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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
- 10 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
- 9 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.
Chelsea Manning Found Guilty But Spared Solitary Confinement
Society & Culture  (tags: Chelsea Manning, ACLU, petition, solitary confinement, Chase Strangio, world is watching )

Dandelion
- 7 days ago - theguardian.com
A petition of more than 100,000 signatures was delivered to the US army liaison office in Congress on Tuesday asking that the charges against Manning be dropped. Chase Strangio, attorney at the ACLU, said petition support kept her out of solitary.
Park Avenue: Money Power and the American Dream - Why Poverty?   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Park Avenue, American Dream, Wealth inequality, South Bronx, NYC, power, Congress, lobbyist )

Dandelion
- 7 days ago - youtube.com
740 Park Ave New York City is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the River 10 minutes away is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx where more than half the people need food stamps and children are 20x more likely to be killed.
The Great Mellowing
Society & Culture  (tags: Willie Nelson, marijuana, legalize, Willie‚Äôs Reserve )

Dandelion
- 9 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
- 9 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.
Palestinians Bury Father of Baby Burned to Death
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, world, Palestine, Israel, settler violence, illegal settlement-occupation, West Bank, death, crime, murder, sadness, safety, violence, news, society, government )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - aljazeera.com
The father of the Palestinian 18-month-old baby boy who died in last week's settler arson attack in the occupied West Bank has also died from his wounds. Saad Dawabsheh, the father of Ali, died early on Saturday, his brother told Al Jazeera.
Sign The Birthday Card For Social Security - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Happy Birthday Social Security, 80 years, critical program, retirement, petition, birthday card )

Dandelion
- 18 days ago - act.aarp.org
For 80 years, Social Security has been the bedrock of a secure retirement for millions of Americans who have paid in over a lifetime of hard work. With fewer pensions and workers struggling to save social security is a critical program for everyone.
Remove the Painting in the Baker County Courthouse Depicting the Ku Klux Klan and Other Divisive Imagery - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Baker County, Florida, Klu Klux Klan, mural, painting, Courthouse, petition, insensitive history, memorialized )

Dandelion
- 34 days ago - change.org
A mural in the Baker County Florida Courthouse shows horse backed hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan as apart of the historical perspective. This one sided insensitive history and lawlessness should not be condoned or memorialized in the halls of justice
URGENT - PLEASE SIGN PETITION - TOTALLY SHAMEFUL - Native Children Racially Assaulted During Hockey Game - Barely Criticised By
Society & Culture  (tags: Rapid City, South Dakota, Lakota, American Horse School, Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Allen, children, drunken men, insults, racism, beer )

Evelyn
- 35 days ago - change.org
This isn't good enough. Only 7 signatures calling for justice for 57 youngsters who were insulted and had beer poured over them, along with insults, when they attended a match - a prize for the best students ? And the Judge fined only one man - $500
 
 
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