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URGENT - PLEASE SIGN PETITION - TOTALLY SHAMEFUL - Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game - Barely Criticised By
Society & Culture  (tags: Rapid City, South Dakota, Lakota, American Horse School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Allen, children, drunken men, insults, racism, beer )

Evelyn
- 8 days ago - change.org
This isn't good enough. Only 7 signatures calling for justice for 57 youngsters who were insulted and had beer poured over them, along with insults, when they attended a match - a prize for the best students ? And the Judge fined only one man - $500
Remove the Painting in the Baker County Courthouse Depicting the Ku Klux Klan and Other Divisive Imagery - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Baker County, Florida, Klu Klux Klan, mural, painting, Courthouse, petition, insensitive history, memorialized )

Dandelion
- 7 days ago - change.org
A mural in the Baker County Florida Courthouse shows horse backed hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan as apart of the historical perspective. This one sided insensitive history and lawlessness should not be condoned or memorialized in the halls of justice
Why Native Hawaiians Are Saying No to a $1.4 Billion Telescope
Society & Culture  (tags: protection, environment, destruction, tradition, progress, development, indigenousrights, ecosystems, society, world )

Cal
- 31 days ago - csmonitor.com
An ongoing battle between native Hawaiians and astronomers intending to build a telescope on a traditionally sacred mountain has sparked debate over which is more important: progress or tradition?
Nearly No Consequences For Drunk Executives Who Poured Beer On Native American Children's Heads
Society & Culture  (tags: Native Americans, abuse, society, ethics, law, rights, children, freedoms, violence, sadness, government, politics, safety, dishonesty, culture, hate crime )

CarrieEye
- 9 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Seven months later, only one of the perpetrators faces criminal charges. His trial begins today, and if found guilty he will be convicted of disorderly conduct and fined $500 ~ avoiding hate crime charges, a jury, and jail time.
Bree Newsome In Her Own Words And Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Bree Newsome, statement, courage, Black Lives Matter, Charleston Massacre )

Dandelion
- 29 days ago - colorofchange.org
I realized that now is the time for true courage the morning after the Charleston Massacre shook me to the core of my being. I could not sleep. I sat awake in the dead of night. All the ghosts of the past seemed to be rising.
Religion Is Not An Excuse - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, petition, Ohio Judge, same sex marriage, equality, legal )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - go.allout.org
Love has won and marriage equality is now legal in all US states. But one Ohio judge refuses to marry gay and lesbian couples: he has asked for permission to use religion as an excuse for discrimination.
Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders Campaign Citing Clintons Silence On Fast Track
Society & Culture  (tags: Larry Cohen, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Communications Workers of America )

Dandelion
- 30 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Longtime leader of one of the countrys most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call.
The Statue of Liberty Poem   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Statue of Liberty, USA, poem, France, Emma Lazarus )

Dandelion
- 28 days ago - youtube.com
With so much hate being thrown out there against each other maybe it is time all of us in the USA recall the words to this poem. Enjoy your July 4th and remember we sink if we allow ourselves to be torn apart together we can create a new and better vision
The Heroic Mailman Doug Hughes Now Needs Our Help
Society & Culture  (tags: Doug Hughes, gyrocopter, fundraiser, Congress, letter delivery )

Dandelion
- 31 days ago - jimhightower.com
He wrote letters to all 535 of members of Congress telling them he was tired of the corruption. Then loaded the missives in his mailbag and literally went the extra mile to make a very special delivery in his gyrocopter. A fundraiser link is on here.
Change The Official Seal Of The Village of Whitesboro
Society & Culture  (tags: town seal, Whitesboro, Native American, disgraceful, petition, choking Indian, wrestle, NY, racist )

Dandelion
- 21 days ago - change.org
I posted a story a few days ago on this and I'll leave the link in the thread. Then I found this petition so I hope people will sign and pass this around. It is long past the time to update this towns seal to something much more appropriate.
Cannabis Use And Religious Freedom In Indiana, USA.
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, cannabis, indiana, religious freedom, constitution )

Fiona
- 20 days ago - patheos.com
Here's some weekend controversy. Citing religious freedom, the First Church of Cannabis is suing for the right to use marijuana as part of its sacrament under IndianaâEUR(TM)s new Religious Freedom Restoration law. Enjoy.
'Dead Wrong About the Bible': Portland Pastor Annihilates Christians Who Use Religion to Push Bigotry
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, marriage equality, religion, government, politics, ethics, freedoms, gayrights, society, world, humans, law, rights, interesting )

CarrieEye
- 31 days ago - rawstory.com
"With its historic ruling on Marriage Equality Friday," writes Adam Phillips, pastor at Christ Church: Portland, "the U.S. Supreme Court finally caught up to the movement of the Holy Spirit. That's right. I said it."
Change the Name of Calhoun Street to Emanuel 9 Way - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: confederat flag, Charleston, Calhoun Street, advocate of slavery, John C. Calhoun, Emanuel AME, Emanuel 9, street sign, historic )

Dandelion
- 20 days ago - act.colorofchange.org
As the Confederate flag comes down a hundred miles from Charleston, the historic Emanuel AME still sits on Calhoun Street, named for the staunch advocate of slavery John C. Calhoun. He did not just espouse the racist ideology he was an architect of it.
How A Teenage Girl Who Gave An Intimidating Look Was Sentenced To Up To 5 Years In Prison
Society & Culture  (tags: Michigan, Women's Huron Valley Correctional Facili, Jamie, intimidating look, prison, racial bias )

Dandelion
- 23 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
In a wealthier county in Michigan kids with this status generally do community service. Jamie however was sent to serve her time at the Womens Huron Valley Correctional Facility prison that holds inmates convicted of crimes like first-degree homicide.
As Marginalized Communities Face Dearth of Trauma Care, Activists Step in to Fight for Survival
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, health, healthcare, acute care, trauma care, society, rights, ethics, culture, americans, government, politics, violence, usa )

Cal
- 9 days ago - truth-out.org
In the US urgent medical care in the moments after a shooting is often slow in arriving to poor communities of color. In Chicago and across the country, community members are fighting back against this health-care inequity, even at great personal risk.
 

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