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Portland City Charter Review Discussion
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Portland Charter Review Commissioner Melanie Billings-Yun shares an overview on the once-in-a-decade Charter Commission process and answers questions from meeting attendees. You can learn more about the Charter Commission's work here.

Every 10 years, the City Council convenes a Charter Commission to review and recommend amendments to the City of Portland Charter. The Charter Commission is an independent body that sets its own scope of work.

EarthSayer Melanie Billings-Yun Billings-Yun
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The Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy
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Published on Jun 26, 2016

Interview with David Daley, Editor-in-Chief at Salon and author of "Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind the Secret Plan to Steal America's Democracy".

EarthSayer David Daley
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The Kimberley Process by Boite D'Or
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The Biote D'Or experience with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS). It is a control system established in 2003 to authenticate the provenance of diamonds. After it became known in the late 1990s that warring parties were abusing the trade with rough diamonds to fund their conflicts, this initiative was founded to put an end to the sale of so called blood or conflict diamonds. Today, more than 49 countries are part of the Kimberley Process, the European Community being counted as one member. The members commit themselves to strict rules and regulations to verifiably track the legitimate provenance of each diamond. Further detailed information about the Kimberley Process here.

RJC (Responsible Jewellery Council)
The Responsible Jewellery Council is a not-for-profit, standards setting and certification organisation. The RJC's Chain-of-Custody Certification for precious metals supports these initiatives and can be used as a tool to deliver broader Member and stakeholder benefit. Published on Nov 22, 2013

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Gerrymandering Explained In 45 Seconds
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You've heard the word before. Something to do with government and politics, right? Well, it also has to do with fairness. Gerrymandering is when one political party redraws district borders in order to win more than the opposition. Say what? Don't worry, AJ+ explains. Published on Oct 28, 2014

2014, Al Jazeera Media Network.

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Today is the day we Decide by David Suzuki
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This is the biggest thing David Suzuki has ever done. Around the world, more than 110 nations recognize the right to live in a healthy environment, but not Canada. Together, we can change that: http://www.bluedot.ca/join-us Published on Sep 24, 2014

EarthSayer David Suzuki
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Doing Public Good by Former President Bill Clinton
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About doing public good as a private citizen.

Former President Bill Clinton (SFS'68) told an audience in Georgetown's historic Gaston Hall that being a good citizen in the 21st century "requires every thoughtful person to try to do some public good...We are on an unsustainable path to the future...the world is awash in too much in inequality and unsustainability." He ends with "If you want to serve you must begin with the stories."  Published on May 2, 2013

EarthSayer President Bill Clinton
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Equal Rights Agendment (ERA)
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The attempt through an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to grant equal rights to women. The Equality4women website, the EqualRightsAmendment website are two resources of many to reference in learning about the ERA.

The ERA: A Brief Introduction

  • Section 1. Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.

  • Section 2. The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article.

  • Section 3. This amendment shall take effect two years after the date of ratification.

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Climate Change Summit by State of Maryland
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The Governor, Martin O'Malley talks about State's Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan and reducing emissions by 2020 and emphasized the need for collaboration between public and private sector.

EarthSayer Governor Martin O'Malley
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Community Organizing at Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Conference
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TalkingStickTV - Panel discussion on "Community Organizing: Stories From Local Groups" from the Conference of the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability "Celebrating 25 Years of Success"
recorded September 22, 2012 at the Good Shepard Center in Seattle, WA. Speakers include Ralph Hutchison with the Oak Ridge Environmental Peace Alliance, Lisa Crawford with Fernald Residents for Environmental Safety and Health (FRESH), Marylia Kelley with Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, Pamela Kingfisher with Native Americans for a Clean Environment, Natalia Mironova with the Russian Movement for Nuclear Safety and Bob Schaeffer with Public Policy Communications.

EarthSayers Lisa Crawford; Pamela Kingfisher; Bob Schaeffer
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Our Global Governance Crisis
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The onus falls on government to give us the systems, incentives and regulatory frameworks to enable sustainable development. We hope to see a sense of shared vision and objectives by governments at Rio+20, but historically, governments have shown a lack of courage.

Speakers include: Vandana Shiva, Jonathon Porritt, Jim MacNeill, Mark Moody-Stuart, David Suzuki, Kris GopalaKrishnan, Gro  Harlem Brundtland, Nitin Desai, and Achim Steiner.

EarthSayers Jim MacNeill; Achim Steiner; David Suzuki
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