uniformed kids sporting brand-new backpacks with their favorite cartoon characters — Dora the Explorer, Hello Kitty, the “Frozen” heroines — reunited with classmates and sang the national anthem. But that’s far from normal in Oaxaca, a Mexican state […]
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Was FBI contact with blogger profiling or outreach? 4.9.2015 Seattle Times: Local
Two FBI agents showed up at an aspiring journalist’s home to ask him about an article he wrote about Black Lives Matter protests.
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Transgender teen fuss divides town 4.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Missouri transgender teen Lila Perry began to feel like a girl when she was 13 and started appearing as one in school this year when classes began in August.
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Chicago to reopen high school that is focus of hunger strike 4.9.2015 Yahoo: US National
The new Dyett High School will focus on students from the neighborhood and a dozen nearby schools, and the building will have a separate community innovation lab, the district said. Area activists said the plan did not reflect the community's views and would not end the nearly three-week-old hunger strike, the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper reported. The protests over Dyett intensified a long-standing battle between activists and the City of Chicago over school closures in minority neighborhoods.
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Supreme Court decision on Ecuador-Chevron case to set global precedent on corporate responsibility 4.9.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Please support our coverage of democratic movements and  become a supporter of  rabble.ca . The Supreme Court of Canada will decide today if Ecuadorian Indigenous communities have the right to pursue Chevron's assets under the Ontario's court, in order to enforce the $9.5 billion judgment for the destruction of Ecuador's Amazonian ...
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Films being released from September through November 4.9.2015 LA Times: Commentary
The 2015 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 6. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell and Ed Stockly, are subject to change.
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Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America 4.9.2015 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
" If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter ."--George Washington The architects of the American police state must think we're idiots. With every passing day, we're being moved further down the road towards a totalitarian society characterized by government censorship, violence, corruption, hypocrisy and intolerance, all packaged for our supposed benefit in the Orwellian doublespeak of national security, tolerance and so-called "government speech." Consider, if you will, that the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that citizens can exercise their right to free speech everywhere it's lawful--online, in social media, on a public sidewalk, etc.-- as long as they don't do so in front of the Court itself . What is the rationale for upholding this ban on expressive activity on the Supreme Court plaza? "Allowing demonstrations directed at the Court, on the Court's own front terrace, would tend to yield the...impression...of a Court engaged with -- and ...
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B.C.'s new curriculum can't help students while millions in funding cuts still fester 4.9.2015 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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U of M athletics official takes leave after complaints arise 4.9.2015 MinnPost
The U of M Athletic Department’s problems didn’t stop at Norwood Teague.  KARE reports, “Another top official in the University of Minnesota athletics department is on leave, following five complaints that are currently under investigation. … The U of M confirmed Thursday that Mike Ellis, senior associate athletics director, agreed to take voluntary time off, after a request from the university. … A statement from the U of M states since Aug. 7, ‘five anonymous reports have been received on the University's EthicsPoint reporting system in which Mike Ellis is a subject.’ ” Is there a sadder sight than an empty-shelved Target? There are plenty of photos of just that in  Martin Moylan’s story for MPR about Big Red’s supply-chain problems : “The Minneapolis retail giant once downplayed its problems keeping stores stocked with merchandise. Target CEO Brian Cornell now says the empty shelves are a serious problem that must be solved. Last month, he called the situation unacceptable and appointed veteran Target ...
In Photos: New Orleans Remembers and Resists 3.9.2015 Truthout - All Articles
New Orleans observed the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a cacophony of sights, sounds and emotions that blurred the lines between art and politics, truth and contradiction, and life and death. Activists on the ground organized around a theme of resistance. All photos: Laura Borealis New Orleans observed the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina with a cacophony of sights, sounds and emotions that blurred the lines between art and politics, truth and contradiction, and life and death. While elected officials and the mainstream media focused heavily on the city's "resilience," activists on the ground were organizing around a different theme: resistance. In the lead up to the anniversary, racial justice groups held a summit and launched a website, www.katrinatruth.org, to remind the powers that be in Louisiana - and the rest of the country - that the city's recovery efforts have mostly benefited white residents and prioritized private profit over people. Then came the second line parades. ...
