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Apr 28, 2017 FSRN
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Lawmakers go through the motions of appropriations showdown ritual Texas House passes most hardline immigration bill since Arizona’s SB 1070 Turkish officials carry out fresh purges; opposition contests referendum results Snake charmers in India lament loss of culture following outlawing of their practice Whistleblowers play a key role in Nigerian anti-corruption push…at their own risk FSRN signs off the air after 17 years of grassroots radio journalism   Lawmakers go through the motions...
Topics: FSRN signs off, government shutdown, Texas SB4, immigration, profiling, Turkish referendum, snake...
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Apr 21, 2017 FSRN
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French voters prepare for first round of presidential elections amid surge in right-wing nationalism Turkey referendum results test country’s polarized political system Brazilian public workers push back against unelected government’s austerity plans Lakota immersion class works to recover lost language while strengthening culture Residents of Seattle's South Park immigrant community build the kind of walls they can support Download Audio   French voters prepare for first round of...
Topics: French elections, right-wing nationalism, Turkey referendum, Brazil, austerity, Lakota, language,...
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Apr 14, 2017 FSRN
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U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” – Trump says he gave “his” military “total authorization” Human rights activists push for ISIS to face UN war crimes tribunal 60,000 immigrants held at Colorado facility sue GEO Group for forced labor Rohingya refugees fear expulsion from India Myanmar’s transition to democracy provides opening for deeper social change Families in Mexico launch their own searches for missing loved ones Download Audio   U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” –...
Topics: "Mother of All Bombs", human rights, ISIS, war crimes, GEO Group, forced labor, lawsuit,...
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Apr 7, 2017 FSRN
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Trump orders military action against Syrian government air base Rep. Nunes steps down from Russia probe while under i nvestigation for ethics violations Senate Majority leader presses nuclear option button; Gorsuch confirmed Refugee​ ​facing​ ​deportation​ ​in​ ​Australia​ ​highlights criticisms of systematic​ ​'miscarriage​ ​of​ ​justice' Athens initiative aims to raise funds and break down stigma with tours to meet city’s homeless LA explores legalizing...
Topics: Syrian air strike, Russia probe, Gorsuch confirmation, deportation, Australia, Athens,...
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Mar 31, 2017 FSRN
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Senate Select Intelligence Committee begins public hearings on probe of Russian interference in U.S. elections Trump signs executive order to roll back Clean Power Plan, return focus to coal Proposed federal budget cuts could stop Caltrain electrification in its tracks CPB head defends public media mission against White House push to defund Turkish academics fired in ongoing purges take their coursework to the streets Christian Egyptians flee northern Sinai, fearing targeting by radical...
Topics: Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, Trump executive orders, Caltrain, Corporation for Public...
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Mar 17, 2017 FSRN
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With revised travel ban on hold, the White House requests funds to expand deportations while slashing social spending Los Angeles students to use theater to prepare for anti-immigrant crackdowns Salvadoran deportees warn of looming humanitarian crisis in a nation from which one in four has migrated Georgia legislature advances bill that could label protesters as “domestic terrorists” Activists make 200-mile walk along route of proposed natural gas pipeline in North Carolina South Dakota...
Topics: Muslim ban, deportations, anti-immigrant crackdowns, theater, Los Angeles, El Salvador, Georgia,...
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Mar 10, 2017 FSRN
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Trump signs revised executive order banning immigration from Muslim majority countries Russia probe is elephant in the room at confirmation hearings for Deputy and Associate Attorneys General ACA repeal advances through two committees; next stop Budget Committee Arkansas bill would ban Howard Zinn’s writings from classrooms UN representative meets with various Native American tribes about indigenous rights Indian acid attack survivors strip away stigma while serving up orders at...
Topics: Muslim ban, Russia probe, Arkansas, Howard Zinn, ban, ACA repeal, indigneous rights, UN, India,...
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Mar 3, 2017 FSRN
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Sessions, amid controversy, recuses himself from investigations into presidential campaign New Secy. of the Interior moves to reverse Obama-era environmental protections Trump weaves immigration through speech to joint session of Congress Program travels the U.S. with replica solitary confinement cell to advocate against the prison practice Questions linger a year after the murder of Honduran indigenous leader, Berta Cáceres Volunteers use art therapy to support Ukrainian civilians amid record...
Topics: AG Jeff Sessions, recusal, Trump administration, Trump cabinet, immigration, Obama administration,...
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Feb 24, 2017 FSRN
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DHS memos prompt uncertainty about enforcement in schools, churches and hospitals Black immigrants in U.S. fear profiling may drive up deportation rates Tillerson and Kelly head to Mexico as Trump policies strain bilateral relations Trump administration backs off Title IX protections for trans students Police forces begin forcible evictions of Oceti Sakowin camp near Dakota Access pipeline Minnesota, Arizona latest states to advance anti-protest bills through GOP-dominated legislatures DHS...
Topics: DHS memo, immigration crackdown, black immigrants, US/Mexico relations, Title IX, Dakota Access...
