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New Obama Initiative Stresses Equal Access To Good Teachers

The Obama administration will announce plans on Monday to enforce a long-ignored federal mandate: a decade-old requirement that states give students of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds equal access to good teachers.<p>The new initiative, called "Excellent Educators for All," aims to bring …

Exposing the great 'poverty reduction' lie | US & Canada

The received wisdom comes to us from all directions: Poverty rates are declining and extreme poverty will soon be eradicated. The World Bank, the governments of wealthy countries, and - most importantly - the United Nations Millennium Campaign all agree on this narrative. Relax, they tell us. The …

Donald Trump Says Taking Away Marriage Equality Will "Unify Our Country"

Donald Trump Says Taking Away Marriage Equality Will “Unify Our Country”<p>Asked to address gays and lesbians who disagree, Trump said "It’s a long way …

LGBTQI
LGBTQI

Women Don’t Need To Get Drafted To Be Equal With Men

When God put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden naked, this was a sign that he had given our first parents all they needed. Because God had created …

Feminism

The inequality elephant

<i>In South Africa 2015 was the year of Thomas Piketty and inequality. The well-known French economist made his way to the country, eventually getting</i> …

Economics

United Nations Launches Postage Stamps Honoring LGBT Equality by Cuban Artist

<b>The stamps are part of the U.N’s “Free and Equal” campaign, Dan Avery reports for New Now Next.</b><p>Pride is months away but the United Nations Postal …

LGBTQI

Russia accuses U.S. of bombing Aleppo; U.S. officials deny it

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> As battles continue to rage around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo, so too does the war of words among two far-away countries involved in the fight -- Russia and the United States.<p>The defense ministry for Russia, which has been lambasted for its own airstrikes in support of a …

Middle East