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Conservatives call for reviving Keystone XL, but pipeline company moves on: NPR

JUANA SUMMERS, HOST: A popular conservative talking point on rising gas prices and the crisis in Ukraine calls for the United States to revive the Keystone XL pipeline. President Biden revoked his license on his first day in office under pressure from tribal members and environmental activists. Despite calls to reverse the trend, the company […]

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Women’s History Month Community Resources – The Temple News

CARLY CIVELLO / TEMPLE NEWS March is Women’s History Month, and there are many ways to honor and celebrate it both on the Temple University campus and around Philadelphia. Women’s History Month, originally established in 1981 as a week-long celebration, became a month-long celebration in 1995dedicated to honoring the contributions and achievements of women throughout […]

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‘Arsonists with keys to the fire station’: Once murky state races fuel fears for US democracy | 2022 US Midterm Elections

Last year, Brad Raffensperger made national headlines for taking a stand against Donald Trump and his lies about the 2020 election. In a phone call that was quickly made public, Trump demanded that Raffensperger, the Republican secretary of state for Georgia, “find” enough votes to deprive Joe Biden of a victory in the battleground state. […]

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Meet Queennak, bringing countries together through the power of art and music

She has made her mark as a one-of-a-kind contemporary artist, visual artist, musical artist, and so on. It is amazing to know and learn about all these people and professionals who, in more than one way, make sure to go beyond borders to make their unique mark as unique personalities in the industries of their […]

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Community turns to solar power after removal of traditional streetlights

Internet Explorer 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser. Fears Circulate Over Chemical And Nuclear Weapons Used By Russia 03:12 US and Western allies tighten their grip on Putin 01:48 President Biden calls for an end to normal trade relations with Russia 13:31 It’s that time of year […]

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PlayStation lawsuit escalates as 8 more testimonies allege sexism within the company

Last year we saw news of PlayStation facing a lawsuit like Activision Blizzard, Ubisoft and Riot before them. The lawsuit brought by former PlayStation employee Emma Majo sought to expose Sony’s discrimination against women in the company while calling for action for women in the company to make it a class action. Well, it seems […]

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Community Builders – Welcome to the City of Fort Worth

Posted on March 09, 2022 Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society and has been observed every March in the United States since 1987. In the spirit of this mission, every Wednesday of this month, we’ll be featuring women historians from all walks of life in the hope […]

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Fight for Rights, Fight for Freedom – OZY

IMPORTANT Turn off the tap US and UK ban Russian oil on International Women’s Day Of the more than 2 million refugees who have fled Ukraine, UNICEF reported that half are children and the rest are mostly women. In a video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy noted that Ukrainians usually celebrate International Women’s Day with gratitude […]

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70th U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo to Attend WPC Annual Dinner in Bellevue, Former Democratic Presidential Candidate Tulsi Gabbard at WPC Annual Dinner in Spokane » Publications » Washington Policy Center

70th US Secretary of State and former CIA Director Michael R. Pompeo travels to Bellevue on October 14 to give the WPC keynote address 2022 Western Washington Annual Dinner event, and former congresswoman and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard will deliver the WPC keynote 2022 Eastern Washington Annual Dinner event in Spokane on September […]

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11-Year-Old Texas Trans Activist Writes Letter to State Lawmakers: ‘I’m Afraid of Being Taken From My Mom’

When Texas lawmakers considered two bills to criminalize gender-affirming care for transgender children last year, then 10-year-old Kai Shapley told a roomful of officials that “it makes me sad that some politicians are using trans kids like me to get votes. people who hate me just because I exist”. His powerful testimony to the Senate […]

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A two-day forum aims to brainstorm a new community theater project

A theater and cross-creative event is planned for the Orillia Opera House on April 8-9; “Let’s listen, play, share and think about the possibilities!” said official PRESS RELEASEORILLIA ARTS AND CULTURE CENTER*************************Calling artists, activists, youth, community stewards, leaders and future leaders! We are very excited to present Theater and Cross Creativity – April 8-9, 2022 […]

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LGBTQ refugees fleeing Ukraine face discrimination in countries with anti-gay laws

Updated March 4, 2022 5:42 PM ET Late Thursday evening, Viktória Radványi, communications director of Budapest Pride, drove with his girlfriend to the Hungarian-Ukrainian border. They were picking up four LGBTQ refugees and bringing them back to Budapest to provide them with safe housing, food and mental health resources. But Radványi is not part of […]