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Feb 17, 2017 FSRN
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Trump blames the media, not substance of allegations, for Flynn’s departure Senate confirms EPA nominee as court orders release his emails with fossil fuel execs Trump nominee for Israel envoy echoes uncertainty on two-state solution Immigrant rights advocates piece together details on recent sweeps with little official information DACA recipient detained by ICE in Seattle, immigrant mother seeks sanctuary in Denver church U.S. Senate rolls back rule blocking people with mental health issues...
Topics: Trump media blaming, Trump cabinet confirman hearings, immigration crackdown, sanctuary, DACA,...
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Feb 10, 2017 FSRN
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U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals due to rule soon on Trump’s travel ban Attorney Gen. takes oath, more EOs rolled out, and a mother's deportation Repeal of Obamacare gives hope for advocates of single payer healthcare Betsy DeVos sworn in as Secretary of Education Army Corps of Engineers grants easement for remaining stretch of Dakota Access pipeline Denver authorities begin permitting process for cannabis consumption venues U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upholds stay blocking Trump’s...
Topics: Muslim Ban, executive orders, AG Jeff Sessions, Obamacare repeal, Betsy DeVos, Dakota Access...
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Jan 27, 2017 FSRN
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Trump kicks off first week with controversial - though promised - executive orders Executive orders open diplomatic rift with Mexico; as economic crisis spirals U.S. cities prepare to resist Trump’s immigration policies Trump signs executive orders to restart work on Keystone XL, Dakota Access pipelines White House pushes Pompeo confirmation, Senate debates ahead of vote tonight Questions about qualifications and ethics persist for other nominees Confirmation for ‘the most important...
Topics: Trump's first week in office, executive orders, diplomatic rift, Mexico, Mike Pompeo, confirmation...
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Jan 20, 2017 FSRN
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Trump sworn in as 45th President of the United States Obama sets a new record for commutations in his final full day in office Washington, D.C. residents band together as an administration few voted for takes power Immigrant workers in Chicago plan Inauguration Day sickout Confirmation hearings saturate business on Capitol Hill for second consecutive week Healthcare researchers urge Senate to reject Trump’s nominee for Health and Human Services Secy. EPA nominee appears in confirmation...
Topics: Trump inauguration, Obama clemency, immigrant workers strike, confirmation hearings, EPA, climate...
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Jan 13, 2017 FSRN
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U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care Act rollback during budget reconciliation process Trump downplays ethics, transparency in first post-election press conference Cabinet confirmation hearings: week one Opponents of planned Louisiana pipeline document 144 pipeline accidents in 2016 Tribal and Non-Native Water Protectors urge Wells Fargo to Divest from Dakota Access Pipeline Seabed mining project advances, Papua New Guinea locals consider lawsuit Download Audio U.S. Senate starts Affordable Care...
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Trump cabinet confirman hearings, Bayou Bridge pipeline, Louisiana, Dakota...
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Jan 6, 2017 FSRN
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Senate Republicans put Affordable Care Act under the knife Senate committee probes allegations of Russian meddling in 2016 election Law professors ask Congress to oppose Trump pick for U.S. Attorney General Former U.S. attorney supports clemency for Leonard Peltier Mexican gas price hike kicks off 2017 with protests, economic anxiety Depression-era Mexican repatriation holds lessons on mass deportations Download Audio Senate Republicans put Affordable Care Act under the knife Weeks before...
Topics: Affordable Care Act, Russian meddling in 2016 election, Jeff Sessions, Leonard Peltier, Mexico gas...
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Dec 30, 2016 FSRN
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Israel holds plans for new settlements until after Trump inauguration Artists’ colony in India resists forced eviction, demolition of their homes Immigrants organize and explore options in final weeks of Obama administration Black Obituary Project seeks to challenge perceptions of police shooting victims How the battle for Mosul may bring independence to Iraqi Kurdistan Download Audio Israel holds plans for new settlements until after Trump inauguration The fallout after the U.S. refused to...
Topics: Israel, settlements, Trump inauguration, Kathputli Colony, artists colony, New Delhi, displacement,...
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Dec 23, 2016 FSRN
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President Obama takes pre-emptive policy actions ahead of exit Obama bans offshore drilling in large portions of Arctic and Atlantic oceans First Nations communities take Canadian government to Supreme Court over fossil fuel projects Trump surpasses 270 Electoral College votes; activists work to reform Democratic Party Zimbabwe’s President Mugabe announces reelection bid amid growing polarization Los Angeles outlaws sleeping in cars, further criminalizing homelessness Download Audio President...
Topics: Muslim registry, NSEERS, offshore drilling ban, Arctic Ocean, First Nations, Canada, Electoral...
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Dec 16, 2016 FSRN
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Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Restrictive voting laws in U.S. don’t match data on actual cases of voter fraud Wisconsin finishes ballot recount: no significant change State and local level officials prepare to stand up to Trump on climate issuess Renewed violence against Myanmar's Rohingya; villages erased by fire Refugees detained on Manus Island worry about fate of U.S. resettlement deal Download Audio Aleppo evacuation halted again; thousands still stranded Tens...
