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Nicky Morgan condemns Orthodox Jewish sect's women driver ban 29.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Education secretary says Department for Education may launch investigation into order issued by Belz sect, which runs two schools in north London

The education secretary has condemned an ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect’s decision to ban women from driving, saying the edict was “completely unacceptable in modern Britain”.

Nicky Morgan, who is also the minister for women and equalities, said on Friday that the Department for Education may launch an investigation into the order issued by the Belz sect, which runs two schools in Stamford Hill, north London.

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Keywords in Black Protest: A(n Anti-)Vocabulary 29.5.2015 Truthout.com
Baltimore is a narrative project. The terminology used to describe the current protests has a seductive power, and repetition gives it a certain unshakable truth. In recognition of the material impact of discourse, we want to initiate a challenge to the words written and spoken of Baltimore and other sites of Black political action by privileged, mainstream media outlets and pundits. Protesters march in solidarity with Ferguson protesters in Seattle, Washington, December 6, 2014. (Photo: Scottlum ) "How do [Black writers] write in a world dominated by and informed by their relationship to a white culture? - Toni Morrison "By trying to alter language, simply to free it up, not to repress it or confine it, but to open it up. Tease it. Blast its racist straitjacket." - Paris Review "Power is the ability to define phenomena and make it act in a desired manner." - Huey P. Newton Baltimore is a narrative project. In addition to the massive material loses and vulnerabilities faced by those who take to the ...
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In Pakistan's Peshawar, Where 132 Children Were Slain, a New School Promotes Peace 29.5.2015 Global Voices Online » South Asia
The Peshawar School for Peace, which was inaugurated on 6 May 2015, aims to promote interfaith harmony, girls' education and social cohesion. Global Voices spoke with those behind the school.
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Iran’s ‘Generation Normal’ 29.5.2015 Financial Times US
Iranian youth — curious, wired and desperate for normality — are forcing change that horrifies their rulers
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University of Denver renames building, creates initiatives for vets 29.5.2015 Denver Post: Local
The University of Denver on Thursday rededicated of one of its most historic structures in honor of the nearly 500 military veterans who now are part of the student ...
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Joan Maizels obituary 28.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest
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The Global Movement To Get People Talking About Periods 28.5.2015 Think Progres

Breaking the stigma around a universal female experience.

The post The Global Movement To Get People Talking About Periods appeared first on ThinkProgress.

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An "Other" Feminism: A Review of Hilary Klein's Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories 28.5.2015 Truthout - All Articles
Volumes have been written about the Mayan indigenous Zapatista social movement of Chiapas, Mexico since they made their first public appearance on January 1, 1994. There have been detailed histories, political analysis, academic theorization, movement studies, activist ethnographies, non-fiction novels, attempts at cultural and symbolic translation, etc. The movement's primary spokesman, the prolific Subcomandante Marcos, has also contributed numerous communiqués, satires, children's stories, erotica, pop culture commentary, political and philosophical ruminations. However, until now, we were missing the direct voices of women from the communities themselves. Hilary Klein's Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories (Seven Stories Press) reveals their perspectives as contemporary indigenous women who are active subjects together with men in shared processes of change and liberation. Compañeras: Zapatista Women's Stories covers a lot of ground: from the early days of recruitment and organizing ...
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Sanders makes run official: If people 'fight back, there is nothing that can’t be accomplished' 27.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
In a speech peppered with introductory "brothers and sisters," Sen. Bernie Sanders on Tuesday made official his entry into the primary battle for the Democratic presidential nomination framed by the perfectly gorgeous sunny setting on Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. Although he was born and raised in Brooklyn, Burlington is where he has lived and worked for more than 40 years. The fact that Waterfront Park where he announced his campaign no longer qualifies as a rundown industrial eyesore is in great part thanks to Sanders's efforts during his four terms in the 1980s as Burlington's mayor. He knows what it means to be an underdog. He lost the first time he ran for office. But when he ran the last time for mayor, in 1987, he defeated a candidate endorsed by both the Democratic and Republican parties. Long self-identified as a democratic socialist, which is what Europeans would call social democratic, Sanders's speech contained no surprises for those who have followed his career as mayor, ...
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Politico discovers nest of traitors to anti-Hillary agenda: Women's magazines 26.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
Politico makes the disturbing discovery that women's magazines have a large audience and don't hate Hillary Clinton like self-respecting self-aggrandizing political reporters are supposed to do. Clinton, a fashionista in her own right who counted herself among famed designer Oscar de la Renta’s friends, already has a natural home among women’s magazines and their mostly liberal audiences. But the reporting and writing often veers beyond alignment and into outright boosterism — if not of Clinton herself, then of Democrats and the progressive causes they identify with. Take Vogue. In the past few months, the magazine — whose fabled editor, Anna Wintour, is an unabashed Clinton fan and has even taken her shopping — has featured John Kerry, a book about the first lady, and a feature on the first gay male White House social secretary, Jeremy Barnard. Clinton was the first first lady to appear on the magazine’s cover and has appeared in the magazine at least seven times. "At least seven times" ... in more than ...
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Philippines’ Deadliest Ever Factory Fire Linked to Lax Labor Standards 26.5.2015 Global Voices
An initial probe reveals that the factory violated several occupational health and safety standards, despite the government's assurances to the contrary.
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2015 is 'year of fear' for children worldwide, warns Gordon Brown 26.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Former British PM tells the UN that this year is the worst since WWII for children, with huge numbers becoming refugees or being forced from school Children are bearing the brunt of escalating worldwide refugee crises, armed conflicts and natural emergencies with 2015 – dubbed “the year of fear” – already the most dangerous since 1945 for the youngest and most vulnerable in society, according to Gordon Brown, UN special envoy for global education. Delivering an impassioned call for urgent international action in a briefing in New York , the former British prime minister and Labour party leader said more than half the world’s record numbers of 38 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) and 16.7 million refugees are ...
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"There's Nothing Left": Women's Future Under the Conservatives in the United Kingdom 25.5.2015 Truthout.com
The United Kingdom went to the polls on Thursday 7th May. The second polls closed at 10PM, the BBC were able to reveal the results of their exit poll. The projected outcome - a huge swing to the incumbent Conservatives, the decimation of their coalition partners the Liberal Democrats, and a sizeable loss of seats for the Labour party countered all previous opinion polling, which repeatedly projected a dead heat between Labour and the Conservatives, making a hung parliament seem a certainty for the second time in five years. Twelve hours later, as the results cascaded in, the BBC’s poll looked too cautious in its predictions for the Conservatives. After an election campaign in which every politician, journalist and analyst was confident the UK would see a hung parliament, David Cameron had secured a majority, and returned to Downing Street, unfettered by his former coalition partners. When this reconfigured parliament sits for the first time, a change in make up will be evident amongst the new faces. More ...
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He was the saviour of Afghan music. Then a Taliban bomb took his hearing 25.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

