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Bill Cosby Found Guilty on All Three Counts of Sexual Assault Against Andrea Constand @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: bill cosby, GUILTY, sexual assault, Andrea Constand )

- 12 hours ago -
The jury returned its verdict on Thursday afternoon. Bill Cosby faces up to ten years in prison for each of the three counts of assault of which he was convicted.
Urge Your Rep. to Protect SNAP
Society & Culture  (tags: public assistance, poverty, hunger, food, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
The House Agriculture Committee just passed a farm bill that could force a million people off SNAP, which helps more than 40 million people put food on the table and prevent hunger.
End Predatory Phone Rates for Families of Incarcerated People
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, families, civil rights, human rights, greed, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
When seven people died during an outbreak of violence in a South Carolina prison last week, state officials didn't blame prison conditions or the lack of adequate guard staffing - they blamed cell phones.
Don't Take Federal Funding From Military Families' Public Schools to Fund a Private School Voucher Program
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, children, kids, government spending, privatization, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
Ask your members of Congress to oppose any amendments added to the National Defense Authorization Act that divert federal tax dollars from the Impact Aid public schools receive to a private school voucher program for students from military families.
Pass the Marijuana Justice Act
Society & Culture  (tags: war on drugs, marijuana, legalization, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
With five percent of the world's population, but a quarter of its prisoners, the United States is at a crisis point. Our criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform and it's up to us to fix it.
Petition · Amtrak: Reinstate the Veterans Advantage Discount · Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: amtrak, veterans, discounts )

- 1 day ago -
Amtrak recently ended its Veterans Advantage 15% discount to veterans, active duty military, retired military and their families. Veterans Advantage was founded by Vietnam Veteran Scott Higgins and his wife in 2000.
Stop Congress From Creating a New Federally Funded Voucher Program
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, children, kids, petitions )

- 1 day ago -
Members of Congress recently introduced the Military Education Savings Accounts Act (HR 5199 / S. 2517), which would create a private school voucher program for students with an active-duty parent in the military.
E-Waste Recycler Sentenced To Over A Year In Prison For Fixing Old PCs and Selling Them
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, freedoms, government, law, internet, police, rights, sadness, society, news, ethics, crime, E-waste recycler, prison, planned obsolescence, criminalized for doing good, Microsoft, EPA, corporate abuse )

- 6 hours ago -
Computer technician and E-waste recycler Eric Lundgren is going to prison for 15 months for selling restore disks for computers, which would extend their longevity and allow them to be resold to new users. A federal appeals court in Miami.....
Palestinian Teen Abdul-Khalik Burnat Sentenced to 19 Months in Israeli Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: Abdul-Khalik Burnat, Palestinian teen sentenced, Israeli state terrorism, oppression of Palestinians, youth-cchildren, Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine, US media news-world, law, government, crime, americans, activists, abuse, world, violence, usa )

- 3 hours ago -
Palestinian teen Abdul-Khalik Burnat, 18, the son of well-known activist Iyad Burnat, was sentenced to 19 months in Israeli military court on Sunday, 22 April
EVERYBODY KNOWS (Parody of) Leonard Cohen - Parody Project
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- 1 day ago -
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FYI, An Immigrant's Lawsuit Against a Detention Center in Georgia Where He Was Penalized for Not Volunteering Work
Society & Culture  (tags: detention, human rights, slave labor, brutality, prison-industrial complex, lawsuits )

- 7 hours ago -
Individuals detained at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA work because they have no other meaningful choice. CoreCivic, the private prison corporation that owns Stewart, maintains a scheme intended to force detainees to work for free.
Could a Tax on Chocolate Make Us Healthy? LetâEUR(TM)s Not Be Too Hasty
Society & Culture  (tags: food, health, taxes )

- 4 hours ago -
Doctors are calling for an expansion of sugar taxes to include sweets and cakes, but we donâEUR(TM)t yet know whether higher prices will lead to improved health
90% of Americans Believe in a Higher Power - World Religion News
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, religion )

- 4 hours ago -
Even the religious nones believe in something The latest survey done by Pew Research discovered one-third of Americans believe in a higher power, but not in the God described in the Bible.
New Report Indicates US Federal Agencies Are Targeting Muslims - World Religion News
Society & Culture  (tags: government, religion, rights, freedoms )

- 4 hours ago -
Customs and Border Patrol constituted 38 percent of the anti-Muslim incidents involving federal agencies.

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