Break-ups, Rejections and School Shootings: Educate Youth for Resiliency

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lfinley
“The tragic shooting on Friday, October 24, 2014 at Marysville-Pilchuck High School outside of Seattle reignited public conversations about the factors that prompt young people to commit mass murders on school grounds. As usual, these conversations largely focused on access to guns and school security. Because the 15-year-old perpetrator, Jaylen Fryberg, was not a stereotypical loner, victim of bullying, or suffering from any previously diagnosed mental illness—the typical explanations for school shootings– people have struggled to identify the specific cause of his attack. Scholars like Jackson Katz have pointed out, school shooters are almost all male, and most seem to be desperately concerned with defending or proving their masculinity. Although it is not entirely clear if this was the case with Fryberg (as details are still emerging), I’d like to draw attention to an issue that has been a factor in many other school shootings: the inability many young men have to respond appropriately when a dating relationship fails to develop or when it ends abruptly.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/99625, La Progressive http://www.laprogressive.com/preventing-school-shootings/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/31/break-ups-rejections-and-school-shootings/
Date: October 30,31,2014

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How Rich Are the 400 Richest Americans – and What Do They Do with Their Money?

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“In the supposedly classless society of the United States, the wealthiest Americans are doing remarkably well.

According to Forbes, a leading business magazine, the combined wealth of the 400 richest Americans has now reached the staggering total of $2.3 trillion. This gives them an average net worth of $5.7 billion–an increase of 14 percent over the previous year.”

Author: Lawrence S. Wittner
Published in: Huntington News http://www.huntingtonnews.net/99228, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/26/rich-400-richest-americans-money/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/27/how-rich-are-the-400-richest-americans/, Huff Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lawrence-wittner/the-400-richest-americans_b_6050674.html, RINF Alternative News http://rinf.com/alt-news/latest-news/rich-400-richest-americans/, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/10/29/fondness-for-equality-102914/, The Free Weekly http://www.freeweekly.com/2014/10/30/the-united-states-is-no-1-but-in-what/, The News-Herald http://www.news-herald.com/opinion/20141029/lawrence-wittner-how-rich-are-the-400-richest-americans, The Gilmer Mirror http://www.gilmermirror.com/view/full_story/26010121/article-How-Rich-Are-the-400-Richest-Americans—and-What-Do-They-Do-with-Their-Money-?instance=lead_story_left_column
Date: October 26,27,28,2014

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Upskirting, Downblousing, and the Continued Public Harassment of Women

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“As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that if there is any such thing as a right to privacy it would cover our private areas, in particular in cases in which we have elected to cover them with shirts, skirts or dresses. Yet, according to several judges in the last two years, we cannot expect to be free from being “upskirted” or “downbloused” by some fool who wishes to see or take videos of our bras and panties.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: La Progressive http://www.laprogressive.com/public-harassment-of-women/, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/20/upskirting-downblousing-continued-public-harassment-women/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/21/the-continued-public-harassment-of-women/, Joplin Independent http://www.joplinindependent.com/display_article.php/hastings1413843090, Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/10/22/no-upskirting-102214/, The Free Weekly http://www.freeweekly.com/2014/10/16/more-than-good-karma-women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises/, The Sentinel http://hanfordsentinel.com/news/opinion/columnns/public-harassment-of-women-still-treated-lightly/article_4feb2189-6274-5ef8-860f-796021189279.html, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/20/good-karma-women-must-negotiate-salary-raises/
Date: October 20,21,22,2014

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Stop the Killing

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KathyKelly
“On August 9, 1983, three people dressed as U.S. soldiers saluted their way onto a U.S. military base and climbed a pine tree. The base contained a school training elite Salvadoran and other foreign troops to serve dictatorships back home, with a record of nightmarish brutality following graduation. That night, once the base’s lights went out, the students of this school heard, coming down from on high, the voice of Archbishop Oscar Romero.

I want to make a special appeal to soldiers, national guardsmen, and policemen: each of you is one of us. The peasants you kill are your own brothers and sisters. When you hear a man telling you to kill, remember God’s words, ‘thou shalt not kill.’ No soldier is obliged to obey a law contrary to the law of God. In the name of God, in the name of our tormented people, I beseech you, I implore you; in the name of God I command you to stop the repression.“”

Author: Kathy Kelly
Published in: Voices for Creative Nonviolence http://vcnv.org/stop-the-killing, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/20/the-emergency-is-not-the-islamic-state-but-war/, EuroAsia http://www.eurasiareview.com/, The Palestine Chronicle http://www.palestinechronicle.com/stop-the-killing/#.VE_eBxb4oVA, Common Dreams http://www.commondreams.org/views/2014/10/19/stop-killing, World News Daily http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article40015.htm, Pax Christi in Australia http://paxchristinsw.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-madness-of-endless-war-killing-for.html
Date: October 16,19,20,28,2014

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More Than Good Karma: Women Must Negotiate Salary and Raises

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lfinley
“Evidently, only men are supposed to ask for raises. Women who do will only annoy their bosses and instead should simply have faith in the system and hope for good karma. This is what Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently stated. Although he later apologized for his “inarticulate” response, the fact remains that his initial answer serves to mask the tremendous gender wage gap that still exists. It also reinforces dangerous beliefs about workplace communication, which research has found already differs in ways that generally disadvantage female workers.”

Author: Laura Finley
Published in: Pagosa Daily Post http://www.pagosadailypost.com/news/27014/ESSAY:_More_Than_Just_Good_Karma/, The Daily Cardinal http://issuu.com/the_daily_cardinal/docs/10152014, Truth Out http://www.truth-out.org/speakout/item/26893-more-than-good-karma-women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises, The Sierra County Prospect http://www.sierracountyprospect.org/2014/10/15/ask-for-the-raise-101514/, Counter Punch http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/10/15/women-must-negotiate-salary-and-raises/, The Daily Cardinal http://issuu.com/the_daily_cardinal/docs/10152014, Grassroots Press http://www.grass-roots-press.com/index.php?s=laura+finley, Las Vegas Informer http://lasvegas.informermg.com/2014/10/20/good-karma-women-must-negotiate-salary-raises/
Date: October 14,15,20,2014

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