The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Black Lives Matter Flag Begins Flying Over Vermont School

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“We are proud to do this because it honors the reality that the experience of our … black students is not the same as the experience of our white students,” Superintendent Brian Ricca said. “And our goal has been to have a substantive conversation about this, not only in our building but in our community.”


Fair trade for Peru’s indigenous coffee growers?


After decades of territorial conflict between indigenous groups and loggers and political violence, the communities are now salvaging what is left after a deadly leaf blight crippled yields, and fighting to find fair markets in an industry with a legacy of discrimination against indigenous farmers.


China “gifted” the African Union a headquarters building and then allegedly bugged it for state secrets

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The revelations come as African presidents convene in Addis Ababa to attend the continental summit on governance. In 2012, when the AU building was completed, it was signified as a symbolic gesture aimed at solidifying Sino-Africa relations. The landmark 20-story office tower overlooking a pearl-shaped conference center was “a gift” from the Chinese government to help African nations integrate better and improve their institutional capacity.


‘Science Guy’ Attends State Of The Union Address, And Some Scientists Aren’t Happy


In an editorial published Tuesday on Scientific American magazine’s website, a group known as 500 Women Scientists argued, “by attending the SOTU as Rep. Bridenstine’s guest, Nye has tacitly endorsed those very policies, and his own personal brand over the interests of the scientific community at large.”

#SOTU #BillNye #Science #TrumpsAmerica

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