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Macellum ‘remains skeptical’ of Kohl’s outlook after company’s 2021 earnings report

A Kohl’s storefront with its new Sephora shop-in-shops. Credit: Kohl’s Corp. In response to the report of Kohls financial year 2021 results and ahead of its annual Investor Day next week, the activist investor Macellum Capital Management voices criticism of the retailer’s current turnaround strategy. Macellum, which owns a 5% stake in Menomonee Falls-based Kohl’s […]

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Remembering the 1970 Jackson State shooting

On the first day of Black History Month, more than a dozen historically black colleges and universities across the country received bomb threatsinserting a wave of hate into a time meant for reflection and celebration. “It’s not really surprising to me just because how many events have we seen happen in places where black people […]

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Israeli Ben & Jerry’s distributor sues ice cream maker and parent company for boycott

The Israeli maker and distributor of Ben & Jerry’s said Thursday it was suing the ice cream maker and its parent company Unilever for unlawfully ending their business relationship. Last summer, Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would no longer sell its products in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory”, apparently referring to settlements in the West […]

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Ukraine crisis and energy dependence explained

As the Western world continues to demonize Vladimir Putin and now even the Russians, a stark reality has emerged of how dependent they are on Russian energy exports, and how their overt and boastful attempts to stage a token solidarity farce with the Ukraine are an attempt to divert public attention from their own failures. […]

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Pfizer to provide 10 million COVID pill courses to developing countries – the Global Fund

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) treatment pill Paxlovid is seen in a box, at the Misericordia hospital in Grosseto, Italy, February 8, 2022. REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 2 (Reuters) – Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) is expected to provide about 10 million courses of its highly effective COVID-19 antiviral treatment […]

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Dozens of countries step out during Lavrov’s speech in Geneva

The Permanent Representatives to the United Nations in Geneva walk out of the room during the screening of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s pre-recorded speech during the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the United Nations European Headquarters in Geneva. Jean Marc Ferré/UN Photo/dpa Representatives of dozens of countries protested Russia’s […]

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Texas company launches liability insurance for police

The United States’ first professional liability insurance policy for law enforcement is now available for purchase from a Texas-based company. Prymus Insurance is a small insurance company in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that specializes in niche insurance policies and offers Hero’s Insurance for police officers. The idea has been around for quite some time. Basically, […]

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Denmark shines, US lags behind in latest climate protection ranking | Top countries

In the wake of the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, pressure has intensified for world leaders to confront the climate crisis head-on and adopt bolder policies. This, in turn, has increased the need for timely data that countries can use to guide their policy decisions. The CICC 2022, released in November 2021, offers a real-time […]

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Russians hold anti-war rallies amid ominous threats from Putin

A man holds a poster that reads ‘No war’ as people lay flowers near where Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot, with the Kremlin wall, left, Spaskaya Tower, center, and St. Basil’s in the background in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Denis Kaminev) Denis Kaminev PA MOSCOW From Moscow to Siberia, Russian […]

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Diplomats from both countries to meet at Belarus border as protests erupt – The New Indian Express

By Associated Press KYIV: The Ukrainian president’s office has confirmed that a delegation will meet with Russian officials as troops from Moscow close in on Kyiv. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office said on the Telegram messaging app on Sunday that the two sides would meet at an unspecified location on the Belarusian border and did […]

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First graders honor Black History Month | State

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Horowitz: The New Western Fascism: Countries Are Gradually Using Prison Exclusively For Political Opponents

Despite all the rhetoric about Putin’s authoritarian hold over former Soviet states, we have our own authoritarian Putins who now rule Western democracies and crush all political dissent. Detaining someone without bail for staging a peaceful protest against the government sounds like something Putin would do, but it is happening now in Canada and has […]

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Palestinian supporters in Pakistan condemn Muslim countries’ participation in Israeli naval exercise

The Palestine Foundation of Pakistan (PLFP) strongly condemns the presence of some Muslim countries in a so-called naval exercise led by the United States with the presence of the Zionist occupation regime and the secret measures of Tel Aviv to normalize relations with other countries and their dangerous consequences. AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): The Palestine […]

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In low-income countries, meat is not the problem. A western industrialist

In recent years, there has been a growing movement against excessive meat consumption. Environmentalists point to meat production as one of the main causes of climate change, deforestation, biodiversity loss and water pollution; health advocates say eating too many animal products increases the risk of everything from heart disease to cancer; and animal welfare activists […]

