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Too Sacred To Drill - Petitions
Environment  (tags: Blackfeet Nation, Montana, Badger-Two Medicine, Glacier National Park, Sacred land, oil and gas drilling, destroying sacred land )

- 8 days ago -
For more than 10,000 years, the Badger-Two Medicine area in Montana has provided strength subsistence and cultural identity for members of the Blackfeet Nation. The oil and gas industry also have their eyes on the area to drill the heck out of it.
Insist Paris Tragedy Not Be Exploited For More War - Petition
World  (tags: France, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, political leaders, exploit tragic events )

- 7 days ago -
Humanity is indivisible. We reject any attempt by political leaders to exploit tragic events to promote more war.
New Research Documents Growth of Extreme Poverty
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Living on $2 a day, poverty, America, shortcomings in safety net programs, Welfare Reform Act of 1996, deep poverty )

- 7 days ago -
We must reform our public policies to ensure that nobody faces a poverty so deep that many of us would not even believe it exists in this wealthy nation but it does. The shortcomings of our safety net allows growth of $2.00 a day poverty in America.
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.
How Do You Help Conservatives Care About Climate Change?
Environment  (tags: Conservatives, climate change, Pigovian tax, global warming, climate disruption, polarization, Republicans )

- 6 days ago -
Republicans in particular have redefined climate change as a political threat as opposed to an earth science problem. The kind of motivated reasoning thatâEUR(TM)s driven that polarization is very difficult to reverse but not impossible. Learn how to dialog.
What Is The Difference Between Islam and Islamism?   video
World  (tags: Dr Qanta Ahmed, Islam, Islamism, France, Charlie Hebdo, CNN, Extremist attacks, massacre )

- 6 days ago -
This video was made after the Charlie Hebdo attacks in France. I felt as France is once more the focus of a vicious attack that we try to understand what this woman is trying to get across. The video is short by a little over 4 minutes but covers a lot.
The Secretly Negotiated TPP Will Impact Your Life In Many Ways Together We Can Stop It - Petition
Business  (tags: TPP, Fast Track, Presidents signature, 10 examples, Trade Agreements, secretly negotiated )

- 7 days ago -
Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama initially made a deal to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. A Fast Track Agreement was to release it within 60 days before the President signs it.
Interactive Map Shows 414 U.S. Cities Already Locked Into Sea Level Rise
Science & Tech  (tags: sea level rise, 141 cities and towns, USA, passed point of no return, carbon emissions )

- 7 days ago -
Researchers found that 414 towns and cities have already passed their lock in date at which its guaranteed that more than half the city populated land will be underwater no matter how much humans decrease carbon emissions is only a matter of when not if.
I Believe   video
Offbeat  (tags: Sigoun Wapachee, Christian Monias, Jonathan Louttit, David Hodges, Tyson Spencer, Daryl Spencer, I Believe, Cree Nation )

- 7 days ago -
I think we can all gain something from the words of the youth of the Cree Nation.
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
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