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Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Teachers say the bankruptcy claim is a "scare tactic to get terrible legislation passed through that will give us money now but screw us all over even harder in the long run." (Photo: DFT-Local 231/Twitter)
Ninety-four of 97 Detroit Public Schools (DPS) remained shuttered on Tuesday as the ongoing city-wide teacher " sickout " prompted calls for Michigan lawmakers to "stop playing political games and do the right thing for Detroit's students, educators, and community." The Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) announced a second day of action after...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
Adding credence to suspicions that Cáceres' killing was politically-motivated, among those arrested were Honduran military officials as well as an employee of Desarrollos Energéticos (or DESA), the private energy company behind the Agua Zarca dam, which Cáceres fiercely opposed. (Photo: Getty)
Authorities have arrested four suspects in the assassination of environmental...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Nearly every public school in Detroit was shut down on Monday as teachers city-...

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In honor of this too often ignored World Press Freedom Day, a reminder that today at least 200 journalists - from China to Burundi to Iran to perhaps most egregiously Egypt and Turkey - are imprisoned and sometimes tortured for doing their job, which is telling the truth and giving a voice to the voiceless. "Journalism is not a crime," notes Amnesty International, "yet the principles of free speech and a free press are threatened across the world."