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RIP: Writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Who Gave Voice To Latin America, Dies
Society & Culture  (tags: obituary, media, literature, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, culture, politics )

Cal
- 4 hours ago - npr.org
Latin American author Gabriel Garcia Marquez, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1982, died Thursday. He was 87. Garcia Marquez, the master of a style known as magic realism, was and remains Latin America's best-known writer.
Stop the Genocide of Rohingya People in Burma ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, protection, suffering, genocide )

Cher
- 17 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
The Rohingya, is an ethic minority group from Burma (Myanmar). They are often considered among "the worlds least wanted people" and considered a stateless people, not recognised by the Burmese government as citizens of the country.
Petition | Stop Gay Marriage | Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: bigotry, homophobia, Equalrights, LGBTMarriage, MarriageEquality, Propaganda, USCCB, USConferenceofCatholicBishops )

BMutiny
- 18 hours ago - change.org
THIS PETITION SHOULD NOT BE SIGNED. It's on change.org, not on Care2. But, it's AN EXAMPLE OF THE KIND OF PROPAGANDA THE RELIGIOUS RIGHT, and the USConferenceofCatholicBishops, is using to TRY TO STOP EQUALITY IN MARRIAGE. Be forewarned! But DON'T SIGN!
Marijuana Vending Machines May Make It a Snap to Get Mile High in Colorado
Society & Culture  (tags: marijuana, hash brownies, culture, society, law )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takepart.com
They'll dispense weed edibles, such as pot brownies, at the push of a button.
Help Protect Martha and Her Family ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, family )

Cher
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
Martha Solórzano is a human rights activist in San Luis Río Colorado, Sonora state in Mexico. She denounces cases of power abuse, corruption and ill-treatment by the local police. This has made Martha and her family a target for regular threats.
The Campaign to "Cancel" Colbert
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, Colbert, dishonesty, culture, freedoms, government, humorist, joke )

Kit
- 1 day ago - newyorker.com
#CancelColbert started with Suey Park, a twenty-three-year-old writer and activist, who, in December of last year, came to Twitter prominence when she set up #NotYourAsianSidekick, an online conversation that encouraged Asian-American women[....]
Nation Stunned to Learn Congress Accomplished Something Fifty Years Ago
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 1 day ago - newyorker.com
Millions of Americans were in a state of shock this past week after learning that Congress had accomplished something fifty years ago. ***HUMOR***SATIRE
One Million Buried in Mass Graves on Forbidden New York Island
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, babies, children, death, homeless, poverty, society )

Kit
- 1 day ago - afp.com
Most New Yorkers don't even know it exists. But a million forgotten souls are buried in mass graves dug by convicts on a tiny, forbidden island east of the Bronx.
Urgent Action From La Puya: Call for An End to Police Intimidation and Eviction Threats ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: La Puya, Guatamala, National Civil police, family, mining, world, humanrights )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - nisgua.blogspot.com
The communities opposing KCA's El Tambor gold mine have made clear that their actions are focused on stopping a project that will destroy their lives and livelihoods. They are not blocking the public road or impeding free transit. The communities maintain
FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States -- Onion News!
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, Culture, humor, society )

Kit
- 2 days ago - theonion.com
The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord ***HUMOR***ONION NEWS!!!.
Boston Marathon: Five Runners and Why They'Ll Be at the Starting Line
Society & Culture  (tags: recovery, bostom Marathon bombings, healing, news, humans, americans, safety, society, sports )

Cal
- 2 days ago - csmonitor.com
There have since been many more milestones - moments of courage, of healing - as Boston has rebounded from the attack last year. There are still more ahead.
BREAKING NEWS: Boston Police Take Attempted Bombing Suspect Into Custody
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, crime, culture, dishonesty, freedoms, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 2 days ago - nbc15.com
Police say they've taken a man into custody in connection with two unattended backpacks found at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Stop Ethnic Cleansing in the Central African Republic ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, rights, protection, violence, environment, world )

Cher
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Please act now. Join Amnesty International in demanding that the United States uses its influence to get a strong contingent of UN peacekeepers in the Central African Republic.
Iraq: Don't Legalise Forced Child Marriage ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, marriage, protection )

Cher
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
We may not have much time to stop Iraq from legalizing forced child marriage and a lifetime of domestic and sexual slavery for girls and women. Urge the Prime Minister of Iraq to strike down the Jaafari Personal Status Law today!
Protect Child Farm Workers ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, environment, children, protection )

Cher
- 2 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Child labor on farms risks children's health and lives. Tell Congress to protect children and raise the minimum age for farm work.
 

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