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Finding Space Between Despair and Validation

May 29, 2019           |                                       

There is nothing very remarkable about being immortal; with the exception of mankind, all creatures are immortal, for they know nothing of death. What is divine, terrible, and incomprehensible is to know oneself immortal. — Borges, “The Immortal”, IV, in The Aleph (1949) All that happens to us, including our humiliations, our misfortunes, our embarrassments, […]

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Florida deputy’s assault on high school student caught on video By Genevieve Leigh 22 April 2019 Bystander footage from an incident last Thursday caught a Florida sheriff’s deputy savagely attacking a high school student in a McDonald’s parking lot. The assault took place in suburban Fort Lauderdale in Broward County, the same county as the […]

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Lyra McKee, a young journalist and activist for LGBT rights in Northern Ireland, was killed Thursday night by a bullet fired in the direction of police officers during a riot in the northwestern city she advised people to call neither Derry nor Londonderry, but “LegenDerry.” Beautiful photo released by the family of murder victim Lyra […]

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In the aftermath of a shooting at Frederick Douglass High School, teacher Daniel Parsons argues Baltimore is systematically failing its young people The post Baltimore Is Slaughtering Black Children appeared first on The Real News Network.

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Instead of scolding Black youth, Assata’s Daughters is helping them organize to transform the world. For the former president and community organizer, the road to black uplift primarily runs through individuals and their communities rising on their own and occasionally doing politics when things go bad. Barack Obama didn’t break any new ground when, at […]

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LONDON—For forests, it really does help to be young. British scientists who have identified the vital factor that shows what makes a forest a good carbon sink say young forests use carbon best and absorb it most efficiently. A new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences seems on the face of […]

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Belarus Backs Off Talk Of Reporting Young Nonvirgins To Police

February 27, 2019           |                                       

Outrage erupted in some quarters of Belarusian society over an official’s comments that young girls discovered not to be virgins would be reported to the police. Authorities have since walked back talk of such a move, which critics predicted would set in motion a cascade of problems for young people and their families. “I’d call […]

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One imagines that Senator Dianne Feinstein would like a do-over of her colloquy with some young people on Friday afternoon. A group of school students, at least one as young as seven, went to the senator’s San Francisco office to ask her to support the Green New Deal climate legislation. In a video posted online […]

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As young people from around the world are marching in the streets and calling on adults and elected leaders to act urgently to address runaway global warming and the climate crisis, this video of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) explaining to youth activists in her office on Friday why she won’t back the joint congressional resolution […]

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Jon Venables was 10 when he and Robert Thompson killed 2 year-old James Bulger (Merseyside Police) The Bulger case is in the news again. This time it is because of a short drama film called Detainment, written and directed by Vincent Lambe. Using child actors, Detainment recreates police interviews with Robert Thompson and Jon Venables, […]

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No Classes, No Exams, No Problem For Students At Bosnia's Degree Mills

January 26, 2019           |                                       

When Azra Omerovic embarked on an assignment to get a degree at a medical technical school, she knew about Bosnia-Herzegovina’s open secret on buying fake degrees. What she didn’t expect was how quick and easy it would actually be to get her own diploma. Seventeen days and 2,500 marks ($1,450) later, she was a graduate […]

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Halfway through 2018, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski hurled a mother-to-mother dagger at Ivanka Trump. How, during the very weeks when the headlines were filled with grim news of child separations and suffering at the U.S.-Mexico border, she asked, could the first daughter and presidential adviser be so tone-deaf as to show herself hugging her two-year-old son? […]

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We need to change minds with a positive message like DIEM25’s proposal of a European Green New Deal. Anti-gun activist and school shooting survivor David Hogg, attends the 9th Annual Peace Week Town Hall in New York, NY, January 21, 2019. Anthony Behar/press Association. All rights reserved. Recently, many of the advocates of the People’s […]

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It’s been THREE years since we released our first episode of Palestinians Podcast! We need your help to keep the podcast going. Please take our brief listener survey to help us continue to producing episodes that you’ll enjoy. Thank you for listening and supporting the show! We’re looking for young, enthusiastic, and talented audio and […]

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