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Robin Williams Comedian Dead At 63
Society & Culture  (tags: Robin Williams, Comedian, deceased, Entertainment Weekly, Oscar winner, suicide )

- 9 days ago -
Oscar-winning actor and comic Robin Williams died Monday at 63 of an apparent suicide, the Marin County Sheriff's Department confirmed. Dubbed "the funniest man alive" by Entertainment Weekly in 1997, Williams brought audiences hours of laughter.
Code Talker Day Aug. 14 - Last Original Navajo Code Talker Recently Dies - Chester Nez
Offbeat  (tags: Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez, deceased, WWII, Code Talker Day )

- 9 days ago -
The code talkers were considered so indispensable that they were given little respite, often working 35 hours straight without food or rest, hunkered down in foxholes or dodging bullets.
Mega-Load Could Roll Through Idaho Panhandle as Early as This Weekend
Environment  (tags: Idaho, Megaloads, weakened infrastructure, sacrifice zones, pristine wilderness, industrial machinery, devastation )

- 8 days ago -
""The people in Sandpoint, ID have never, ever been offered a public meeting and people are pretty angry about it," Yost said. "Highway 95 has served as kind of the sacrifice zone for U.S. 12. ... We're definitely planning protests in Sandpoint."
Congress Must Keep Its Voting Rights Promise
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Voting Rights, Shelby County v Holder, Bill Moyers, Congress, Democracy )

- 8 days ago -
"For the first time in nearly five decades, Americans will go to the polls in November without a key protection under the Voting Rights Act, which the US Supreme Court gutted last year in Shelby County v. Holder. "
British Columbia Declares A Local State Of Emergency After Massive Mine Waste Spill
Environment  (tags: Environmental Disaster, British Columbia, Mining Waste, Toxic Spill Cariboo Regional District )

- 8 days ago -
"A massive mining waste spill caused by a breach in a tailings pond has prompted a local state of emergency in part of British Columbia."
On the News With Thom Hartmann: Americans Are Drowning in Debt, and More
Society & Culture  (tags: US, Economic Injustice, Class War, Oligarchs, Corporate State, Debt, Surveillance, Unions, Labor Rights )

- 8 days ago -
"In today's On the News segment: Americans are drowning in debt; government surveillance is threatening our entire democracy; McDonald's workers just scored a major victory in their fight to form a union; and more."
TAKE ACTION: Tell Congress: Shame on You, PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAKE ACTION, US Congress, Middle East, Foreign Policy, Double Standard, Israel, Gaza, Conflict, Hamas, PLEASE SIGN )

- 8 days ago -
"The U.S. Congress has condemned the inexcusable Hamas rocket attacks but refused to voice the slightest criticism of the Israeli government for dropping thousands of tons of bombs on people in Gaza."
TAKE ACTION: Allow More Than Two Major Party Participants in the National Presidential Debates. PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TAKE ACTION, US, Politics, Presidential Debates, Capitalist Parties, Two Party Sham, Open up the Debates, Multi-Party Debates, Please Sign )

- 8 days ago -
"It is just wrong that a majority of Americans are not represented in the presidential debates. Demand the basic fairness America deserves." Please sign.
These Photos Of Koko The Gorilla Mourning The Loss Of Robin Williams Are Incredibly Moving
Animals  (tags: Robin Williams, Death, Koko, Gorilla, Mourning, Loss, Gorilla Foundation )

- 8 days ago -
"In 2001, Robin Williams met Koko, the gorilla who communicates in sign language, at The Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif. The two immediately became friends."
Patch Adams on the Passing of Robin Williams
Society & Culture  (tags: Robin Williams, Death, Suicide, Depression, Patch Adams, Response )

- 8 days ago -
"The terrible news of the passing of Robin Williams reached me here in the Peruvian Amazon late last night with tremendous sadness. Surrounded by over 100 friends and clowns on our annual clown trip here we mourn this tragic loss and continue to..."
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