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Please Sign: State Dept: Allow UN Torture Inspectors Into US Prisons!
Society & Culture  (tags: US prison torture, solitary confinement, Juan Mendez, UN Torture Expert, UN barred from inspection of US prisons, human rights, child abuse, brain injured inmates, ethics, US Department of State, John Kerry )

- 5 days ago -
The ACLU says that over 80,000 prison inmates are held in solitary confinement in the United States every day. Some of these are children. And yet the US continues to bar or restrict UN inspection of its prisons. Tell Kerry to allow UN into our prisons!
Please Sign: AK Steel, Stop Dumping Toxic Chemicals Into the Ohio River!
Environment  (tags: Ohio River, water pollution, AK Steel Rockport, Indiana, cancer, reproductive and developmental chemicals, toxic chemicals, nitrites, Clean Water Act, EPA proposed new rule, GOP oppositionprotection, nature, healthconditions )

- 49 days ago -
In 2013 industries dumped 23 million pounds of chemicals into the Ohio River, making it the most polluted body of water in the United States for the 7th year in a row. But one company alone, AK Steel, released 73% of those chemicals.
Please Sign: FCC, Don't Let Hotels Block Guests' Wi-Fi
Society & Culture  (tags: Wi-FI, Hotels seek to block Wi-Fi, FCC, American Hotel and Lodging Assoc., right to choice, unfair business practices )

- 98 days ago -
Marriott International and American Hotel and Lodging Association have petitioned the FCC to allow hotels to remotely disable the Wi-Fi devices that some patrons use to connect their computers to the Internet through cellular service companies.
Please Sign: Tell the FTC It's Time for a Hotwire Check Out
Business  (tags: Hotwire, scams, Federal Trade Commission, misleading advertising, false claims, misrepresentation of accommodations, poor customer service, holding on to refunds, refusing refunds for mistakes, hard to cancel reservationsethics, corporate, con )

- 97 days ago -
Hotwire claims to give you a great deal on hotels. But that claim comes with a lot of baggage. With some hotel reservations, Hotwire claims you can cancel with no penalty if you do so in time. However canceling is not as easy as they make it sound.
Raleigh, Take a Tip From Utah: Give the Homeless Houses!
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, Utah ending homelessness, Raleigh criminalizing hemelessness, Love Wins, Rev. Hollowell, Hospitality House, Raleigh, North Carolina, housing more economical than homelessnes, human rights, revitalizing downtown areas, National Law Center )

- 101 days ago -
Raleigh has joined several cities in taking actions that criminalize homeless persons - and even those who try to help them. But Utah is showing a better way and saving millions by giving homeless people houses!
Please Sign: Georgia, Pay for Baby Bou Bou's Medical Bills!
Society & Culture  (tags: Habersham County, Georgia, Phonesavanh family, Baby Bounkham Bou Bou, swat team, war on drugs, no-knock warrant abuse, governmental gratuities, police violence )

- 109 days ago -
Last year while the Phonesavanh's baby boy Bounkham (Bou Bou) was sleeping, a Georgia swat team burst into the bedroom and set off a flash-bang grenade that landed in his crib, severely burning his face and torso. Now GA refuses to pay for his surgeries.
Please Sign: EPA, Call Coal Ash Waste What It Is- HAZARDOUS
Environment  (tags: Coal Ash Waste, Hazardous waste, arsenic, mercury, chromium, water contamination, Duke Energy, Dan River, toxic spills, North Carolina, Tennessee, environment, protection, EPA )

- 108 days ago -
Coal ash is a toxic byproduct of burning coal that contains mercury, lead, arsenic and chromium. and there is just no excuse for the EPA to treat it like it is simply household garbage, say critics of EPA's new rule.
Please Sign: New Rule: Docs Who Prescribe Benzos Long-Term Must Help W/Long-Term Withdrawal
Health & Wellness  (tags: benzodiazepine, addiction, withdrawal, involuntary chemical dependence, benzo buddies, point of return, recovery road, protracted withdrawal, excitotoxicity, GABA receptors, epidemic, Medicare, Medicaidprevention, safety, medicine, warning, ethics )

- 110 days ago -
A quick search is all it takes to learn that benzodiazepine addiction and withdrawal is a health problem of epidemic proportion. So why do doctors who prescribe these drugs long-term know so little about getting people off them?
Please Sign: Replace Tony Abbott as Australia's Minister of Women
World  (tags: Tony Abbott, Australia Minister of Women, sexism, environment, women'a rights, politics, carbon tax )

- 110 days ago -
Women in Australia don't exactly see Prime Minister Tony Abbott as a champion of their rights. As further evidence, Abbott recently claimed that repealing the carbon tax is the best thing he's done for them all year- helps them get their ironing done.
Pleas Sign: Harvard Stop Making Excuses for Investing in Dirty Fuels
Environment  (tags: Harvard, divesting, investing in fossil fuels, Sterling College, Drew Faust, Naropa University, dirty fuels, sustainable energy, college divestment in dirty fuels )

- 120 days ago -
Last year Vermont's Sterling College sold off all their investments in fossil fuels, and the college is doing better than ever. But Harvard is still digging in its heels against divestment in these dirty, nonsustainable fuels.
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