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TAKE ACTION NOW! Free Native American Activist Imprisoned on False Charges
Society & Culture  (tags: Leonard Peltier, indigenous rights, legal injustice, society, politics, law, government, ethics, crime, culture, activists, abuse )

Cal
- 24 days ago - forcechange.com
Free Leonard Peltier, an activist in the American Indian Movement who many believe was framed for the death of two federal agents forty years ago. At a trial that consisted of coerced, conflicting testimonies, many of which have been redacted by those w
Students With Nowhere to Stay Homelessness on College Campuses
Society & Culture  (tags: student homelessness, college, University, college campuses )

Dandelion
- 30 days ago - truth-out.org
More of the uncounted homeless in the USA. Some more of the American exceptionalism. Most other civilized countries have free colleges to begin with. Our students go in debt and are homeless. What is wrong with this picture?
Demand Justice for the Murder of Berta CáCeres Flores PETITION
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, environment, protection, death )

Anna
- 23 days ago - act.greenpeace.org
Berta Cáceres Flores was a Honduran human rights and environmental activist who led a courageous movement to defend Indigenous lands and communities. On 2 March 2016, intruders broke into her house and shot her to death.
Waupun Prisoners Begin Food Refusal to Protest Solitary Torture - Petition In Solidarity
Society & Culture  (tags: solitary confinement, administrative confinement, AC, prison, United Nations, petition, Waupun prisoners, torture, food refusal )

Dandelion
- 30 days ago - motherjones.com
In Wisconsin over a hundred prisoners are in the long term solitary confinement Units a.k.a. administrative confinement AC. Some have been in isolation for 18 to 29 years concurrently. AC for more than 15 days has been deemed torture by United Nations.
Punish Men For Burning Girl Alive Due to Rejected Marriage Proposal
Society & Culture  (tags: burning girl alive, rejected marriage proposal, abuse, child, crime, culture, death, humans, sadness, women, world )

Lone
- 18 days ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Punish those responsible for burning a girl alive because she rejected a marriage proposal.
Punish Man For Allegedly Abusing Animals and the Elderly PETITION
Society & Culture  (tags: elderly, abuse, animals )

Anna
- 15 days ago - forcechange.com
Aim for maximum punishment for man who allegedly abused and neglected his elderly father and 30 animals.
The Old West's Muslim Tamale King
Society & Culture  (tags: Hot Tamale Louie, Americans, society, culture, religion, Muslims, Wyoming, interesting, rights, politics, government )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - newyorker.com
How a South Asian immigrant became a Wyoming fast-food legend and received American citizenship ~twice.
Refugee Runners: Olympics' First Team Without a Country
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, Refugees&Relief, sports, politics, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 24 days ago - csmonitor.com
They have fled war. Now they hope to make the first refugee Olympic team --and lift the spirits of stateless people around the world.
Tell Democratic and Republican Leaders to Get On Board With Ending Mass Incarceration - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Democrats, Republicans, mass incarceration end it, petition )

Dandelion
- 21 days ago - thenation.com
Past party platforms have not only failed to call for reform they have championed tougher punishments. USA claims to be the leader of the free world, yet is responsible for a quarter of the global imprisoned population.
SORRY DAY - Please Add Your Name.
Society & Culture  (tags: indigenous, indigenous children, Australian Aboriginal, apology, Sorry Day )

AniMae
- 30 days ago - alp.org.au
Add your name to stand with the Stolen Generations & their families to commemorate National Sorry Day, 26 May 2016. All countries can sign!
President Barack Obama Backs Expanding Social Security
Society & Culture  (tags: President Obama, Social Security, increased, dignified retirement )

Dandelion
- 20 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Support of the president increasing retirement benefits is a major win for the Democratic Partys progressive wing. Social Security should increase its benefits so that retirees and future generations get the dignified retirement that they have EARNED.
Support the WATER Act!
Society & Culture  (tags: infrastructure, resources, water, petitions )

Freya
- 27 days ago - secure.foodandwaterwatch.org
Clean drinking water is a human right, and in the United States, people should not have to worry about whether their water is safe to drink. But our pipes are getting old - some are as old as Ford's first Model T car. And too many are still made of lead.
50 People Dead After a Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Gunman Identified
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, violence, sadness, murder, gunsdeath, crime )

Cal
- 13 days ago - wsaz.com
Approximately 50 people are dead and at least 53 hurt after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, Orlando Police said.
Obama Cuts Prison Sentences for 42 Drug Offenders
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, humans, law )

Phyllis
- 21 days ago - msn.com
The White House said many of them would have already finished their sentences if they had been sentenced under current, less onerous sentencing guidelines.
Revisiting Andrea Yates 15 Years After She Drowned Her Children
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, culture, family, Mental health )

Phyllis
- 4 days ago - yahoo.com
ItâEUR(TM)s been 15 years since Andrea Yates drowned her five young children in the bathtub of their suburban Houston home in a quintuple murder that gripped the nation.
 

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