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‘We Still Don’t Have Justice': An Open Letter From Ferguson Protesters and Supporters

"For 108 days, we have continuously been admonished that we should 'let the system work,' and wait to see what the results are," protesters and supporters in Ferguson explain in their open letter. "The results are in. And we still don’t...Show More Summary

UKIP’s Special Relationship with ALEC, Heartland and American Fossil Fuels

Would UKIP be riding so high if voters knew of the party's links with powerful right-wing US corporate interests promoting fossil fuels, denying climate change, opposing gun control, and supporting big tobacco, teaching creationism in...Show More Summary

Ferguson: Today marks a pivotal moment for US human rights

Today, we learned that a grand jury in Ferguson decided not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown — an unarmed 18-year-old — in August. The community response to Mike Brown’s death, and the … Please continue reading.

The Arrests Began on Burnaby Mountain

Originally Published on the ECOreport The arrests began on Burnaby Mountain. Police pushed the protestors back to the “legal protest” zone on Thursday.  Twenty-six were arrested.  David Suzuki’s grandson, Tamo Campos, and at least two members of the Squamish Nation were among them. Show More Summary

San Diego Loses Appeal On Its Weak Transportation Plan

Back in 2011, the San Diego Association of Governments issued a really bad regional transportation plan.  These plans must prioritize transportation investments across the metropolitan region for the coming decades and are the basisShow More Summary

Mother Recalls Her Response When Fertility Clinic Implanted Wrong Baby By Mistake

In 2009, Carolyn and Sean Savage were thrilled to find out they were expected another baby after an in vetro fertilization (IVF) treatment. The couple already had one baby through IVF, and from that successful treatment, they had extra embryos and saved them for future pregnancy attempts. However, their happiness quickly turned to shock when […]

Groundbreaking Technology Could Allow Parents to See Hologram of Their Unborn Baby

Ultrasound has been described as the “window to the womb” and the advent of 3-D and 4-D ultrasounds have helped entire generations of people have an enhanced respect for the value of human life. That people could see the development of an unborn child in the womb like never before has prompted some to say […]

Baby Girl Born Healthy After She Has Surgery in the Womb at 20 Weeks

France is celebrating its first successful fetal surgery after a baby girl was born Nov. 9 at full term and in good health. Nearly four months earlier, in July, doctors at Armand Trousseau Hospital in Paris operated on the 20-week-old fetus with spina bifida while inside her mother’s womb. To prevent brain damage, doctors recommended […]

Death With Dignity? Study Shows Friends and Family of People Dying in Assisted Suicide Suffer PTSD

In a way, this may be a hopeful sign. A study in European Psychiatry shows that 20% of close friends or family who witness assisted suicide develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). From the study: Of the 85 participants, 13% met the criteria for full PTSD (cut-off?35), 6.5% met the criteria for subthreshold PTSD (cut-off?25), and 4.9% met the […]

Abortion Doctor Admits He Regretted His Decision to Abort His Own Child

In March 1983, OB-GYN and former abortionist Dr. Bernard Nathanson sat down with Canada’s notorious abortionist Henry Morgentaler who helped overturn Canada’s abortion law, to discuss complex issues surrounding abortion on CHCH’s television program “Cherington”.                   In a clip of the show posted below, Morgentaler who died […]

Walmart Hosts Food Drive for Its Own Employees

Walmart, for the second consecutive year, is holding a holiday food drive for its own employees. The retail giant has decided once again that instead of raising the wages of its 2.1 million employees, it will ask workers with a bit more...Show More Summary

UCLA basketball vaults into top 25 after 4-0 start

The UCLA men’s basketball team successfully navigated their first four games of the season, and on Monday, they were rewarded. When the national polls came out, UCLA moved into the rankings.

Here’s How To Show Gratitude To Climate Heroes Big And Small This Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving season, the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication once again wants you to tweet out some gratitude via the hashtag #ClimateThanks. The post Here’s How To Show Gratitude To Climate Heroes Big And Small This Thanksgiving appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Yes, we can beat climate change — but it will take massive international government coordination

The Deep Decarbonization Pathway Project is doing some of the most important work in the world, laying out how can keep climate chaos in check.

Baby Girl Saved From Forced Abortion, Mom Hid From Chinese Officials for Months

Here is a girl for whom we are most thankful – MEIRONG (her name has been changed to protect her identity) – one of more than 100 girls saved by our “Save a Girl” Campaign. Meirong’s parents are poor farmers in rural China. They already had a son, so they were not allowed to have […]

Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

The Washington Post summarizes the sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby. Meanwhile, journalists like David Carr and Ta-Nehisi Coates offer apologies for looking away, and a former NBC employee talks about helping Cosby pay off multiple women and standing guard when young models were “delivered” to his hotel room. Show More Summary

Shameless Self-Promotion Sunday Monday

Promote yourself. (Apologies for lateness!) N.B. remember your netiquette.

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