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Mad Women, Witches and Ragamuffins in Defense of the Amazon
Environment  (tags: ecosystems, humans, environment, nature, oil, mining, mothers, children, rivers, Amazon River )

- 10 days ago -
Language used to marginalize indigenous activists makes for a story with a title too good not to share.
Tama Now A Shinto Goddess
Animals  (tags: animals, cats, interesting, off-beat, photos, unusual )

- 47 days ago -
Station Master Tama passed away on June 22nd. An estimated 3,000 people turned out for her funeral. Tama has been granted the posthumous status of Shinto Goddess.
Bernie Sanders Will End the IMF's Economic Violence in Greece and Africa
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, elections, ethics, government, politics, u.s., africa, europe, media, society, world )

- 54 days ago -
Many people want to know more about Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' foreign policy agenda. We should recognize the fact that Bernie Sanders is the only presidential candidate who is talking about what the IMF is doing to Greece.
Meet Possibly The World's Tiniest Orthopedic Surgery Patient
Animals  (tags: goodnews, rescued, wildlife, surgery, squirrel, orthopedic )

- 86 days ago -
Spoiler alert - This orphaned baby squirrel came through the surgery with flying colors.
Fatal Police Shootings in 2015 Approaching 400 Nationwide
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, crime, police, deaths, shootings, gun deaths, profiling, racism, government, coverups )

- 90 days ago -
More than two people a day have died from police gunfire since January, according to a Washington Post analysis. That is more than twice the rate of fatal police shootings tallied by the federal government over the past decade.
GOP Prosecutor Defends Scott Walker Criminal Probe, Says "Let's Get the Truth Out"
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: candidates, corruption, cover-up, crime, ethics, elections, lies, propaganda, media, news )

- 114 days ago -
Two career prosecutors--one a Republican, one a Democrat--just called Scott Walker a liar, and not a single national newspaper took notice.
Toward a New âEUR~Broken WindowsâEUR(TM) Theory
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, society, police, law, rights, bigotry, Jim Crow, protests, violence )

- 122 days ago -
Mychal Denzel Smith writes: "So anyone who calls for protestors to remain "peaceful," like the Civil Rights activists of old, must answer this question: what actions should be taken when America refuses to be ashamed?"
ACTION - Grant Federal Recognition to the United Houma Nation
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humans, rights, americans, destruction, healthconditions, government, politics )

- 129 days ago -
The United Houma Nation is a native American tribe native to the Gulf area who have, like everyone else, suffered from the Deepwater Horizon spill. But they are unable to claim damages because they have never been recognized by the US Government.
Nearly 1 in 10 Adults Have Impulsive Anger Issues and Access to Guns
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, mental health, rights, safety, violence, personality disorders )

- 136 days ago -
An estimated 9 percent of adults in the U.S. have a history of impulsive, angry behavior and have access to guns, according to a study published this month in Behavioral Sciences and the Law.
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