Five Friday Favorites: September 9

This week's edition, in the spirit of this week's blog post on signal boosting, will focus on stories we've seen shared a lot on social media, but which we have not seen as much on television news tickers. 

  Photo Credit: Truthdig.com

Photo Credit: Truthdig.com

1. North Dakota Oil Pipeline: Thousands of Native Americans are protesting a proposal by the Army Corps of Engineers to build a pipeline through their lands. The New York Times coverage can be found here, and a Native American author has written her thoughts here

 

2. Wells Fargo Fined for Harm To Customers: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ruled on Thursday that the bank had been bullying customers into making financial decisions they were not prepared for in the name of profits. New York Times coverage can be found here.  

  Photo Credit: Irish Examiner

Photo Credit: Irish Examiner

3. Clodagh Hawe: Murdered by her husband but largely left out of the news coverage in favor of speaking about him and their children (who he also murdered), Irish and Northern Irish bloggers have taken up the cause of reminding mainstream media on the island that domestic violence is a serious matter. 

 

4. The story of Pura Belpre, NYC's first Puerto Rican librarian, covered on NPR. Both the text version, and Neda Ulaby's voiced version, are insightful.

  Photo Credit: The Guardian

Photo Credit: The Guardian

5. Funding for Women's Rights Groups: Gendernet, a part of OCED, has found that in countries classified as "poor", the funding for women's rights groups have fallen by more than half in the last five years. Guardian coverage can be found here