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We Denounce the Koch Brothers - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: petition, David Koch, Charles Koch, USA, corrupt democracy )

- 29 days ago -
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 )

- 29 days ago -
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 )

- 29 days ago -
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 )

- 27 days ago -
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 )

- 21 days ago -
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 )

- 20 days ago -
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 )

- 19 days ago -
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
Why Do So Many Super Rich Despise the Poor?
World  (tags: Donald Trump, despise poor, poverty, Puerto Rico, hurricane Maria )

- 20 days ago -
Only days after the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico Donald Trump unleashed a tweet that outraged many but surprised few. With millions of Puerto Ricans without minimal food water and fuel Trump tweeted they want everything done 4 them
Sessions Revokes Law Enforcement Guidance On Fining Poor Defendants
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Attorney General Jeff Sessions, poor defendants, laws hurting poor, excessive fees )

- 20 days ago -
One of those guidances was a notice that advised local courts against imposing excessive fines and fees on poor people in certain situations. The policy that he is allowing hurts people by really the millions around the country.
Ask For Ahed Tamimi To Be Set Free - Petition
World  (tags: petition, Ahed Tamimi, Israel, child, Palestinian, prison )

- 18 days ago -
On Dec 18, 2017, in the middle of the night the Israeli army burst into the Tamimi family home and arrested 16-year-old girl, Ahed Tamimi. They beat her father, mother, older and younger brothers and confiscated the families laptops, phones and cameras.
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