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Cecil the Lion Killing Brings Calls for Extradition and Global Reckoning on Endangered Species

2 days agoNews : Vice News

The killing of Cecil the Lion in a remote stretch of Zimbabwe has prompted an international reckoning over how countries protect endangered species and combat illegal hunting. On Thursday, the UN General Assembly adopted its first ever resolution on endangered species and poaching. Show More Summary

Meanwhile in Greensboro…

This is one of the odder things I’ve come across in 25 years doing public policy work: The General Assembly felt the need to change the composition of Greensboro City Council and the powers of Greensboro’s mayor. This was an extremely controversial move, especially as all this was suppose to happen without giving the city’s […]

U.N. tackles illicit wildlife poaching amid Cecil the lion uproar

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations General Assembly on Thursday called on all countries to step up their efforts to tackle illicit poaching and trafficking in wildlife amid global uproar over the unlawful killing of "Cecil" the lion in Zimbabwe.

A Toast! To the International Year of Light

By Michael Bass UCF Forum columnist In December 2013, at the United Nations' 68th General Assembly meeting, the assembled countries could not as usual solve the problems of world conflicts, human slavery, wide-spread famine and the Israeli-Palestinian question. Show More Summary

An accurate history of North Carolina's Confederate monuments

4 days agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

The North Carolina General Assembly passed and Deputy Assistant Governor P. McCrory signed legislation aimed at preserving Confederate monuments from corrective action. They offered ahistorical rationalizations for their actions, which Duke University professor Timothy Tyson concisely corrected.

“Va. Republicans reject McAuliffe’s request for redistricting meeting”

WaPo: Republican leaders of Virginia General Assembly on Tuesday rebuffed an effort by Gov. Terry McAuliffe to strike a deal on the state’s congressional elections map before a court-imposed deadline. … Continue reading ?

The continuing welfare impasse shows that peace will survive the suspension of the Assembly

5 days agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

On the surface at least, few outside the place are noticing. The public seem to be ignoring it, as if in a dream. Civil society stays generally schtum, like jobsworths in the old Soviet society. The parties are crying for attention. Gerry Adams has been polishing up his narrative of entitlement “By slashing hundreds of more...

Turkey Is Finally Doing Something Useful in the Fight Against ISIL

Before the United States dispatched its F-15's and F-16's over the skies of Iraq and Syria last fall, the administration worked furiously behind the scenes to assemble an anti-ISIL coalition that would prove durable. Retired General John Allen, the former U.S. Show More Summary

North Carolina Just Relaxed Its Voter ID Law, But Will Voters Get The Memo?

WASHINGTON -- Voting rights advocates were at least somewhat pleased when the North Carolina General Assembly unexpectedly voted in June to modify the state's strict requirement that voters present government-issued photo ID at the polls. Show More Summary

This is Our Selma: Why I March for Voting Rights

Two years ago, I became one of more than 1,000 people arrested for civil disobedience as part of the Moral Monday Movement. I was protesting the extremist conservative majority in the NC General Assembly that was attacking everything that I love about North Carolina. Show More Summary

Olympic Highlights

IOC ACTIVITIES PRESIDENT IOC President Thomas Bach travelled to Toronto in Canada for the 53rd General Assembly of the Pan-American Sports Organisation (PASO) and the Opening Ceremony of the Pan Am Games. He also made a one-day tripShow More Summary

Real Seekers of God

In Indian culture, Satsang or a religious congregation where thousands of spiritual or religious people assemble together is a very common sight. Such Satsang or religious congregations generally happen regularly in Indian cities where spiritual discourses are given by a Guru & thousands of... [[ This is a content summary only. Show More Summary

NC Business Really Likes Sustainable Energy

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Another NC business weighs in, warning NCGA not to make changes in sustainable energy standards. SAS Institute Inc. has become the latest high-profile company to weigh in on the ongoing debate in the General Assembly over whether toShow More Summary

Illinois Constitution Is for Rule of Law, Not Political Benefits

The General Assembly by law shall make appropriations for all expenditures of public funds by the State. Appropriations for a fiscal year shall not exceed funds estimated by the General Assembly to be available during that year. Illinois...Show More Summary

Financing Options Are Finally Catching Up With Coding Bootcamps' Growth

Loan offerings and policy changes are in the works, thanks to advocacy by organizations like General Assembly and Dev BootCamp. When Jon Stowe, president of Dev BootCamp, arrived at the White House for a roundtable discussion with members of Cabinet last fall, he wasn't sure what to expect. Show More Summary

General Assembly Cofounder Raises $7.3 Million For Housing Startup

Common is taking the coworking model to housing. The rent is too damn high, and a wave of startups wants to fix this problem for young professionals by coordinating group living situations. One of them, Common, announced on Thursday that it has raised $7.35 million in series A funding. Read Full Story

Daily dose: Stifled protest edition

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

NC bill to shield Confederate memorials advances amid debate (AP) — Amid efforts across the South to remove public symbols of the Confederacy, members of the North Carolina General Assembly moved a step closer Wednesday to passing legislation...Show More Summary

Monuments to white supremacy

2 weeks agoUS Politics / Liberal : BlueNC

Republican members of the North Carolina General Assembly offer misleading rationalizations for legislation with which they wish to protect monuments to racism from being either moved or removed altogether. They make the transparentShow More Summary

Media Statement: New Bill to Repeal Exemption of Opossums From Cruelty Statute Fails to Solve the Problem for Wildlife

The recent bill that is set to strike down the North Carolina General Assembly’s 2014 legalization of cruelty to opossums is a direct result of a legal challenge by... The post Media Statement: New Bill to Repeal Exemption of Opossums From Cruelty Statute Fails to Solve the Problem for Wildlife appeared first on PETA.

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