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EPA Study Shows Poverty Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease | Environmental Justice

EPA Study Shows Poverty Is a Risk Factor for Heart Disease | Environmental Justice | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

While the knowledge that people in poverty are at greater health risk from air pollution is not new, this study provides scientific evidence that a community’s socio-economic status can be used to identify those at greatest risk from air pollution. This is good news for the public health community and others interested in reaching people with heart or lung diseases who may be at risk of air pollution. This study and others being conducted across the country by epidemiologists are helping to find ways to address health problems in communities.

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Coeur d'Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker's 'Racist Remarks'

Coeur d'Alene Cancel Ted Nugent Concert Over Rocker's 'Racist Remarks' | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Ted Nugent was booked to play a concert at the Coeur d'Alene Casino Resort Hotel in Worley, Idaho, on August 4 -- but the show has been canceled due to concern over what the tribe called the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."

 

The cancellation came on the heels of an article published by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog on Monday morning. Hatewatch contacted Heather Keen, a public relations official for the tribe, who seemed to be caught off guard by the news that Nugent had been booked. "I’m going to have to check and see what happened here," she said. "Obviously, something may have fallen through the cracks."

 

Read more at http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com:81/2014/07/22/coeur-dalene-cancel-ted-nugent-concert-over-rockers-racist-remarks-15599

 

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The Prosecution Gap: Corporate Polluters Rarely Criminally Charged for Violating Environmental Law

The Prosecution Gap: Corporate Polluters Rarely Criminally Charged for Violating Environmental Law | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
A new investigation by The Crime Report published Monday documents how corporations almost never face criminal investigations for violating environmental laws such as the Clean Air Act and the Clean W
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In Desegregation Case, Judge Blasts School Officials and Justice Department

In Desegregation Case, Judge Blasts School Officials and Justice Department | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
A federal judge in Alabama says local school board has failed to meet legal mandate to integrate.
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The Palestinians Who Are Channeling Rage Into Nonviolent Resistance

Conflict has erupted in Israel and Palestine after the discovery of the bodies of three Israeli teenagers early last week, whom the Israelis say were kidnapped by Hamas. The Western media, for its part, has focused on the street battles between young Palestinians and the Israeli military, rushing to print photos of young Palestinian men throwing rocks and of masked Hamas militants armed at a press conference. However, these images are far from the whole story. On the ground Palestinian groups are acting to turn this rage into long-lasting nonviolent organizing.

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Digital Rights Groups Warn TPP Will Force 'Policing' of Internet Users

Digital Rights Groups Warn TPP Will Force 'Policing' of Internet Users | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Over 65 tech companies, open Internet advocates and other organizations released two open letters to negotiators of the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on Wednesday, expressing their concern that the trade deal's approval will force websites to censor content and block Internet users.

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I Was Assaulted by Cops for Daring to Have a Conversation at a Pro-Israel Rally in LA

I Was Assaulted by Cops for Daring to Have a Conversation at a Pro-Israel Rally in LA | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Ali Abunimah said he was arrested without provocation.
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SPLC report: Bundy ranch standoff was highly coordinated, reflecting threat of larger far-right militia movement | Southern Poverty Law Center

The standoff between federal agents and armed supporters of a Nevada rancher earlier this year was a highly coordinated effort by far-right militiamen that has since energized volatile extremists who are increasingly targeting law enforcement officers, according to a new SPLC report released today.
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The US-Mexico Caravan for Peace Takes On the Drug War

The US-Mexico Caravan for Peace Takes On the Drug War | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Chris Moore-Backman examines connections between the struggle for peace in Mexico and the struggle to end the racist system of mass incarceration in the United States.
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Noam Chomsky: America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force

Noam Chomsky: America's Real Foreign Policy: Global Corporatization by Force | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

The question of how foreign policy is determined is a crucial one in world affairs.  In these comments, I can only provide a few hints as to how I think the subject can be productively explored, keeping to the United States for several reasons.  First, the U.S. is unmatched in its global significance and impact.  Second, it is an unusually open society, possibly uniquely so, which means we know more about it.  Finally, it is plainly the most important case for Americans, who are able to influence policy choices in the U.S. -- and indeed for others, insofar as their actions can influence such choices.  The general principles, however, extend to the other major powers, and well beyond.

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Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment

Everything We Know About Facebook's Secret Mood Manipulation Experiment | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
It was probably legal. But was it ethical?
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Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money is a ‘Trade Secret’

Red Cross: How We Spent Sandy Money is a ‘Trade Secret’ | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Just how badly does the American Red Cross want to keep secret how it raised and spent over $300 million after Hurricane Sandy?
The charity has hired a fancy law firm to fight a public request we filed with New York state, arguing that information about its Sandy activities is a "trade secret."

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The Plunder of Detroit and Iraq

The Plunder of Detroit and Iraq | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Just as Iraq’s infrastructure has been destroyed, Detroit residents now live without basic services which ought to be regarded as the right of every human being. In the United States, a country which boasts of its high level of advancement, residents of a major city must plead to the international community for the right to access water.

