Politics story – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:36:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://draftgore2008.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-2022-01-14T222418.754.png Politics story – Draft Gore 2008 http://draftgore2008.org/ 32 32 In rural Wyoming, skepticism, apathy for Cheney hearings on January 6 | 307 Politics https://draftgore2008.org/in-rural-wyoming-skepticism-apathy-for-cheney-hearings-on-january-6-307-politics/ Tue, 28 Jun 2022 16:30:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/in-rural-wyoming-skepticism-apathy-for-cheney-hearings-on-january-6-307-politics/ Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com SUBLETTE COUNTY — Natalie Strong took a moment outside the All American Fuel convenience store in Big Piney to think back to Jan. 6, 2021, the day a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol. Strong was a little embarrassed to say it, but she was drawing a blank. The working mother didn’t […]]]>

Mike Koshmrl, WyoFile.com

SUBLETTE COUNTY — Natalie Strong took a moment outside the All American Fuel convenience store in Big Piney to think back to Jan. 6, 2021, the day a violent mob stormed the U.S. Capitol.

Strong was a little embarrassed to say it, but she was drawing a blank. The working mother didn’t have much of an opinion on U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney, and she didn’t have much to say about her congresswoman’s role as vice chair of the congressional committee investigating the insurrection which took place 1,700 miles away some 18 months previously.

“I couldn’t even tell you what happened on January 6,” Strong said. “There’s so much going on in my life that I really don’t follow the news. It’s not my thing.”

Strong’s lack of interest in the events of January 6 and the U.S. House Committee’s review of the attack was widely shared by the 19 Wyoming voters WyoFile spoke to this week. in rural Sublette County – a very desert gas-field country that is home to small communities like Bondurant, Hoback Ranches, Daniel, Marbleton and Pinedale. The majority of randomly selected respondents – nearly 80% – paid no attention to hearings that some say could lead to criminal charges against former President Donald Trump. The handful of residents who had listened to or read about the committee were skeptical of its motives and legitimacy.

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“They had to hire Hollywood,” said Valerie Wheeler, a bartender at The Den, between serving customers at the Daniel Junction restaurant. “I’m serious, I don’t believe a word that comes out of their mouth.”

A low opinion of Cheney, the belief that the 2020 election was stolen from Trump, and the perception that insurrection is overdone to shine Cheney’s star on the national stage were commonplace in Sublette County, where the population has slipped since a natural gas boom in the early 2000s. If such sentiments are as widespread as many observers believe, they undermine the eligibility of Cheney, who has won victories in previous House races , but now faces a formidable adversary hand-picked by Trump: Cheyenne attorney Harriet Hageman.

Early polls from Hageman-aligned groups suggest the challenger is well ahead. But Cheney’s campaign and supporters have been betting big on winning hearts and minds through the incumbent’s leadership role in high-profile select committee hearings and the agency’s revelations about the Capitol attack. This strategy, however, hinges on the attention of Wyoming voters and the fact that they haven’t made up their minds.

This approach carries significant political risk. While the second-term congresswoman has occupied the national stage, interviewing witnesses and laying out a case against Wyoming’s popular former president, Hageman has been traveling the state’s conventional campaign circuit for months.

“As you will see in detail during our hearings, President Trump has ignored the rulings of our country’s courts, he has ignored his own campaign leadership, his White House staff, numerous state Republican officials, he ignored the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior Security,” Cheney said in his opening remarks at the first hearing. “President Trump has invested millions of dollars in campaign funds to deliberately broadcast false information, running advertisements he knew were false, and convincing millions of Americans that the election was corrupt and that he was the real president. As you will see, his disinformation campaign sparked the violence on January 6 .

The January 6 committee has held five hearings since and more are scheduled for July – which have reportedly been pushed back due to emerging new evidence. They have captured national attention. But not that of Natalie Strong or most of her neighbors in Sublette County.

While it’s unclear how many Wyoming residents are watching the Jan. 6 hearings, those tuning in aren’t picking it up on public service broadcasting. WyomingPBS opted to keep its normally scheduled lineup, which includes shows like “Curious George” and “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.” Station manager Terry Dugas told the Washington Post that his outfit airs the hearings instead on Create, a digital subchannel of Wyoming’s PBS, because of the swearing that sometimes occurs during testimony.

“We are committed to Wyoming parents to provide a ‘safe harbor’ on our primary channel for their children during the day,” Dugas told the Post.

Nevertheless, the January 6 hearings are accessible to anyone with a high-speed Internet connection: they are broadcast live on YouTube and elsewhere.

State Sen. Cale Case (R-Lander), who was named to Cheney’s leadership team, listened to at least parts of the first four hearings and said he spoke to a number of Wyoming voters who are “glued” to the hearings.

“It’s a small group of people and maybe an odd group,” Case said.

Case said there are facets of the Wyoming GOP, but not its leadership, that push back against Trump’s debunked claims, and the widely held belief that large-scale systematic fraud swung the election in Joe’s favor. Biden.

“I can’t change it,” Case said of Wyomings believing Trump’s lie. “I just know that if we let them say it over and over again, it becomes true for a lot of people.”

The longtime lawmaker, who has been censured by the Fremont County Republican Party for positions that deviate from the leadership of the Wyoming Republican Party, said he was ‘proud’ of Cheney for fighting misinformation and co-chaired the committee.

