CONFIRMED: OSU Assistant Director Asks for Compassion for Terrorist, University Disavows

Assistant Director of Office of Residence Life at The Ohio State University Office of Residence Life, Stephanie Clemons Thompson, in a now viral Facebook post asked her followers to “find compassion” for the Buckeye terrorist.The post CONFIRMED: OSU Assistant Director Asks for Compassion for Terrorist, University Disavows appeared first on RedState. …

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Sarah Palin Reportedly Under Consideration for Secretary of Veterans Affairs

According to a report from ABC News, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is under consideration by President-elect Donald Trump‘s transition team as a possible Secretary of Veterans Affairs. NEW: Sarah Palin under consideration for Secretary of Veterans Affairs, sources tell @ABC News. –@shushwalshe — ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) November 30, 2016 If ultimately selected, Palin would be […] …

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The Violent Face Of Grand Corruption

Exposing corruption has always been a dangerous job. It’s about to become even more dangerous, especially for those of us targeting one of the most corrupt industries – oil, gas and mining. A high-stakes sector, it is prone to opaqueness, vested economic interests and unscrupulous activities. At the same time, it’s an industry that can – when well managed – be an engine for growth and poverty eradication in many poor nations. Citizens working to foster transparency of the extractive sector are under attack. As liberal and democratic values recede worldwide and the unbridled hunger for natural resources continues, those calling out corrupt practices are facing harassment, legal and extralegal obstacles and, in worst case scenarios, death. Fighting for a more equitable and sustainable management of natural resources has never been as treacherous, as testified by Publish What You Pay (PWYP) members on the ground in a new publication documenting cases of repression around the world. In Niger, Ali Idrissa, a transparency activist and member of the PWYP Board of Directors, has weathered several discretionary arrests in 2014, surveillance and, most recently, attempts to discredit his call for an accountable management of Niger’s uranium reserves in the form of vicious smear campaigns….

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The Coming Immigration Wars In Trump’s America

This story originally appeared in Capital & Main. Sign up for email alerts from Capital & Main. Maria Elena Durazo knows about immigrant workers, labor and civil rights. She has been the hospitality union UNITE HERE’s General Vice President for Immigration, Civil Rights and Diversity since 2014. Before that she was the first woman executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, which represents 600,000 workers, many of whom are immigrants and Latinos. She became a force for labor and living standards in the nation’s second-largest city—and a thought-leader for the rest of the nation.
When she was growing up, Durazo’s farm-worker family picked crops up and down the West Coast. Recalling that time, she told film maker Jesús Treviño, “As migrant farm workers, my dad would load us up on a flatbed truck and we would go from town to town and pick whatever crop was coming up. I think of my dad when he had to negotiate with contratistas [contractors]. I knew we worked so hard and the contratistas were chiseling us down to pennies. What was pennies to them meant food on the table for us.”
Durazo spoke with Capital & Main about the threats…

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Watercooler 11/30 Open Thread: Weird News, Thankful Thoughts and Weekly History Recap

#NotInMYNameWelcome back to another installment of the Watercooler, RedState’s daily Open Thread! Today, we’ve got… Weird News Looks like sporting-event-triggered “fanquakes” aren’t just for Seattle anymore. Ever wonder what it felt like when the Titanic hit that berg? You may get the chance to find out soon. Seems the Federal Highway Administration does NOT love the latest “I Heart NY” ad campaign. Speaking of NY | Read More »The post Watercooler 11/30 Open Thread: Weird News, Thankful Thoughts and Weekly History Recap appeared first on RedState. …

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