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The Three Marines Who Took Down The U.S. Flag in Cuba in 1961 Were Part Of Ceremony To Raise the Flag Again.
World  (tags: Cuba, American Embassy, flag, Marines, Havana, 1961, United States )

Dandelion
- 16 days ago - washingtonpost.com
54 years ago, you gentlemen promised to return to Havana and hoist the flag over the United States embassy that you lowered on that January day long ago said John Kerry. Today, I invite you, on behalf of the American people, to fulfill that pledge.
Protests Against President Shut Down Ecuador
World  (tags: Ecuador, President Correa, indigenous, protests, Ecuador shut down )

Dandelion
- 16 days ago - wagingnonviolence.org
If we do not get answers we are prepared to continue the protest for two days or 15 days. Whatever it takes to open the deaf ears of President Correa. Indigenous groups led the way with protests and blockades all over the country. We could learn from them
Why the Lower Ninth Ward Looks Like the Hurricane Just Hit
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Katrina, Lower Ninth Ward, hurricane, floods, New Orleans, Louisiana )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - thenation.com
The neighborhoods stalled recovery is the self-fulfilling prophecy of political leaders who wrote it off from the start. The shame is that a mix of misperceptions and racially informed myths set the stage for one misguided policy choice after another.
Python Snakes In The Everglades Devastating Ecosystem
Environment  (tags: pythons, ecosystem, everglades, Florida, burmese pythons, spreading )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - usnews.com
They eat everything, from bunnies to gators. They are almost impossible to spot in the wild, making their exact numbers just as elusive. And they are destroying one of the nations most precious ecological treasures.
By Refusing to Be a Child Bride This Teen Helped Ban Underage Marriage in Her Entire Country
Society & Culture  (tags: underage marriage, Memory Banda, Malawi, pregnant, STD )

Dandelion
- 15 days ago - takepart.com
When she was 13 years old Memory Bandas community told her that she was an adult. Girls pushed to attend initiation camp to ready themselves for marriage. In the camps girls as young as 11 are taught to satisfy a man some end up with STDs others pregnant
Julian Bond Charismatic Civil Rights Leader Dies at 75
Society & Culture  (tags: Julian Bond, Civil Rights, NAACP, Georgia General Assembly, dies, activist )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - nytimes.com
A charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. He also served for 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly.
The Drinkable Book - Water Is Life   video
Science & Tech  (tags: the drinkable book, life saving tool, developing world, filter paper, waterborne diseases )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - youtube.com
The Drinkable Book is a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation and hygiene to those in the developing world. Each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper capable of killing deadly waterborne diseases.
Taken From Families Indigenous Children Face Extreme Rates of State Violence in US
Health & Wellness  (tags: Indian removal, indigenous children, Indian Child Welfare Act, Native families, IBISWorld, moneyed influence, Lakota, South Dakota )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - truth-out.org
Taking children away from their Native families is profitable: According to a Feb 2015 report from IBISWorld adoption and child welfare services in the USA rake in $14 billion a year. And there are other indications of moneyed influence in child removal
The Great Mellowing
Society & Culture  (tags: Willie Nelson, marijuana, legalize, Willie‚Äôs Reserve )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - texasobserver.org
The idea of legalizing marijuana whether 4 medical or recreation reasons is more popular than ever. The majority of rational people have concluded that the plant is not a menace to society but can actually do good. Has been Willies argument for 50+ years
Are Unions An - Us - Or A -Them?
Society & Culture  (tags: Unions, charts, dividing workers, strong unions, weak unions, divide and conquer )

Dandelion
- 14 days ago - ourfuture.org
Dividing working people is one of the oldest strategies in the book. The reality is that when unions are strong everyone benefits union member or not. When unions are weak most of the gains of an economy go to a few at the top. Charts included.
 
 
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