“There’s good and bad here,” Case said. “I will go all the way. I stake my own reputation on it.

Cheney too, with his work.

Former five-term U.S. senator and Cody resident Al Simpson, another member of Cheney’s leadership team, said he ‘didn’t care’ even though she was 80 percentage points behind . The important thing, he says, is that Cheney is right.

“It’s the worst thing that’s ever happened to America. It’s destroying democracy,” Simpson said of Trump’s attempts to nullify the election. “At some point, his words will go down in the books. At one point, [Trump] will be gone, and my Republican colleagues who are for him will be dishonored.

In the meantime, Simpson doesn’t count Cheney. There are still nearly two months until the Aug. 16 primary, and until then voters will learn more about Trump’s role in instigating the Jan. 6 insurrection. That information could change the equation for Cheney and his Trump-aligned challenger, he said.

“Wyoming people are open-minded and closed-mouthed,” Simpson said.

Cheney spokesman Jeremy Adler declined an interview request for this story. Just like the Hageman campaign. In an emailed statement, Adler said the committee expects to reveal many more facts that will provide a fuller picture of what happened prior to January 6 and the day itself.

Some Wyoming voters and politicians have already canceled the Jan. 6 committee.

“There’s clearly an agenda, and I’m saying that because they’re not showing both sides,” Lincoln County Republican Party Chairwoman Marti Halverson said. “It’s so choreographed that I can’t believe what I’m seeing.”

Halverson, a former state representative, met with WyoFile last week at the Alpine Civic Center during a visit from Donald Trump, Jr. to promote Hageman. A few hundred Star Valley residents showed up one Wednesday morning to attend, offering hearty applause in response to the blows aimed at Cheney.

“Harriet will take Lincoln County for sure,” Halverson said, “but I’m not going to make a prediction as to how many, because there are pockets of Rep. Cheney’s supporters.”

Just north in Teton County, where Cheney has a home, Republican Party Chairwoman Mary Martin is keeping a neutral stance in the main battle: Unlike Halverson, she didn’t attend a Trump, Jr. event .in Jackson the day before. Among the Teton County GOP, there are two “very distinct camps,” she said.

“Some were totally insulted by what she said about Republicans in the state of Wyoming,” Martin said, “and others will tell you she’s the bravest person on the planet.”

Teton County Conservatives’ reception of the Jan. 6 committee hearings is also mixed, she said: some are watching carefully, while others think it’s a “big propaganda advertisement” for the Cheney’s political campaign.

The dichotomy leans more toward skepticism in Sublette County, where nearly 80% of voters voted to re-elect Trump-Pence in the 2020 election.

From the parking lot outside the Den at Daniel Junction, Cora breeder Pat Noble took a moment to share his insight. Noble is not one to watch TV – he finds it too one-sided – but listened to committee hearings when he could on the radio.

“I try to achieve a complete result [presentation] of an issue before I make up my mind,” Noble said, “but it’s a little hard to find it.

Regarding the Jan. 6 events on Capitol Hill, Noble thought it was “a shame it went this far,” but he believes the insurgents’ cause was right and the 2020 election was stolen from Trump. . He doesn’t believe, from what he’s heard listening to the committee hearings, that they’re shaking the former president fairly.

“They’re so committed to trying to pin Donald Trump on it,” Noble said. “Why are you focusing on this when there are so many things you can focus on? »

Of the 19 Sublette County residents WyoFile spoke to, only one openly said that Joe Biden was the rightful President of the United States.

“I’m a professional myself, so I trust the professionals with what they have to say,” Pinedale resident Antolin Barraza said of the election results. “Whether the result is what I wanted or not, I will let them choose.”

Barraza, an engineer, voted for Trump. Like most of his fellow citizens who agreed to speak, he was disconnected from the January 6 committee hearings. In fact, he didn’t even know they were happening.

“Almost irresponsibly, sometimes you don’t pay attention to some of these things,” Barraza said. “We’re too busy playing in the mountains and living life and enjoying what’s around us. We have this privilege.

WyoFile is an independent, nonprofit news organization focused on the people, places, and politics of Wyoming.

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The Fatal Politics of Pro-Life Fanatics https://draftgore2008.org/the-fatal-politics-of-pro-life-fanatics/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 22:58:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/the-fatal-politics-of-pro-life-fanatics/ There is one fact that obliterates the reasoning behind the pro-life position. Banning legal abortion does not stop abortions. He simply pushes them into the shadows. And let women have abortions outside the safety barriers of professional medicine. Not all women bother you. Just the poor, who are often minorities. Women who have money will […]]]>

There is one fact that obliterates the reasoning behind the pro-life position. Banning legal abortion does not stop abortions. He simply pushes them into the shadows. And let women have abortions outside the safety barriers of professional medicine. Not all women bother you. Just the poor, who are often minorities.

Women who have money will become abortion tourists. They will travel from states with Sharia to states that respect individual freedom. This will in turn give an economic boost to these welcoming states. These wealthy women will certainly be inconvenienced. But they won’t have to carry the millstone of a child begotten by a rapist or a family member, or a child they can’t afford to raise, safe from want and suffering. However, these women are not the usual recipients of abortion.

