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The Daily 202: Will Trump deliver the unifying inaugural address that his aides keep promising? 19.1.2017 Washington Post: Politics
Still sniping at ‘haters’ on eve of inauguration, he benefits from low expectations
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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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Is there a place at the Women’s March for women who are politically opposed to abortion? 19.1.2017 Washington Post
Is there a place at the Women’s March for women who are politically opposed to abortion?
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Battle Against the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Threatens to Become the Standing Rock of Louisiana's Atchafalaya Basin 18.1.2017 Truthout.com
Opponents of the Bayou Bridge pipeline held a rally before an Army Corps of Engineers and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality hearing on whether to grant permits allowing the pipeline to cross the Atchafalaya Basin. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) At a permit hearing for the Bayou Bridge pipeline held January 12 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opponents warned that if a permit is granted, the battle to stop the pipeline could turn the Atchafalaya Basin into the next Standing Rock.  The reason is that Energy Transfer Partners' proposed Bayou Bridge pipeline, if built, isn't just any pipeline; it would be the tail end of the controversial Dakota Access route, cutting through the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country. The  Dakota Access pipeline  made international news last year when security working for the pipeline company  turned dogs on unarmed protesters , and in the following months as thousands united with the indigenous peoples demonstrating against the pipeline's completion, who call themselves "water ...
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Dakota Access company seeks to block pipeline study 18.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Energy Transfer Partners wants any further study put on hold until there is a ruling on whether ETP already has the necessary permission to lay pipe under Lake Oahe - the reservoir that's the water source for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.
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Dakota Access firm seeks to block pipeline study 18.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline’s disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg on Tuesday to stop the Corps from publishing a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday announcing the study. ETP wants any further study put on hol... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Pa. and N.J. residents can soon buy groceries online with food stamps 17.1.2017 Philly.com News
Under a soon-to-start pilot program, food stamp recipients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey will be able to buy groceries online from Amazon and ShopRite.
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Full transcript: Theresa May's speech on Brexit 17.1.2017 Washington Post: World
Read the British prime minister's full speech about her country's plans to leave the European Union.
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Three arrested near North Dakota pipeline protest site 17.1.2017 Yahoo: US National
The site of the $3.8 billion project in southern North Dakota had been the scene of demonstrations by Native Americans and environmentalists, who say the pipeline would damage sacred lands and any leaks could pollute the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The protesters, who were taken into custody on Monday for criminal trespassing onto private property, inciting a riot and resisting arrest, were among about 200 people who demonstrated near the fenced-off Dakota Access Pipeline horizontal drill pad, the Morton County Sheriff Department said in a statement. The three unidentified people were accused of cutting security wire, removing fencing material and dismantled lights that are used to illuminate a bridge near the confluence of the Cannonball River and the Missouri River, the sheriff ...
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Cuban migrants steps from US border hope for Trump solution 15.1.2017 Washington Post: World
Dozens of Cuban immigrants remained stranded in Nuevo Laredo across the border from Texas on Saturday, uncertain what would happen following Washington’s decision to end their privileged immigration access this week.
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10 Banks Financing Dakota Access Pipeline Decline Meeting with Tribal Leaders 14.1.2017 Commondreams.org Newswire
Friends of the Earth For the last six weeks, a global coalition has been pressuring banks providing project loans to the Dakota Access Pipeline to renegotiate or cancel their loans. In December, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other Indigenous leaders requested that each of these banks meet with tribal representatives to hear their concerns. The deadline for banks to respond to the Tribe’s meeting request was January 10, and as of this ...
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North Dakota's pipeline experience spurs bills 13.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • North Dakota’s Republican-led and largely oil-friendly Legislature is quickly introducing a raft of bills spurred by the bitter dispute between Dakota Access protesters and law enforcement, from restricting face coverings at protests to requiring the state to sue the federal government as a means of recouping millions in policing costs. Sen. Kelly Armstrong, R-Dickinson and the state GOP chairman, said the measures are motivated by residents’ frustration with the ongoing protest...
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New Pipeline Protest Models Itself On Dakota Access Fight 13.1.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
A new front has opened in the fight against the developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline . The battleground this time is rural west Texas, where a small, yet intense opposition to building the Trans-Pecos Pipeline has gained force in recent days. The rugged geography and arid climate around the Texas pipeline is different than the North Dakota landscape where thousands of Native Americans and their allies have camped in the snow and risked arrest to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline. But the protesters are copying the playbook that brought victories to the Standing Rock Sioux and setbacks to developer Energy Transfer Partners. Many of the protesters in west Texas are also Native American and identify as water protectors or defenders. Small groups have bunkered down at sites like the Two Rivers Camp, near Marfa, and promise an extended resistance through the winter. “We saw what they did successfully. We’ve learned some of the logistics and tactics,” said 68-year-old Jesse Manciaz, a former Marine and a ...
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Noam Chomsky: The US Health System Is an "International Scandal" -- and ACA Repeal Will Make It Worse 12.1.2017 Truthout - All Articles
(Image: Lauren Walker/ Truthout ; Adapted: Thomasjphotos ) In this exclusive Truthout interview, Noam Chomsky exposes the anomalies of the US health care system. He highlights the peculiar nature of US society, which rejects the notion that health care is a human right but defends the right of people to buy guns in a supermarket. (Image: Lauren Walker/ Truthout ; Adapted: Thomasjphotos ) Changes are coming to America's health care system. Not long from now, the Affordable Care Act could be history. President-elect Donald Trump wants to repeal so-called Obamacare, although he is now urging Republicans to repeal and replace it at the same time. But replace it with what? The political culture of the most powerful nation in the world is such that it vehemently defends the right of people to buy guns but opposes the right to free and decent health care for all its citizens. In all likelihood, the Trump health care plan will be one based on "free market principles." Under such a plan, as Noam Chomsky notes in ...
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Milwaukee’s Voucher Verdict 12.1.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Winter 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Tromain Collier was looking for work last year when he heard about an opening at Ceria M. Travis Academy, a private K–12 school in Milwaukee where student tuition was funded by taxpayers. He was hired and started at the beginning of October. Collier, 33, had an online bachelor’s degree in business and experience as a security guard and basketball coach. He figured teaching couldn’t be that much harder. He was assigned to teach a split class of third- and fourth-graders. The school, he says, offered him no curriculum and no record of what the previous teachers had taught. He started punching search terms into the computer such as “third grade reading” and “Common Core”—academic standards he’d heard of on the news. The classroom bookshelf held a total of five science books, which Collier recognized from his own elementary school days. They still listed Pluto as a planet, though it was demoted more than a ...
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Dakota Access protests across U.S. encouraged 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year’s Day. The message also has evolved from a struggle against a single four-state pipeline to an effort to advance the rights of Native Americans, the leader of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe say...
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Patchwork of Dakota Access protests encouraged in Utah, across US 12.1.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Bismarck, N.D. • The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S. — including in Utah — a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year’s Day. The message also has evolved from a struggle against a single four-state pipeline to an effort to advance the rights of Native Americans, the leader of the Standing...
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Dakota Access pipeline protests across U.S. find encouragement 11.1.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S.
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Patchwork of Dakota Access protests across US encouraged 11.1.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year’s […]
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Patchwork of Dakota Access protests across US encouraged 11.1.2017 AP Business
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The front lines of the battle against the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline are shifting away from the dwindling encampment in North Dakota, with main opposing groups asking for activism to be spread around the U.S., a call heeded when a banner was unfurled during an NFL game on New Year&apos;s Day....
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