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Mexican Artist Melts 1,527 Guns, Makes Shovels to Plant Trees
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, arts, crime, culture, death, ethics, humans, murder, violence )

Katka
- 26 days ago - onegreenplanet.org
In Culiacán, Mexico, the city with the highest rate of gun deaths in the nation, many people know the devastating consequences of guns. Creative activist Pedro Reyes down guns and turns them into shovels, which were then used to plant trees.
Former Chilean Military Official Found Liable for Killing of Victor Jara
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, death, humans, law, murder, activism, Chile, Victor Jara, rights, Human Rights )

Katka
- 25 days ago - theguardian.com
A Florida jury found a former Chilean army officer liable for the 1973 torture and murder of the folk singer and political activist Victor Jara in one of the biggest and most significant legal human rights victories against a foreign war criminal.
RIP: Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor And Nobel Laureate, Dies At 87
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, obituary, ELI WIESEL )

Cal
- 25 days ago - npr.org
Elie Wiesel was called many things during his life: a messenger of peace, a humanitarian, a survivor. He liked to call himself simply a witness
Northern Gateway Pipeline Approval Overturned Federal Court of Appeal Finds Canada Failed to Consult With First Nations on Pipel
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, environment, ethics, goodnews, GoodNews, government, humans, law, politics, rights, safety, society )

Rosemary
- 26 days ago - cbc.ca
The Federal Court of Appeal has overturned approval of Enbridge's controversial Northern Gateway project after finding Ottawa failed to properly consult the First Nations affected by the pipeline. "We find that Canada offered only a brief.....
An Ordinary Girl
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, refugees, refugee voices, childrens's book )

Katka
- 27 days ago - chuffed.org
She worked hard to learn English. At the yearly exam, the ordinary girl came first in class. Her mother was surprised, and so was she. She continued to do her best, because she wanted to speak English and live in a new country called home."
Local Jails Profit From Warehousing State Prisoners
Society & Culture  (tags: jails, greed, ethics, government, crime, culture, society, politics )

Cal
- 34 days ago - occupy.com
As some states embark on efforts to reduce prison populations, local officials who for years have received financial incentives to house state prisoners in their jails are now faced with the threat of a loss of revenue.
Take A Stand - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Social Security, join campaign, USA, expand Social Security benefits, Elders, Seniors, aged, disabled, Veterans )

Dandelion
- 35 days ago - takeastand.aarp.org
Every candidate should have a plan to keep Social Security strong. Petition at the top to sign and to join the campaign go to the bottom of form to sign up.
An Economy For All - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: petition, middle class, wage raise, Democrat platform, economy, EPI )

Dandelion
- 32 days ago - epi.org
Support a progressive economic agenda that raises wages and rebuilds the American middle class.
We Need to Talk About An Injustice   video
Society & Culture  (tags: injustice, human right lawyer, Bryan Stevenson, Rosa Parks, Dr King, America, history, justice system )

Dandelion
- 31 days ago - youtube.com
These issues brought up by human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson which are wrapped up in Americas unexamined history are rarely talked about with this level of candor insight and persuasiveness.
Our Dreams Do Not Fit on Your Ballots
Society & Culture  (tags: Naomi Klein, John Nichols, Juan Gonzales, Democracy Now, our dreams, Elites, capitalism, movements )

Dandelion
- 30 days ago - truth-out.org
This movement is going to rise. We already pulled together. And we did it before a presidential race. If we had a media in this country that actually covered politics we would know that since the Wall Street meltdown of 2008 READ or WATCH there is more
 
 
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