News In Brief, October 3, 2014

Abe Kenmore
October 3, 2014

Catalan, Spain: The day after Scotland’s historic vote, the Catalonian parliament voted to allow the Catalan region of Spain to vote on independence on Nov. 9,  according to the BBC.  The vote was suspended this week by the Constitutional Court after an appeal from the central Spanish government,... Read more »

Illegal logging in Peru and Brazil hurts indigenous communities and ecosystems

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Juliet Magoon, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014

According to World Wildlife Fund International, nearly 80 percent of Peru and Brazil’s logging exports are obtained illegally. “Tala ilegal,” or illegal logging, disrupts indigenous culture by devastating native land, introducing foreign disease, and exploiting reserved forests. Most of the effects... Read more »

Forced out by violence, African immigrants cross to Europe

Aubrey King, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014

The journey of any refugee starts in a broken homeland. Across North Africa and the Middle East, a variety of issues have pushed more and more people to migrate towards Europe. “The increase (in immigrants) has been unbelievable,” Ben Suleiman, head of an immigrant processing brigade in Libya, told... Read more »

Columbia mattress protest sparks national response

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Banning Watson, Staff Writer
October 3, 2014

In her quest for justice, sexual assault survivor Emma Sulkowicz has discovered that a mattress speaks louder than words. Sexual assault is common on United States campuses, with a recent survey of undergraduate women published in the Journal of American College Health showing that 19 percent experienced... Read more »

Recent legislation restricts voting rights of NC residents

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Abe Kenmore, World & Nation Editor
September 26, 2014

Four hundred fifty-four. That is the number of people denied votes in the last North Carolina primary due to new anti-fraud voting laws, according to Democracy North Carolina. The voters denied were disproportionately minorities and Democrats, with the largest disparity among black voters. While only... Read more »

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