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TAKE ACTION NOW! It's Practically Torture, and WeâEUR(TM)re Doing It to Kids?
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, children, solitary confinement, ethics, abuse, law, politics, police, society, usa, rights )

Cal
- 5 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Every day across the country, kids as young as 13 are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time.
Joint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
Society & Culture  (tags: society, safety, homeless vets, public initiatives, family, culture, americans, GoodNews, usa )

Cal
- 10 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
In March 2014, VA launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities with high concentrations of homeless Veterans in intensifying and integrating their local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.
The Greatest MLK Speeches You Never Heard
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, society, usa, rights, politics, MLK DAY )

Cal
- 12 days ago - cnn.com
Can you name any of his great speeches or written works without citing "I Have a Dream" or the "Letter from Birmingham Jail"?
GOOD NEWS! In a US First, New Orleans Finds Homes for All Its Homeless Veterans
Society & Culture  (tags: housinghomeless veterans, good news, politics, government, ethics, culture, safety, rights, goodnews, GoodNews, usa )

Cal
- 20 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than 300 mayors have vowed to end veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. New Orleans celebrated the new year by becoming the first city to do so.
Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Killed in Brooklyn Ambush; Suspect Commits Suicide
Society & Culture  (tags: police, law, politics, sadness, obituary, usa, society )

Cal
- 41 days ago - nytimes.com
Two police officers sitting in their patrol car in Brooklyn were shot at point-blank range and killed on Saturday afternoon by a man who, officials said, had traveled to the city from Baltimore vowing to kill officers.
TAKE ACTION NOW! It Shouldn't Be a Crime to Care
Society & Culture  (tags: society, law, feeding the homelss, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, usa, safety, philanthropy, humans, freedoms )

Cal
- 52 days ago - caringacross.org
Every week, Arnold Abbott prepares hundreds of meals for the homeless. But thanks to a new law in Fort Lauderdale, giving those meals to the people who need them is a crime.A Florida judge has put the law on hold for 90 days. This is big news, but it's no
The Christian Terrorist Movement No One Wants To Talk About
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, religion, rights, usa, Christian terrorists, extremistm, politics, freedoms, culture, americans )

Cal
- 55 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The Phineas Priesthood is an American white supremacist movement that claims Christian inspiration and opposes interracial intercourse, racial integration, homosexuality, and abortion.
Sandy Hook Educators Fight to Change Gun Laws
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, usa, sadness, ethics, gunlaws, activism, children, changing gun laws )

Cal
- 55 days ago - cbsnews.com
Two years after a lone gunman opened fire on students and staff at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., a group of educators who were there that day talked with "Sunday Morning" correspondent Jane Pauley about their lives since the tragedy
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the NYPD to Fire the Officer Who Killed Eric Garner!
Society & Culture  (tags: ERic Garner, all lives matter equally, justice, protests, activism, police, policing, usa, society, politics )

Cal
- 56 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
It is a great injustice that the officer will face no charges and has simply been placed on leave
No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, culture, crime, politics, police, policing, race relations, justice, americans, society, usa, rights )

Cal
- 59 days ago - nytimes.com
A Staten Island grand jury voted on Wednesday not to bring criminal charges in the death of Eric Garner, a black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white police officer
Four Sordid Tales of Selfishness of the Super-Rich
Society & Culture  (tags: class warfare, habits of the rich and famous, ethics, culture, family, ethics, dishonesty, police, law, politics, society, usa )

Cal
- 74 days ago - alternet.org
Perhaps delusion helps privileged people rationalize their greed.
OP-ED: Schools Need to Learn the Importance of Recess
Society & Culture  (tags: educaition, recess, schools, test scores, education, children, culture, safety, society, usa, politics, government, family )

Cal
- 111 days ago - truth-out.org
Seattle is following a national trend in reducing recess time in primary grades as school districts obsess about raising test scores.
Building a Monument to Wounded Warriors
Society & Culture  (tags: veterans rights, monument to wounded vets, americans, GoodNews, society, politics, usa )

Cal
- 125 days ago - cbsnews.com
It's a thing of beauty designed to honor an ugly fact: the wounds of war. The name of Washington's newest memorial -- American Veterans Disabled for Life -- makes the point.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: A 'Circle' Of Support Helps Families Stay Out Of Poverty
Society & Culture  (tags: job economy, support, programs, politics, society, usa, ethics, family )

Cal
- 137 days ago - npr.org
Employment is up, but many Americans still lack jobs that pay enough to meet basic needs. This has some people questioning whether current anti-poverty programs are doing enough.
 

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