These efforts are also likely to be just the latest in a long legacy of efforts to defend White supremacy and dismantle progress toward Black and brown citizenship. Black electoral power and representation hit a high water mark in the Reconstruction years after the Civil War, sparking the violent backlash of terrorism and voter suppression by the KKK and White supremacist groups in the 1870s -- which, following a series of supportive Supreme Court rulings that gutted the force of the Reconstruction Amendments banning slavery and attempting to secure civil and voting rights, ensured the rise of Jim Crow. It took the revolutionary courage of Lewis' generation to restore voting rights in the 1960s -- and even that progress was steadily undone by today's GOP. … [Read more...] about The constitutional amendment America really needs
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Developing new crops in an effort to ward off worldwide hunger is nothing new. In 1970, American agronomist Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize for creating high-yield crops that helped avert famines in Latin America and Asia. Now, scientists aim to spread their engineered crops to the developing areas that need them the most. … [Read more...] about Feeding the future: Will high-tech famine fighting bear fruit?
For now, coronavirus has played into the hands of the fumigation' opponents: on Wednesday, a district judge blocked the proceeding arguing that because of the pandemic, a key part of informing local communities about the government's plans could not take place. … [Read more...] about Colombia wants to resume spraying a toxic chemical to fight cocaine. Critics say it’s too risky
The clash was precipitated seemingly by a random social media user, @Lisa_Fajita, contacting the consumer co-operative to complain that they had placed an advert with the right-leaning magazine some years ago, after the so-called Stop Funding Hate campaign alleged that The Spectator is “a magazine notorious for transphobia & ‘anti-Muslim propaganda’.” … [Read more...] about Co-op Pulls Ads from Spectator for Alleged ‘Anti-Muslim Propaganda’, Transphobia
Within hours of the resulting backlash, the Co-op capitulated to Neil unreservedly, responding: “That’s escalated quickly and we want to set the record straight. The tweet sent yesterday was incorrect and does not reflect our advertising position.” … [Read more...] about Total Surrender: Woke Co-op U-Turns on Conservative Magazine Ad Boycott Within Hours