Anti-choice crusaders would like citizens to believe that abortion is a procedure adopted by flibbertigibbets to terminate a pregnancy resulting from a chance affair. This is a lie. There is about a 50% chance that a person who has had an abortion Lives Under the poverty line. And 59% of the time, a woman who has an abortion already has a child. The reason these women have abortions is that they cannot afford to have another child. And let us also note that 100% of abortions are performed when the pregnancy is not desired.

Pro-lifers will deny this and claim that women are routinely tricked into having abortions by the fetal sperm donor who does not want the expense and inconvenience of a child. I can’t say it never happens. But I haven’t heard of a massive protest by women who say they’ve been victims of this kind of coercion. Also, if this was a problem, a few questions added to the existing abortion screening protocol would allay this concern.

We can also reject claims of genocide by anti-choice activists. Black women get a disproportionate share of abortions. But they don’t get them because they’re black. They get them because they are poor. So if there was a “genocide”, it would be due to conservative policies that impoverish minorities, not abortion. And there is no genocide, black mothers have an average of 2.4 children. While white mothers have 2.2.

A silver lining to this dark, gloomy cloud of misogyny is that today, unlike the pre-Roe era, medical abortion is an option for many women. Abortion-banning states will do their best to prevent women from getting the drug. But it won’t work any better than states’ attempts to stop the use of other illegal drugs.

One strategy that these theocratic states are eager to deploy is taken from the playbook of the Stasi secret police of the godless former East Germany. They employed, in cash or under duress, thousands of snitches to spy on their neighbors and even their own family. Texas has already implemented this “dollars for dirt” strategy to get Texans to attack their fellow citizens. Other states will soon follow. It seems that tyranny makes strange bedfellows.

Pregnant women would also be well advised to use incognito mode on their computers if they are looking for information on medical abortion. I’m sure the anti-choice sadists will soon enact laws allowing computer searches of women suspected of exercising bodily autonomy.

There will still be times when the procedure will have to be surgical. And by closing the doors of clinics, poor women are risking their health and their lives to get abortions wherever they can. As 50% of abortions performed in the United States are surgical, this will put hundreds of thousands of women at risk of death or serious injury.

The solution to this is simple. Mandate comprehensive sex education with no opt-out. And make contraception free and easily accessible. The beauty of this is that the cost is low and the effects immediate. But nothing is guaranteed. Mistakes happen, and even with the best intention, conception can happen. In this case, make sure the pregnancy is wanted. Give pregnant women the means to pay for their child. Provide a financial and medical safety net, as they do in Scandinavian countries. And more women will carry to term.

But your pro-life crowd, in addition to being judgmental, is also parsimonious. They won’t spend any money. One because, while they demand that others live by their rules, they don’t want to pay for their imposed morality. Secondly because, while there are foot soldiers in the religious imperialist army who sincerely believe they are pro-life, their leaders are there only for power and sadism.

One of the keys to lifting people out of poverty is to give women reproductive autonomy. This is why family planning is an important step in pulling the third world out of its financial pit. First world countries understand that reproductive rights also allow women to have equal opportunities.

But America’s religious zealots are cut from the same cloth as the potentates of the Middle East with their medieval vision of gender roles, and tin dictators everywhere, who express their sadism without conscience through torture. In the case of dissidents, by electric shocks, pulling nails and beatings. And in the case of poor women, to forced motherhood.

Using communist secret police tactics to achieve fundamentalist Muslim goals does not make America great.

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Politics jostles with music for Glastonbury’s limelight | Ents & Arts News https://draftgore2008.org/politics-jostles-with-music-for-glastonburys-limelight-ents-arts-news/ Sun, 26 Jun 2022 03:07:25 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/politics-jostles-with-music-for-glastonburys-limelight-ents-arts-news/ Politics is never far from pop at Glastonbury – Sir Paul McCartney flew the Ukrainian flag, Billie Eilish used her set to react to the US abortion ruling, and climate activist Greta Thunberg was a surprise addition to invoicing. Former Moloko singer Róisín Murphy – who performed as a solo artist on the festival’s West […]]]>

Politics is never far from pop at Glastonbury – Sir Paul McCartney flew the Ukrainian flag, Billie Eilish used her set to react to the US abortion ruling, and climate activist Greta Thunberg was a surprise addition to invoicing.

Former Moloko singer Róisín Murphy – who performed as a solo artist on the festival’s West Holts stage – told Sky News that British music is a powerful political force which is really on show at Glastonbury .

“The UK music scene is full of dynamism and it’s always been vibrant and always been an agent of change – you can feel it here.”

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s words were the first sound to be heard on the other stage before any music on Friday.

And Ukrainian artists, like this year The winning rappers of the Eurovision Kalush Orchestra and techno dance stars Go_A were invited to perform as war raged in their home country.

Taras Shevchenko, who plays keyboards and percussion for the electronic dance music act, said they appreciated the opportunity to let people know why Ukrainian art and music should be protected.

“For us, every festival, every show we can get is a way to save and show our culture, and Glastonbury Festival is a perfect place for that.”

Are performers better at tapping into the public mood than politicians?

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Labor MP Jess Phillips – in Glastonbury to speak in the Crows Nest area – said members of the House of Commons should take note.

“Anyone in politics is arrogant enough to think you can’t learn something from, say, Emily and Michael Eavis, who put on this event for a global audience, spreading messages that people can feel in their hearts rather that just in their heads… you’d be foolish not to think there’s magic we should try to learn from.

