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UN Statement: US Must Return ALL Stolen Land To Native Tribes In Order To End Police Brutality and Racism
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native Americans, illegally seized Native American land, indigenous rights, UN special rapporteur, James Anaya )

- 2 days ago -
James Anaya, the UN special rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, has concluded that there is no way justice will ever be possible in the United States, as long as the government continues to hold illegally-seized Native American land.
Peace Train - International Day of Peace   video
World  (tags: International Peace Day, Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, Peace Train, Peace )

- 17 days ago -
I know many of you are familiar with Cat Stevens aka Yusuf Islam song Peace Train, but did you know he remade his own song. I hope you enjoy this other version you may not be familiar with. Placed on here with love and sent with peace.
Vote to Remove Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Chair of The DNC
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Debates, voter registration )

- 15 days ago -
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz As Chair of the DNC is tilting the voting field in favor of Hillary Clinton by limiting the number of debates and also having them too close to deadlines to change your voter registration.
We Are All Mexican   video
Society & Culture  (tags: We Are All Mexicans, National Hispanic Heritage Month, USA, metaphor, racism, bigotry )

- 14 days ago -
Sept 15 to Oct 15 is Natl Hispanic Heritage Month in USA. The title of the song We Are all Mexican is intended as a metaphor symbolizing that we can all become the victims of racism and bigotry at any moment as Mexicans are experiencing in recent times.
Dealing With Homelessness   video
Offbeat  (tags: George Carlin, Dealing With Homeless, truth to power, 1992, comedian )

- 15 days ago -
George Carlin in 1992 talking about the homeless. He could do this routine today and it would still fit. We have not gone very far in 13 years.
Give Native Americans Sacred Land Back at Oak Flat - Petition
Environment  (tags: Oak Flat, land trade, Sacred land, Congressional Republicans, Save Oak Flat, repeal, mining conglomerate )

- 15 days ago -
Oak Flat centuries old sacred site for Native Americans was handed over to an international mining conglomerate by Congressional Republicans earlier this year. Pass the bipartisan Save Oak Flat Act to repeal this shameful land trade immediately.
Why Hungary Is So Awful to Refugees
World  (tags: Hungary, refugees, inhumane treatment, Kim Lane Scheppele, fence, far right policies, Prime Minister Viktor Orban )

- 15 days ago -
PM Viktor Orban has said his goal is to discourage refugees from crossing into Hungary even at the cost of treating them inhumanely. Anti-refugee policies driven by a competition between Hungarys far right prime minister and even more far right opposition
In Unit Stalked By Suicide Veterans Try to Save One Another
Health & Wellness  (tags: Marine battalion, VA, Afghanistan, PTSD, suicide, restive region )

- 15 days ago -
Members of a Marine battalion that served in a restive region in Afghanistan have been devastated by the deaths of comrades and frustrated by the V.A.
Tourists Hide Their Faces In Shame For What They Are About To Do
Animals  (tags: tourist, Alldays Massacre, Belgium, canned hunting, Holland, South Africa, wealthy Europeans )

- 13 days ago -
Nearly 100 animals were recently killed on a property in South Africa, shot dead in an activity so unseemly that even those who paid top dollar to participate in it could not bear to show their faces.
Speaker of the House John Boehner to Resign In October
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Boehner, Speaker of the House, resigns, Republican Party )

- 13 days ago -
A Boehner aide told NBC News that the Speaker believes putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil would do irreparable damage to the institution.
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