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Congressman Robert Pittenger said Friday that he wants U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into reports that schools are indoctrinating students with an anti-gun political agenda. His prime example: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' reaction to a principal's videotaped remarks about gun culture, ...
"This event was always going to be for the people," said Tobin, a longtime political activist who worked on Ralph Nader's 2008 presidential campaign. "Being able to give back and empower the community in so many ways, including the Harvey relief, is a huge deal for us." There will be areas for people to ...

Prada just released a T-shirt featuring the face of a famous activist, and many are not buying it. The brand's SS18 collection was splashed with comic book heroines drawn by different female artists from the 1940s to today. Of this campaign, which was presented this past September, Italian designer Miuccia ...
WASHINGTON — An activist who worked on Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign has set out to disrupt Russian politics by making it "as easy as an Uber ... Shkliarov's playbook comes from years spent working on spirited political campaigns in the U.S. He also campaigned for President Barack Obama.
Two street corners along Adams Street framed the battle for control of the U.S. Senate Thursday. Retirees ... David Jacobsen, head of the Northwest Florida AFSCME Retired State Workers, called for an investigation of Scott for chairing a political action committee that accepted contributions from pension ...
A Professional Troublemaker's Guide for Young Activists ... “Make Trouble” takes us through Richards's life in activism and politics: Before Planned Parenthood, she had a full and varied career that included union organizing, starting ... “Jared and Ivanka were there for one reason: to deliver a political win.

Trump fired Comey last year during an FBI probe into possible ties between alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election and Trump's 2016 campaign. Both Moscow, Trump and the White House deny any wrongdoing. According to Halper-Hayes, the question people should be asking is whether the ...
After spending most of his adult life behind bars, 34-year-old Elizer Darris uses his time to effect political change. April 16, 2018, at 1:02 a.m.. Minnesota Man ... "It was just a way of asking them to think about, no matter what we have available to us, that each of us have something to contribute to society," said Scheel-Keita.
Bob Moses started his talk yesterday by asking the audience to say the words of the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution with him. “I'm going to ask you to think about the Preamble, and whether you can own it,” Moses said. Moses is an educator and activist who was involved in the Student Nonviolent ...
Over the last few weeks while conducting interviews with local political activists we encountered enormous responses from a few of our sources that we ... a questions-and-answer segment with Scottsdale resident and political activist Mike Norton to better understand his perspective on how local politics is ...
At the very least, we should not use age as a discrediting factor because of political differences. ... If the activists are too young to be listened to, it should not be a daunting task to prove them wrong via rational discussion. ... Today, millions of American students learn about Hamilton in US history classes.
Sinclair Broadcast Group's corporate mandates are exacerbating tensions between the company's local stations and its management. Journalists in local US markets are chafing at the company's requirements, including a new promotional campaign that echoes President Donald Trump's anti-media ...
However, Madikizela-Mandela's political activism was marred by her conviction in 1991 for kidnapping and assault, for which she was fined. She faced these allegations again during the 1997 hearings before the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a panel that investigated apartheid-era crimes.
To do it this year, the Parkland activists and their celebrity supporters are placing their hopes in a 38-year-old first-time candidate and former minor league baseball player ... “Help us @Scholten4Iowa… you're our only hope! ... (“Democrats hate trickle-down economics; they should hate trickle-down politics.
It seemed only seconds ago that I had boldly dialed the number to reach the U.S. government, yet contrarily whispered, “Please be voicemail. Please be voicemail. Please be ... We need to start stepping out into the world of political activism and taking a stance for what we believe in. My second brush with ...
“For us, it's really about amplifying those voices as well.” Those activists who converged on Beacon Hill met with several legislators, he said, including his own representative, Spilka, for a conversation about, “An Act Temporarily Preventing Firearm Access for Extremely Dangerous or Suicidal Individuals,” a ...
Thus, the question posed to Parkland activists was a fair one: Will you address only school shootings—a nightmare that cuts across socioeconomic ... Parkland survivor David Hogg's speech captured this sentiment with both concision and a kind of charming orotundity that reminds us that he really is a ...

Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet loves people. That's unusual for a zombie narrative. Most zombie narratives present people as lurching, decaying, cannibalistic monsters. Misanthropy, paranoia, and loathing have been central to the modern zombie genre since George Romero first gleefully showed humans ...
“I wanted to make a difference through storytelling and political activism, but I am already doing that now.” ... “The truth is, us kids, we just want to be the voice for the people we lost, or for people who don't think they have a voice,” said Ms. Fuentes, who would like to eventually become an elementary ...
Hillary Clinton did say "activist bitches supporting bitches," as other media outlets reported on Friday after a tweet from political commentator Alex ... to shout out her group of feminist activists literally called "Activist Bitches Supporting Bitches," several of whom are also Bros 4 America, so was shared with us.
Based on two decades of research on U.S. history and women's politics, I believe that today's female activists can succeed where their foremothers failed. ... support for feminist causes into a winning streak in the 2018 midterm elections, activists must win what political professionals call the “ground game.”.
After having lived in the United States for Rivera's work, she heavily critiqued what she saw as the oppressive nature of American capitalism and imperialism that favored the wealthy and kept down the working class. Just before her death, she attended a protest against U.S. intervention in Guatemala.
Whatever happens in the House and the White House, activists are clear that momentum for a bill must begin in the Senate. They are looking to hold Democrats to their promises again before the February deadline. “I would like Sen. Schumer to help us help him,” Levin said. “He and other Democrats have ...
We end today's show with undocumented activist Maru Mora Villalpando. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed her in deportation proceedings, in a move she calls retaliation for her political activism. Maru is a nationally known immigrant rights activist who leads the organization, Northwest ...
The case involves 25 defendants, five of whom — including prominent rights activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah and political commentator Amr Hamzawy ... Following Morsi's overthrow, Egyptian authorities launched a severe crack down on Islamists, jailing thousands of them as well as secular and liberal activists.
(CNN) Erica Garner -- an activist for social justice and the eldest daughter of the man who died from a police choke hold in New York in 2014 -- died on Saturday morning days after .... "If anything she would want us to do in memory of her is keep fighting for justice and keep fighting for families," he said.
For example, you can get involved with your school committee, join local political advocacy groups and help on campaigns. ... As long as you are a US citizen, 16 years old, and not currently incarcerated for a felony, you can submit a voter registration form to your local election official who will place you on ...
It isn't common, but one study shows it has surfaced in about half of all U.S. states and has been used with some success. Advocates say bans are necessary because crimes against gay and transgender people are on the rise, but some attorneys remain skeptical, calling the ban politically motivated and ...
Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government ... WASHINGTON — Liberal activists, eager for Democrats to assert what power they have left in Congress, are pressing Democratic leaders to shut down the .... “There is no reason for us to shut down the government.”.
When we first started studying CEO activism, three years ago, we never imagined how significant this phenomenon would become. At the time a small but growing band of executives were taking public stands on political and social issues unrelated to their companies' bottom lines. Since then, controversies over laws ...
“We've also seen China saying, 'Hey the U.S. is finally waking up to what we've been saying the whole time about the media being problematic,' and that's ... An opinion piece in China's Communist Party's People's Daily newspaper this month said, “If the president of the United States calls leading media ...
World's first social activist hotel will launch in Washington in the spring of ... Then comes the art program, which – aside from the political ... A co-working space will prioritize memberships for progressive startups, activists, and artists, ... I could have seen us putting poster boards and markers in the rooms!”.
Interview: 'Muslims must stay out of politics as it helps Modi polarise society'. Gujarat social ... After completing my studies in the United States, I returned to India in 1972. I chanced ... It becomes easy to target me, more so because I am a social activist. There have .... We are not interested in political power.
At his inauguration last week, Emmerson Mnangagwa said he would govern for all 'patriotic Zimbabweans' and promised elections next year.
America's most visible political activists remind us of that distant uncle who ... groups…also are the most likely to vote, pay attention to politics and to be ... misinformed respondents about immigration in the United States.
Myanmar women's rights activist Htar Htar has a modest goal – total upheaval of her ... visiting Myanmar, and she educated us on the menstrual cycle and female sexuality. ... Within our organisation, we are known as activists.
A central goal of the conference was to bring together political advocates ... Holman cited the example of women in politics being discouraged from ... where we had things to tell them and they had things to tell us and we were ...
“Just show us what all your barns are like,” one activist yelled at Norbest ... in the United States, selling turkeys raised by some 40 Utah farmers.
Ben Dillingham, a retired Marine who became a political power broker ... “He was the lodestar for those of us aspiring to serve in politics,” said ...
As queer Egyptians face arrest and police entrapment, activists there told us it's more important than ever to fight government disinformation ...
Two right-wing activists that Ohio Republican Josh Mandel defended this summer against labeling by an anti-hate group have launched a ...
... one of the most influential interest groups in US politics - not just because ... as more than $50m on political advocacy, including an estimated $30m to .... Gun-control activists point to the introductory clause as evidence that ...
As a political progressive, she admitted to a passing feeling of dread on Monday that ... More cynical observers of American politics may feel that Mr. Paddock's ... Get what you need to know to start your day in the United States, Canada ... anticolonial activists; leftists around the time of the Vietnam War; and ...
The U.S. military has sent more than 4,000 soldiers to Puerto Rico as the ... We need the United States to assume responsibility for a political ...
The small Puerto Rican outer island is very slowly getting some attention and help. On Monday, a plane from the U.S. mainland carried to ...
Many activists refer to Digital Revolution, marking the impact that the ... and participation in campaigns for everything from political change, increased economic ... was categorically displayed in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. ... appears to be the future of politics: a world where politicians attempt to buy ...
The 1862 U.S.-Dakota War in southern Minnesota resulted in the ... political activist Vine Deloria Jr. to create new ceremonies involving Dakota, ...
So, my father's family had to leave the country, and they came to the United States to start a life for us here. But my mom, my sister, and I got ...
Right-Wing Activist Holds Short, Small California Rally ... the city and campus flashpoints for the country's political divisions since the election of ...
HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean police arrested activist pastor Evan ... A statement on the website of the United States embassy published on Friday said it ... called for "an end to arbitrary arrests and intimidation for political purposes. ... Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House.


 

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