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‘Go now’: What the newspapers are saying about the Conservatives’ double defeats in the by-elections | Policy https://draftgore2008.org/go-now-what-the-newspapers-are-saying-about-the-conservatives-double-defeats-in-the-by-elections-policy/ Sat, 25 Jun 2022 08:06:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/go-now-what-the-newspapers-are-saying-about-the-conservatives-double-defeats-in-the-by-elections-policy/ The crisis engulfing Boris Johnson’s premiership could be reaching a terminal stage, judging by the press reaction to the Tories’ humiliating double by-election losses in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton. The The telegraph of the daythe traditional Tory party voice, caused a stir with the headline “Tory rebels plot next step to overthrow Prime Minister”, […]]]>

The crisis engulfing Boris Johnson’s premiership could be reaching a terminal stage, judging by the press reaction to the Tories’ humiliating double by-election losses in Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton.

The The telegraph of the daythe traditional Tory party voice, caused a stir with the headline “Tory rebels plot next step to overthrow Prime Minister”, and reports that “Prime Minister’s enemies push for control of 1922 committee after by-election defeats” .

The Time has a very similar story under the headline ‘Prime Minister faces new Tory threat’ and quotes a minister saying some disgruntled ministers facing sacking in an upcoming government reshuffle could quit and carry out ‘pre-emptive strikes’ against Johnson.

“Big Tories Tell Johnson After Historic Defeat: Go For It,” is the main story of the Guardian, focusing on the words of Conservative party chairman Oliver Dowden, who resigned following by-election defeats and wrote in a scathing resignation letter: ‘We cannot carry on as business as usual . Someone has to take responsibility.

The Mirror said “Go now,” echoing former Tory leader Michael Howard’s plea that the party would be “better off” if Johnson quit.

The Express strikes a defiant tone with the headline “Boris vows to fight in next general election…and win!”.

Front page of the Saturday Express

But the fear raging in the Conservative ranks is underscored by the Mail splash, which is about Sajid Javid demanding that Labor and the Lib Dems “speak plainly” what he says is an unofficial coalition designed to oust Boris Johnson. “Javid: Tell the public the truth about the anti-conservative pact,” the headline read.

The FT reports that “Johnson faces a new crisis as the Conservatives lose two byelections and their party chairman,” but the introduction on its front page is about America’s big news: “America’s highest court dismisses Roe against Wade in a blow for the right to abortion”.

The I also leads on abortion history, but carries what it calls an “exclusive” front-page story saying “Johnson threatened with another vote of no confidence.”

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The Scottish says “the Tories are plotting like Johnson said ‘go now’ for the sake of the party”.

The Yorkshire Postwhose region includes many Tory MPs whose majorities are vulnerable in the next general election, is leading with “the prime minister prepared for voter ‘attacks'”.

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What’s New in the African Politics Summer Reading Show? https://draftgore2008.org/whats-new-in-the-african-politics-summer-reading-show/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/whats-new-in-the-african-politics-summer-reading-show/ Placeholder while loading article actions In 2003, I took a few days after a conference to travel to the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. I hired a car, managed to avoid wreckage by driving on the left for the first time and drove north of Durban. My first stop was Ixopo, where South African […]]]>
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In 2003, I took a few days after a conference to travel to the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. I hired a car, managed to avoid wreckage by driving on the left for the first time and drove north of Durban. My first stop was Ixopo, where South African writer Alan Paton staged one of my favorite books, 1948 “Weep, beloved country.” The book tells the story of injustice and fear in South Africa’s new apartheid state. It includes one of my favorite passages in literature:

For it is the dawn that has come, as it has come for a thousand centuries, without ever declining. But when that dawn comes, of our emancipation, of the fear of bondage and the bondage of fear, well, that’s a secret.

Before and during my trip, just about everyone I consulted — friends, hotel receptionists, other conference attendees — warned me about driving in South Africa as a young white woman alone. “Keep your purse in the trunk,” they warned. “Don’t open the windows for anyone and don’t hesitate to run a red light if someone approaches your car.” The unspoken subtext was that, by default, I should be afraid of black men, who could attack at any time, without warning. Despite the massive social changes that had taken place a decade earlier, fear still reigned.

Of course, these fears were exaggerated. I was completely safe, experiencing the generous hospitality of almost everyone I met. My trip through this beautiful region ended without any problems.

I couldn’t help but think of that journey and Paton’s words as I read Andrew Harding’s beautiful and heartbreaking new book, “Not nice people: two dead men. Forty suspects. The trial that shattered a South African town. Harding tells the story of the 2016 murders of two young black men, Samuel Tjixa and Simon Jubeba, in a rural area near the town of Parys in South Africa’s Free State. This skillfully written book reveals how an all-consuming sense of fear and mistrust caused the murders and undermined efforts to bring justice to the families of the victims.

Tjixa and Jubeba died after being beaten by a large group of white farmers, all Afrikaners and most of whom were related. Beyond that, the facts of the case are unclear. Tjixa and Jubeba had approached the farm family patriarch either to demand unpaid wages or to rob him. They may or may not have had a gun. The patriarch pressed a panic button and the two men began running through the pastures, eventually being chased by around 40 white farmers who had received a message to respond after the patriarch used the panic button to alert a private security network.

