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Health Care & Environment
02.16 Toxic black snow covers Siberian coalmining region [0:49 video; If its killing us, stop doing it]
02.16 Renewable energy will be world's main power source by 2040, says BP [But in America's capitalistic bubble, bribed-to-be-biased media and government defy reality]
02.16 My generation trashed the planet. So I salute the children striking back [What does inaction tell us about capitalism and our government?]
02.16 What the pesticides in our urine tell us about organic food [What does inaction tell us about capitalism and our government?]
02.14 Exposure to Glyphosate-Based Herbicides and Risk for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: A Meta-Analysis and Supporting Evidence [If its killing us, make it illegal]
02.14 To avoid environmental catastrophe, everything must change [Consider why this headline is laughable or confusing to many, if not most, Americans...]02.13 Study Shows Toxic Pesticide Levels in Families Dropped by 60% After One-Week Organic Diet [2:10 video; Produce and canned vegetables laced with toxic chemicals—from fertilizers and herbicides, too—must be quickly phased out to use safe organic alternatives]
02.11 'People Shouldn't Be Going Bankrupt and Dying': Nationwide Week of Action Aims to Build Mass Movement Behind Medicare for All [Corporate control of government and media must be limited to allow efficient programs for the public good]
02.09 The potato solution: how the Guardian switched to biodegradable packaging [Non-recyclable products should be illegal]
News Media Matters
02.16 The Realized Temptations of NPR and PBS [With bribed-to-be-biased media and government, we no longer live in a Democracy—we live in new type of concentration camp]
02.15 Samantha Bee: Fox News 'soiling themselves over the Green New Deal' [video clips from Samantha Bee, Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert]
US Politics, Policy & 'Culture'
02.16 ‘A Parkland every five days’: project tells stories of the children lost to gun violence [What does inaction tell us about capitalism and our government?]
02.16 Rambling Trump calls an emergency in speech that goes on and on and on [1:42 video; an incoherent president just paraphrases lies and distortion from Fox News and Rush Limbaugh...]
02.16 Calling Emergency Declaration a 'Patently Illegal Power Grab,' ACLU Sues Trump [Empathy and fairness are scarce when your President is a psychopath]
02.15 Jayapal Says Medicare for All Bill Coming in Two Weeks as Expert Calls Plan 'Astonishingly Strong' [Corporate control of government and media must be limited to allow efficient programs for the public good]
02.14 Pentagon Fears Climate Crisis, w/ Billions in Damage to US Bases & Societal Upheaval [In maniacally twisted capitalist countries inconvenient truths are ignored or harshly ridiculed, and Trump's stupid Wall obsession dominates the news instead.]
Economics & Corrupting-Capitalism
02.13 The Green New Deal offers radical environmental and economic change [For the survival of life on earth, capitalism must be effectively regulated or banned]
02.12 Climate and economic risks 'threaten 2008-style systemic collapse' [Willfull ignorance of Trump, Republicans, corporate-media and corporate-Democrats is steadfast, if not worsening]
02.11 Trump offers socialism for the rich, capitalism for everyone else [and the poor will die out like the insects]
International & Futurism
02.15 Who Is Really A Socialist? [Who is really a Republican, etc.?]
02.14 House passes bill to end US support for Saudi war in Yemen [Congress does something good again!]
02.14 Millions Flowed From Venezuelan Oil Firm to Small Bulgarian Bank [Transactions like Manafort performed for Trump. Which Venezuelan political leader is likely behind this—Maduro or Trump-supported Guaidó?]
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.