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MY FAVORITE SHOW: Charles Osgood Signs Off From 'CBS Sunday Morning' After 22 Years
Society & Culture  (tags: Charles Osgood, tv, Sunday Morning, chaing of the guard, Jane Pauley, usa )

- 2 days ago -
Charles Osgood said goodbye to his loyal CBS "Sunday Morning" viewers on Sunday.
URGENT: Stop This Petrochemical Giants Immoral Land Grab
World  (tags: Mossville, Louisiana, petrochemical corp, South Africa, injustice, corruption, crime, ethics )

- 1 day ago -
The town of Mossville, Louisiana -- founded by a former slave in 1790 and one of the first settlements of free blacks in the South -- is being wiped off the map by a South African petrochemical giant.
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making
Society & Culture  (tags: Dakota Access pipeline, Lakota Sioux, activists, environment, ethics, freedoms )

- 2 days ago -
Attack dogs & waves of arrests by police in riot gear could look like isolated incidents of overreaction to the activism stemming from the Standing Rock reservation. But for the Lakota Sioux who live in these marginalized hillsides, the escalated...
Stop Police Harassment of Citizen Journalists
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, ethics, freedoms, abuse, corruption, crime )

- 2 days ago -
Using your phone to monitor police behavior is a constitutional right. For many, particularly people of color who are disproportionately policed, its a crucial tool to holding police accountable for abuses, brutality, and unjustified killings.
Manhattan Antiques Shop Caught With $4.5 Million in Elephant Ivory
Society & Culture  (tags: ivory, elephants, culture, corruption, ethics, murder, death, crime )

- 4 days ago -
The ivory bust is the largest in New York state history. Please read & then sign petition at the end of the article
Tell Congress: Ban the Trade of Shark Fins in the U.S.
Animals  (tags: finning, cruelty, crime, animalwelfare, killing, protection )

- 8 days ago -
Shark finning is a wasteful & inhumane practice in which a sharks fins are cut off. The body is then discarded at sea, & the animal is left to drown. Add your name now, & tell Congress to prohibit the sale & trade of all shark fin products in the U.S.
Close the Loophole in Section 162(M) That Forces Taxpayers to Subsidize CEO Bonuses!
Business  (tags: CEOs, Executives, tax breaks, greed, income inequality, economic injustice, petitions )

- 22 days ago -
Section 162(m) was a well-intentioned effort by Bill Clinton to rein in executive pay by capping tax deductions for CEOs. There's a loophole in the language, however, that allows exemptions for any pay that is considered "performance-based."
Manoomin Win: Enbridge Inc. Officially Shelves Sandpiper Pipeline; Ojibwe Wild Rice Waters Safe
Business  (tags: GoodNews, Enbridge, Honor the Earth, Native Harvest, White Earth Land Recovery Project )

- 12 days ago -
VICTORY: Enbridge Inc. has officially dropped its bid to build the $900 million Sandpiper oil pipeline, which would have crossed through Ojibwe wild rice lands.
Tell Congress to Ban Cruel Body-Gripping Traps
Animals  (tags: body-gripping traps, cruelty, crime, death, killing, protection )

- 12 days ago -
These traps do not discriminate-they will catch anything in their proximity. Endangered & threatened species, domestic animals, & even people have been caught & severely injured in these inhumane traps. Support the Public Safety & Wildlife Protection Act
Stop Deporting Our Veterans
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Veterans, deportation, ethics, crime )

- 15 days ago -
Our government is deporting US military veterans who have served their country with honor. Deportation is a poor way to repay people who risked their lives to defend this nation. Urge your representative to pass the Veterans Visa and Protection Act
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