Topics: Aleppo, mass displacement, Syrian civil war, 2016 presidential election, Russian interference,...
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Dec 9, 2016 FSRN
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No court ruling for Dakota Access; Missouri River crossing still stalled Portland approves tax hike for corporations based on CEO pay disparities Los Angeles to enact ‘ban the box’ ordinance for public and private sector jobs Mexico considers legislation to permanently grant extraordinary policing and surveillance powers to the military Foreign trawlers devastate fisheries in Cameroon, navy deployed to seize illegal vessels Work continues to restore link between California’s San Joaquin...
Topics: Dakota Access pipeline, Portland, pay disparities, wage hikes, ban the box, Los Angeles, fisheries,...
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Dec 2, 2016 FSRN
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U.S. military veterans self-deploy to construction site of controversial pipeline Standing Rock Sioux invoke treaty terms in response to notice to vacate riverfront camp First Nations Treaty Alliance says newly-approved tar sands pipelines will not be built Wisconsin Recount underway, Michigan and Pennsylvania still up in the air  Service workers across U.S. go on strike in support of raising minimum wage No charges for officer responsible for shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott Colombian...
Topics: veterans, Standing Rock Sioux, Dakota Access pipeline, First Nations Treaty Alliance, Wisconsin...
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Nov 25, 2016 FSRN
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Indigenous activists mark Thanksgiving with ceremony on occupied sacred land Canadian opposition mounts to Kinder Morgan tar sands oil pipeline expansion Philippines mulls opening unused Bataan Nuclear Power Plant India struggles to deal with tons of black market e-waste Trump’s CIA director supports agency’s most controversial practices After Trump win, students brace for awkward Thanksgiving dinner conversation California’s Prop 64 goes beyond decriminalizing recreational marijuana...
Topics: Thanksgiving, tar sands, pipeline opposition, Kinder Morgan, Canada, Philippines, nuclear energy,...
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Nov 18, 2016 FSRN
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More senior Trump officials named including Sessions for U.S. Atty. General Immigrants and ‘sanctuary cities’ brace for promised crackdown under Trump administration ProPublica launches post-election initiative to independently track hate crimes in U.S. Students across the U.S. walk out of high schools and universities in electoral aftermath How to do away with the Electoral College system (short of a constitutional amendment) Dakota Access pipeline once again on hold as Standing Rock...
Topics: Trump cabinet, immigration, crackdown, sanctuary cities, ProPublica, hate crimes, student walkouts,...
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Nov 11, 2016 FSRN
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Electoral college system hands Trump presidency, Clinton leads popular vote Street Beat: Reactions to the 2016 U.S. presidential election results Missouri voters pass ballot measure to erode voting rights protections Recreational marijuana legalized in California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts Colorado votes to keep prison slavery language in state constitution Mumia Abu Jamal: Shock & Awe 2016 election: win/win for the Christian Right? Iranian “tourists” flock to Armenia to recapture...
Topics: 2016 presidential election, electoral college, popular vote, voting rights, Missouri, recreational...
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Nov 4, 2016 FSRN
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DAPL nears completion, encounters resistance at and away from construction site Crow Creek Sioux cut ties with South Dakota over police deployment to pipeline protests Los Angeles voters face controversial ballot initiative on medical marijuana regulations Colorado voters to consider a state-level single payer health insurance system Influx of new voters from Puerto Rico could sway election results in Florida Civilians in Pakistan’s tribal regions form peace committees to fight back against...
Topics: Dakota Access Pipeline, Crow Creek Sioux, ballot initiative, medical marijuana, Colorado, single...
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Oct 31, 2016 FSRN
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Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records California’s Prop 47 could free one in five inmates from state prisons Legislation seeks to reform FOIA and improve access to government information Corruption and extremism hinder efforts to rebuild bombed-out Pakistani schools “Yes Means Yes” and on-campus sexual assault prevention Q&A: State judicial elections smash campaign spending records The 2014 elections are underway around the United States with voters already...
Topics: judicial elections, campaign spending, Prop 47, California, FOIA, transparency, corruption,...
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Oct 28, 2016 FSRN
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Police forcibly move Dakota Access protesters; 141 arrested Trump campaigners seek out American voters in Israel Carbon wolf in solar clothing?: Criticism rains down on Florida’s ‘sneaky’ Amendment 1 Idlib province school bombing, the latest war crime allegation from Syria French police empty massive refugee camp in Calais ahead of planned demolition U.S. communities turn to alternative policies to address the homelessness crisis Profile: White Boy Tacos feeds foodies and the hungry...
Topics: Dakota Access Pipeline, mass arrest, Trump, Israel, voters abroad, 2016 presidential election,...
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Oct 21, 2016 FSRN
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Two new murders of campesino leaders in Honduras underscore climate of violence and impunity El Salvador wins long-running legal fight with Pacific Rim mining company Thailand observes year of mourning after death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Nigerian women’s rights activists want official action to stop spike in violent rapes in Lagos area Washington state carbon tax backers undaunted despite divide Urban beekeepers in Toronto help pollinators make the most of city life Download Audio   Two...
