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The National Registry of Exonerations
Society & Culture  (tags: The Registry, exonerations, wrongly convicted, innocence project, exonerations map )

- 6 hours ago -
The Registry provides detailed information about every known exoneration in United States since 1989 cases which a person was wrongly convicted of a crime and later cleared of all the charges based on new evidence of innocence. View exonerations map.
Americans Also Have a Holiday Today - But Should We?
Society & Culture  (tags: holidays, Columbus, Native Americans, Indians, genocide, heritage, society, history )

- 11 hours ago -
A holiday post on TomCat's blog by SoINeedAName
Mommy Am I Going to Die? Mom Calls 9-1-1 for Paramedics Cop Shows Up Shoots 4-Year-Old Daughter
Society & Culture  (tags: shot 4 year old, trigger happy cop, 9-1-1 call, Jonathan Thomas, Ohio, boxer-terrier, Patches, paramedic )

- 13 hours ago -
A mothers attempt to get medical help for a cut on her arm turned into a nightmare after a trigger happy cop showed up.
Happy Thanksgiving Canada
Society & Culture  (tags: Canada, Thanksgiving )

- 1 day ago -
In Canada, Thanksgiving dates back to 1578 and the exploration of the Northwest Passage by Martin Frobisher. Canada was untouched by Columbus but many non Canadian people associate Thanksgiving with the US Columbus Day.
The Silent Epidemic
Society & Culture  (tags: Pine Ridge reservation, suicide epidemic, short life expectancy, Indian boarding schools, elders, parenting skills lacking )

- 1 day ago -
it was the second suicide in the family within two days. These were girls 13 and 14 years old. This is devastating news for anyone, in any family. But in Pine Ridge, like other indigenous communities who are facing a reality of existential distress
Even More Cities Join Movement to Rename "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day"
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, ethics, culture, politics, native rights, Indigenous Peoples Day, society, law, government )

- 2 days ago -
The trend of cities renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day is spreading across the United States.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cancel Columbus Day - It's Time to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Nationwide
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, Cikumbus Day, Indigneous Peoples day, exploitation, history, native rights, culture, americans )

- 3 days ago -
For nearly 80 years this nation has celebrated Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday in his name. Far from discovering America, Columbus represents slavery, genocide, and a history of exploitation that it is time to stop honoring.
These 8 Cities Just Abolished Columbus Day
Society & Culture  (tags: Indigenous Peoples’ Day, culture, americans, human rights )

- 4 days ago -
Three more cities adopted Indigenous PeoplesâEUR(TM) Day in just the past 48 hours.
These People Are the Secret to Bernie Sanders Success
Society & Culture  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Reddit, George McGovern, Debbie Wasserman Shultz, Burt Cohen, Buzzfeed, New Hampshire Postal Workers, Aidan King, Julia Barnes,, Daniela Perdomo, Vermont socialist, Hillary Clinton, fundraising )

- 4 days ago -
Sanders leads Hillary Clinton by a comfortable margin in New Hampshire, and he has almost caught her in nationwide fundraising. How did he do it. Meet some of the people behind the scenes.
Please Do Not Feed the Animals - The Disturbing Rise of Anti-Poor Web Cruelty
Society & Culture  (tags: don't feed the animals, anti poor, web cruelty, food stamps, government assistance )

- 4 days ago -
Poverty is not a meme. The hate I find online is far more direct and vitriolic than the sigh of a cashier or the occasional muttered remark from a stranger.
Meet CNN's Top Ten Heroes of 2015
Society & Culture  (tags: making a difference, CNnHeroes 2015, goodnews, ethics, society, GoodNews, education, world )

- 4 days ago -
Meet ten truly remarkable individuals whose passion to help others has changed the world. They are CNN's Top Ten Heroes of 2015.Voting for CNN Hero of the Year continues through Sunday, November 15. All
If People Understood This One Thing We Would Have Revolution Overnight   video
Society & Culture  (tags: guaranteed basic income, Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Reserve, wealth inequality, neoliberalism, human rights )

- 4 days ago -
Martin Luther King, Jr. was working towards guaranteed basic income for all when he was killed. Wealth inequality, neoliberalism, the actions of the Federal Reserve, the greed and theft of the global elite have made the call for a basic income more urgent
Has Child Protective Services Gone Too Far?
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Child Protective Services, domestic violence, minority and African American families, single parent families, social workers )

- 4 days ago -
There are no cookie-cutter solutions or quick fixes, but some respect is a good place to start along with ensuring that children are in no immediate danger. It takes a village to raise a child.
7 Sobering Reasons 59 Million Kids Around the World DonâEUR(TM)t Have Teachers
Society & Culture  (tags: education, children, teachers, lack of teachers, world )

- 4 days ago -
Maybe all the social media posts with the hashtag #WorldTeachersDay will inspire folks to bring their talents to the classroom.
URGENT PLEASE SIGN PETITION! 10/2015.Sign Our Online Petition Today
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, world, transportation, usa, women, men, energy, safety )

- 6 days ago -
"Please act TODAY to extend the federal solar investment tax credits (ITCs) beyond the current sunset date...December 31, 2016. Expiration of the solar ITCs will jeopardize tens of thousands of solar jobs..investment of tens of billions.."

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