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Watch astronaut Leland Melvin and Bill Nye discuss racial injustice and space exploration
Former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and famed science educator Bill Nye recently sat down to discuss racism and space exploration in a new video for The Planetary Society.
It affects everyone, and we have got to make some serious change. Planetary Leland Melvin never thought he would be a NASA astronaut when he was growing up in Lynchburg, Virginia. I didnt think abo… [+2886 chars]
Mary Beth Griggs
2020-06-12 11:12:00




How to Protest During a Pandemic
Avoiding large gatherings is part of how we’ve tried to stay safe for the past few months, but protests have something in common with hospital services and (apparently) takeout margaritas: They’re essential to our well-being as a society. Read more...
Avoiding large gatherings is part of how weve tried to stay safe for the past few months, but protests have something in common with hospital services and (apparently) takeout margaritas: Theyre esse… [+3396 chars]
Beth Skwarecki on Vitals, shared by Beth Skwarecki to Lifehacker
2020-06-03 19:15:00




What Do You Want to Hear From White Allies?
Right now is an incredibly difficult and emotional time in our nation and around the world. The countless deaths of black people at the hands of the police and others is a constant reminder of just how far we have to go as a society, in seeing everyone as equ…
Right now is an incredibly difficult and emotional time in our nation and around the world. The countless deaths of black people at the hands of the police and others is a constant reminder of just h… [+1498 chars]
Imani Bashir
2020-06-04 18:30:00




Hoxton Ventures’ partners assess Europe’s early-stage landscape
"We’re largely hands off with our companies, but I think almost all the founders we pick tend to do the right thing and have a broader perspective on society."
Hoxton Ventures, a London-based early-stage VC firm best known for backing British unicorns Babylon Health, Darktrace and Deliveroo, announced its second fund last week, coming in at just under $100 … [+2214 chars]
Steve O'Hear
2020-06-24 19:59:32




Rethink: Tara Westover says 'We are one people and are all needed'
Society must not be divided by class, says author Tara Westover in one of a series of essays for the BBC.
Author Tara Westover reflects that she has taken more notice of other people since the pandemic struck - especially key workers. She wants people to come together as one and not be divided by class, … [+4400 chars]
https://www.facebook.com/bbcnews
2020-06-24 23:12:41




As Bandcamp waives fees again, labels donate their portion to justice programs
There’s a decent chance buying music is the furthest thing from your mind right now, and I can’t say I blame you. Here in the States, 108,000 people are dead of COVID-19, and protests against the killing of George Floyd raged on for an eighth night. And neith…
Theres a decent chance buying music is the furthest thing from your mind right now, and I cant say I blame you. Here in the States, 108,000 people are dead of COVID-19, and protests against the killi… [+2406 chars]
Brian Heater
2020-06-05 13:30:52




Exclusive: Global tailings dam standards fall short of changes sought by civil society groups - Reuters India
A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world's largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert future disasters, according to a copy of the final draft seen by Reuters.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world’s largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert … [+3722 chars]
Jeff Lewis
2020-06-25 03:34:00




Gifted young Afghan returnee is victim of campaign attacking civil society - Reuters UK
Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan.
KABUL (Reuters) - Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan. Born a refugee in Quetta, Pakistan, she won a U.S. Embassy scholarsh… [+3186 chars]
Hamid Shalizi
2020-06-30 16:25:53




Gifted young Afghan returnee is victim of campaign attacking civil society - Reuters
Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan.
* Multi-talented rights worker gave many hope for future * Killed by a roadside bomb as she went to work * Mourned as shining example of progressive Afghanistan * Attacks seek to sabotage trust… [+3515 chars]
Hamid Shalizi
2020-06-30 15:32:00




Exclusive: Global tailings dam standards fall short of changes sought by civil society groups - Reuters
A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world's largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert future disasters, according to a copy of the final draft seen by Reuters.
TORONTO (Reuters) - A sweeping global standard that sets out how the world’s largest miners care for waste dams falls short of measures environmental and civil society groups say are needed to avert … [+3709 chars]
Jeff Lewis
2020-06-24 18:56:00




