These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change : The Conversation


Humanity must rapidly decrease greenhouse gas emissions to avoid catastrophic levels of global warming, climate scientists have warned for decades. But America’s president has both feet on the fossil fuel accelerator.

One way to force President Donald Trump to put the brakes on his dangerous “energy-dominance” policy is a lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 young people. Using a barrage of legal motions, the administration’s lawyers are scrambling to keep this case, known as Juliana v. United States, from going to trial.

As environmental law professors, we have written about this remarkable case and are teaching our students about it. This case positions the climate crisis squarely in the realm of fundamental civil rights jurisprudence, where we believe it belongs.

 

Source: These kids and young adults want their day in court on climate change : The Conversation

Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Share Their Stories at UN | Human Rights Watch


Only the slight buzz of translation through diplomats’ headphones could be heard as Joy Bishara, now 21, described the night in April 2014 when armed men from Boko Haram burned her school in Chibok, Nigeria, forcing Joy and her classmates into trucks so tall they had to climb on a car to scramble inside.

Source: Girls Kidnapped by Boko Haram Share Their Stories at UN | Human Rights Watch

Former Pupils Tell Of Headmistress Abuse At Liverpool Royal School For The Blind


‘Susan George, president of the Royal School for the Blind, told the BBC the charity was “saddened to hear of former pupils having such memories of their time at the school”.

She added: “Such behaviour [as the former pupils allege] would not be tolerated in any school today.”’

The point is that although it would not be tolerated in any school today, it should not have been tolerated then.

However, in the 50s there was a atmosphere of fear in many schools and pupils were not as enlightened as they are today.

No child should be scared to speak out, but in the 50s they would never have been listened to and some are still not listened to today.

There are still many aspects that are not right today, however, the enlightening of childrens understanding and the understanding of staff and other authorities is welcomed and needs to be encouraged.

Same Difference

A group of blind and vulnerable people have said they were physically and emotionally abused as children by their special primary school’s headmistress.

Six former pupils of The Royal School for the Blind in Liverpool have told the BBC about abuse dating back to the 1950s when some of them were just five.

The headmistress at the time, Margaret McLenan, has since died.

The school said it was “saddened” to hear the allegations and said such behaviour would not be tolerated today.

The six former pupils have never before spoken publicly about their experiences at the boarding school in Wavertree, which accommodated pupils from across the north-west of England and the Isle of Man.

The alleged abuse has also never been reported to, or investigated by, police.

There is no suggestion any of it was of a sexual nature.

Victims described how being beaten and shamed deprived them of their…

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Stranger danger! Little girl pulls away from Trump when he tries to kiss her on the lips at a rally


Donald Trump held up a little girl at his campaign rally in Wisconsin and before setting her down he awkwardly tried to kiss her on the lips. Why? Who in the hell knows, but the little girl pulled away before he could land his Tic Tac-encrusted mouth hole near her lips.

Another awkward encounter. Why does he awkwardly try to kiss everyone? Boundaries, dude!

Source: Stranger danger! Little girl pulls away from Trump when he tries to kiss her on the lips at a rally

Duggar-linked group’s event that planned arranged teen marriages is banned for ‘human trafficking’ – DeadState


Later this year, a group of ultra-conservative Quiverfull Christian planned to meet in Kansas to arrange marriages for their underage daughters, since apparently they do not believe their daughters’ consent is actually necessary.

Source: Duggar-linked group’s event that planned arranged teen marriages is banned for ‘human trafficking’ – DeadState

Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch


They planned to shoot 19-year-old Saba Qaiser in the head, put her body in a bag, and dump it in the river. It’s pure luck that they didn’t succeed. Saba was wounded but not dead, and managed to drag herself out of the river. Her attackers? Her father and her uncle, who sought revenge on Saba after she married without their permission.

Source: Dispatches: No ‘Honor’ in Murder in Pakistan | Human Rights Watch