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The rest of the book tells the story of the police investigation and the court case. In doing so, Harding explores issues of fear, race and equality in post-apartheid South Africa, portraying a community in which people from different racial groups are still very afraid of each other. This lack of connection, trust and knowledge creates a vicious cycle, creating misunderstanding, fear and more mistrust.

For example, why did these farmers have a private security network in the first place, and what made them think it was okay to attack the two men rather than just wait for the arrival of the police ? As the story unfolds, we learn that there were several rural attacks and killings of white people, prompting the farmers to organize. The long shadow of apartheid, in which whites suffered no consequences for attacking blacks, looms as farmers believe in their absolute right to self-defense, with or without the law.

At the same time, however, after complaining to the police that he needed more formal protection, one of these farmers is disconcerted to learn that the rates of murder and sexual assault are much higher. raised in the all-black townships of Parys, with several performing each month. How would he allocate resources in such circumstances, the police chief wonders. Fear, anger and violence are also widespread within the groups, a point highlighted when the wife of one of the accused farmers realizes that her husband has a long history of violence and abuse and believes that he is absolutely capable of doing the things he has been charged with.

While the narrative certainly focuses on trying to uncover the truth about what happened to Jubeba and Tjixa – and who actually killed them – ‘They’re Not Sweet People’ is more nuanced than a true crime tale. typical. It focuses less on the gory details of the crime scene or detective story, though we learn as much as necessary to move the narrative forward. Harding approaches the story with care and grace, showing the ruthless racism of most farm families and their indifference to possibly beating two men to death.

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It also depicts with finesse and gentleness the anguish of the families of Tjixa and Jubeba, whom no one takes the trouble to inform of their murders. In fact, both families are often left in the dark about important days for the trial until a reporter (who I assume is Harding himself) informs them. Ruth Qokotha, Tjixa’s mother, is a central character in the story. When she learns of the murders, she quits her job as a cleaner for one of the farming families, moves to a township in Parys, and begins to experience much greater economic and emotional precariousness. Throughout the case, the magistrate, lawyers and most witnesses struggle to find out who the body belongs to, adding indignity and insult to the tragedy.

Ultimately, “These Are Not Sweet People” is a heartbreaking reflection on the complications of reconciliation and unity in a country still plagued by political corruption, greed and social inequality. I won’t spoil the ending here, but Harding ably shows that South Africa still has a long way to go to become the ‘rainbow nation’. For many in the country, Paton’s “dawn of emancipation” still seems like a distant hope.

Find out more in this summer’s APSRS:

Paul Farmer’s latest book teaches even more about pandemics

‘Born in Blackness’ is an engrossing and unforgettable read

Find all the books from our ninth African Politics Summer Reading Show here.

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News Tip: Sports Aside, Title IX Has Transformed Education Through ‘Stealth Politics’ https://draftgore2008.org/news-tip-sports-aside-title-ix-has-transformed-education-through-stealth-politics/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 16:00:25 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/news-tip-sports-aside-title-ix-has-transformed-education-through-stealth-politics/ Summary: Title IX is often associated with expanding the participation of girls and women in sports. Political scientist Deondra Rose, professor and author of a book on the advancement of women in education, comments on Title IX, enacted 50 years ago on June 23, 1972. Quotation:“Title IX has been pivotal in transforming the gender dynamics […]]]>

Summary: Title IX is often associated with expanding the participation of girls and women in sports. Political scientist Deondra Rose, professor and author of a book on the advancement of women in education, comments on Title IX, enacted 50 years ago on June 23, 1972.

Quotation:
“Title IX has been pivotal in transforming the gender dynamics of colleges and universities,” says Duke University political scientist Deondra Pink.

“Fifty years ago, the architects of Title IX faced a daunting political landscape that made the passage of such transformative legislation rather unlikely. It was the expert political savvy of Rep. Edith Green (D-Ore.), the initiator of the legislation, that made such a law workable at a time when women made up just 3% of the House of Representatives. United States, and there was only one woman in the United States Senate: Margaret Chase Smith (R-Maine). Rep. Green’s stealth policy was based on not attracting opposition from people who would disagree with the settlement.

“A key part of an otherwise rambling omnibus bill, Title IX dramatically increased women’s access to college, vocational training and higher education by prohibiting institutions from excluding women from their student bodies or by using quotas to suppress the number of women admitted to college programs. ”

“Title IX prohibited educational institutions from excluding women from academic programs, activities, and honors, and prohibited the practice of providing women’s pursuits with lower levels of support and resources. Title IX also prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the hiring and compensation of faculty and in the treatment of pregnant and parental students; and it provided a legal remedy against sexual harassment on campus. ”

“The success of Title IX illustrates the impact that legislators from traditionally underrepresented groups in the corridors of power have had in advancing greater equality in the United States.”

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Deondra Rose is an associate professor of public policy, political science, and history at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, and director of Polis: Politics Center. She studies public, social, and higher education policy in the United States, American political development and behavior, identity politics, and inequality. She is the author of “Citizens by Degree: Higher Education Policy and the Changing Gender Dynamics of American Citizenship”, which examines the societal and regulatory changes since the 1960s that have helped women fully realize their role as American citizens.

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deondra.rose@duke.edu.


