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04/02/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Rosa Parks

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was an African-American civil rights activist, whom the United States Congress called “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her birthday, February 4, and the day she was arrested, December 1, have both become Rosa Parks Day, commemorated in the U.S. states of California and Ohio. Continue reading

22/10/2010
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Groups Sue BP For Harm To Endangered Gulf Wildlife

Since harm to the species cannot immediately be remedied, the plaintiffs would like BP to set up a fund to help Gulf wildlife as a whole, said SELC lawyer Catherine Wannamaker. The suit did not estimate a total value for the fund. But some environmental experts say proving continuing and ongoing harm—as opposed to simply past harm—will not be easy for the specific species described in the suit, paving the way for a legal battle. BP has consistently said it will consider all legitimate claims for damages related to the spill. Continue reading

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