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Bernie Sanders' Conference Call to His Delegates Tonight Was Leaked - PLEASE READ -- I'Ve Done My Best to Report What I Heard
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, Clinton, Trump, Democratic convention, nomination, future, TPP, Democratic platform, Independents )

- 100 days ago -
he stated that he was in no way, shape, or form 'suspending his candidacy' and was active still and through the convention even though he knows he does not have the delegates necessary to win. That is a highly difficult and principled position to take.
Deadly Force: Police Use of Lethal Force In The United States /Amnesty International USA
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Amnesty International, United Nations, International Law, lethal use of force, Human Rights, law enforcement standards, gun violence, police violence, US non-compliance with international sta )

- 102 days ago -
international law enforcement standards require that force of any kind may be used only when there are no other means available that are likely to achieve the legitimate objective. If the force is unavoidable it must be no more than is necessary and
Petition: Justice for Lesbia Janeth Urquia: Protect Female Activists From Political Femicide in Honduras
World  (tags: FEMICIDE, Berta Caceres, Honduras, Environmentalists MURDERED, privatization of Rivers, Indigenous Rights and Resistance, danger for activists, government complicity, Hillary Clinton 'Hard Choices' on Hondur )

- 102 days ago -
Lesbia Janeth Urquia was a female, indigenous activist in Honduras who was murdered. Urquia worked with Berta Caceres', who was gunned down months earlier, organization - Council of Indigenous Peoples of Honduras (Copinh). Named POLITICAL FEMICIDE
Unknown Assailants Abduct, Murder Activist in Honduras | News | TeleSUR English
World  (tags: Honduras, Berta Caceres, murder of Environmental Activists, Hillary Clinton responsible, COPINH, resisting dam, Indigenous Peoples Resistance, assassination, the 1%, U.S. complicity )

- 102 days ago -
a member of The Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras, or COPINH, the group founded by Berta Caceres, who was assassinated in March. According to La Voz Lenca, the communications arm of COPINH, Urquia was an active member of the
The Second Amendment Was Ratified to Preserve Slavery
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 2nd Amendment, State Militias, Slave Patrols, slavery, Virginia, freeing slaves, property, guns, 'rights' to property )

- 102 days ago -
In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the 'slave patrols,' and they were regulated by the states. 'Well-regulated Militias' kept the slaves in chains. That's why the Constitution emphasizes STATES' rights to them
International Criminal Court Investigates Human Rights Abuses By British Forces in Iraq | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views
World  (tags: Iraq, UK, US ally, International Criminal Court, war crimes, Iraq invasion, Chilcot report )

- 102 days ago -
An element conspicuously missing from the report, however, are allegations of systemic abuse by British soldiers - accusations that are currently being considered by a domestic investigative body as well as the International Criminal Court.
World's Oldest Toy Car - Could This 7500-Year-Old Discovery Be The Earliest Evidence Of The Wheel? | MessageToEagle.Com
Offbeat  (tags: toy cars, wheeled vehicles, Turkey, ancient societies, Stone Age, Copper Age, invention of the wheel )

- 102 days ago -
archaeological record provides undisputable evidence that wheels were known across the greater part of Europe and Anatolia from the earlier 4th millennium BC onward. However, nothing as astonishing as the ancient toy car kept at the Mardin Museum has
Rare White Giraffe Spotted In Tanzania / Bored Panda
Environment  (tags: giraffe, Tanzia, poaching, bush meat, leucism, albino, rare white giraffe, beauty )

- 103 days ago -
This stunning giraffe has not been photoshopped, she's real! Omo, the 15-month-old beauty whose skin looks as if it was bleached, is suffering from leucism. It's a condition that results in a partial loss of pigmentation. She was spotted in Tanzania
How One Urban Activist Community in Bolivia Thrives on 'Abundance For EverybodyâEUR(TM)
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Bolivia, co-operation, sustainability, non-competitive, gift economy, abundance, nobodies, sharing, giving, example to the world, new economy, unselfishness )

- 103 days ago -
The status quo - a society based on profit and competition - has led us to this point of urgent climate crisis. If we look at climate change as a consequence of structural problems, then we have to go to the root of the structures, step by step.
They Screw Plastic Bottles to a Piece of Cardboard and Hang It in the Window. The Air Flows Differently Now.
Green Lifestyle  (tags: air conditioning, recycling, plastic bottles, global warming, high temperatures, non-electric technology, clever solution, world-wide possibility )

- 104 days ago -
It's made of a piece of sturdy cardboard & a series of recycled plastic bottles; bottoms & necks of the bottles are cut away & then stuck into a series of holes cut into the board. When all the bottles are in place - the cooling effect is immediate!
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