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☀️ June 22 Morning Summary | Policy https://draftgore2008.org/%e2%98%80%ef%b8%8f-june-22-morning-summary-policy/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:50:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/%e2%98%80%ef%b8%8f-june-22-morning-summary-policy/ Hanoi, (VNA) – The following is a list of news summaries selected last night by the Vietnam News Agency. -President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a delegation of National Assembly deputies in Ho Chi Minh City met with local voters on June 21 to brief them on the recent third session of the 15th legislature. The […]]]>

Hanoi, (VNA) – The following is a list of news summaries selected last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

-President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and a delegation of National Assembly deputies in Ho Chi Minh City met with local voters on June 21 to brief them on the recent third session of the 15th legislature.

The President said HCM City should adopt innovative policies, especially those focusing on scholars and scholars, and solutions to manage limitations in drug bidding and supply, and drug shortages. and medical equipment. Read the full story

– Vietnam always attaches importance to promoting its traditional friendship and cooperation with Mozambique and regards the country as a key partner in Africa, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said in meeting with President of the Mozambican Assembly Esperanca Laurinda Francisco Nhiuane Bias in Hanoi on June 21. .

He underlined the positive development of bilateral relations in recent years, particularly in the areas of political diplomacy, telecommunications, agriculture, trade and education. Read the full story

– Welcoming on the same day the President of the Assembly of Mozambique, Vo Van Thuong, member of the Politburo and permanent member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV), affirmed that there is still a large margin of cooperation between Vietnam and Mozambique.

Vietnam is ready to connect Mozambique with Southeast Asian countries, as well as ASEAN and Asia-Pacific regions, the Party official stressed. Read the full story

– During a meeting with representatives of the Vietnamese community in Hanoi on June 21, the visiting speaker of the Mozambican Assembly promised that Mozambique would serve as a gateway for Vietnamese companies to enter the member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

She called on Vietnamese companies to invest in tourism, mining, energy and agriculture in which Mozambique has potential, noting that to support investors, the African nation has created a portal providing information to private companies. and public. Read the full story

-The 16th National Press Awards 2021 were presented at a ceremony in Hanoi on June 21, Vietnam’s Revolutionary Press Day.

In his address at the ceremony, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh highlighted the growth of the Vietnamese revolutionary press over the past 97 years, contributing greatly to the struggle for national independence and the cause of construction and national defence. Read the full story

-The World Bank (WB), an important development partner of Vietnam, has pledged to support Vietnam in the implementation of the recently unveiled Mekong Delta Regional Master Plan.

Carolyn Turk, Country Director of the World Bank in Vietnam, made the statement during a conference to announce the opening of the Mekong Delta regional master plan and investment promotion for the period 2021-30 on June 21 in Cantho city. Read the full story

– A Vietnamese delegation, led by Ambassador Vu Ho, Acting Head of SOM ASEAN Vietnam, joined other senior regional officials at the recent 37th ASEAN-Japan Forum.

Speaking at the June 20 event held via video conference, Ho affirmed that economic, trade and investment cooperation has always been a key pillar of the ASEAN-Japan partnership, and stressed the need to accelerate a process overall recovery and sustainable growth in the current difficult situation. the context. Read the full story

-Vietnamese garment and textile exports are likely to face a host of market and supply chain challenges in the second half of this year despite positive results in the first half, a seminar in Ho Chi Minh City said on Monday. 21st of June.

The Sustainable Cotton Sourcing Seminar was jointly organized by the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) and Cotton USA.

Vu Duc Giang, chairman of VITAS, said apparel and textile exports in the first six months were estimated at $22 billion, up 23 percent year-on-year. Read the full story

– Binh Duong smart city in the southern province of the same name was named to the Top 7 Smart Communities 2022 in the world at a ceremony on June 21.

The Intelligent Community Forum (ICF) and Binh Duong Province jointly hosted the conference and announcement of the Top 7 Smart Communities of 2022: After the Pandemic: How Digital Innovation Drives Growth in Our Communities. Read full article/.

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Eknath Shinde, the game-changer in Maharashtra politics https://draftgore2008.org/eknath-shinde-the-game-changer-in-maharashtra-politics/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 06:21:23 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/eknath-shinde-the-game-changer-in-maharashtra-politics/ Here’s everything you need to know about Eknath Shinde, the man who plunged Maharashtra’s ruling MVA alliance into yet another political crisis. Eknath Shinde, Minister of Maharashtra and Head of Shiv Sena (Picture PTI) Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has plunged the ruling alliance in the state into a political crisis in […]]]>

Here’s everything you need to know about Eknath Shinde, the man who plunged Maharashtra’s ruling MVA alliance into yet another political crisis.

Eknath Shinde, Minister of Maharashtra and Head of Shiv Sena (Picture PTI)

Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has plunged the ruling alliance in the state into a political crisis in reportedly moved to a hotel in Surat, Gujarat, with 13 MPs from other parties.

The move put a question mark over the future of Maharashtra’s ruling alliance led by the Shiv Sena (whose leader Uddhav Thackeray is chief minister) and also comprising the NCP and Congress.

But who is Eknath Shinde? Here’s everything you need to know about the man who changed the game in Maharashtra politics.

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A mass leader, Shinde played a crucial role in strengthening the Sena in the state, especially in the Thane region. He was responsible for organizing major Sena political events.

