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Jailed for Resisting Big Palm Oil: Release the MALOA Six!
Society & Culture  (tags: Sierra Leone, palm oil, landgrabs, Land Rights, theft, Injustice )

Linda
- 1 day ago - rainforest-rescue.org
Six activists were sentenced to several months in prison in Sierra Leone for protesting the loss of their land & livelihoods to Socfin, a multinational palm oil company. Please sign the petition to the president of Sierra Leone on behalf of the 6.
Justice for Transgender Student Suspended for Using "Wrong" Bathroom
Society & Culture  (tags: Hypocritical Moralists, Bigotry Brother, Is Watching You )

Peter
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Target: Dr. Rick Maxey, Superintendent for Horry County Schools! Goal: Remove suspension given to a transgender student for using the boys bathroom. (What a crime??????)
Release Men Imprisoned on Charges of Homosexuality
Society & Culture  (tags: Earths GayLesbian Rights, Homo Homophobian, Wa Are All One )

Peter
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Target: Egyptian Prime Minister Sherif Ismail! Goal: Demand release of men imprisoned for nothing other than being gay. Eleven men in Egypt have been sentenced to jail after being accused of homosexuality.
Finland: It's Time to Recognize the Rights of Indigenous People!
Society & Culture  (tags: Finland, Saami, Indigenous Peoples Rights, ethics, culture, rights )

Ivana
- 1 day ago - rainforest-rescue.org
The Saami of northern Europe are facing threats from all sides:timber,pulp and mining companies are crowding into their ancestral land,clearing the boreal forests and destroying their livelihoods.Tell Finland to finally adopt the ILO 169!
PETITION - End Immunity for University Faculty Members Guilty of Sexual Harassment
Society & Culture  (tags: University Faculty Members, immunity, sexual harassment, Justice for victims, punishments that fit the crime, prevention of sexual abuse, protection of the vulnerable, responsible behaviour )

Sabine
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Details continue to emerge from several cases of sexual harassment involving UC Berkeley faculty. An ongoing lawsuit filed by former Berkeley employee Tyann Sorrell alleges that the university went to great lengths to protect former dean Sujit Choudhry,
What Progressives Can Learn From The Tea Party   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Tom Hartman, progressives, tea party, Republican Party, Democrat Party, conservatives, blue dogs )

Dandelion
- 4 hours ago - youtube.com
Progressives should not just be fighting the Tea Party but instead learning from them on how they took control of the Republican Party and forced the entire Conservative establishment to lurch so far to the Right. We need to bring ours to the left.
**SUCCESS ** Myanmar: Student Activist, Phyoe Phyoe Aung, Finally Free
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, crime, culture, ethics, freedoms, GoodNews, news, politics, religion, society, world )

Frans
- 9 hours ago - blog.amnestyusa.org
Phyoe Phyoe Aung, who was detained in Myanmar after helping to organize largely peaceful student protests, has finally been released more than one year on. Amnesty supporters across the world wrote more than 394,000 letters ...
Court Smacks Down Kansas Christians for Labeling Evolution a Religion to Force School Ban
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, science, religion, evolution, Kansas )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The group argued that teaching science without a religious explanation for the universe would indoctrinate children into atheism.
Success: Discriminatory Religious Freedom Resolution Will Not Become Law
Society & Culture  (tags: Right-wing Christians, FanaticChristianBelievers, Christian Sects )

Peter
- 4 hours ago - forcechange.com
Target: Anne Zerr, Caleb Rowden, and Jim Hansen, Missouri State Representatives! Goal: Praise Missouris Republican state senators for joining Democratic colleagues to stop a discriminatory religious freedom amendment!
Burial Protest Over Gender Equality at Kumbh Mela Festival
Society & Culture  (tags: India, interesting, news, religion, women, Gender Equality )

M
- 22 hours ago - bbc.com
Equality at Hindu religious sites is an increasingly contentious issue.
Child Passenger Fatally Shoots Woman Driving Car in Milwaukee
Society & Culture  (tags: women, death, murder, children, sadness, safety, crime )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - nbcnews.com
Let me say, and I can't be emphatic enough about it, that you must never let children anywhere near firearms.
LuxLeaks Whistleblowers on Trial For Revealing Tax Avoidance Schemes
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, corruption, ethics )

Rob
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
Despite the fact that the LuxLeaks scandal was the largest exposure of corporate tax evasion documents prior to the Panama Papers, the government of Luxembourg does not recognize Deltour and Halet as whistleblowers.
22 Heartwarming Photos Of Kids Adopted From Foster Care
Society & Culture  (tags: adoption, children )

Angie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
A series of heartwarming photos is shining a light on foster care adoption. Posted on the organizations Instagram and Facebook page, the photos show the kids next to signs that reveal how much time they spent in foster care before their adoptions.
Neoliberalism Is Destroying Almost Everybody's Lives - How Many People Even Know What It Is?
Society & Culture  (tags: Neoliberalism, greed, economic injustice, deregulation, austerity, wage suppression )

Freya
- 19 hours ago - alternet.org
Crisis after crisis is being caused by a failed ideology. But it cannot be stopped without a coherent alternative.
Lets Put An End to Food Waste
Society & Culture  (tags: Food Waste, Poverty, Hunger, Obesity )

Peter
- 3 hours ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Food Tank is a non-profit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. They spotlight environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable ways of alleviating hunger, obesity, and poverty and create networks
Looking to Rent? Five Questions to Ask to Avoid a Scam
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, scams, rentals )

