Australia military faces years of abuse inquiries
Australia's military faces years of inquiries into allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, following an initial review by a legal firm.
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Caught in a gang war on the school run
One mother’s terrifying account of why her middle-class neighbourhood suddenly doesn’t feel so safe any more...
By LISA BRINKWORTH
Last updated at 8:15 AM on 8th March 2012
Our street no longer feels safe — groups of hooded, spliff-smoking youths patrol the pavements as though they own them. Just weeks ago, when late for school pick-up, I challenged a group of teenagers to make way for my pram, asking them if they really expected me to push my child into the busy road.
They turned on me, becoming verbally abusive and threatening. Determined not to be a victim for a second time, I pushed my way through them. And then a bottle was thrown in my direction — it smashed into a parked car nearby.
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2012年03月08日 10:40 科学/文化
Drug Policy as Race Policy: Best Seller Galvanizes the Debate
Published: March 6, 2012
Today, Professor Alexander writes, nearly one-third of black men are likely to spend time in prison at some point, only to find themselves falling into permanent second-class citizenship after they get out. That is a familiar argument made by many critics of the criminal justice system, but Professor Alexander’s book goes further, asserting that the crackdown was less a response to the actual explosion of violent crime than a deliberate effort to push back the gains of the civil rights movement.
Professor Alexander, who is black, knew that African-Americans were overrepresented in prison, though she resisted the idea that this was anything more than unequal implementation of colorblind laws. But her work as director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Racial Justice Project in Northern California, she said, opened her eyes to the extent of the lifelong exclusion many offenders face, including job discrimination, elimination from juries and voter rolls, and even disqualification from food stamps, public housing and student loans.
“The main thrust,” she said, “is to show how historically both our conscious and unconscious biases and anxieties have played out over and over again to birth these vast new systems of social control.”
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Native Americans disrupt Keystone XL Pipeline construction
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Published: 08 March, 2012,
Dozens of Native Americans made a human blockade to keep trucks transporting materials for the Keystone XL Pipeline from entering their land this week. The peaceful protest ended with at least five arrests.
As many as 75 members of a Native American tribe in the state of South Dakota attempted to create a man-made road block on Monday in hopes of halting two tractor trailers that were en route to Canada. According to reports, two trucks hauling materials to be used on the Keystone XL Pipeline attempted to cross into the Pine Ridge Reservation, prompting natives opposed to the oil project to gather en masse and effort a blockade.
Members of the Oglala Lakota tribe are against plans for the pipeline, saying construction could compromise their water supply in two locations, potentially damaging the Earth and poisoning their people for the sake of profit. The Obama administration recently put a halt on one proposed pathway for the pipeline that the White House argues would have detrimental effects on the water source for eight states. TransCanada, the Canadian company involved, plans to begin construction later this year on an alternate route that they feel will be approved by US officials, though.
“America is built on stolen land and was built with stolen hands. XL Pipeline equipment, anything that has to do with the destruction of Unci Maka (Mother Earth), we don’t want any part of it. They need to stay out of our territory,” Lakota activist Olowan Martinez tells Raw Story.
Best incentive yet for improving your diet: How fruit and veg could make you cuter
Scientists at St Andrews University found that increasing portions of fruit and vegetables subtly increased yellow and red pigments in volunteers' skin. They monitored the food intake of 35 people and took pictures of their faces, arms and hands using a sensitive camera at the start, and after three and six weeks. Before and after photographs (above) were rated for their attractiveness.