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Frontier Justice, Revisited

Frontier Justice, Revisited | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Learning the complexities of Indian law, which is far different from the United States justice system, is difficult for lawyers. But questions on Native American law are appearing on bar exams throughout the country.
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About time some time and energy was spent to make sure First Nations get treated properly.

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If everyone in the Business, Economic and Political world would play by the rules and be ethical - what kind of world would we have?
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Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump - NYTimes.com

Immigration Agents Discover New Freedom to Deport Under Trump - NYTimes.com | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

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Cowards looking for low hanging easy targets to get their numbers and check. Like their golden haired, golden spoon spoilt leader. Many he will drop a few crumbs to those he lied about jobs to. He didn't tell them he would put them to work as part of his police state and sending them as he did with that Navy Seal into half backed situation as soldiers. He certainly is inspiring new places to fight like our border and such.
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Bangladesh garment factories sack hundreds after pay protests

Bangladesh garment factories sack hundreds after pay protests | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
At least 1,500 workers have been sacked from Bangladesh garment factories after protests forced a week-long shutdown at dozens of sites supplying top European and American brands.

Tens of thousands of workers walked out of factories this month in the manufacturing hub of Ashulia which make clothes for top western brands such as Gap, Zara and H&M, prompting concerns over supply during the holiday season.
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Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head

Aggressive cuts to Obama-era green rules to start soon: EPA head | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will begin rolling back Obama-era environmental regulations in an "aggressive way" as soon as next week, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency said on Saturday - adding he understood why some Americans want to see his agency eliminated completely.

"I think there are some regulations that in the near-term need to be rolled back in a very aggressive way. And I think maybe next week you may be hearing about some of those," EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told the Conservative Political Action summit in Washington DC.
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Here's What America Would Look Like Without the EPA

Here's What America Would Look Like Without the EPA | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
If only. While there was clearly a time when support for environmental regulations transcended politics, the GOP's broad support for EPA antagonist and Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the agency he so maligns tells us that day has passed.

A collective memory lapse seems to have descended on lawmakers who seek to dismantle an agency that has transformed American life for the better. Since the EPA's founding in 1970, concentrations of common air pollutants, like sulfur dioxide, have dropped as much as 67 percent. The EPA helped mitigate catastrophes like acid rain, leaded gasoline and DDT. The agency bravely classified secondhand smoke as a known carcinogen in 1993, paving the way for successful litigation against the tobacco industry and an incredible reduction in U.S. smoking rates.
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Assault on the EPA Begins: Trump to Sign Two Executive Orders

Assault on the EPA Begins: Trump to Sign Two Executive Orders | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Trump administration is expected to begin attacks on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and climate science at the executive level now that the administration has a leader in place at the agency.
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These 4 Koch-Funded Congressmen Are Behind the Bill to Abolish the EPA

These 4 Koch-Funded Congressmen Are Behind the Bill to Abolish the EPA | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz turned heads when he introduced a bill on Feb. 3 to "completely abolish" the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Human trafficking: Women are the first victims

Human trafficking: Women are the first victims | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Trafficked women in EU countries most commonly end up in sexual exploitation. And Member States’ different legal processes and legislation are not helping to combat this evil.
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Trump’s Attack on San Francisco’s Commuter Railroad Should Trouble You

Trump’s Attack on San Francisco’s Commuter Railroad Should Trouble You | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
CHANCES ARE, YOU ignore the federal budgetary process. If the esoteric language and shifting deadlines don’t drive you away, the decades-long timelines and internecine politics will. So it’s understandable you didn’t dig up the details when, last week, the Federal Transit Administration delayed a $637 million grant for Caltrain, the San Francisco Bay Area’s commuter rail system.
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EU to battle corporate tax scams | Business | DW | 

EU to battle corporate tax scams | Business | DW |  | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
European Union finance ministers have agreed on new measures to close some tax loopholes that have enabled multinational companies operating in both EU and non-EU countries to avoid paying taxes... but not right away.
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Budget Tax Cuts Come at Big Cost for Those Who Need Help | The Tyee

"The truth would cost the BC Liberals the May election.

Alex Gervais found out that truth and it led to his suicide — an 18-year-old in government care who was grossly neglected.

And people with disabilities know that same truth, because their government benefits would need to almost double just to get to the 2015 poverty line of $20,386.

The truth is not a secret. It’s actually in front of our noses, if we struggle to look.

The BC Liberal government has made budget choices for 16 years that give the least priority to those in the most need. Period."

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Analysis | Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research.

Analysis | Do voter identification laws suppress minority voting? Yes. We did the research. | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The Justice Department just got a new boss: Jeff Sessions. He is raising alarms in the civil rights community. The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is concerned about his “record of hostility” toward the Voting Rights Act and the enforcement of civil rights. The NAACP-Legal Defense Fund lamented that it is “unimaginable that he could be entrusted to serve as the chief law enforcement officer for this nation’s civil rights laws.” No one knows for sure how Sessions will perform as attorney general — the former Republican senator from Alabama did, after all, once vote to renew the Voting Rights Act, in 2006 — but for many his record is deeply troubling.
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NDP’s Horgan Reintroduces, Again, a Bill to Stop Wealthy Donors from ‘Buying’ Government | The Tyee

New version would prevent premier, cabinet from receiving pay from a political party.
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Children beaten by Bangladeshi police as they join garment workers' strikes

Children beaten by Bangladeshi police as they join garment workers' strikes | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Police in Bangladesh using bamboo staves, teargas and water cannon fought with textile workers demanding back pay and an immediate rise in monthly wages on the streets of Dhaka today.
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The ocean's trillion dollar blue economy

The ocean's trillion dollar blue economy | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The ocean is essential to the livelihoods and food security of billions of people around the globe. Shipping, tourism, transport, fisheries, oil and gas, renewable energy all depend on the sea. 

