|2018 Media Freedom Summit 2.0: Critical Media Literacy for Social Justice|
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|International Finance Corporation, a Branch of World Bank, on Trial|
Farmers in Honduras are suing a branch of the World Bank for attacks and killings that the corporation has allegedly helped fund since the early 1990s. These violent acts targeted members and supporters of the local farming community in the Bajo Aguán valley region of Honduras, as reported by Claire Provost for the Guardian in […]
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|Mass Killing of Civilians by U.N.-Backed National Police of Haiti|
On the morning of November 13, 2017, a joint anti-gang operation between the National Police of Haiti (PHN), who were trained under occupation by UN and US officials, and the newly-formed United Nations Mission for Justice Support in Haiti (MINUJUSTH) ended in the mass killing of at least nine innocent civilians at Maranatha College in […]
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|Corporate Media Fail to Report Male Perspectives on Sexual Injustice|
Within the past year, the #MeToo movement has put emphasis on the importance of public conversations about women and their stories of sexual violence, harassment, and abuse. Although the praise for these courageous women stepping forward has been thoroughly discussed in the media, a neglected issue is the noticeable silence of how men fit into […]
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|Inadequate Coverage is Costly: Deafening Silence on Puerto Rican Crisis|
How the US responds to natural disasters is increasingly dependent on what we see in the news. In times of disaster, fair and thorough coverage is necessary to support recovery. According to Gabriela Thorne of the Nation, “lack of media coverage makes it hard to get as many donations,” leaving those with less air-time to […]
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|Media Ignore Critical Link Between Natural Disasters and Climate Change|
Since the 2016 presidential election, the establishment media’s coverage of natural disasters has failed to connect the disasters with the scientific issue of climate change. Lisa Hymas’ December 2017 Guardian article exposed the media’s lack of climate change coverage. Although much climate change research reveals a link between extreme weather and climate change, “only 42% […]
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|Over 80,000 stolen guns worsen crime in Florida|
Over the last ten years, more than 82,000 guns stolen in Florida remain missing, Laura Morel reported in November 2017 in joint reports for the Tampa Bay Times and the Center for Investigative Journalism’s program, Reveal. The study, based on a ten-month investigation of “thousands of law enforcement records,” found that in Tampa Bay alone […]
|Trump Administration Declares Puerto Rico Too Rich for Relief Money|
The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the US Department of the Treasury informed the Puerto Rican government on January 9, 2018 that it will not receive a promised $4.9 billion loan for Hurricane Maria rebuilding efforts, after finding that the commonwealth had a cash balance of over $8.5 billion. According to David Dayen of the […]
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|US Border Patrol Destroy Water Jugs Left for Migrants|
Humanitarian groups working along the US-Mexico border have video footage showing US border patrol officers systematically destroying water supplies meant for migrants crossing the border. Ryan Devereaux writing for the Intercept reported that an article published by the Tucson-based groups No More Deaths and La Coalición de Derechos Humanos claimed volunteers found destroyed water supplies […]
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|US Hospitals Waste Millions in Discarding Unused Supplies|
Hospitals in the US are wasting millions of dollars as they discard sterile and unused medical supplies, practices that impact the cost of health care, as Marshall Allen reported for ProPublica in March 2017. The organization Partners for World Health has been collecting discarded supplies, filling shipping containers, and sending them to hospitals in desperate […]
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|Trump Era Threatens the Rights of People with Disabilities|
In the first year of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans in Congress have repeatedly threatened the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). According to Rewire, repealing the ADA would force significant cuts to Medicaid, compromising health care for people with disabilities. Medicaid pays for personal care assistants to help with employment, education and integrating in society for […]
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|Social Justice Week Program March 5 – March 9, 2018, Public Welcomed|
Sonoma State University Social Justice Week Program March 5 – March 9, 2018, Public Welcomed Monday March 5th: Social Justice Week Kick Off 12:00-1:00pm Social Science 320, Social Justice Week Class Assembly Meeting and Sign in: Cooperage Monday Events: The Cooperage 2 1:00-2:00pm Michael Nagler: Metta Center for Nonviolence: “The Time is Now” Presentation […]
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|Sheriffs Using Iris Recognition Technology along US-Mexico Border|
In April, 2017 the Southwestern Border Sheriffs’ Coalition (SBSC) unanimously approved use of iris recognition technology as a defense against “violent unauthorized immigrants.” All 31 US counties along the 1,989 miles of the US border with Mexico will receive a three-year trial of Inmate Recognition Identification System (IRIS), created by the company Biometric Intelligence and […]
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|Did Trump Actually Apologize for Retweeting Islamophobic Videos?|
In November 2017, President Donald Trump made headlines, across the US and around the world, for sharing via Twitter a series of Islamophobic videos previously posted by Jayda Fransen, a far-right activist from the UK who serves as deputy leader of Britain First and is widely known for her anti-Muslim rhetoric. The videos—whose authenticity was […]
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|Poisons of the Plastic Age|
All across the world, people drinking a glass of water are also consuming microplastics. Coming from everyday items, these microplastics have infected more than 80 percent of five continents, according to Chris Tyree and Dan Morrison’s report for Orb Media. In one study, ninety-four percent of samples from places in the US—including Trump Tower in […]
|Facebook Stalls on Advertisers’ Option to Discriminate Online|
In February 2017, the Congressional Black Caucus raised concerns that Facebook was allowing advertisers to use the exclusion tools on their ads to target specific ethnic groups. Later that month, Facebook addressed these concerns with a new algorithm that would theoretically identify housing, credit, or employment advertisements that discriminated on the basis of ethnicity and […]
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|Hospitals Waste Extravagant Amounts of Unused Medical Supplies, Study Finds|
In March 2017, ProPublica reported that big hospitals nationwide are wasting millions of dollars a year by discarding perfectly good medical supplies. The type of equipment that gets thrown away ranges from simple items like surgical masks that cost just over a dollar each, to more serious equipment like infant warmers that cost $4,000 or […]
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|Losing the War on Opioid Addiction: “Tough on Crime” Policies Often Ineffective and State Rules for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs Raise Privacy Concerns|
In recent efforts to combat the deadly opioid epidemic many states have turned to “tough on crime” policies; however, these policies have not proven to be an effective. German Lopez of Vox.com reported on “tough on crime” policies that have been passed since 2011, the year opioid crisis was declared an epidemic. Lopez found that […]
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|Nebraska Supreme Court Decision a Victory against Alcoholism for Pine Ridge Reservation|
Oliver Laughland and Oliver Silverstone of the Guardian reported that in late summer 2017, the Nebraska Supreme Court unanimously ruled to close Whiteclay, Nebraska’s four liquor stores–which had fueled generations of alcoholism on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Alcoholism has been a prominent issue for the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe which inhabits […]
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|$21 Trillion Missing from US Federal Budget|
A whopping $21 trillion was found to be missing from the US federal budget as of this past year. Michigan State University professor Mark Skidmore and a group of graduate students made the discovery after overhearing a government official say that the 2016 report by the Department of Defense’s Office of Inspector General (DoDIG) indicated […]