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Goziem Nwafor Creates Spaces of Unity and Safety for African Americans – The Oracle

Guided by the rules of his own saying to bring “Afrocentricity to the neighborhood”, Goziem Nwafor follows the ideologies of Pan-Africanism in hopes of uniting and creating safe spaces for African Americans. SPECIAL AT THE ORACLE From an early age, Goziem Nwafor devoutly watched the show “Static Shock,” which featured a black crime-fighting superhero. As […]

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Who owns Wee 1 Tactical? Company Unveils KIDS JR-15 Assault Rifle, ‘Just Like Dad’s Gun’

As Ethan Crumbley’s Oxford school shooting showed, the United States has a major problem keeping guns out of children’s reach. Despite this, a gun company thought it was a great idea to create an assault rifle just for kids, with real ammo. The JR-15 is modeled after the AR-15 assault rifle, but is 20% smaller […]

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Local activists share the same passion, generations apart | 4 Your community

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – One began nearly 6 decades ago, while the other is currently embracing its intensity. They are both black women, separated by generations of passionate civil rights activists. In honor of Black History Month, we took a closer look at their journeys and found that over the years the fight for change […]

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27 OAS countries “appalled” by the death of Hugo Torres

A total of 27 member countries of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States signed a statement in which they clearly expressed their dismay at the death of the former guerrilla fighter, retired brigadier general and political prisoner on the orders of Daniel Ortega and Rosario Murillo, Hugo Torres Jimenezand reiterated their condemnation […]

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Across the Bridge: Alabama Dem Carry Torch for Ballot Bill

FILE – Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., center, with Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., left, join fellow Democrats at a press conference to discuss their priorities as they will assume a majority in the 116th Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington, November 30, 2018. Democratic Rep. Selma Rural’s trip to the halls of Congress offers a stark […]

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National Recognition of African American Civil Rights History in Idaho | Community

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US funds for protests in Canada could also influence US policy

A man carrying an American flag walks past police guarding the Canadian Parliament Building from demonstrators protesting the country’s COVID-19 restrictions, Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022, in Ottawa, Ont. Protests in Canada that have blocked border crossings with the United States and gnarled trade have been promoted, applauded and funded by American anti-vaccine groups, right-wing activists […]

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Washtenaw Community College celebrates Black History Month with virtual events in February

ANN ARBOUR, Mich. – Throughout February, Washtenaw Community College celebrates Black History Month with several free events open to the public. Recognized since 1976, Black History Month highlights the influence and impacts of African Americans on United States history. Five events, to be held over Zoom, are scheduled at the Ann Arbor Community College, ranging […]

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Cannabis Beverage Company Cann Raises $27 Million – New Cannabis Ventures

Cannabis Lifestyle Brand, Cann, Raises $27M Series A to Fuel International Expansion Cann becomes the first micro-dosed THC tonic to go international by launching in Canada, continuing its mission to redefine social consumption LOS ANGELES – (February 15, 2022) – Cann, the leading cannabis-infused beverage company, today announced a $27 million Series A funding round […]

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Winter Olympians stand up for climate, peace amid muted activism

FILE – Taylor Gold of the United States competes in the men’s halfpipe final at the 2022 Winter Olympics Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, in Zhangjiakou, China. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, file) Gregory Bull PA BEIJING After a morning training session at the Big Air Shougang site of the Winter Olympics, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod stopped by […]

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Lawsuit accuses Cincinnati healthcare personnel company of labor trafficking

A Cincinnati-based healthcare staffing firm is being sued by workers it recruited in the Philippines, who accuse the company of violating federal and state human trafficking laws. Fast-growing Health Carousel is headquartered in Cincinnati, has an office in Austin Landing, and in recent years has acquired other recruitment companies in the Dayton area. Although they […]

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Mourning the sad end of the “community”

Yinka Olatunbosun Abolore Sobayo’s day was disrupted by a shocking phone call. The visual artist, fashion designer and politician has recently focused on community art, with hundreds of children from low-income families benefiting from his art center, Jelosimi Art Center in Oshodi. During the phone call, a colleague informed him that one of his most […]

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Sudan’s military rulers step up crackdown, arrest activists

Amira Osman sits at home after being released from detention, in Khartoum, Sudan, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. Osman is one of many pro-democracy activists and protesters who have been detained without charge since a coup he military state in October deposed the transitional government, in what many fear is a return to the tactics of […]

