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  • "No government should be in the business of deporting children." --Jorge Ramos
  • How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In CrisisNCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues

Catherine Taibi, Huffington Post

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/Brownsville4jpg.jpg07/22/2014 | Latino journalist Jorge Ramos delivered a powerful speech on Tuesday against conservative efforts to deport the thousands of Central American children who have been arriving at the US border.

Ramos hit back at GOP voices like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who are pushing for a speedier deportation process of the some 70,000 unaccompanied minors. Many conservative groups have fought back against possible efforts by the Obama administration to house the children in Vassar, Michigan. Despite disagreement over a solution, the border conflict has been called a "humanitarian crisis" by both Republicans and Democrats.

Catherine Taibi is an Associate Media Editor at the Huffington Post. She got her BA in English from Wesleyan University.

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How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis, Oliver Willis, Media Matters for America

  • A charity has withdrawn its plans to provide beds for migrant children due to "negative backlash caused by information misreported to the public."
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance

NCLR President: GOP Will Lose White House If Attitude On Child Refugees Continues, Carolina Moreno, Huffington Post 

  • The President of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, has choice words for the GOP.
  • "I promise you this," (NCLR President Janet) Murguía said to a cheering crowd. "The road to the White House runs right through the Hispanic community, and you will not see a Republican become president without it."
  • Jorge Ramos's Powerful Defense Of Immigrant Children In Border Crisis

 

Special Project | The War on Children: Week Ending July 27, 2014

 

kiddies.jpgThe United States is one of the few countries in the world that puts children in supermax prisons, tries them as adults, incarcerates them for exceptionally long periods of time, defines them as super predators, pepper sprays them for engaging in peaceful protests, and, in an echo of the discourse of the war on terror, describes them as 'teenage time bombs.' 

  • 10 New Items including:
    • How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis
    • Child Sex Abuse Crisis of the Religious Right Grows
    • Charter Schools Are Cheating Your Kids
    • How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans Created Child-Refugee Flood
    • Politics Plaguing School Lunches
    • 5 States Gunning to Make Their Kids As Scientifically Illiterate As Possible by Teaching Creationist B.S.
    • Chris Hedges | Pity the Children
    • The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children
    • Why Are Huge Numbers of Disabled Students Dropping Out of College?
    • The US Gun Culture

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How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis, Oliver Willis, Media Matters for America

  • A charity has withdrawn its plans to provide beds for migrant children due to "negative backlash caused by information misreported to the public."
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance

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Child Sex Abuse Crisis of the Religious Right Grows, July 18, 2014, Compiled by David Culver <>, Ed., Evergreene Digest

  • We must confront the global sex abuse scandal and address the issues that contribute to the causes of systemic sexual abuse within the Religious Right.
  • Part 1: Calls for Resignation Mount for Minnesota Archbishop in Scandals
  • Part 2: Rubén Rosario: Archbishop Nienstedt needs to go. Now.

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Charter Schools Are Cheating Your Kids, Paul Rosenberg, Salon

  • New Report Reveals Massive Fraud, Mismanagement, Abuse
  • Millions of dollars are being vacuumed out of public schools and into the corporate pockets -- or fraudulent execs.
  • The Dumbing Down of America's Schools

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How Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and Congressional Republicans Created Child-Refugee Flood, Eric Zuesse, OpEdNews

  • If President Obama now treats those desperate children as if they were not refugees, then he will be culminating what he has already done to them, not moving to reverse it, but instead to seal their dooms.
  • How the US is Fueling Military Repression in Honduras

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Politics Plaguing School Lunches, Nick Stumo-Langer, Minnesota 2020 

  • The new regulations, with their increased emphasis on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, are a responsible way to adress and curb childhood obesity as well as to educate students about the value of a well-balanced meal.
  • First Lady Responds To School Meal Critics

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5 States Gunning to Make Their Kids As Scientifically Illiterate As Possible by Teaching Creationist B.S., Dan Arel, AlterNet

  • Some states have attempted to pass bills that either remove evolution from the curriculum or allow teachers to offer alternative theories.
  • Louisiana, Missouri and others are shamelessly pushing a creationist agenda to appease the Christian right
  • Enforcing School Dress Codes Teaches Girls to be Ashamed, Not 'Modest' 

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Chris Hedges | Pity the Children, Chris Hedges, Truthdig

  • War brings with it a host of horrors, but the worst is what it does to children. The suffering of the young, perpetrated by those who carry weapons, exposes war’s demented pathology. 
  • The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

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The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children, Robert J. Burrowes, Special to Evergreene Digest

  • Our world is in trouble. We fight wars, impose exploitative economic relationships on many people and destroy our environment, among many othe manifestations of violence. Fundamentally, these problems are all outcomes of our greatest delusion: that we humans love our children. If we are to effectively tackle all of our other problems, then we must include in our strategy learning how to love our children genuinely. Or all of our other efforts will ultimately be in vain.
  • Special Project | The War on Children

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Why Are Huge Numbers of Disabled Students Dropping Out of College? s.e. smith, AlterNet