Civil society groups tell Congo to reject AJN Resources deal - Reuters
Civil society groups on Thursday called on the president and prime minister to deny Canada-listed junior miner AJN Resources approval for it to buy five projects from Democratic Republic of Congo's state-owned gold company.
JOHANNESBURG, June 25 (Reuters) - Civil society groups on Thursday called on the president and prime minister to deny Canada-listed junior miner AJN Resources approval for it to buy five projects fro… [+1433 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2020-06-25 07:31:00




Gifted young Afghan returnee is victim of campaign attacking civil society - Reuters India
Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan.
KABUL (Reuters) - Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan. Born a refugee in Quetta, Pakistan, she won a U.S. Embassy scholarsh… [+3186 chars]
Hamid Shalizi
2020-06-30 17:31:00




Gifted young Afghan returnee is victim of campaign attacking civil society - Reuters
Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan.
KABUL (Reuters) - Twenty-four-year-old Fatima Khalil, known as Natasha, was a shining example of young, progressive Afghanistan. Born a refugee in Quetta, Pakistan, she won a U.S. Embassy scholarsh… [+3186 chars]
Hamid Shalizi
2020-06-30 16:46:00




Taking the nation's pulse: what movie hospitals teach us about society
From Carry On to Casualty, House to Halloween II, fictional hospitals shine a healthy light on understaffing, overworking, malpractice and, yes, pandemics“I’m not going in there. It’s full of sick people; I’ll catch something,” says an injured boxer admitted …
Im not going in there. Its full of sick people; Ill catch something, says an injured boxer admitted to hospital at the start of Carry On Nurse (1959). Its a gag that takes on an ominous topicality at… [+8536 chars]
Anne Billson
2020-06-25 10:39:59




Disillusioned black Oxford students unwilling to help attract others
Exclusive: leading BAME society says more must be done to foster anti-racist environmentSome black students at Oxford University say they are so disillusioned by its failure to tackle racism that they no longer feel comfortable working on outreach programmes …
Some black students at Oxford University say they are so disillusioned by its failure to tackle racism that they no longer feel comfortable working on outreach programmes to attract others to follow … [+5210 chars]
Sally Weale, Education correspondent
2020-06-12 06:00:14




Brathwaite says legislation needed to battle racism, 'cosmetic' gestures not enough - Reuters UK
Taking a knee is not enough and legislative change is required to battle racism in society, according to West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
(Reuters) - Taking a knee is not enough and legislative change is required to battle racism in society, according to West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite. The gesture, first popularised among … [+1036 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2020-07-03 06:56:00




Brathwaite says legislation needed to battle racism, 'cosmetic' gestures not enough - Reuters India
Taking a knee is not enough and legislative change is required to battle racism in society, according to West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite.
(Reuters) - Taking a knee is not enough and legislative change is required to battle racism in society, according to West Indies all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite. The gesture, first popularised among … [+1036 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2020-07-03 06:56:00




UK's Johnson 'appalled and sickened' by George Floyd's death
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and that his message to President Donald Trump was that racism had no place in society.
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was appalled by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and that his message to President Donald Trump was that racism had no place i… [+505 chars]
Reuters Editorial
2020-06-03 16:43:20




Key U.S. medical group adds steroids to COVID-19 treatment guidelines - Reuters
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its treatment guidelines to include generic steroid pills for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
(Reuters) - The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has updated its treatment guidelines to include generic steroid pills for patients hospitalized with severe COVID-19, the disease caused … [+2014 chars]
Deena Beasley
2020-06-26 17:22:00




ValueAct's founder Ubben retires from firm, starts new venture - Reuters
Investor Jeffrey Ubben, who grew ValueAct Capital into one of the world's most powerful activist hedge funds, is retiring from the firm and will start anew with an investment company that will focus on society and the environment.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Investor Jeffrey Ubben, who grew ValueAct Capital into one of the world’s most powerful activist hedge funds, is retiring from the firm and will start anew with an investment compa… [+2172 chars]
Svea Herbst-Bayliss
2020-06-23 19:52:19
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