Topics: Honduras, land dispute, campesinos, El Salvador, mining dispute, Pacific Rim, Thailand, monarchy,...
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Oct 14, 2016 FSRN
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Boko Haram releases 21 kidnapped Chibok girls held more than two years UN extends Haiti mandate; death toll exceeds 1000 and full scope of destruction still unclear Chicago Public Schools narrowly avoid teachers strike with eleventh hour deal Former ITT Tech students still reeling; declare a debt-strike Senators ask Obama to suspend all Dakota Access Pipeline permits Oil industry has more than 30 accidents a week in and off the coast of Louisiana; data analysis Denver joins cities celebrating...
Topics: Boko Haram, Chibok Girls, Chicago Public Schools, Dakota Access Pipeline, debt-strike, Denver,...
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Oct 7, 2016 FSRN
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Hurricane Matthew spirals up Florida coast; hundreds dead in Haiti After catastrophic bleaching of Great Barrier Reef, prospects for recovery look grim India-Pakistan tension grows along with unrest in Kashmir Colombian victims continue to push for peace despite narrow loss in referendum Hungarians vote on whether to participate in EU refugee resettlement plan Toronto’s Newcomer Kitchen helps Syrian refugees adjust, share culture Download Audio Hurricane Matthew spirals up Florida coast;...
Topics: Colombia, coral bleaching, EU refugee resettlement, Great Barrier Reef, Haiti, Hungary, Hurricane...
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Sep 30, 2016 FSRN
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Earth hits CO2 concentration point of no return, Canada plants a ‘carbon bomb’ Pipeline protesters enter seventh month of Missouri River watershed encampment New California law will limit police use of civil asset forfeiture New hospital bombings reported in Syria as UN holds meeting on healthcare in war zones U.S. to lift trade sanctions against Myanmar, jade industry top beneficiary Human rights advocate in Kashmir jailed under controversial Public Safety Act Mexico marks second...
Topics: climate & environment, CO2 concentration, Dakota Access Pipeline, Standing Rock, civil asset...
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Sep 23, 2016 FSRN
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CMPD Chief now says he would release shooting video, but is out of his hands Cities launch surveillance oversight effort amid fresh demands for police accountability Renters highlight lack of affordable housing with national day of action Renewed offensive in eastern Aleppo signals official end off shaky ceasefire Refugee crisis takes center stage at UN General Assembly meeting Sinkhole spills “slightly radioactive” mine waste into central Florida’s main aquifer Civil rights suit filed...
Topics: police killings, police accountability, surveillance, affordable housing, Syrian civil war,...
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Sep 16, 2016 FSRN
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Syria ceasefire tenuously holds but aid deliveries still stuck Support for Standing Rock Sioux protest against pipeline spreads across the U.S. Epic court battle between Ecuadorian villagers and Chevron moves to Canada Youth propose bill to align climate policies with constitutional rights Thirteen-year-old black youth killed by Columbus, Ohio police Bayer and Monsanto announce $66 billion mega-merger deal India considers legislation to ban commercial surrogacy Download Audio   Syria ceasefire...
Topics: Syrian civil war, ceasefire, seige, Standing Rock Sioux, Chevron lawsuit, Ecuador, climate rights,...
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Sep 9, 2016 FSRN
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North Dakota governor activates National Guard ahead of Dakota Access pipeline court ruling Retired miners struggle to retain healthcare coverage as coal companies declare bankruptcy Non-profits sue Obama administration over oil and gas leases on public lands U.S. and Russia again face off on Syria on heels of reported chlorine gas attack East Timor takes Australia to court over oil-tinged maritime boundary dispute Zimbabwe’s High Court overturns ban on public protests amid growing unrest...
Topics: Dakota Access Pipeline, protests, crackdown, National Guard, coal miners, healthcare, bankruptcy,...
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Sep 2, 2016 FSRN
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White House names emergency board to take over Puerto Rico’s finances Brazil’s Senate confirms ouster of Dilma Rousseff Trump meets with Mexican president ahead of immigration speech in Arizona Mexico’s Federal Police chief fired after report on extrajudicial killings Dozens of Dakota Access pipeline protesters arrested in N. Dakota and Iowa Florida voters approve expanded tax breaks on solar energy equipment California passes bill raising farm worker overtime pay to match other...
Topics: Puerto Rico, emergency board, bankruptcy, Brazil, impeachment, Trump in Mexico, 2016 presidential...
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Aug 26, 2016 FSRN
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Half-century civil conflict in Colombia ends in historic peace agreement Turkish ground forces enter Syrian conflict West Virginia halts mountaintop removal project after strong opposition from locals U.S. auctions Gulf of Mexico oil leases as residents clean up in Baton Rouge Court blocks Obama administration’s guidance on trans bathroom rights Asylum seekers detained in Australia’s Manus Island center await their fate Zimbabwe protest turns violent after police try dispersing the crowd UN...