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UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands 'Violates Human Rights'

UN to Detroit: Denial of Water to Thousands 'Violates Human Rights' | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

United Nations experts declared Wednesday that the city of Detroit's shut-off of water to thousands of residents who are unable to pay their bills "constitutes a violation of the human right to water" and may be discriminatory against African-Americans.“

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Decrying "Brutal Operation Taking Place in Our Name," Israeli Military Reservists Refuse to Serve

Decrying "Brutal Operation Taking Place in Our Name," Israeli Military Reservists Refuse to Serve | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
As Israel pledges to continue the assault on Gaza for "as long as is required," we are joined by two Israelis who have refused to serve in their country’s military reserves. On Tuesday, The Washington Post ran an open letter authored by Yael Even Or titled "We are Israeli reservists. We refuse to serve," announcing that more than 50 former Israeli soldiers have signed a petition declaring their refusal to be part of the Israeli military reserves. "This petition, long in the making, has a special urgency because of the brutal military operation now taking place in our name," Even Or writes. An Israeli journalist and activist who evaluated candidates for the Israeli army’s recruitment department during her service, Even Or is now a graduate student in international affairs at The New School in New York City. She join us to discuss the reservists’ letter. We are also joined from Tel Aviv by Yonatan Shapira, a former Israeli captain and Air Force pilot, who in 2003 spearheaded a letter signed by 27 Israeli pilots who refused to participate in military operations against Palestinians.
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Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantánamo captive -- MiamiHerald.com

Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantánamo captive -- MiamiHerald.com | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

In the first known rebellion against Guantánamo’s force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to “alternative duties."


Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/07/15/4237720/navy-nurse-refuses-to-force-feed.html#storylink=cp
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Gitxsan First Nation evicting rail, logging, sport fishing interests

Gitxsan First Nation evicting rail, logging, sport fishing interests | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
British Columbia First Nations are wasting no time in enforcing their claim on traditional lands in light of a landmark Supreme Court of Canada decision recognizing aboriginal land title.
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Detroiters Put Bodies on the Line to Stop Privatization of Their Water

Detroiters Put Bodies on the Line to Stop Privatization of Their Water | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Some residents of Detroit have already had their water shut off. But the United Nations declared the water shutoffs were a violation of human rights. So what’s next in this public health crisis?

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Israel's Strategy and America's Mythology

Israel's Strategy and America's Mythology | Raising Cain | Scoop.it

Bombs are falling and people are dying in Gaza. It's headline news in America's mass media. As usual, though, we get only today's events, with no historical context to explain what's really going on and why.

 

The crucial piece of history our mass media ignore is that one basic principle has always guided Israel's foreign policy: Keep the perceived enemies divided; never let them unite.

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I Was Assaulted by Cops for Daring to Have a Conversation at a Pro-Israel Rally in LA

I Was Assaulted by Cops for Daring to Have a Conversation at a Pro-Israel Rally in LA | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Ali Abunimah said he was arrested without provocation.
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Income Inequity Is a Choice - COLORLINES

Income Inequity Is a Choice - COLORLINES | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Now is as good a time as any to ask whether American democracy and its winner-take-all capitalistic system are compatible or need to part ways.
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Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths

Child Migrants and Media Half-Truths | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Mainstream press stories are telling half-truths about child victims, while muddling or downright manipulating the question of who and what is responsible.
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Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated - COLORLINES

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated - COLORLINES | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.
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Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Harris v. Quinn’ Will Undermine Gains Made by Low-Wage Home Healthcare Workers

Supreme Court Ruling in ‘Harris v. Quinn’ Will Undermine Gains Made by Low-Wage Home Healthcare Workers | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
Today’s ruling was not as devastating as labor advocates feared it would be, but nevertheless lays the groundwork for more sweeping attacks on unions.
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Moyers and Company: What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia

Moyers and Company: What We Can Learn From Lawrence of Arabia | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
As fears grow of a widening war across the Middle East, fed by reports that ISIS envisions a region-wide, all controlling theocracy, we found ourselves talking about another war: World War I.
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"Counter-Revolution of 1776": Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery?

"Counter-Revolution of 1776": Was U.S. Independence War a Conservative Revolt in Favor of Slavery? | Raising Cain | Scoop.it
As the United States prepares to celebrate Independence Day, we look at why July 4 is not a cause for celebration for all. For Native Americans, it may be a bitter reminder of colonialism, which brought fatal diseases, cultural hegemony and genocide. Neither did the new republic’s promise of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" extend to African Americans. The colonists who declared their freedom from England did not share their newly founded liberation with the millions of Africans they had captured and forced into slavery. We speak with historian Gerald Horne, who argues the so-called Revolutionary War was actually a conservative effort by American colonists to protect their system of slavery. He is the author of two new books: "The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America" and "Race to Revolution: The U.S. and Cuba During Slavery and Jim Crow." Horne is professor of history and African American studies at the University of Houston.
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