Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) Christine Blasey Ford testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP) Photo: Saul Loeb/AP Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP) Christine Blasey Ford is sworn in before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool Image via AP) Photo: Win McNamee/AP Christine Blasey Ford (C), the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party 36 years ago, arrives to testify during his US Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill … [Read more...] about The Latest: Ford says she wrote Feinstein letter on her own
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On Jan. 25, the New Orleans City Council rescinded resolution R-18-5, which encouraged divestment from corporations benefiting from human rights violations. Since then, members of Students for Justice in Palestine have returned to campus with a new perspective on progressive organizing.The resolution was the culmination of a campaign led by the New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee, which joined 38 other groups advocating against local and international forms of oppression. The legislation initially included explicit protections for New Orleans immigrants and over-policed communities of color.The collaborative nature of NOPSC’s strategy becomes apparent when contrasted with the conservative backlash that the resolution faced after passage. A recent Freedom of Information Act request revealed that President of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Arnie Fielkow requested that Councilmember Jason Williams make a statement backing off the legislation he had supported … [Read more...] about Letter to the Editor: Students must embrace progressive organizing
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Protect access to air ambulance services: Letters, April 15, 2018 Readers sound off on protecting air ambulance services and public lands. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Knoxville Published 6:00 a.m. ET April 15, 2018 CLOSE Want to submit your letter to the editor? Here is how. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Protect access to air ambulance services Air ambulance services are a critical lifeline for patients in crisis. The News Sentinel recently told the story of the Carter … [Read more...] about Protect access to air ambulance services: Letters, April 15, 2018
Sections Skip to content Skip to site index The 1967 blaze at Cornell University killed 9, including members of a fast-track Ph.D. program. No one was ever charged, but an amateur investigator thinks he knows who set it. Top row: Jennie Sun, Martha Beck, Jeffrey Smith. Middle row: Carol Kurtz, Peter Cooch, Anne McCormic. Bottom row: Prof. John Finch, Johanna Wallden, Meimei Cheng. Credit Cornell University Supported by ByN. R. Kleinfield April 13, 2018 Students awoke to what they thought was the murmur of children playing. They awoke to what they assumed was a pesky classmate banging on the door to borrow a textbook. They awoke from a lifelike dream that they were at a barbecue, could even smell the smoke. There was smoke. It was just after 4 in the morning. The dorm was on fire. It had ignited in the basement lounge of the Cornell Heights Residential Club, a repurposed motel on the northern fringe of the expansive Cornell University campus in Ithaca, … [Read more...] about Never Solved, a College Dorm Fire Has Become One Man’s Obsession
With farmers’ suicide rates higher than some veterans, rural advocates are pushing Congress to fund mental health care supports for agricultural producers. by Christopher Collins @collins_reports Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 1:22 pm CST After Judith McGeary discovered that several dozen sheep had been slaughtered by a mountain lion on her 160-acre ranch near Waco in 2015, she unexpectedly found herself struggling with depression. Every one of the sheep had been born at McGeary Family Farm — some she’d helped deliver herself. “When you lose animals, you deal with a dual loss. It imperils the financial viability of the farm, but you also deal with a very heavy emotional loss,” she said. Though McGeary is still recovering financially from the deaths, she’s moved on mentally. Some ranchers aren’t so quick to bounce back, especially if they’ve been continuously walloped by storms, drought, sick animals and down markets. Sometimes they feel … [Read more...] about Congress Never Funded Program to Prevent Farmer Suicides. Now It’s an Epidemic.