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Texas universities bracing for concealed guns in campus buildings

Professor Joan Neuberger speaks during a public forum at the University of Texas campus about how to implement a new law allowing students with concealed-weapons permits to carry firearms into class and other campus buildings in Austin, Texas. The law takes effect in August 2016. (Eric Gay/AP)
Los Angeles Times (TNS)
November 10, 2015
HOUSTON — Texas lawmakers made carrying a concealed weapon in campus buildings legal as of next August, but opponents are already trying to forestall enforcement by creating gun-free zones.

The resistance comes as similar measures are being debated in Florida, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Texas is among eight states that allow concealed carrying of weapons on public college campuses. The other states are Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi, Oregon, Utah and Wisconsin, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Protesters march against racist statues to pressure officials to take action

The Louisiana Weekly
December 7, 2015

After waiting 180 days for the required protocol for the removal of at least four Confederate monuments from public spaces, to be completed, last Saturday during Bayou Classic 2015, more than 50 protesters came together to send a message to city leaders: “Take down the statues honoring white supremacists now.”

Sweet Micky and the Sad Déjà Vu of Haiti’s Presidential Elections

The New Yorker
December 3, 2015

In  the lively and graphic opening montage of the new documentary “Sweet Micky for President,” a behind-the-scenes look at Haiti’s 2010-2011 Presidential election and the rise of the entertainer turned President Michel Martelly, a newsman in stock film footage declares that “Haitians are a very abused people.” Granted, he says, Haitians are also proud—proud that our country was born out of a slave uprising; proud that we were the first black republic in the western hemisphere; proud, too, of having survived in the face of extreme adversity, what many called “resilience” after the devastatin

"Meeting a Man Like That, You Can't Help Wanting to Do More": A Visit With Political Prisoner Oscar López Rivera

December 7, 2015

Oscar López Rivera has served 34 years in US prisons for seditious conspiracy - in other words, for his commitment to the independence of Puerto Rico - though he wasn't convicted of hurting or killing anyone. Since 1898, when the US militarily invaded and occupied Puerto Rico, there hasn't been a single decade in which there hasn't been anindependentista imprisoned.


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