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INSPIRING: She Invented a Coat to Help the Homeless In Brutal Winters, But Now It Has An Even Better Use
Society & Culture  (tags: inspirational stories, activism, making a difference, society, rights, politics, culture, activists )

- 1 day ago -
Veronika Scott's brilliant insulated overcoats double as sleeping bags. But they've also created new jobs and opportunities for some of the homeless people they were invented to help.
Pocketbook Pain: The Rapidly Rising Cost Of Living Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class In America
Society & Culture  (tags: rising cost of living, middle class eviscerated, leader care less, America, USA, pocketbook pain )

- 2 days ago -
On any given night in America there are over a half a million people living on the streets or in their vehicles. 1.5 million ultra poor households live on less than $2 a day. The middle class is being eviscerated and our leaders do not seem to care.
How Organized Labors Allegiance to Establishment Democrats Is Killing Unions
Society & Culture  (tags: SEIU, Union, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, infighting )

- 2 days ago -
Hillarys latest union endorsement from SEIU an example of union leadership prioritizing political connections in high places over the best interests of its members. It has angered local chapters so much that they are breaking off and endorsing Bernie.
Allen Toussaint, Iconic Songwriter and Producer, Dead at 77
Society & Culture  (tags: Allen Toussaint, musician, composer, producer, New Orleans )

- 13 days ago -
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy-winning musician passes away while on tour in Spain. Toussaint played a pivotal role of formulating a unique style of soul, funk and R&B that became emblematic of New Orleans.
Information Is Everywhere and Everywhere We Are Ignorant
Society & Culture  (tags: informational age, ignorant, uncritical patriotism, Return to Reason, US National Geographic Society )

- 6 days ago -
Visionaries tell us that we now live in an information age, indeed an age of info glut. Yet the students living in the worlds most powerful and lethal country do not have much of a clue about the world out there. More to article than summary could tell.
Tell the Postmaster General to Make Postal Banking a Reality Now - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: petition, Postal Banking, traditional banks, pay day lenders, financial predators, poorest citizens )

- 6 days ago -
28 percent of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks and must turn to payday lenders check cashers and other financial predators spending nearly 10 percent of their income on fees and services that rakes in big profit on the poorest citizens
REALLY COOL---U.N. Launches App to Feed Hungry With a Simple Tap
Society & Culture  (tags: technology, NewTechnology, technology to fight hunger, activism, donations, world hunger, children, society, philanthropy )

- 8 days ago -
Instead of costly mailers, return envelopes, and stamps, a new app called Share the Meal is billing itself as the first mobile crowdfunding app to end global hunger. U.N. leaders hope to use this low-overhead means to help Syrians fleeing the current con
Netanyahu: We Aren't Responsible for the Terror Against Us, Just Like the French
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Netanyahu, terrorist, Paris )

- 8 days ago -
Prime minister links attacks in West Bank and Paris, says extremist Islam is driving force behind both.
Black Americans Twice as Likely as Whites to Face Use of Non-Fatal Police Force, US Study Says
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, race politics, culture, law, government, news, society, world, interesting, usa, ethics )

- 9 days ago -
Justice Department analysis of tens of millions of interactions finds black Americans encounter such force or the threat of it at a far higher rate
How Unions Fight Inequality and Strengthen Democracy
Society & Culture  (tags: International Monetary Fund, Inequality Matters, economists Carolina Osorio Buitron, Florence Jaumotte, Unionization Matters )

- 12 days ago -
The union movement is one of our democracies most potent economic tools. Its benefits flow not only to its members, but to society as a whole. The IMF paper, a link from here inside, is a research study, but it can also be taken as a call to arms.
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