His son, Shrikant Shinde, is the Sena MP from Kalyan.

Eknath Shinde was elected for four consecutive terms to the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly – 2004, 2009, 2014 and 2019.

He was named opposition leader in 2014 after the Shiv Sena and the BJP fell out.

When the government of Maha Vikas Aghadi was formed, Shinde became Minister of Urban Development and Public Works (Public Enterprises). He is currently Minister of the City.

He recently accompanied Maharashtra Minister Aaditya Thackeray on his trip to Ayodhya.

The Sena accused the BJP of trying to overthrow the MVA government “as has been done in states like Madhya Pradesh”.

But why is Shinde upset?

There have been reports that Shinde is upset with Sena’s management for allegedly being sidelined.

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BTS hiatus sparks debate over activism and military exemptions | Government and politics https://draftgore2008.org/bts-hiatus-sparks-debate-over-activism-and-military-exemptions-government-and-politics/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:10:13 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/bts-hiatus-sparks-debate-over-activism-and-military-exemptions-government-and-politics/ By JUWON PARK – Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The surprise announcement from BTS Last week, they were taking a break to focus on the members’ solo projects, which stunned their global fanbase, rocking their label’s share price and leaving many questions about the future of supergroup K. -pop. HYBE, the company behind […]]]>

By JUWON PARK – Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The surprise announcement from BTS Last week, they were taking a break to focus on the members’ solo projects, which stunned their global fanbase, rocking their label’s share price and leaving many questions about the future of supergroup K. -pop.

HYBE, the company behind the band, denied the band was taking a break – a word used in a translation of the band’s emotional dinnertime video announcement. In the days that followed, the band members remained active on social media, continuing the stream of messages, photos and assurances that the band was not breaking up.

Despite the immediate impacts — HYBE’s stock initially fell more than 25% and has yet to fully recover — several factors may still affect BTS’s future. One is the impending military enlistment for older members of BTS, as well as how the group and its devoted fans, known as ARMY, will continue to be engaged in social issues.

In 2020, at the height of BTS’s success, the South Korean government revised the country’s military law that requires able-bodied South Korean men to perform approximately two years of military service. Revised law allows top K-pop stars — including BTS’ oldest member Jin — to defer military service until they turn 30 if they’ve received government medals for boosting reputation culture of the country and request the postponement. All BTS members meet the criteria like recipients of government medals in 2018.

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“Obviously there’s a military draft imminent so they might have thought it would be good to do something individually before it was too late and that’s why I think the military draft was the most important factor,” said Lee Dong Yeun, a professor at Korea National University. Arts.

There have been calls – including from South Korea’s former culture minister – to an exemption for the BTS because of their contribution to strengthening South Korea’s international reputation. But critics say such an exemption would circumvent conscription rules to favor the privileged.

Jin, 29, is expected to enlist this year unless he receives an exemption.

The military enlistment of members has always been a headache for HYBE; BTS once accounted for 90% of the label’s profits. Currently, the group accounts for 50% to 60% of the label’s profits according to a report by eBest Investment & Securities.

The eBest report noted that the rapid drop in stocks may have resulted from an “anticipation that the business of the entire group might be uncertain after being discharged from the military”.

HYBE has attempted to diversify its portfolio by launching new K-pop groups, creating online games, and rolling out Korean-language tutorials.

As the most successful K-pop group to date with hits like “Dynamite” and “Butter,” BTS has for years garnered massive attention on social media and with every new music release. They recently performed several sold-out shows in the United States, became the first K-pop group to earn a Grammy nomination, released an anthology album, “Proof”, and channeled their global influence with a address to the UN and a trip to the White House to campaign against hate crimes aimed at Asians.

“Once you’ve succeeded like BTS has, it means there’s a constant expectation to keep doing something that ties into what you’ve already done, where you’ve already been. In the most recent releases that BTS has released, we can also see how they continually reflect on where they have been,” said CedarBough Saeji, professor of Korean and East Asian studies at Pusan ​​National University. .

She said Tuesday’s announcement signaled the band’s intention to figure out “where they’re going on their own without interference from other people” and “to be able to choose their own path as artists.”

Last week’s announcement also cast doubt on the group’s social justice efforts, which have included vocal support for the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-violence campaigns. Legions of BTS fans have embraced the causes, matching a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter after the death of George Floyd.

But the band have faced growing questions about why they don’t talk so much about discrimination in their own country.

A major South Korean newspaper recently published a column in which the author questions why South Korea, despite BTS – “the ambassador of anti-discrimination and human rights – struggled to enact anti-discrimination law for 15 years.

“It’s an irony,” said the writer. “South Korea needs their strength for good.”

The absence of an anti-discrimination law in the country has led to unfair treatment of women and foreigners, among others.

Jumin Lee, the author of the book “Why an anti-discrimination law? told The Associated Press that there is an urgent need for an anti-discrimination law in the country.

“South Korea is essentially in the same legal position as American Jim Crow South. Equal protection exists as a constitutional concept, but there is no enforcement law that allows the government to force private companies to comply,” Lee said. “What this means in practice is that if I’m a business owner, I could put a sign on my door tomorrow that says ‘no gays’, ‘no blacks’ or ‘no old people’ , and in the absence of extraordinary intervention by the Constitutional Court, there is little the law can do to stop me.

