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  • Seattle set to change name of Columbus Day holiday

    SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle, named after a Native American tribal chief, is poised to become the next major U.S city after Minneapolis to officially change the name of a federal holiday that celebrates Christopher Columbus' 15th century arrival in the...
  • Restaurant serves ethnic cuisine - with side-dish of conflict resolution

    LONDON (Reuters) - It doesn't want to force a message down your throat, but it hopes that by the time you leave you might have digested more than just dinner. Conflict Kitchen London wants to be a restaurant with a conscience.  The pop-up eatery,...
  • Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights

    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden plans to announce at the U.N. climate summit next week funding of around $14 million for a new body that will provide grants and expertise to help indigenous peoples and forest communities secure rights to...
  • This week's reviews in brief

    Here are condensed versions of this week's book reviews: "This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate" by Naomi Klein; Simon & Schuster (534 pages, $30) For Naomi Klein, the tensions between individual freedom, individual rights and the...
  • Crimean critics call foul as region votes in first Russian election

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six months after Russia annexed Crimea, residents of the Black Sea peninsula cast their first votes in a Russian election - an election many of them are calling unfair and undemocratic. Campaigning before Sunday's local and regional...
  • 2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival

     2 singers carry messages to World Music Festival
    Changing a country takes an immense effort, but the tools can be simple. Singers Emel Mathlouthi, of Tunisia, and Aurelio Martinez, of Honduras, just needed their songs to ignite social transformations. Both are coming to Chicago for the World Music...
  • False claim at U of I

    Would a professor who claimed  that the English colonialist settlers were the indigenous population of North America be offered a job to teach American Indian studies at the University of Illinois? Yet the equivalent assertion that Palestinians are...
  • Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein

    Review: 'This Changes Everything' by Naomi Klein
    If global warming is a worldwide wake-up call, we're all pretty heavy sleepers. It's telling that 20 years after the United Nations acknowledged the threat of human-driven climate change, we're still basically at a loss for how to get going on the...
  • American Indians and Australian Aborigines traveled a similar path

    There is a colonization connection the indigenous people of Australia and America share. Both were driven to the brink of annihilation by invaders. Both had their children ripped from their arms and placed into institutional boarding schools intent...
  • Lake Howell's weeds, prayer, and marriage: Letters

    Lake Howell's weeds Ralph Hudson of Winter Park, in the Aug. 13 letters to the editor, argued against the proposed development of property owned by the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. But why would anyone want to live on Lake Howell with its current...
  • Hendrick's Kanaracuni: Scorpion tail in your gin

    Hendrick's Kanaracuni: Scorpion tail in your gin
    Vodka and gin are kindred spirits. Vodka, however, is considered neutral. Gin, on the other hand, contains botanicals, plant-based flavors that give each brand its trademark taste. "Are there any botanicals that gin absolutely must contain?" I asked...