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The Kochs' Anti-Civil Rights Roots: New Docs Expose Charles Koch's Ties to John Birch Society
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Koch brothers, Charles, David, The Progressive, revelations, Koch Cartel: Reach, Reactionary Agenda, Record, ultra right-wing, John Birch Society, influence, mainstream, tea party, "dark money" political coalitions )

- 23 days ago -
The Progressive & Center for Media&Democracy release new docs showing billionaire oil industrialist C Koch active member of ultra right-wing JohnBirchSociety during its campaigns against 1960s civil rights movement. The reach, reactionary agenda & record
Holocaust Survivors in Israel: 50,000 Struggle Under Poverty Line - New Survey Statistics for Chronic, Years-Old Problem
World  (tags: Israel, Holocaust survivors, poverty, misery, hunger, isolation, regular reports, Foundation for the Benefit of Holocaust , govt benefits, delayed processing, years of neglect, protests, rallies, Knesset, Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, Hamodia )

- 73 days ago -
Over the last decade, every yr as HolocaustRemembranceDay nears, Israeli media attention turns to socioeconomic plight of Shoah survivors in Israel. Yet, 1/every 5 forced to choose between food & medicine over past 2 yrs, & 70,000 requested aid in 2013
Turkey Mine Disaster - Grief & Anger Fuel Growing Protests / National Strike Against Poor Mine Safety: Live Updates
World  (tags: Turkey, coal mining disaster, death toll, countless corpses, anti-govt protests, ruling AK Party, crony capitalism, mine safety, record, working conditions, Prime Minister Erdogan, confrontation, grieving, outraged population, unions, national strike )

- 77 days ago -
Turkey convulsed wi grief & swelling anger after coal mine explosion left 282 dead, & fears that scores more bodies still to bring up. PM Erdogan's car mobbed & kicked amid shouts of 'murderer' & 'thief' on visit to mine, whose owners linked to his party
Wall Street's Land Grab: Firms Amass Rental Empire, Ousting Tenants & Threatening New Housing Crisis
Business  (tags: Wall St, private equity firms, Big Banks, land grab, housing crisis, forclosures, rental empire, abusive tactics, tenants, families, evictions, advocates, Laura Gottesdiener, author, A Dream Foreclosed )

- 110 days ago -
Private equity co's gobble up huge swaths of housing market, partnering wi big banks to bundle mortgages on rentals into new financial product. Case study in "predatory equity"! Largest single foreclosure in recent NYC history- 1,600 families victims!
Bill Gates: Stop Investing in the Private Prison Industry!
Business  (tags: bill gates, bill and melinda gates, foundation, social ills, private prison industry, GEO group, investments, lobbying, harsh sentencing, punishment, abusive, human misery )

- 116 days ago -
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is contributing to one of society's biggest ills: the private prison industry. They've invested >$2 million in GEO Group, 1 of the largest & most abusive US private prison corporations! Read more & sign!
"A Slow Genocide of the People": Uranium Mining Leaves Toxic Nuclear Legacy on Navajo Indigenous Land
Environment  (tags: uranium mining, Grand Canyon, San Francisco Peaks, Navajo, toxic, death, illness, forced relocation, resource extraction, environmental protection, homelands, soil, well water, toxic contaminants, EPA, USFS, Klee Benally, Clean Up the Mines! )

- 138 days ago -
Grand Canyon now site of battle over fed approval to reopen a mine, while radioactive waste piles from >1,000 closed mines never properly disposed of, leaving legacy of death & illness that impacts Diné to this day. New mines OK'd close to sacred sites
Italy's Killer Boytoys Add 28% More Older Women to Italy's High Domestic Violence & Femicide Statistics
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women, Italy, domestic abuse, strangulation, suffocation, stabbing, beatings, gun violence, femicide, 'cougar attacks', Internet, protection, Telefono Rosa, call center, aid org, report, )

- 144 days ago -
Domestic abuse leading to femicide sadly not new in Italy- 1 woman's killed every 3 days by ex-lover But young males trolling websites looking for older women to date & then beat up is disturbing new phenomenon Battle cry for help from men who hate women
"Too Much Pain - The Voices of Refugee Women": Anti-FGM Women Forced to Flee to Europe   video
Society & Culture  (tags: female genital mutilation, human rights, women & girls, activism, persecution, flight, refugees, asylum, UNHCR, report, "Too Much Pain: Female Genital Mutilatio )

- 145 days ago -
6-part video series spotlights women subjected to Female Genital Mutilation who faced persecution for their subsequent activism against the practice & their experiences of flight & asylum. Complement of UNHCR report "Too Much Pain" updated March 2014
How Syngenta Threatened & Stalked, Tried to Discredit & Silence Scientist Tyrone Hayes for Findings on Herbicide Atrazine
Health & Wellness  (tags: pesticide, herbicide, atrazine, Tyrone Hayes, scientist, findings, harmful, frogs, disruptive, endocrine system, sexual development, chemical castratration, agribusiness giant, Syngenta, foul play, smear campaign, attacks, credibility )

- 159 days ago -
Hayes found that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs. Court documents from class action lawsuit against Syngenta reveal how agri-giant sought to ruin Hayes & prevent EPA from banning atrazine, already banned by EU, but used on >1/2 US corn crops
Michael Dunn's Sick License to Kill: The Hot-Blooded Murder of Jordan Davis & Florida's Perverted Justice
Society & Culture  (tags: Florida, Perverted Justice, License to Kill, Stand Your Ground, Jordan Davis, killing, unarmed, black teenagers, mistrial, 1st degree murder, impunity, Michael Dunn, 'thug music', trial, split verdict, conviction, attempted murder )

- 163 days ago -
Criticisms of the jury fail to appreciate that prosecution was faced with almost impossible legal burden Only Dunn's firing 3 more shots at the fleeing vehicle (having already shot 7 times when killing Davis) kept him from escaping any punishment at all
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