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Father Daniel Berrigan Anti War Activist Social Activist and Poet Dies at 94
Society & Culture  (tags: Father Daniel Berrigan, RIP, pacifist, antiwar, burn draft cards, protester, social activist, playwright, poet, educator )

Dandelion
- 27 days ago - democracynow.org
The legendary anti war priest Father Daniel Berrigan died at 94 years. He was a poet, pacifist, educator, social activist, playwright and lifelong resister to what he called American military imperialism.
After I Lived in Norway America Felt Backward Here Is Why
Society & Culture  (tags: Nordic model, democratic socialism, Norway, equality, fairness, capitalism works for the people, Finland, Sweden )

Dandelion
- 9 days ago - thenation.com
Nordic model is a smart and simple system that starts with a deep commitment to equality and democracy. That is two concepts combined in a single goal because as far as they are concerned you can not have one without the other. Americans read and weep.
Socialism Vs Democratic Socialism   video
Society & Culture  (tags: socialism, democratic socialism, Bernie Sanders, America, elections, video, explanation, Longform )

Dandelion
- 17 days ago - youtube.com
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has been talking a lot about democratic socialism, and it seems a lot of America is still confused by the phrase. So what exactly does it mean, and why is it different than traditional socialism?
Wildfire in Fort McMurray, Canada, Shows Indigenous Resilience
Society & Culture  (tags: US & Canada, Canada, Natural disasters, Fort McMurray, Indigenous rights, First Nations )

Judy
- 25 days ago - telesurtv.net
First Nations communities are opening their doors to people fleeing Fort McMurray, the city engulfed by the blaze at the heart of Canada's oil sands.
Stop Punishing Student Rape Victims at a Mormon University
Society & Culture  (tags: Dishonorable Honor Code, Mormon is a misogynistic Religion, Mormon Polygamy Religion )

Peter
- 13 days ago - forcechange.com
Target: BrighamYoung University Pres. Worthen! Goal: Protect rape victims by providing an amnesty clause in the Honor Code at Mormon university. Many Students who were victims of sexual assault were shocked to find that they were the ones being punished
SIGN PLEASE! The MilitaryâEUR(TM)s Sexual Assault Epidemic
Society & Culture  (tags: SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE MILITARY, WOMEN, POLITICS, US, society, politics, ethics )

Cal
- 9 days ago - act.credoaction.com
There were more than 20,000 cases of sexual assault, rape, and unwanted sexual contact in the military in 2015.1
This Town Ran An Illegal DebtorâEUR(TM)s Prison For Years. Now It Has To Pay Back The People It Jailed.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, rights )

Phyllis
- 23 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Colorado Springs will pay back destitute people it illegally jailed because they couldnâEUR(TM)t pay court fines, the city announced Thursday. The city will discontinue debtorâEUR(TM)s prison policy, which violated both the U.S. Constitution and a 2014 state law.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Punish Boys Who Allegedly Set Jewish School Bus on Fire
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-Semtiism, crime, law, children, ethics, law, safety, society, rights )

Cal
- 18 days ago - forcechange.com
Punish five boys who set a Jewish school bus on fire in an alleged hate crime.
No, Cinco De Mayo Is Not Mexican Independence Day Here Is What It Is
Society & Culture  (tags: Cinco de Mayo, May 5th, celebration, Mexico, resistance against Imperialism )

Dandelion
- 23 days ago - nbcnews.com
Today marks the 154th anniversary of Cinco de Mayo, a bicultural celebration. Most people do not know the real story behind this holiday, here are five facts about Cinco de Mayo.
Students With Nowhere to Stay Homelessness on College Campuses
Society & Culture  (tags: student homelessness, college, University, college campuses )

Dandelion
- 4 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?
Protect Animals and Humans From Domestic Abuse PETITION
Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, animals, pets, protection )

Anna
- 18 days ago - secure2.convio.net
Our world can be as dark a place for humans as it is for animals. Years of cruelty investigations have led members of our staff to witness the lingering terror and anguish suffered by women and men who have been abused by those who are supposed
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
- 4 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.
The False Promise of DNA Testing
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, corruption, ethics, dishonesty )

Phyllis
- 8 days ago - msn.com
William Thompson, an attorney and a criminology professor at the University of California at Irvine, told a KHOU 11 reporter, were terrifying: It appears that Houston police technicians were routinely misinterpreting even the most basic samples.
   

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