Editors’ picks: News that didn’t fit

• 36 activities to celebrate Women’s History Month
by Kamrin Baker | GoodGoodGood | Feb. 14 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1533
March is Women’s History Month, an annual celebration that recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women. Throughout history, women have been erased and excluded, and women of color, transgender women, and queer women have been subjected to more harmful oppression than their white cisgender sisters. Women’s History Month is a time to confront the ongoing injustices that plague women and a time to celebrate and rejoice in women’s shared humanity.

• An activist group is spreading misinformation to stop solar projects in rural America
by Miranda Green and Michael Copley  | KTEP | Feb. 18 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1532
A rancher was intrigued by an energy company’s offer to lease his land for a solar plant, however soon after he received the offer, organized opposition with connections to fossil fuel worked to ban big solar plants from being built in the area.

• Capitalism, Feminism, and Reproductive Control (video)
moderated by Annie McGrew | IAFFE | tinyurl.com/Iguana1531
The third event in the Feminist Economics of Global Reproductive Justice series will interrogate the relationship between capitalism and reproductive justice, focusing on incentives for reproductive control. Panelists are Jenny Brown from Labor Notes, Mytheli Sreenivas from Ohio State University, and Sarah Mellors Rodriguez from Missouri State University. 

• Haymarket Books will provide free black history e-books to Florida students
by Chris Walker | Truthout | Feb. 7 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1560
Books are “dangerous to those in power … that’s why we publish them,” Haymarket Books said in a press release.

• Nearly 1,000 migrant children separated from families under Trump still not reunited
by Julia Conley | Common Dreams | Feb. 3 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1534 
This cruelty happened nearly five years ago. That’s an unimaginably long time for children to go without their parents.

• Parents raise concerns as Florida bans gender-affirming car for trans kids
by Melissa Block | NPR | Feb. 20 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1559 
Under new rules passed by Florida’s medical boards, it’s unclear whether trans children will be able to receive treatment.

• Rail unions warned us: Greed is dangerous
by Rebekah Entralgo | CounterPunch | Feb. 21 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1561
The toxic clouds that billowed up from a derailed freight train in Ohio earlier this month are a chilling metaphor for the toxic greed that has infected so many of our big corporations.

• Remembering Victor Navasky, the unflappable ringmaster of The Nation: The impish editor inspired a generation of journalists
by David Corn | Mother Jones | Jan. 26 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1525
Victor Navasky, 90, who died Jan. 23, took over the editorship of The Nation in 1978 and revived the once mighty publication on the verge of financial liquidation and irrelevance. He described his job as overseeing an outlet in which liberals and radicals could duke it out, and saw The Nation as the guardian of both progressive journalism and intense political debate on the weighty topics of the day

• The Villages vendetta: How a grassroots revolt in the iconic retirement community ended with a 72-year-old political prisoner
by Ryan Grim | The Intercept | Feb. 5 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1530
The Villages, the famous giant retirement complex south of Ocala, is under the firm political control of the developers who created it. The Intercept offers a deep dive into what happened when residents tried to take their county back.

• ‘Unsung hero’: the baker and activist whose death inspired cals for restorative justice
by Sam Levin | The Guardian | Feb. 18 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1535
After Jen Angel’s shocking death, loved ones honor her legacy of punk zines, gourmet dinner nights and social justice projects.

• WikiLeaks exposed the extent of US meddling abroad and corruption at home. Why have we forgotten it
by Chris Hedges | The Real News Network | Feb. 3 | tinyurl.com/Iguana1515 
From backroom deals between Hillary Clinton and Goldman Sachs to U.S. covert operations in Haiti, Tunisia, Italy and beyond, WikiLeaks revealed the dark underbelly of US power. The revelations from WikiLeaks about the extent of U.S. surveillance, espionage, extrajudicial killing, and corruption have rippled across the world. Within the U.S., however, they are often downplayed or outright ignored.

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