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Red Cross in 'Critical' Need of Blood Donations Due to Harsh Winter and Flu Season
Health & Wellness  (tags: blood, donations, giving )

Freya
- 80 days ago - msn.com
Please roll up your sleeves. The Red Cross won't take my blood anymore, but I'm sure plenty of Care2 folks out there can spare a pint!
Volunteers Arrested for Giving Food to Homeless People at An El Cajon Park
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, poverty, altruism, charity, California, injustice )

Freya
- 93 days ago - latimes.com
El Cajon police arrested about a dozen people for feeding the homeless at a city park Sunday afternoon. The event was organized by a group called Break the Ban, which formed after the El Cajon City Council unanimously passed an emergency ordinance in...
Nine Charged for Giving Food to Homeless in California
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, poverty, charity, altruism, California, injustice )

Freya
- 93 days ago - bbc.com
The group were protesting against an emergency ordinance in the city of El Cajon which was introduced in response to California's hepatitis A outbreak. They handed out food, clothes and toiletries on Sunday before police arrived and issued citations.
We Denounce the Koch Brothers - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, David Koch, Charles Koch, USA, corrupt democracy )

Sheryl
- 121 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
We, citizens of the United States, denounce you, Charles and David Koch, for using your vast wealth, more than the combined wealth of the bottom 40 percent of Americans, to corrupt our democracy.
Dozens Turn Their Back to Betsy DeVos During Graduation Speech
Society & Culture  (tags: Betsy DeVos, education secretary, graduation ceremony, protest, privatization of public schools, LGBTQ )

Sheryl
- 120 days ago - therealnews.com
The controversial education secretary was targeted for loosening protections for LGBTQ students and campus sexual assault survivors, and for championing the privatization of public schools.
Yes America There Is a Class War and You Just Lost
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: class warfare, tax cuts, wealth distribution to the top, Republican Party )

Sheryl
- 120 days ago - truthdig.com
The Republican Party slavishly serves the top 1.26 million households. That is who they report to. That is who sent them to Congress, through their campaign donations. They do not care about you and they did not do you any favors.
Appropriate Sentence for Conviction of Largest Australian Wildlife Possession - Petition
Animals  (tags: convicted taxidermist, Australia, brolgas, koalas, emus, green turtles, pelicans, cockatoos and various snakes, wildlife possession )

Sheryl
- 119 days ago - change.org
Taxidermist was given only a 10-month suspended sentence for having both local and international protected species in his possession. Some are at risk of extinction. This has been described as the largest haul in Australia.
As Wealthiest Amass Another $1 Trillion in 2017 Calls for a Strike Back Against Oligarchy
World  (tags: billionaires, wealthiest got richer, inequality, income gap, Oligarchy, plutocrats )

Sheryl
- 112 days ago - commondreams.org
We can have a world where everyone has a decent home, the chance for an education, and access to healthcare. Or we can have billionaires. We can not have both.
Ontario Canada Will Raise Minimum Wage to $15 By January 2019
Business  (tags: Ontario, Canada, minimum wage, 2019, tied with inflation )

Sheryl
- 112 days ago - bbc.com
Ontarios legislature passed a bill on Wednesday that included the increase as part of an overhaul of labour laws. After 2019 the minimum wage will be tied to inflation.
This Should Freak Everyone Out The Arctic Will Never Be Frozen Again
Environment  (tags: Arctic, New Arctic, new normal, global warming, polar scientists, declaration )

Sheryl
- 111 days ago - motherjones.com
Last week a group of polar scientists made a startling declaration: The Arctic as we once knew it is no more. Until a decade ago the region was holding up relatively well despite warming at roughly twice the rate of the planet as a whole that has changed
 
 
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