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Controversial German Philosopher Says Man And Machine Will Fuse Into One Being 3.9.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
 Peter Sloterdijk is Germany’s most controversial thinker and media theorist. He has dared to challenge long-established divisions in traditional philosophy of body and soul, subject and object, culture and nature. His 1999 lecture on “Regulations for the Human Park,” in which he argued that genetic engineering was a continuation of human striving for self-creation, stirred up a tempest in a country known for Nazi eugenics. At the same time, he himself has concluded  that "the taming of man has failed” as civilization’s potential for barbarism has grown ever greater. His seminal books include “Critique of Cynical Reason” and his trilogy, “Spheres.” At a recent Berggruen Center on Philosophy and Culture symposium on humans and technology at Cambridge University’s St. John's School of Divinity, The WorldPost discussed with Sloterdijk the end of borders between humans and technology, the cloud, singularity and identity in the age of globalization. For years now, you have been arguing that a new type of ...
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Are 6 Democratic Party debates enough? 3.9.2015 CNN: Top Stories
Five months before the Iowa Caucus, and nearly 15 months before Election Day, excitement for the 2016 election is building among Democratic activists.
Headlines for September 3, 2015 3.9.2015 Democracy Now!
Guatemalan President Resigns After Mass Public Uprising, Iran Nuclear Deal Secured After 34th Senator Voices Support, Judge Upholds Charges Against 6 Officers in Freddie Gray Death, Activist Arrested at Freddie Gray Protest in Baltimore, Somalia: Al-Shabab Says It Killed 70 AU Soldiers in Attack, Yemen: At Least 28 Killed in 2 Suicide Bombings in Sana'a, Family of Drowned Syrian Boy Had Been Denied Asylum by Canada, 13 Dead After Migrant Boat Capsizes Near Malaysia, Trump: Jeb Bush Should Speak English While in the U.S., Canada Charges Syrian Colonel over Torture of Maher Arar, Kentucky: Clerk Faces Court for Denying Same-Sex Marriage Licenses, Texas: Judge Withdraws Execution Date for Prisoner Who Lacks Lawyer
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The Rebellion Against Standardized Tests Is Exploding 3.9.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Michelle Chen

Opting out is in. Over the past two years, the movement to boycott standardized tests across New York State has mushroomed from a fringe rebellion to a mass mobilization against what many see as an anxiety-provoking, creativity-stifling, and hypercommercialized testing regime. With record numbers of opt-outs last year, however, activists are now testing the patience of education officials.

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Your Cheap Uber Rides May Be Going Away. And That's a Good Thing. 3.9.2015 Mother Jones
No company right now elicits a wider range of emotions than Uber. The on-demand ride service has grown in six short years from an idea hatched by a couple of San Francisco tech bros to a $50 billion juggernaut that serves millions of users in 290 cities . Its name has not only become a verb, like that of Xerox or Google, but shorthand for an entire industry. Now an army of start-ups offers quick, cheap delivery of goods and services—everything from maids and mechanics to pizza and pot—by independent contractors tethered to smartphone apps. If you live in a major city, earn decent money, and know how to punch buttons on your phone, then you can thank Uber and its ilk for making your life a hell of a lot easier. But that world as we know it may soon come to an end. On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Francisco awarded class-action status to a lawsuit in which three Uber drivers contend they are employees, not independent contractors. If they win the lawsuit, the drivers must be reimbursed by the company for ...
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Room for Debate: Is Immigration Really a Problem? 3.9.2015 NY Times: Editorials
Room for Debate: Is Immigration Really a Problem?
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California bills on guns, police video and pension funds await governor's signature 3.9.2015 LA Times: Top News
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Missouri students protest transgender teen's use of girl's locker room 3.9.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
When Caitlyn Jenner took to television in April to announce she was transgender, messages of support poured in from across the country. She was featured on the cover of Vanity Fair and received an ESPY award for ...
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