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An Environmentalist in NYC: 2 marches and a climate treaty event

By LaurènDeMates

What a weekend in NYC, especially for an environmentalist. Kicking off Climate Week NYC and the UN Climate Summit, I attended an event titled ‘A Global Climate Treaty: Why the U.S. 1,083 more words


Independencia vía referéndum

En mi columna de la semana en Excélsior (20 sep 2014) discuto el referéndum independentista de Escocia.


Como cada año, el pasado lunes 15 de septiembre, el Presidente, gobernadores y alcaldes en turno acudieron a las plazas centrales del país a gritar “¡Viva México!” y con ello celebrar un año más de vida independiente. 710 more words


No, Alex, I wasn't tricked. I voted No because I wasn't convinced by you and your plans

Hi Alex

You’ve been putting it about that those of us who voted No in last week’s referendum have been tricked by the vow from… 1,030 more words


Why the "Welcome to the Internet" Defense of Bullying is Not Acceptable

I’m sure most of us have seen or heard the “welcome to the internet” response to online bullying. It’s either been directed at us for being upset about harassment or at someone else in our vicinity for the same reason. 3,452 more words


National Urban League and African American College Success

by Justin Bigelow,
Policy Associate
National Human Services Assembly

On Tuesday night, the National Urban League hosted “#MamaIMadeIt: College Success for African Americans.” As a town hall style meeting with students and experts in the education and policy fields, the event sought to highlight the successes and challenges of increasing African American participation in higher education. 582 more words

National Human Services Assembly

Getting Energy Subsidies to Work in Favor of the Environment

Free market economics is based on the equilibrium of supply and demand, in which incentives naturally align to optimize the price of goods and services. Yet often our “free market” doesn’t operate efficiently, resulting in market failures and because our capitalistic market doesn’t… 943 more words


Kashmir Dispute and Kashmir Floods Disaster - A Causal Link

by Haifa Peerzada

Kashmir encountered its worst floods in the last 60 years, in which the exact toll of disaster still remains to be accounted for.  1,608 more words