Topics: Colombia, peace agreement, Syrian civil war, West Virginia, mountaintop removal, mining, oil spill,...
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Aug 19, 2016 FSRN
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Police accountability and private prisons DEA: marijuana stays in most restricted drug class despite state legalization trend Saudi-led airstrikes target Yemeni hospital, schools UN troops accused of standing idle during Juba attack on aid workers Day 41: Civil unrest and curfews in Indian-administered Kashmir Zimbabwe police violently disperse peaceful protest of president’s economic policies Gaza’s garment sector sees a small boost as export blockade eased Download Audio   Police...
Topics: police accountability, private prisons, marijuana, DEA, school bombings, hospital attacks, Saudi...
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Aug 12, 2016 FSRN
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Justice Dept. finds Baltimore police violate civil rights Green Party officially nominates Jill Stein as candidate for U.S. president Overnight bombings in Thailand trigger renewed concerns of political turbulence State Dept. OKs arms sale to Saudi Arabia; bombing of Yemen resumes Canadian visa woes cast pall over World Social Forum Human Rights Commission of The Philippines probes corporate culpability for climate change Indian activist ends 16 year hunger strike to run for political office 71...
Topics: Baltimore, civil rights, 2016 presidential election, Jill Stein, Green Party, bombings, Thailand,...
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Aug 5, 2016 FSRN
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Videos released in Chicago police killing; questions persist in Baltimore shooting Protests in Paris over deaths in police custody have parallels with Black Lives Matter Forced evictions taint Olympics’ legacy in Rio Spike in violence against India’s Dalits by Hindu extremists sparks protests California pot industry divided over ballot legalization measure Wildfire, drought, pests threaten Sierra Nevada’s wild forests Download Audio Videos released in Chicago police killing; questions...
Topics: Chicago, Baltimore, police accountability, Paris, dalits, Hindu nationalism, mass evictions, Rio,...
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Jul 29, 2016 FSRN
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History made: Hillary Clinton is officially Democratic presidential nominee Church in France hit by deadly attack; ISIS claims responsibility Pentagon opens probe of US-led airstrikes in Syria that killed at least 74 civilians Turkey resumes sending aid to Gaza following landmark reconciliation with Israel Baltimore State Attorney drops all charges in Freddie Gray homicide Ottawa police killing of Somali man fuels lethal force debate Black Lives Matter protesters cleared from Minnesota...
Topics: Hillary Clinton, DNC, 2016 presidential election, church attack, France, ISIS, airstrikes, Syria,...
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Jul 22, 2016 FSRN
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Turkey's Alevi minority sees dark days ahead U.S.-led airstrikes reportedly kill more than 100 civilians in Manbij, Syria Indian troops unleash pellet guns on Kashmir protesters; hundreds blinded UK rift deepens after Scotland overruled on Trident It’s official: Donald Trump is the Republican nominee Street Beat: Voices from outside the RNC “People’s Caravan” rallies against bigotry and hate outside RNC Florida cop shoots unarmed black man with hands in the air Philippines’s Duterte...
Topics: Turkey, Alevis, airstrikes, Syria, protest blindings, Kashmir, Scotland, Trident, Donald Trump,...
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Jul 15, 2016 FSRN
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Bastille Day attack in Nice kills at least 84 Trump taps Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP candidate Funerals for officers slain continue through the week Funeral for Philando Castile draws hundreds to Minnesota’s St. Paul Cathedral Demonstrations swell across the country calling for police reform August recess starts two weeks early for the U.S. Congress Theresa May replaces David Cameron as UK Prime Minister More than 30 dead as protests escalate in Kashmir Los Angeles fights for immediate...
Topics: Bastille Day, Nice, ramming attack, Trump/Pence, 2016 presidential election, Philando Castile, St....
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Jul 8, 2016 FSRN
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Snipers Ambush Dallas anti-violence rally, killing five police Outrage grows after two more black men in the U.S. are killed by police Chilcot Report excoriates UK for Iraq invasion FBI recommends no charges against Hillary Clinton for email handling U.S. Senate considers GMO labeling bill Economic crisis in Zimbabwe sparks nationwide shut-down India’s Hindu settler plan threatens to inflame tensions in Kashmir Download Audio Snipers Ambush Dallas anti-violence rally, killing five police Five...
Topics: Dallas, police shooting, Black Lives Matter, civil rights, Iraq invasion, Hillary Clinton, emails,...
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Jun 24, 2016 FSRN
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UK votes to leave EU; PM David Cameron announces resignation Capitol Hill Democrats sit-in on U.S. House floor demanding action on guns U.S. Supreme Court tie upholds lower court ruling on executive actions on immigration Colombian government and FARC rebels sign historic bilateral agreement to end conflict Deadly police crackdown against protesters in Oaxaca sparks shows of support for teachers Travel restrictions and medical shortages complicate care for cancer patients in Gaz a Download Audi...
Topics: Brexit, Capitol Hill sit-in, gun control, SCOTUS, executive actions on immigration, Colombia, peace...
