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Enrich Your Vocabulary With a Word Appropriate for These Days: Kakistocracy
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, vocabulary, kakistocracy )

Evelyn
- 48 minutes ago - en.wikipedia.org
A kakistocracy is a system of government which is run by the worst, least qualified, or most unscrupulous citizens. The word was coined as early as the 17th century.
Take Action! - Give a Home to SAS Hero Bob
Society & Culture  (tags: Bob curry, SAS, veteran, petition, Hereford, army, England, council )

Scooby
- 1 hour ago - change.org
HERO Bob Curry served in the British Army and the SAS for 17 years
Turkish Trash Collectors Built a Library of Discarded Books - TAKE ACTION : Call on USAID to Support Global Education
Society & Culture  (tags: library, discarded books, turkey, trash collectors, curbside, ankara, sanitation crews, public library, literature, culture, interesting, education, society )

Lone
- 2 hours ago - globalcitizen.org
After months of rescuing discarded books from curbside refuse piles throughout Ankara, the Turkish capital, sanitation crews created a public library stocked with 6,000 pieces of literature
âEUR~Pro-LifeâEUR(TM) Must Encompass More Than Opposition to Abortion | Religion News Service
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, religion, activists, death )

Glenn
- 10 hours ago - religionnews.com
They must oppose capital punishment and euthanasia as well.
No Child Should Die From the Cold ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, refugees, children, weather, protection )

Cher
- 14 hours ago - thepetitionsite.com
Yahya is only 15 months old. It has been almost 4 years since his family sought shelter at the Domiz Refugee Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. But having fled the brutal conflict in Syria with little more than the clothes on their back, they struggle to survive
Sign Now to Defend All Protesters' First Amendment Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: demonstrations, activism, protests, marches, human rights, civil rights, petitions )

Freya
- 14 hours ago - actionnetwork.org
On January 20, 2017, police arrested more than 200 people protesting Donald Trump's inauguration, in conjunction with property damage committed by only a handful of people.
Stranger Gives the Boots Off His Feet to Freezing Homeless Man on the Subway
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, ethics, humans, interesting, philanthropy, society, transportation, education, homeless, subway, solidarity )

Ricardo
- 14 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
Jessica Bell, an attorney and advocate in Chicago was riding the subway home late last Friday evening when she witnessed a spontaneous act of kindness that brought tears to her eyes. A homeless man, who later said he was from Louisiana, pulled...
Florida Inmates Start Month-Long 'Laydown' to Protest 'Modern Day Slavery'
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, slave labor, injustice, protests )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - nationofchange.org
In an attempt to cripple the prison system through non cooperation, prisoners in the state of Florida began Operation PUSH in which prisoners will "laydown" and not report to their work assignments to protest a longstanding grievance against unpaid labor.
The Secret to Wealth and Prosperity for Any Society
Society & Culture  (tags: families, motherhood, children, kids, family planning, birth control, contraception )

Freya
- 16 hours ago - alternet.org
Making sure parents get to decide when they want to have children is a proven strategy for communities' well-being.
Oppose Trump Nominee Howard Nielson
Society & Culture  (tags: nominees, courts, homophobes, petitions )

Freya
- 17 hours ago - act.pfaw.org
Howard Nielson is a Trump nominee for the federal district court in Utah, and is beyond the pale in terms of his unfitness for a lifetime appointment. His record is beyond flawed, and it is shocking that he was nominated.
Pass the Military Justice Improvement Act
Society & Culture  (tags: sexual assault, military, sexism, crime, petitions )

Freya
- 17 hours ago - go.commondefensepac.com
Tens of thousands of servicemembers are sexually assaulted every year, but only 9% of the crimes result in convictions. That's appalling.
Petition-Women Deserve To Be Paid Equally To Men! - The Hunger Site
Society & Culture  (tags: women, income inequality, society, government, law )

Nita
- 1 day ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
Let's thank and support Representative DeLauro for her fight to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act and convince those who oppose it that our support will outnumber them!
Lend Your Voice to Support Syrian Children - The Hunger Site
Society & Culture  (tags: children, war, education, health, freedoms )

Nita
- 1 day ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
By signing this pledge, you will support a five-point plan to help build a better future for Syria's children.
Petition-Cutting Meals On Wheels Hurts Elderly And Low Income Americans - The Hunger Site
Society & Culture  (tags: elderly Americans, hunger, income disparity, society, health )

Nita
- 1 day ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
The Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts advise eliminating community development block grants, which many of our country's Meals on Wheels programs rely on for support, placing our country's most vulnerable citizens at great risk.
URGENT! Request to Grant Asylum Status to Vietnamese Human Rights Activist Nguyen Quang
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, freedoms, government, rights, safety )

Elaine
- 1 day ago - change.org
Human rights activist, Nguyen, is an advocate human rights for the Vietnamese people, he was afraid of being persecuted upon returning to Vietnam
PETITION -- Stop Child Labour
Society & Culture  (tags: Child Labor, Human Rights, children, education, family, government, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - change.org
Child Labour is a significant social and human rights issue, affecting more than 152 million children from all over the world. Child Labour is mentally, physically and socially harmful to children that interferes with childrenâEUR(TM)s education
2018 Women's March Locations
Society & Culture  (tags: women, protests, demonstrations, activism )

Freya
- 1 day ago - feminist.org
If you're free this Saturday, join one!
Tell Congress: Protect Victims of Sexual Harassment and Assault!
Society & Culture  (tags: sexism, chauvinism, resistance, women, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - petitions.signforgood.com
We're in the midst of a watershed moment. Every day, more courageous survivors come forward to share their stories of sexual harassment or assault in the workplace. But still far too many victims feel unable to come forward out of fear of losing their...
FRIDAY ART CAT: Federico Barocci (1535-1612)
Society & Culture  (tags: frederico barocci, cats, drawings, culture, celebrity, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - katzenworld.co.uk
Barocci has perfectly captured the attitude of the cat sleeping âEUR" the head looks heavy on the surface, with the cat deep in sleep. He has used red and black chalk on paper, rendering a soft powdery effect so good at depicting a cat.
Petition - Ensure All Children Have Access to Safe, Equitable Education
Society & Culture  (tags: Great Britain, children, educational opportunities, accessibility, Basic Rights, Equality Act, funding schools, Global Partnership for Education )

Kalliope
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Allow all children to attend school by pledging funds to the Global Partnership for Education. Around the world, 264 million children are not able to attend school on a regular basis. Half of these children missing out on an education are girls.
Petition: Stop the NSA From Spying on Americans Under Section 702.
Society & Culture  (tags: nsa, section 702, spying and tracking, americans, social media networks, phone calls, data safety, data misuse, data collection, government surveillance, dishonesty, trust, prevention of harassments, protection )

Kalliope
- 1 day ago - act.demandprogress.org
Right now, under a section of law known as Section 702, intelligence agencies are collecting vast amounts of data across the internet: emails, text message, social media accounts, phone calls. They capture and store all that data to search it for...
   

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