Lee recently expressed his disappointment with the group for not talking about the important national issue.

“BTS and their business people know talking in the US is profitable, but doing the same back home would be harder than it’s worth. So they’re not doing it,” Lee tweeted after the group visit to Washington.

Despite this, Lee said the group’s silence was understandable, stating that BTS would be met with “indifference at best and hostility at worst” from politicians if they spoke.

Some South Korean celebrities like singers Harisu and Ha:tfelt has spoken on sensitive topics like anti-discrimination law and feminism, despite the backlash.

After talking about the 2014 sinking of the Sewol ferrywhich killed 304 people in one of the country’s worst disasters, Cannes actor Song Kang-ho and director Park Chan-wook have been blacklisted by the administration of the ousted president Park Geun-hyenoted Korean pop culture scholar Areum Jeong.

“So while many idols might be politically conscious, they might choose not to discuss social issues,” Jeong said.

Several BTS members said during last week’s announcement that they were struggling with the group’s successes and struggling to write new songs.

“For me, it was like the BTS group was within my reach until ‘On’ and ‘Dynamite,’ but after ‘Butter’ and ‘Permission to Dance,’ I didn’t know what kind of group we were.” , member says RM. “Whenever I write lyrics and songs, the kind of story and message I want to convey is really important, but it felt like it’s gone now.”

While this obscures BTS’s next steps, Saeji said their continued candour was needed because of the group’s impact on its fan base.

“They meet the fans with the same honesty and say, ‘You had my help when I needed it. And now I need my help,'” she said. need to be alone. To think for myself, to know what I want to write a lyric about, to understand my own mind, to be inspired by myself.'”

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People with disabilities are ‘invisible by exclusion’ in politics, says Assemblyman running to be first openly autistic member of Congress https://draftgore2008.org/people-with-disabilities-are-invisible-by-exclusion-in-politics-says-assemblyman-running-to-be-first-openly-autistic-member-of-congress/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 13:07:00 +0000 https://draftgore2008.org/people-with-disabilities-are-invisible-by-exclusion-in-politics-says-assemblyman-running-to-be-first-openly-autistic-member-of-congress/ Deputy Yuh-Line NiouAP Photo/Hans Pennink New York Assemblyman Yuh-Line Niou could go down in history as the first member of Congress to openly have autism. Niou told Insider that the representation of Americans with disabilities needs to be improved. Niou also said being more open about being autistic has helped de-stigmatize the disability. The halls […]]]>

Deputy Yuh-Line NiouAP Photo/Hans Pennink

  • New York Assemblyman Yuh-Line Niou could go down in history as the first member of Congress to openly have autism.

  • Niou told Insider that the representation of Americans with disabilities needs to be improved.

  • Niou also said being more open about being autistic has helped de-stigmatize the disability.

The halls of Congress have yet to see an openly autistic lawmaker, but New York Assemblyman Yuh-Line Niou could change that.

Niou, who was diagnosed with autism at 22, said she was “surprised” to learn she may be the first openly autistic member of Congress, but also said it showed a lack of representation from communities with disabilities in policy-making.

“I think we hear a lot about the former and only sometimes,” Niou told Insider. “Although it’s an amazing thing, I think what’s most important is that there are people who understand that it’s also a really lonely thing. And I think it’s really important to have representation because you need that lens to talk about any politics.”

Niou, a progressive Democrat and Taiwanese immigrant who represents New York’s 65th District, announced her candidacy for Congress this year in a high-profile race against Bill de Blasio and Mondaire Representative Jones.

Niou’s diagnosis became well known after Refinery 29 released an article discussing in 2020. After parents and children reached out to her about her, she realized how talking openly about her autism helped “drive the stigma away.”

Among full-time politicians, Americans with disabilities are underrepresented. People with disabilities are 6.3% of federal politicianscompared to 15.7% of all disabled adults in America, according to a study by Rutgers.

“People with disabilities can only achieve equality if they are part of government decision-making,” Lisa Schur said in the 2019 Rutgers Report.

The number of Americans with disabilities may have increased over the past two years. Estimates show that 1.2 million additional people may have become disabled due to COVID-19.

Niou also said she knows what it feels like to be left out of the government process. In 2016, Niou became the first Asian to be a member of the Assembly in her districta large Asian district that includes New York’s Chinatown.

People with disabilities have been “invisible by being excluded from the policy-making process”, said Niou. Her disability status helps her put into perspective a host of laws ranging from transportation to housing, and she wants to ensure that neurodivergent people have more of a say in the legislative process.

“We don’t take into account all the different perspectives, especially when you talk about neurodivergence [issues] or when we talk about disability issues,” Niou said.

People with disabilities are more likely to be incarceratedare more at risk of roamingand more likely to coping with impoverishment.

They are also more likely to need access to health care and also have the most difficulty accessing it. Congressional Republicans had repeatedly tried to repeal the Affordable Care Act under the administration of former President Donald Trump, even though repealing the ACA would have reduced access to health care for many disabled adults.

Niou said she hopes other politicians will consider disability issues in their legislation as well, because disability issues can affect all Americans at some point.

“One of the things I really like to say is that when you put up a ramp, we’re all less likely to trip,” Niou said. “Consider each other, we all do better.”

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