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Jun 17, 2016 FSRN
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Grief, anger, calls to action follow Pulse attack; GOP concedes to gun debate following filibuster Assassination of British MP puts both sides of Brexit campaign on hold Police arrest protesters occupying Africa Unity Square in Zimbabwe Teachers in Oaxaca mark 10 year anniversary of uprising amid ongoing labor dispute Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ predicted to measure nearly 7,000 square miles this summer Double jeopardy on the Salish Sea; endangered orcas and endangered salmon Download Audio...
Topics: Pulse nightclub massacre, Florida, gun control. Brexit, MP assassination, protests, Zimbabwe, labor...
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Jun 10, 2016 FSRN
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Sanders continues presidential campaign; Obama endorses Clinton Black Lives Matter activist sentenced on felony ‘lynching’ charges DOJ seeks Privacy Act exemptions for FBI’s extensive biometric database Ongoing violence in Iraq has internally displaced more than three million people Israeli development plans slated to displace Bedouins from ‘unrecognized’ Negev desert villages Scandals plague Brazil’s interim government ahead of impeachment trial Download Audio Sanders continues...
Topics: 2016 presidential election, Black Lives Matter, lynching, biometrics, surveillance, mass...
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Jun 3, 2016 FSRN
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Deadline passes for humanitarian aid access to besieged Syrian towns, UNSC considers air drops Refugee crisis driven further underground; drownings spike while smuggling booms CFPB proposes new rules to rein in payday loans Sub-Saharan African immigrants arrive with the most education but struggle with underemployment Despite numerous historic sites, Gaza Strip’s tourism industry barely exists African farmers seek creative solutions to cut back on food waste Download Audio Deadline passes for...
Topics: Syrian civil war, humanitarian aid, seige, refugees, payday loans, immigration, tourism, food waste
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Jun 1, 2016 FSRN
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U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Texas law that closed half the state's abortion clinics Transgender discrimination measures lifted in Mississippi and in the U.S. military Full ramifications of UK’s vote to leave EU remain uncertain Turkey blames ‘Islamic State’ for deadly airport attack African countries increase anti-poaching efforts amid rising prices for illegal ivory U.S. policies for leasing coal on public lands under major review for first time in 30 years Oakland City Council...
Topics: SCOTUS, abortion access, Texas, transgender, military, discrimination, Brexit, Turkey, airport...
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May 27, 2016 FSRN
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Greek authorities finish evicting thousands of refugees from Idomeni camp World Humanitarian Summit brings international leaders and NGOs to Istanbul for “expensive talking shop” Implementation of Paris climate agreement tops agenda at UN meeting in Bonn Damage from Shell oil spill in Gulf of Mexico still unclear; U.S. considers more offshore leases LA residents affected by pollution from shuttered battery plant say slow cleanup adds insult to injury Opposition to new French labor law...
Topics: Idomeni refugee camp, displacement, Greece, World Humanitarian Summit, Paris Accords, climate, oil...
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May 20, 2016 FSRN
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New rule means millions more U.S. workers can qualify for overtime pay Protesters take to French streets after government pushes controversial labor law through parliament U.S. immigration authorities begin a new round of deportation raids Greek activists occupy Athens hotel to house stranded refugees Suicide rates in Gaza climb as humanitarian situation in the territory remains dire New legislation on opioids easily advances in Congress, older patients likely affected the most Download Audio...
Topics: labor rights, overtime pay, labor reform, France, deportations, ICE, Athens, refugees, squatting,...
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May 13, 2016 FSRN
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Brazil’s Senate impeaches Rousseff, Wall Street darling assumes presidency with new cabinet Turkish ruling party uses long-dormant law to prosecute adversarial journalists and critics Philippines VP race still not called; voters elect first transgender lawmaker DoJ and North Carolina file dueling lawsuits over state’s ‘bathroom bill’ Nevada Public Utilities Commission eviscerates state solar industry in attempt to control it Wildfire in Alberta, Canada continues to grow; evacuation...
Topics: impeachment, Dilma Rouseff, journalist purge, Turkey, Philippines, election, bathroom bill, North...
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May 6, 2016 FSRN
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Massive wildfire rages across tar sands region of Alberta, Canada Honduran authorities arrest four in connection to murder of activist Berta Cáceres Far-right, anti-immigrant Generation Identity seeks to galvanize nationalist French youth The Philippines holds nationwide elections Monday; hardline candidates polling strong Tensions escalate along border between Gaza Strip and Israel Another Aleppo hospital comes under fire; UN passes resolution affirming illegality of attacks on medical...
Topics: Alberta, wildfire, Berta Cáceres, Honduras, far-right extremism, France, Philippines, elections,...
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Apr 29, 2016 FSRN
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Pentagon announces no charges for Kunduz hospital bombers, another MSF facility targeted in Aleppo International experts release final report on 43 missing students before leaving Mexico Drought and climate change contributing to earlier grape harvests in vineyards around the world Niger Delta villagers turn to European courts, seeking justice for oil spills on their farmlands 30 years after Chernobyl disaster, Pripyat remains a ghost town Download Audio   Pentagon announces no charges for...
