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Slavery and Climate – There’s More in Common Than You Think, Vatican Says

Slavery and Climate – There’s More in Common Than You Think, Vatican Says

July 16, 2015 at 2:06 am

CATHOLIC NEWS AGENCY 07/15/15 By Ann Schneible Vatican City, Jul 15, 2015 / 03:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The link between climate change and human slavery is the topic of an international conference to be hosted by the Vatican later this month, in which Pope Francis will take part along with […]

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Phila Unemployment Project

Fight to Help Long-Term Unemployed Americans

June 25, 2015 at 2:04 pm

CA NEWSWIRE 06/24/15 Yesterday, in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley, Calif.) continued his commitment to ending long-term unemployment in the United States, by reintroducing legislation that would allow American workers to go where the jobs are. U.S. Rep. Tony CardenasCárdenas, a member of the House Committee […]

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Rep Cárdenas Introduces Job Legislation To Help the Unemployed Relocate

Rep Cárdenas Introduces Job Legislation To Help the Unemployed Relocate

June 25, 2015 at 9:58 am

LATIN POST 06/24/15 By Rodrigo Ugarte Though unemployment had continued to decrease in the last couple of years, it remains an issue among middle and working class people. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-Calif.) reintroduced legislation to help the unemployed relocate and find employment. Rep. Cárdenas reintroduced the American Worker Mobility Act […]

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Rand Paul Got It Right on ISIS

Rand Paul Got It Right on ISIS

June 12, 2015 at 2:04 pm

NEWSMAX 06/12/15 By Doug Wead  Rand Paul is right about ISIS, and his political opponents have become hysterical. Lost in the recent GOP debate is the fact that Sen. Rand Paul was the first public figure to call for a declaration of war against ISIS. He did so because he […]

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Precipitation in Rhode Island Has Risen by Just Over a Foot in 100 Years

Precipitation in Rhode Island Has Risen by Just Over a Foot in 100 Years

May 14, 2015 at 12:39 pm

POLITIFACT 05/14/15 By C. Eugene Emery Jr. People who warn that humanity is dramatically changing Earth’s climate invoke several indicators to prove their point. They note the rise in sea levels, the increase in global temperature and the growing acidification of the oceans. In a May 1, 2015, commentary in […]

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Decent Jobs, Social Justice for All Hold Key to Sustainable Development

Decent Jobs, Social Justice for All Hold Key to Sustainable Development

April 3, 2015 at 1:07 pm

UNITED NATIONS 03/30/15 The day’s third panel discussion was entitled, “Voices from the real economy”.  Moderated by Michael Shank, Director of Media Strategy, Climate Nexus, and Senior Fellow, JustJobs Network, it featured Nomvuzo Shabalala, Deputy Mayor of Durban, South Africa; Sanjay Kumar, Director, Self-Employed Women’s Association, Bharat, India; Vicenta Trotman, […]

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United States Faces Uncertain Water Future as Drought Expands

United States Faces Uncertain Water Future as Drought Expands

March 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

ABC NEWS 03/30/15 By Nikolai Beilharz Drought in California in the United States is now in its fourth year, and some environmental groups say there is not enough political momentum and interest to address the problem. The water shortage has organisations like Climate Nexus, a not-for-profit group focusing on climate […]

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Congressional Briefing Looks at Water on Tap

Congressional Briefing Looks at Water on Tap

March 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

UUSC 02/27/15 On Thursday, February 26, UUSC joined with a group of concerned lawmakers to sponsor a congressional briefing about water affordability and accessibility in the United States, where average water prices have risen some 33% since 2010. Panelists offered a pointed, concerned, and still hopeful look at the trouble […]

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Partnerships Vital for New Development Scheme

Partnerships Vital for New Development Scheme

March 1, 2015 at 1:53 pm

UNITED NATIONS 02/27/15 Expanding the United Nations’ partnerships — with Governments, business, the philanthropic community, civil society and academia — would be central to effectively implement the new development agenda, Martin Sajdik, President of the Economic and Social Council, told the 54-member body today, as delegates evaluated how to harness […]

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Drinking Water: A Human Right at Risk in America

Drinking Water: A Human Right at Risk in America

February 27, 2015 at 3:46 pm

HUFFINGTON POST 02/25/15 By Rep John Conyers On Thursday, Feb. 26, at 2:00 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., I will be joining the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, a national human rights organization, for an important hearing on how federal, state and local agencies can come […]

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