Two years ago, economists put a dollar value on what our oceans are worth and came up with $24 trillion. If it were a country, the sea would be the seventh-largest economy on the planet.
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Murder of Environmental Lawyer in Philippines Sparks Outrage

Murder of Environmental Lawyer in Philippines Sparks Outrage | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The murder of an environmental lawyer in the Philippines has provoked outrage in a country where environmental activists are increasingly targeted.

Mia Manuelita Cumba Masacariñas-Green was shot dead on Feb. 15 after her car was ambushed by two men on motorbikes in the Filipino capital Bohol. Masacariñas-Green, 49, was driving her three young children home when she was shot in the head and body. Her children, who witnessed the killing, were unhurt.

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House Passes NRA-Backed Bill Legalizing the Killing of Bear Cubs in Wildlife Refuges

House Passes NRA-Backed Bill Legalizing the Killing of Bear Cubs in Wildlife Refuges | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
The House of Representatives approved a controversial bill to overturn an Obama-era rule that protects wolves, bears, coyotes and other animals on more than 76 million acres of national wildlife refuges in Alaska. The measure was passed 225-193 on Thursday on a mostly party-line vote.

Animal welfare advocates said that the resolution allows trophy hunters to go to den sites to shoot wolf pups, use painful steel-jawed traps to ensnare animals and even chase down grizzlies with aircraft.
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Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State | BillMoyers.com

Essay: Anatomy of the Deep State | BillMoyers.com | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
There is the visible government situated around the Mall in Washington, and then there is another, more shadowy, more indefinable government that is not explained in Civics 101 or observable to tourists at the White House or the Capitol. The former is traditional Washington partisan politics: the tip of the iceberg that a public watching C-SPAN sees daily and which is theoretically controllable via elections. The subsurface part of the iceberg I shall call the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power. [1]
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Tom Goldtooth: 'They Cannot Extinguish the Fire That Standing Rock Started'

Tom Goldtooth: 'They Cannot Extinguish the Fire That Standing Rock Started' | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Once again Big Oil has been forced to rely on brutal militarized force to bludgeon, bully, beat and intimidate peaceful water protectors fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees 'pressured' to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace | DW Environment

Fukushima nuclear disaster evacuees 'pressured' to return to contaminated homes, says Greenpeace | DW Environment | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Even though radiation levels in a village near the site of the Fukushima nuclear disaster still exceed international guidelines, its evacuated residents are being coerced to return, according to a Greenpeace report.
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The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves

The Invention of Capitalism: How a Self-Sufficient Peasantry was Whipped Into Industrial Wage Slaves | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it

  Words by Yasha Levine
“…everyone but an idiot knows that the lower classes must be kept poor, or they will never be industrious.”
—Arthur Young; 1771
Our popular economic wisdom says that capitalism equals freedom and free societies, right? Well, if you ever suspected that the logic is full of shit, then I’d recommend checking a book called The Invention of Capitalism, written by an economic historian named Michael Perelmen, who’s been exiled to Chico State, a redneck college in rural California, for his lack of freemarket friendliness. And Perelman has been putting his time in exile to damn good use, digging deep into the works and..."


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The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It

The Man Who Sued the EPA Is Now Running It | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
Voting largely along party lines, Congress just confirmed Scott Pruitt as administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)—an attorney who has spent his professional career suing the EPA to stop the agency from performing its fundamental mission of ensuring clean air and water for all Americans. This confirmation marks a sharp break with precedent; most EPA administrators from both parties have come to the office with a demonstrated commitment to the EPA's mission.
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More Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups

More Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups | Politcs? Ethics? Rules? Cheating? | Scoop.it
M"ore Than One In Four Foster Kids Miss Required Checkups By Julie Appleby March 2, 2015 Twenty-nine percent of children taken from their families and placed in foster care failed to receive at least one required medical checkup, the Health and Human Services Department Office of the Inspector General said in a report out today. Such screenings can help spot health problems, including troubles with vision, hearing, development and mental health issues. Those exams are particularly important for children in foster care because some have suffered neglect, abuse and other problems that could affect their health. This KHN story can be republished for free (details). States set their own requirements, with many mandating that children be screened by medical staff within 24 hours of their placement in foster care – and again periodically under specific schedules that vary with age. But the report — which looked at medical records in California, Illinois, New York and Texas — found that 12 percent of foster children didn’t get their initial checkup and another 17 percent did not get one or more of the periodic assessments required. “Missing or late screenings may prevent children’s mental health needs, physical health needs, and developmental needs from being identified and treated,” OIG spokesman Mary M. Kahn said in a written statement. The reviewed records were from July 2011 to June 2012. The report does not break out the specific failure rate in each state. Most children in foster care qualify for Medicaid, the state-federal health program for the poor. In fiscal year 2011, Medicaid paid more than $5.3 billion for care provided to children in foster care. Categories: Medicaid, States, Syndicate jappleby@kff.org | @Julie_Appleby"
 

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BC’s Massive Tax Giveaway to the Rich | The Tyee

"As we wait to hear more about the tax cuts coming in B.C. Budget 2017, it is important to remember what has happened to our provincial tax system over the past 16 years. Significant tax cuts to personal income taxes between 2001 and 2008, combined with increases to regressive taxes like MSP premiums have reshaped our tax system to favour the top one per cent of households at the expense of middle- and modest-income British Columbians."

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