  • US colleges and universities need to do better at meeting the needs of disabled students.
  • Colleges are full of it!
  • Happiness and disability

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The US Gun Culture, Compiled by David Culver, Ed., Evergreene Digest 

  • America is living under the gun. America has lost its mind.
  • Part 1: If It's A School Week In America, Odds Are There Will Be A School Shooting
  • Part 2: Shooter And Student Reported Dead At Reynolds High School

 
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How Conservative Media Killed A Charity's Plan To Help Migrant Children In Crisis

  • A charity has withdrawn its plans to provide beds for migrant children due to "negative backlash caused by information misreported to the public."
  • How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance

Oliver Willis, Media Matters for America

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foxnews.jpgJuly 17, 2014  |  A Texas charity has abandoned a plan to help house child migrants after conservative media outlets used misleading images to suggest displaced children would be living there in luxury conditions. In fact, the same charity operates other no-frills facilities and had planned to convert a hotel in a similar style.

Conservative media have promoted multiple conspiracy theories connected to the humanitarian migration crisis, including the  accusation that President Obama "planned" the recent surge of child migrants across the border for political reasons, that migrant children are  infecting Americans with rare diseases, and that Obama is  allowing violent gang members to cross the border.

Oliver Willis: A widely followed Huffington Post contributor and employee for Media Matters, Oliver is one of the major voices on the progressive Left. 

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How the Media Doesn't Give Peace a Chance, Richard Schiffman, OpEdNews

  • Norwegian sociologist, Johan Galtung, the winner of the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1987, believes that the media's institutional bias toward reporting "official sources" in the government and military means that we generally only hear from those with a vested interest in the use of force, rarely from the people on the ground who will pay for their decisions in blood. The arguments for military action are framed in abstract geopolitical terms and vague appeals to "the national interest" rather than focusing on the terrible human costs of organized state violence.
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  • How the Media Is Taking Us Toward War With Iran

 

Ember Reichgott Junge confronts seven myths and misconceptions about charter schools

  • The author of the nation’s first chartering law has compiled a list of myths and misconceptions about charter schools.
  • Charter Schools Are Cheating Your Kids

Beth Hawkins, MinnPost

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July 17, 2014 | For the past 18 months, Ember Reichgott Junge has been touring the country in support of a book she wrote about the origin of charter schools. At every stop — including appearances before charter school authorizes and administrators — she hears the same thing: “I didn’t know that.”

In the process, the author of the nation’s first chartering law has compiled a list of myths and misconceptions about charter schools.

Beth Hawkins writes Learning Curve, a blog about education, for MinnPost and also covers a variety of other public policy topics. 

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Charter Schools Are Cheating Your Kids, Paul Rosenberg, Salon

  • New Report Reveals Massive Fraud, Mismanagement, Abuse
  • Millions of dollars are being vacuumed out of public schools and into the corporate pockets -- or fraudulent execs.
  • The Dumbing Down of America's Schools

 

 

'Why Are Most Human Beings So Powerless?'

Human beings stand at the edge of extinction and yet few of us are mobilized in defense of human existence. Why is this? And what can we do about it?

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

RJ Burrowes, riseup.net

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peacegallupcolorsmall_1.jpg July 8, 2014 | Unless someone lives in a cave secluded from all news, the evidence that human beings are in deep trouble – with violence in its many forms intruding on all aspects of our lives and threatening our very existence – is readily available. Of course, you won't necessarily hear the news this bluntly from the mainstream media but even they must convey at least occasional and/or muted reports of military violence in many parts of the world and the threat of nuclear war over Ukraine, ongoing massive deaths by starvation in many parts of the world, vanishing ecosystems and species under our combined and unrelenting assaults on the natural environment and violence in many other forms, including in our homes and on our streets.

The information might not always be in the headlines but it is a recurring feature of 21st century news if someone takes the slightest interest in checking it. Given the threats, an aware person might ask 'Why so little action in response?'

Of course, the usual answers include such explanations as these: people don't necessarily 'know' (for one reason or another) and elites make considerable effort to manipulate people into believing one or more of these three things: it is the responsibility of governments (not ordinary people) to act, people can do nothing to make a difference and/or anything they do will be ineffective. Having people passive and dependent, rather than powerful agents of change, suits governments and corporations nicely: Social control is easiest in this circumstance.

Molly%20Ivins%20%22Stop%20It%20Now!%22_1.jpgRobert J. Burrowes has a lifetime commitment to understanding andending human violence. He has done extensive research since 1966 in aneffort to understand why human beings are violent and has been anonviolent activist since 1981. He is the author of 'Why Violence?'

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The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their ChildrenRobert J. Burrowes, Special to Evergreene Digest

  • Our world is in trouble. We fight wars, impose exploitative economic relationships on many people and destroy our environment, among many other manifestations of violence. Fundamentally, these problems are all outcomes of our greatest delusion: that we humans love our children. If we are to effectively tackle all of our other problems, then we must include in our strategy learning how to love our children genuinely. Or all of our other efforts will ultimately be in vain.
  • Special Project | The War on Children

 

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