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Take Action for Purvi Patel! - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Purvi Patel, miscarriage, miscarriage of justice, draconian laws, child neglect, feticide )

Dandelion
- 13 days ago - feminist.org
33-year-old Purvi Patel was convicted based on highly contested junk science that was literally developed in the 17th century of child neglect and feticide. Patel says she suffered a miscarriage and there is no evidence to show otherwise.
Help End the Housing Crisis ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, homeless, housing crisis, children )

Cher
- 20 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Join us in asking politicians to build more affordable homes. The housing crisis ends here.
ACTION: Former Prisoner and Current Law Student Salah Hamouri Banned From West Bank ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Israel, Palestine, West Bank, Salah Hamouri, ethics, education, law, humans, freedoms, society, politics, government, rights )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - samidoun.net
Hamouri is a law student at Al-Quds University-Abu Dis with courses in Ramallah, where he must take a qualifying exam in July in order to become a lawyer. This arbitrary military order will prevent him from completing his studies and obtaining his ...
A Tale of Two Killings: What Happened When Idaho Police Shot a Dog and a Pregnant Woman in One Day
Society & Culture  (tags: Idaho, US policing, Mental health, Animals )

Judy
- 20 days ago - theguardian.com
Fourteen hours and 45 miles apart in rural Idaho, two stories began. A community campaign led to 'justice for Arfee' after a pet's killing outside a coffee shop. But there is no justice yet for the family of Jeanetta Riley.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act 50th Anniversary April 11 of 2015
Society & Culture  (tags: ESEA, 50th Anniversary, No Child Left Behind, Race To The Top, educational opportunities, testing, federal investment )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - janresseger.wordpress.com
ESEAs original goal was very different from No Child Left Behinds goal: expanding educational opportunity for poor children through federal investment in their schools which were underfunded not the current federal strategy demanding extensive testing.
The War On Black America
Society & Culture  (tags: police violence, war on blacks, high profile killings )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - counterpunch.org
The high-profile killings this week, the obscene death toll last month, the unreported and delayed deaths, are a constant in the bloody history of America. The police, as guardians of the State, believe they are simply doing their jobs.
TAKE ACTION: Empower Women To Eradicate World Hunger!
Society & Culture  (tags: hunger, women, education )

Dogan
- 19 days ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Sign the petition asking President Obama to take a step toward eradicating world hunger by empowering women worldwide with better education and resources for life.
Indigenous Women and Policing--No More Stolen Sisters
Society & Culture  (tags: women, violence, society, safety, police, law, government, culture, politics )

Cal
- 28 days ago - occupy.com
According to an RCMP report on the subject of missing and murdered women in Canada, Indigenous women make up 4.3% of the country's female population, but represent almost half of the women murdered in the country.
In NYCs Top Charter Schools Students Are Reportedly So Scared To Take A Break They Wet Their Pants
Society & Culture  (tags: third grade, testing, usa, NYC, students stressed, students wetting pants )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - businessinsider.com
Former staff members described students in third grade and above wetting themselves during practice tests, either because teachers did not allow them to go to the restroom or because the students themselves felt so much pressure that they did not dare to
URGENT PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE: A 9yo BOY IS FACING DEPORTATION BECAUSE OF HIS AUTISM
Society & Culture  (tags: child, children, family, government, deportation )

Katka
- 4 days ago - change.org
On the 27th of April the Australian government is going to deport a 9-year-old boy to the Philippines because of his autism. Tyrone has spent almost his entire life in Australia, English is the only language he hears.
Gwyneth Paltrow Admits She Couldn't Finish Food Stamp Challenge: 'I Would Give Myself a C-'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Food Stamps, family, society, celebrity, women, children, humans, interesting, news, ethics, culture, government )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - greatideas.people.com
Last week, Gwyneth Paltrow announced that she would live on $29 worth of groceries for one week. Because thatâEUR(TM)s what low-income families who rely on food stamps are forced to survive on. Mario Batali had challenged Paltrow to participate in the ...
Stop Police Killings of Unarmed People - ACTIONS TO TAKE !
Society & Culture  (tags: shutdown April 14, wordcantwait, stop mass incarceration network, Cornel West, police shootings, people of color, crime, culture, society, politics )

Angelika
- 14 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
One may think that police murder of unarmed civilians, particularly people of color, in the U.S. has no connection to the wars perpetrated by the U.S. government across the globe, but there are striking parallels. LOTS of actions and videos on site!
GOOD NEWS! Michigan Police Officers Buy Family a Car Seat Instead of Issuing Ticket
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, family, news, society, children, police, ethics )

Cal
- 24 days ago - gma.yahoo.com
Two Michigan police officers are being hailed for making the decision to buy a car seat for a family in need instead of citing the child's parents.
Atlanta Teachers And Principals Convicted In Cheating Scandal
Society & Culture  (tags: teachers, Administrators, APS Superintendent Beverly Hall, Georgia, education, school cheating )

Dandelion
- 22 days ago - wsws.org
In reality, investigative report published in 2011 by the Georgia governors office made clear that teachers would be fired unless they complied with the cheating regime overseen by former APS Superintendent Beverly Hall. The old between rock n hard place
 

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