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Canadian anti-vaccine truckers inspire copycat protests in several countries

A PROTEST MOVEMENT by Canadian truckers angry at Covid vaccine rules has become a rallying point for opponents of pandemic restrictions, drawing crowds from New York to New Zealand. In New York City, dozens of city workers threatened with layoff unless they are shot marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall on Monday carrying […]

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Peloton’s CEO may be out, but he’s still in control and can make the sale harder

Peloton co-founder John Foley stepped down as CEO on Tuesday, but he and other insiders will still decide whether to sell. ASSOCIATED PRESS Amid a flurry of Peloton changes – including a new chief executive, new board members and the laying off of 2,800 employees – there’s one major thing that has remained exactly the […]

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Want to boost community engagement? Take out the building blocks.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an excerpt from the book “Dream Play Build: Practical Community Engagement for Sustainable Spaces and Placesby James Rojas and John Kamp, published by Island Press. In it, the authors make the case for shaking up the traditionally hidden and often acrimonious community meeting format, proposing instead a model of community […]

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Lawmakers, Regulators Seek to Rein In Fees Carriers Charge at Ports US shippers say they have been billed for delays over which they have no control, in addition to the skyrocketing cost of moving goods during the pandemic. Airlines Face Unexpected Safety Issue in Pandemic: More Bird Strikes Airlines are seeing an increase in the […]

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Legislation to support debt relief for the Caribbean and other developing countries passes the US House

A bill to support debt relief for the Caribbean and other developing countries has passed the US House of Representatives. Congresswoman and New York City legislator Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who represents New York’s 14th congressional district, said the measure passed the House on Friday as part of the America COMPETES Act. “The legislation reinforces the common […]

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DuPont-related company pledges not to mine near Okefenokee Swamp

One of the only U.S. chemical companies mining titanium has reached an agreement not to do business with the company to establish a titanium mine next to the Okefenokee Swamp “for the foreseeable future”, according to a statement from press from the investment company who asked for the pledge. Chemours, a company that spun off […]

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NOW supports a community project | News, Sports, Jobs

For the editor: I was never calm and behaved well like a child. It’s something I wear as a badge of honor decades later. It’s probably also what pushed me to fight to make my voice heard. As I approached adulthood, I found my voice and acceptance of its volume with a group of like-minded […]

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Blaming rich countries for Omicron’s impasse

Big pharma and Northern leaders have left poor countries vulnerable to the most contagious variant of COVID yet. AAs the world prepares for the spread of the highly transmissible omicron variant of COVID-19, more than a few questions remain unanswered. To what extent will reduced immunity from vaccines make people vulnerable to serious illness? Could […]

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Corruption report doesn’t let ‘clean’ countries off the hook for enabling global financial secrecy

A worrying new normal for corruption has taken hold internationally, reports anti-corruption organization Transparency International in its annual index, while highlighting the role of facilitators in aiding corruption. The Corruption Perceptions Index finds that levels of corruption have stagnated in the majority of countries over the past 10 years. With accountability and transparency reduced amid […]

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Taliban urges countries to ‘not punish’ Afghans, release aid in diplomatic talks

Taliban representatives and Western diplomats have begun their first formal talks behind closed doors, meeting in Norway to discuss Taliban demands amid the ongoing humanitarian crisis facing the country. The Associated Press reported that a Taliban demand would unfreeze nearly $10 billion that the United States and Western countries have frozen as Afghans face starvation. […]

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Rights groups urge countries to lobby China for human rights ahead of Olympics — Radio Free Asia

Rights groups and a former United Nations official have issued a final appeal to the international community to use the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing to pressure China to improve its record in on human rights, amid widespread persecution of Uyghur Muslims, Tibetans, Hong Kongers and other groups. Thousands of athletes, officials and diplomats from […]

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What Ghislaine Maxwell’s conviction means for women’s rights in other countries

The conviction of Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking resonates beyond the borders of the United States and the United Kingdom, where the high-profile figures linked to the case reside. Women’s rights activists in France, Iran and Turkey told ABC News that it raised hopes in many victims that they too could get justice. In particular, […]

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Cherry Hill East senior Oliver Adler a community activist, state champion

Oliver Adler’s teachers often joke that the Cherry Hill East High School senior has to learn to take a break. The 18-year-old is adamant, even if he understands where they are coming from. Taking his family vacation to China last year. As he focused on a new country and a new culture, he also made […]