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Aerial America: New York State
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, architecture, nature, sites, New York )

- 797 days ago -
Soar over roaring Niagara Falls and across picturesque Adirondack peaks, to a city that never sleeps. This journey above New York tells the story of the cities, sites and citizens that make up "The Empire State."
Justice for Lynne Stewart - Sign Petition on Women's Day to Free Her
Society & Culture  (tags: Lynne Stewart, justice, imprisonment, compassionate release, humaity, Breast Cancer, attorney, New York )

- 994 days ago -
"This is a cry from deep in my soul on behalf of my sisters-abused, forgotten, made marginal. We are always aware of our place on the rungs of the ladder of oppression based on race and class and sex."
Court Denies Onondaga Land Rights Lawsuit
Society & Culture  (tags: first nations, New York, onondaga, indigenous, treaty, treaties, government, lands )

- 1877 days ago -
The nation sought a declaratory judgment that various lands situated in present-day Central New York were unlawfully acquired by the State of New York in violation of the federal Indian Trade and Intercourse Act, the U.S. Constitution, the 1784 Treaty
Michael Martin - Shining Light on the Needs of Native Americans
Society & Culture  (tags: indiginous, seneca, new york, indian, Native American Rights, iroquois, tribe, nation, the first nations )

- 1922 days ago -
We are Onkwehonwe - Original People - by birth, Haudenosaunee - People of the Longhouse - by belief, and citizens of our Nations, no matter where we walk on this earth.
Teen Gets 18 Months for Roasting Kitten - UPI.Com
Society & Culture  (tags: police, crime, kitten, murder, brutality, activists, cruelty, New York, sentence, law )

- 2300 days ago -
A 14-year-old New York girl was sentenced to 18 months in a juvenile facility for putting a kitten in an oven and leaving it to roast alive, officials said. The New York Law Department said Whitney B. pleaded guilty to burglary and animal cruelty
Low-Flying Planes Cause Panic in NYC
Society & Culture  (tags: society, New York, fear, panic, planes near ground zero, usa )

- 2405 days ago -
NEW YORK (AP) -- A low-flying Boeing 747 escorted by two fighter jets as part of a federal government photo opportunity over lower Manhattan caused a brief panic among workers near ground zero on Monday.
New York Moves Toward Lighter Sentences for Potheads
Society & Culture  (tags: pot, marijuana, drugs, laws, New York, Rockefeller, war on drugs, prohibition, smoking, joint, society, police, government, humans, freedoms, culture, americans, rights )

- 2451 days ago -
The state Assembly has struck a blow for the state's stoners by voting to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws that have threatened so many tokers with the wrong kind of joint. Drug policy will be based on the premise that drug addiction is a health problem.
Brooklyn Woman Dies IIGNORED on Mental Hospital Waiting Room Floor
Society & Culture  (tags: USA, New York, Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital, state-run facility, mental health, abuse, neglect, death, emergency room, hospital staff, lawsuit, neglectful hospital )

K. A.
- 2706 days ago -
<p>Only in America!! Esmin Green, 49, had waited in emergency room for 24 hrs when she toppled onto floor &amp; died. Staff kicked her to arouse her. Staff had ignored her. Abuse/neglect of other patients same hospital.</p>
Millionaire Couple Convicted for Keeping Slaves - USA
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, new york, millionaires, slaves, conviction, society, women, family )

- 2901 days ago -
A JURY has convicted a millionaire couple of enslaving two Indonesian women they brought to their New York mansion to work as housekeepers, subjecting them to repeated psychological and physical abuse and forcing them to work 18 hours or more a day.
Follow-Up Story to Some People Don't Deserve to Have Children
Society & Culture  (tags: drug addicts, homeless, children, cocaine, New York, Rochester, child neglect )

- 2982 days ago -
A judge in Rochester, NY ruled that a homeless couple of drug addicts with four children in foster care, three of whom tested positive for cocaine at birth, couldn't have any more kids. The appellate court reversed the decision. What a shame!

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