When musicologist Ahmad Sarmast’s pioneering institute – open to girls and boys, women and men from all backgrounds – became a target, it nearly cost him his life. But the attack has only made him more determined


When Ahmad Sarmast said he would give his life to music, he meant it quite literally.

After more than a decade in Australia, Sarmast, a musicology professor and son of a renowned conductor, returned to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban to establish the country’s first institute for classical music.

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Open thread: Unlearning racism, Flanders Fields and women in the workforce 24.5.2015 Daily Kos

What's coming up on Sunday Kos ...

  • Do not call me girl: Women in the workforce, by Susan Grigsby
  • Memorial Day and Flanders Fields, by Mark E Andersen
  • How did you begin to unlearn racism, by Denise Oliver Velez
  • The promise of NewSpace, by DarkSyde
  • The perils of trying to define 'an accurate pollster,' by Steve Singiser
  • $15 minimum wage in L.A. is great. But it was only necessary because a Democratic Congress blew it, by Ian Reifowitz
  • American reality distorted by media coverage and police response, by Egberto Willies

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While Russia grapples with HIV epidemic, Moscow’s addicts share their filthy needles 24.5.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Infection rates are set to hit three million, but drug use and unsafe sex - the main causes - are rife

Almost as soon as two HIV-prevention activists set up outside the pharmacy in the outskirts of Moscow with two huge backpacks of supplies, a skinny young man with mussed hair and an impish grin quickly walked up to them.

“Do you have any ointment?” he asked, lifting up the leg of his tracksuit trousers to show a mass of red sores.

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This week at progressive state blogs: Gov. Kasich plays the suckers; Gov. Bryant writes a dumb op-ed 24.5.2015 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
This week in progressive state blogs is designed specifically to focus attention on the writing and analysis of people focused on their home turf. Let me know via comments or Kosmail if you have a favorite state- or city-based blog you think I should be watching. Inclusion of a diary does not necessarily indicate my agreement or endorsement of its contents. At The Left Hook of California, Sarah McDermott writes— Hyatt Workers March for Justice : Silicon Valley is booming, and it is service workers like those at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara that are making this boom possible. While the region’s top tech firms made a record $103 billion in profits in 2013, one in three Silicon Valley households does not make enough money to meet their most basic needs. It is literally a “Tale of Two Cities.” But workers at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara are not just sitting idly by and letting this happen. They are standing up and demanding justice and respect on the job! These workers are asking all people to honor the ...
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Has Child Care Policy Finally Come of Age? 23.5.2015 American Prospect
AP Photo/Brett Flashnick A soldier visits her son at a day-care facility at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The 1989 Military Child Care Act created a system of child-care centers with features civilian parents can only dream of.  By Elizabeth Palley and Corey S. Shdaimah 288 pp. New York University Press $30 The Democratic Party is now turning to a new agenda for parents: not just an expanded earned income tax credit and child tax credit, but also paid family leave, universal preschool, and free community college. President Barack Obama encapsulated the message in his 2015 State of the Union address when he asserted that “affordable, high-quality child care … [is] not a nice-to-have—it’s a must-have.” He even made the children-as-social-good argument that’s been missing from the American discussion of family policy: “It’s time we stop treating child care as a side issue, or as a women’s issue, and treat it like the national economic priority that it is for all of us.” The question now is whether, at long ...
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White Fragility 23.5.2015 The Moderate Voice

Aurin Squire discusses “white fragility” on Talking Points Memo. The most dangerous uprising that’s threatening America’s stability isn’t black protests in places like Ferguson or Baltimore. It’s taking place among an aging white majority that is losing its bearing on reality and destroying the gears of government, media and public welfare. At its center is [...]

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It’s Hard to Un-Teach Racism When Teachers Still Discriminate 22.5.2015 Think Progres

Schools are trying to "unteach racism" to third graders, but can they "unteach racism" to teachers?

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