Topics: Kunduz hospital bombing, MSF, Syria, 43 missing students, Ayotzinapa, Mexico, climate change,...
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Apr 22, 2016 FSRN
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Italy proposed new EU migrant deal with African nations as another mass drowning kills hundreds in the Mediterranean Undocumented black immigrants among millions affected as SCOTUS hears DAPA/DACA+ case Three officials linked to the Flint water crisis face criminal charges in Michigan Massive water shutoff in Chilean capital highlights long struggle over resource management World Leaders Sign Paris Climate Pact at UN headquarters on Earth Day Brazil’s lower house passes measure to impeach...
Topics: mass drowning, Mediterranean, undocumented black immigrants, DAPA, DACA, Flint water crisis, water...
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Apr 15, 2016 FSRN
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Workers protest and strike nationwide, including 40,000 from Verizon Week-long Democracy Spring protests in D.C.; more than 600 activists arrested Occupy-style Nuit Debout movement persists in Paris’ Place de la République Yale University announces $10 million divestment from fossil fuel projects For the first time, elections for UN Secretary General include public campaigns Uncertainty and legal limbo further complicate refugee trauma at Idomeni camp Download Audio   Workers protest and...
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Panama Papers open a window of opportunity to reform shady business as usual EU starts deporting migrants and refugees to Turkey; first Syrians arrive in Germany under deal “Nuit debout” movement grows in France to push back against labor reforms UK junior doctors walk out over proposed NHS contract they say is unsafe and unsustainable State legislatures move to restrict abortion access, providers document spike in threats Mississippi enacts law to permit discrimination on basis of sexual...
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Myanmar's military hands power to civilian NLD with Suu Kyi near the top Pakistan anti-terrorism sweep nets thousands after Easter attack, most released but hundreds still detained Sectarian tensions within migrant populations increase complexity of refugee resettlement FCC moves to decrease the digital divide  Nonprofit installs free solar panels for qualifying low-income residents New band brings live music to the Gaza Strip with updated traditional music Urban artists give New Delhi a...
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Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds and exacerbate regional tensions on migrant issue EU-Turkey deal fails to deter Afghan youths’ drive to migrate International Criminal Court returns guilty verdicts in two major cases Obama returns to promise to close Guantanamo Bay, despite opposition Fracking-linked earthquakes open sociopolitical rifts in Oklahoma Prospects for impeachment of Brazil's president stir pot of political crisis Download Audio Brussels attacks kill 31, injure hundreds...
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Michigan governor and EPA Administrator grilled in day two of congressional hearings on Flint water crisis U.S. Department of the Interior releases five-year plan for offshore oil and gas leasing Another COPINH activist murdered in Honduras; Dutch bank divests European, Turkish leaders continue to hash out controversial refugee plan Bill to explicitly legalize mass surveillance and data collection advances in British Parliament The ‘parent trigger’ sparks struggle between LA public schools...
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Mar 11, 2016 FSRN
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UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal to deport and swap refugees with Turkey Turkey’s President on Int’l Women’s Day: “a woman is above all else a mother” Anti-LGBT discrimination bills advance in state legislatures, Oklahoma has the most New trade law could reverse 50 years of U.S. economic policy regarding occupied Palestinian territories Coca-Cola shuts down three bottling plants in India amid severe water shortages Download Audio   UN refugee agency criticizes EU draft deal...
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Mar 4, 2016 FSRN
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Internationally recognized rights defender Berta Cáceres murdered in Honduras Guatemalan court hands down landmark sentence against military figures in Sepur Zarco case Refugee camp on Greek-Macedonian border grows exponentially as Macedonia limits crossings Chaos continues in Calais as massive migrant camp dismantled; protests in Paris U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in potentially landmark abortion rights case Profile: D.C.’s “homeless homeless advocate” Download Audio...
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Feb 26, 2016 FSRN
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Congress takes a fresh look at updating and overhauling electronic communications law Digital privacy advocates rally in support of Apple’s resistance to override iPhone security feature for FBI Obama announces plan to close Guantanamo Bay; GOP signals push-back Bolivia’s president loses referendum bid to run for re-election CDC arrives in Brazil to conduct case-control study on microcephaly spike New GM banana bound for Uganda set for human testing at Iowa State Download Audio Congress...
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Feb 19, 2016 FSRN
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UN gains access to besieged Syrian towns to distribute aid, ceasefire talks postponed Multiple hospitals attacked in northern Syria, UN envoy arrives unannounced Student protests in India gain momentum following student arrests on sedition charges Pope Francis visits Mexico, strikes a humanistic pose while remaining diplomatic GOP vows to stall confirmation after death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia California African-American Museum celebrates Black History Month with educational...
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Russian-backed airstrikes against Syrian rebels causes new wave of refugees into Turkey Women’s rights groups in India mark Valentine’s Day by campaigning against gender-based violence Nigeria passes the cost of falling oil prices onto citizens by hiking rates for electricity Four soldiers arrested in El Salvador in case of 1989 university campus massacre Armed occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge ends Mariposa District: from industrial clean-up to federally-subsidized green...
