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Health Care & Environment
11.18 Air pollution levels ‘forcing families to move out of cities’ [like from desertification, lack of drinkable water and rising oceans, there will also be pollution-caused immigration until humans fix things]
11.17 Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds [Climate catastrophe is increasingly likely without worldwide organization, funding and commitment to winning THE WAR AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING.]
11.16 How pesticide bans can prevent tens of thousands of suicides a year [how many thousands more die early from eating pesticide-laced food?]
11.15 The Earth is in a death spiral. It will take radical action to save us [fossil fuel burning, un-recyclable plastic production/use and methane gas release must cease ASAP.]
11.15 The long read: The plastic backlash: what's behind our sudden rage – and will it make a difference? [the world wants to throw-up...]
11.15 Claws out: crab fishermen sue 30 oil firms over climate change [workers are waking-up...]
11.12 This Land is Your Land: The Zinke effect: how the US interior department became a tool of industry [behaving ignorantly again...]
News Media Matters
US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
11.19 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 11/18/2018 (HBO) [29:26 video]
11.19 Trump Says He Was 'Fully Briefed' and Also 'Not Briefed Yet' But Either Way Saudi Crown Prince 'Absolutely' Not Involved Because Trump Knows 'Everything That Went On' Without Listening to Tape of Khashoggi Murder
11.19 'We Need New Leaders, Period': Progressive Newcomers Urge Democrats to Embrace Bold Agenda or Face Primary Challenges [Current Democrat leaders are highly compromised by corporate donations]
11.18 Trump says Pelosi deserves speakership, offers Republican votes [An affirmation of Pelosi's unsuitability]
11.18 Khanna to Pelosi: Don't Just Create Green New Deal Select Committee, Make Ocasio-Cortez Its Chair [Will Pelosi earnestly change, or end her career in disgrace?]
11.18 Chuck Schumer, Feckless Hack [Neoliberal Democrats must go!]
11.18 What the State of the VA Tells Us About Trump’s War on Welfare [Privatizing often results in outright fraud and higher costs by private prisons, privatized health insurance and health care, privatized public schools and online "colleges" like Trump University]
11.17 As Energy for Medicare for All Explodes, Steny Hoyer's Plan Includes Waiting for Trump to Help Make Obamacare Better [Another who is unfit to be Democrat leader]
11.17 'A Staggeringly Bad Idea': Outrage as Pelosi Pushes Tax Rule That Would 'Kneecap the Progressive Agenda' [Unfit to be Democrat leader]
11.14 The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit [WAR CRIMES]
Economics, Crony Capitalism
11.19 Bankrupt Sears wants to give executives $19 million in bonuses [blatantly immoral and sick to richly reward those who led the company into the bankruptcy]
11.18 Big Pharma Bankrolled Pro-Trump Group As Trump Pushed Pharma Tax Cut [Corruption Central!]
11.16 Amazon’s HQ2 Will Get a Tax Break Designed to Help the Poor [a Republican program that directly helps participating wealthy companies—but only helps workers if and when 'trickle-down' occurs.]
11.16 Trump doesn’t want to punish Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi. His new sanctions prove it. [George W. Bush made a similar immoral decision for the same oily reasons after 9-11, protecting Saudi defense contracts while facilitating the slaughter of poorer Arab "terrorists" in the region.]
International & Futurism
11.18 France demands UK climate pledge in return for Brexit trade deal [Excellent!]
11.17 Thousands gather to block London bridges in climate rebellion [We're losing WWIII because the enemy is invisible while we're like frogs slowly cooking. We aren't informed enough to be alarmed, but must get organized and motivated to fight back. We need a War Plan to ruthlessly pursue the fight of our lives!]
11 Baltimore City Students Win Awards in Md. History Day Competition
Over 600 Baltimore City middle and high students, along with their parents and teachers, converged on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Saturday, April 28, to compete in the annual Maryland History Day contest.
Aurora Quezada, a student at City Neighbors High School, received first place in the Senior Individual Exhibit category for her project, “The Berlin Wall: Rise and Fall.” Kasha Crafton and Tran Quach, students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received first place in the Senior Group Web Site Category and the Special Prize in Financial History sponsored by T. Rowe Price for their web site, “Bolshevik Revolution: The Inevitable Force of Reformation.” Both projects will advance to the national contest.
Nathan Clark, Joseph Laciny, Jennifer Leight, Gabriel McCarthy and Christopher Sterrett, also students at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute, received the Special Prize in Labor History, sponsored by the Community College of Baltimore County, Labor Studies Program for their Senior Group Web Site, “Deindustrialization.” Connor Eagleson, Zach Smith, and Samuel Wright, students at Mount Saint Joseph High School, received the Special Prize in Maryland History sponsored by the Maryland Historical Society for their Senior Group Exhibit, “The Oyster Wars.”
RaeLynne Snyder, a teacher at Patterson Park Public Charter School, received the Central District’s History Day Teacher of the Year award.
A program of the Maryland Humanities Council (MHC), the annual Maryland History Day event involves over 18,000 students, representing 17 counties and Baltimore City. Students spend months researching topics that address the a given theme (this year's theme was “Revolution, Reaction, Reform in History”) and participate in school and county competitions to qualify for the state contest.
Students showcase their research in one of five formats—research papers, museum-type exhibits, performances, web sites, and multimedia documentaries. The first and second place winners from the state contest will represent Maryland at the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest on June 10-14, 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
To view a complete list of students advancing to the national competition, special awards, and teacher awards, visit www.mdhc.org.
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This story was published on May 2, 2012.