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Abortion in Morocco: will the king approve a progressive law? 5.5.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

A new abortion law is currently being debated in Morocco, led by the king and a sacked gynecologist. Will a progressive result be achieved?

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A US Lawyer Who Defends Puerto Rico's Political Prisoners 4.5.2015 Global Voices
Jan Susler has been practicing law for the past 39 years. She specializes in prisoner’s rights, police misconduct, and civil rights. GV talked to Susler about her long career.
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An American Lawyer Who Defends Puerto Rico's Political Prisoners 4.5.2015 Global Voices
Jan Susler has been practicing law for the past 39 years. She specializes in prisoner’s rights, police misconduct, and civil rights. GV talked to Susler about her long career.
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Twin Cities shelters challenged by rise in homeless seniors 4.5.2015 Star Tribune: Local
Local agencies are scrambling to help elders who lack safety net
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This week at progressive state blogs: Lynch and the power of black women, SD polygamists seek water 3.5.2015 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 Montana Cowgirl , Cowgirl writes— In Montana, No One is Minding the Store for Legislative Ethics : Unlike many states, Montana lacks an  independent commission that regulates conduct of state legislators – such as conflicts of interest, abuse of power, abuse of office, post-term employment restrictions, and financial disclosure. The only oversight of ethics in the Montana legislature is an “ethics committee” made up of legislators themselves. But in our state, the fox isn’t even bothering to guard the henhouse.  As far as I can tell, the ethics committee never meets. There is no one watching out for whether they pass legislation or budget ...
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Colorado abortion-ultrasound measure fails 1.5.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – One Republican joined Thursday with Democrats to end a measure that some women said would have shamed women out of having an abortion.Senate Bill 285 – with Republican sponsorship – would have required an ultrasound be provided to a woman who is considering having an abortion. It also would have required a...
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China’s great migration 1.5.2015 Financial Times US
When China’s 170m rural migrant workers head home for New Year, it is the biggest movement of people on earth. Reunions can be hard
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Disclaimer: This Article Was Written by a Woman With No Help From a Man 1.5.2015 Boston Globe: Latest
A peer-reviewer for the scientific journal PLOS ONE rejected a manuscript authored by two women, not for its content or flaws in the scientific process, but because it wasn’t written by a ...
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11 Most Famous Entrepreneurs of All Time (And What Made Them Wildly Rich) 30.4.2015 Inc
11 Most Famous Entrepreneurs of All Time (And What Made Them Wildly Rich)
More women and children freed from Boko Haram in Nigeria 30.4.2015 Chicago Tribune: Nation
A day after the Nigerian army celebrated the rescue of 200 girls and 93 women in the forest stronghold of Boko Haram, the army's spokesman said more women and children believed to have been abducted by the Islamic extremists were rescued as firefights broke out ...
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Female genital mutilation increase in England 'only tip of iceberg' 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Number of girls being treated for FGM rose to 578 in March, as campaigners warn month-on-month increase looks set to continue

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Pakistani court sentences 10 militants to life in prison for involvement in attack on Malala 30.4.2015 Star Tribune: World
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Pakistan’s burqa-clad cartoon superhero makes foray into India 30.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

The award-winning cartoon series aims to address serious issues that girls and women face in the two south Asian countries

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State Senate defeats move to restrict transgender student bathroom, locker room use at high schools 30.4.2015 Star Tribune: Politics
The state Senate defeated an amendment on that would have repealed a Minnesota High School League policy allowing transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms with students opposite from their birth sex.
Clinton Spins U.S. Rank on Gender Pay 30.4.2015 FactCheck
Hillary Clinton cited data from the World Economic Forum to present a misleading picture of U.S. performance on gender pay disparity compared with other countries around the world.
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France to 15 year old girl: wear a shorter skirt or you can't get an education 29.4.2015 Boing Boing
15-year-old Muslim girl in French town banned from class--twice!--for wearing a skirt that was "provocative" because it was too long. Yep. Too long. Read the rest
Kansas Governor Teaches Students A Lesson In How To Sign An Extreme Abortion Ban 29.4.2015 Crooks Liars
About the time I think Kansas Governor Brownback can't get worse, he does. Earlier this month, this happened: Proud to sign SB95 protecting life at its most vulnerable stage with bipartisan support from #ksleg . pic.twitter.com/BFHmNM1FnI — Sam Brownback (@govsambrownback) April 7, 2015 The only thing missing from that tableau was a fetus doll or two. But now, it's even more bizarre. He took that show on the road for high school students. Seriously. He really ...
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Peace activists at The Hague decry $1.8tn global military spend in 2014 29.4.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

Female peacemakers at a conference marking the centenary of the 1915 Congress of Women want money diverted away from weapons and into public services

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Kansas Governor Reenacts Signing Extreme Abortion Ban In Front Of High Schoolers 29.4.2015 Think Progres

One signing ceremony wasn't enough for Sam Brownback.

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Argan oil: the cost of the beauty industry's latest wonder ingredient 28.4.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page

Supplies of the Berbers’ anti-ageing oil, discovered by big brands from L’Oreal to Lush, could be threatened by overuse, deforestation … and even goats

Argan oil has gone from a natural, tribal ingredient to one of the most prized oils in the world as cosmetics companies have woken up to its anti-ageing properties. The plant oil is produced from the kernels found inside the argan nut, which is found inside the fruit of the argan tree, endemic to Morocco.

Women’s co-operatives have sprung up throughout the argan-producing region but not all are as co-operative as they make out. The argan tree remains under threat from overuse, deforestation and even goats.

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