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Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in New Zealand; protesters include indigenous Maori U.S. Congress begins hearings on water crisis in Flint, Michigan Climate change and human activity wipe Bolivia’s second-largest lake off the map At least 10 thousand refugee children in Europe “lost in the system” Dozens killed in village attack in NE Nigeria: many victims burned alive, suicide bomber targets survivors Jewish and Arab parents push for integrated schools for all religions, cultures in...
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Armed takeover of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge winds down Obama slashes solitary confinement in federal prisons SCOTUS ruling gives second chance to prisoners sentenced to life as juveniles Florida legislature takes up several bills to restrict abortion, including measures before Supreme Court Chilean activists protest the TPP ahead of next week’s signing Dalit grad student’s suicide sparks protests against caste system across India New Danish law permits authorities to seize valuables...
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UN aid workers confirm widespread starvation in three blockaded Syrian towns Turkish police arrest more than a dozen peace petition-signing academics Cologne assaults embolden far-right groups in Germany U.S. faith groups and some local governments resist calls to reject Syrian refugees Kerry announces expansion of refugee program for Central Americans Transportation fare hikes once again spark intense protests in Brazil Delta 5 civil disobedience trial concludes; jurors hand down mixed verdict...
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Obama takes executive action on guns; calls on Congress to do more ICE raids targeting Central American adults with children trigger community panic Homeless population in LA braces for strong El Niño season Geo-political shifts follow Saudi Arabia’s mass executions; 47 people put to death France commemorates Charlie Hebdo attacks amid state of emergency and proposed changes to constitution Agroforestry program aims to protect Congo Basin rainforest while increasing yields for farmers...
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Texas grand jury opts not to indict Waller County jail personnel in Sandra Bland death St. Petersburg, Florida joins carbon divestment movement Economic blockade at India-Nepal border stretches into third month amid protests Full scale and long-term effects of Brazil’s ‘worst environmental disaster’ remain unclear Mumia Abu Jamal seeks injunction to force Pennsylvania prison officials to treat hepatitis C Mumia Abu Jamal on politics: Boorish and Boring Download Audio Texas grand jury opts...
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U.S. House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill, along with a slew of riders Rider to kill Waters of the United States rule fails, WOTUS promises to remain contentious EU leaders call for regional border patrol and coast guard forces Ten years after launch of Operation Streamline, criminal immigration charges dominate federal caseloads Dow, DuPont announce plans for $130 billion merger Inner city hackathons introduce kids without computers to coding Download Audio   U.S. House passes...
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COP21 misses deadline; talks and protests continue into weekend French voters boost anti-immigrant National Front party to a leading position in local elections New Yorkers push back against Islamophobia DIY search caravan scours Mexican transmigration routes for missing Central Americans Student protests stall government shutdown of schools across São Paulo , Brazil Filipino theater group works to heal trauma and improve disaster preparedness through the arts   Download Audio   COP21 misses...
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Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change forum UK enters Syrian War, refugees question efficacy of airstrikes Senate Democrats introduce gun safety amendments on the heels of mass shootings Congressional Republicans pass budget bill aimed at de-funding Planned Parenthood Los Angeles County residents take air pollution monitoring into their own hands Download Audio Despite ban on rallies, thousands demonstrate in Paris ahead of global climate change...
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U.S. military concludes MSF hospital bombing in Kunduz result of 'human error ' Street Beat: Native Americans observe National Day of Mourning in Plymouth New wave of hunger strikes at U.S. immigration detention facilities State-level immigration law sows confusion in North Carolina Florida considers a bill that would regulate fracking, but preempt and overturn local bans ‘Climate 8’ lawsuit asserts a stable climate system is a constitutional right Download Audio   U.S. military concludes...
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Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Malian capital France to remain under state of emergency for three months U.S. House passes veto-proof refugee restrictions as political battles heat up across the country Boko Haram carries out two suicide attacks in as many days in Nigeria Newly-approved $1.29 billion Saudi arms deal the latest in a decade-long buying spree Veterans of U.S. drone warfare go public with concerns about the program Afghan women fight to retain rights by not ceding public space in the...
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Justice Dept. will appeal immigration ruling to the Supreme Court FBI documents show counter-terrorism division spied on School of the Americas Watch vigils Two scientific reports look at effects of climate change on water currently stored in the global freezer Burmese democracy icon accused of ignoring persecution of Rohingya minority Indigenous Lumads march on Philippine capital to protest targeted killings and displacement Nigeria marks 20th anniversary of execution of Ken Saro-Wiwa and...
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Obama formally rejects TransCanada's permit request for Keystone XL pipeline Stopping Shell in its Tracks: Washington state communities say no to oil trains Trans-Pacific Partnership text released – a look at what’s inside Cyclone hits Yemen, adding to devastation of eight months of Saudi-led airstrikes Burma polls: Suu Kyi says if NLD wins she will assume a post above the president Possibly the longest hunger strike in history turns 15 years old "The Wanted 18" film tells the...
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