Cheryl A.
- 1 day ago - homeownershipmatters.realtor
"Fast Fact: First and last monthâEUR(TM)s rent, plus deposit, is a significant chunk of cash. Scammers know it, and have mastered the art of stealing it."...peace.
Topsham Road Leads to Rome: Incredible Discoveries Made During Exeter Crematorium Works
Society & Culture  (tags: Roman Military Base, Exeter, Devon, Crematorium )

Derek
- 1 day ago - exeterexpressandecho.co.uk
A Roman military base has been unearthed at the Exeter & Devon Crematorium on Topsham Road, and it could date back as far as 1st Century AD.
Cheerleader Appearance Advice Sparks Backlash at U. of Washington
Society & Culture  (tags: interesting, women )

Angie
- 1 day ago - msn.com
The University of Washington posted an infographic filled with advice for any woman interested in trying out for their cheerleading squad. After an outcry from students on campus, however, they deleted it. Like other things posted on the internet, the gra
Wisdom From the Galaxy: Cougar in The Hunt 05/03 By Wisdom From the Galaxy | Women Podcasts
Society & Culture  (tags: women, pets, interesting, women, society )

Candice
- 14 hours ago - blogtalkradio.com
Wisdom From the Galaxy is a women over 40 version of Sex and the City that takes place in the Hi-Desert as opposed to New York. The power of the desert night sky provides the atmosphere and mystique for relationship stories; the healing power of animals p
Panic Button, GPS Compulsory in All Mobiles: But Will It Really Help With Safety? | The Indian Express
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, women )

Heidi Gai
- 9 hours ago - indianexpress.com
India's telecommunications ministry has said all mobile phones sold in the country from 2017 must include a panic button. It is part of a wider campaign to enhance the safety of women, in the light of growing concerns about levels of sexual violence.
20 Things You DidnâEUR(TM)t Know About Melania Trump
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, politics, women, world, culture, family, society, education, government )

Frank
- 9 hours ago - uberhavoc.com
You might not think much about Melania Trump, that she married for money, and that Donald Trump chose her because of her looks. But thereâEUR(TM)s more to Melania than what meets the eye. Here are 20 things you need to know about the potential First Lady of
Colorado Community Solar Gardens Act
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, men, environment, family, freedoms, usa, goodnews )

Ruth
- 4 hours ago - solargardens.org
"CONCERNING MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE ADDITIONAL INVESTMENT IN SOLAR ENERGY GENERATION FACILITIES, AND, IN CONNECTION THEREWITH, AUTHORIZING THE CREATION OF COMMUNITY SOLAR GARDENS."
How Maine's Power Players Are Reacting to Its Pathbreaking New Solar Proposal/By Herman K. Trabish | March 24, 2016
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, men, environment, ethics, family, fashion, freedoms, education, health, philanthropy, safety, culture, usa )

Ruth
- 3 hours ago - utilitydive.com
"The first hearings on a plan to replace net metering with market-based incentives were held in the legislature last week" TOO COMPLICATED!Do it yourself solar off-grid, groups.We don't need no power-players,not with weather like this."
Local Solar Farm Goes Online Amid Legislative Battle In the News | April 6, 2016 | Posted By Anna Minckler
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, ethics, family, education, freedoms, safety, government, women, men )

Ruth
- 2 hours ago - revisionenergy.com
'installation, owned by the Morris Farm Community Solar Association, is generating renewable energy for the grid as the Maine Legislature enters the final stages of debate on a bill that could have a significant impact on MaineâEUR(TM)s solar energy industry.'
4/6/2016 2:00:00 PM Local Solar Farm Goes Online Amid Legislative Battle By Abigail W. Adams//A SOLAR START!
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, men, ethics, family, culture, environment, freedoms, government, GoodNews, usa )

Ruth
- 1 hour ago - lincolncountynewsonline.com
'Lincoln County's second community-owned solar farm, located at The Morris Farm in Wiscasset, went online Thursday, March 31. The installation, owned by the Morris Farm Community Solar Association, is generating renewable energy for the grid...'
A Do-It-Yourself Mountain Cabin SOLAR Installation Posted on January 31, 2016 DIY Projects By Leaf Running-Rabit
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, men, education, energy, environment, ethics, freedoms, good news, health, family, fashion, news, usa )

Ruth
- 1 hour ago - solartoday.org
'a total of about $650.00 spent, and my tiny yellow Subaru hatchback filled with equipment, I left the store that day with the beginnings of the rest of my off-grid life: a small solar system that provided me power for the next 19 years,'TIME TO DO NOW
Littleleaf Native American Flutes And Music - Native American Flutes For Sale, Music, Native American Flute Bags
Society & Culture  (tags: culture )

Judith An
- 1 day ago - traditionalnativeamericanflutes.com
Native American flutes and music by Charles Littleleaf of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, Oregon. Native American flutes for sale, music, flute bags and polish
Program Performance and Background //Mass. Solar Loan Program
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, family, environment, education, freedoms, usa )

Ruth
- 4 hours ago - masssolarloan.com
"Mass Solar Loan is a $30 million program administered in partnership between the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) and the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC)."
SOLAR EMPOWERMENT "In the Town of Gardner, Massachusetts, "Let's Go Solar!
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, mankind, men, women, children, education, environment, ethics, family, freedoms, usa, health )

Ruth
- 4 hours ago - lowincomesolar.org
"GAAMHA is one of four local organizations currently getting virtual net metering credit from the one-megawatt project. Ms. Hutchinson says that the solar reduced their energy expenses by 38 percent in fiscal year 2015, even though they were only"
COMMUNITY POWERED SOLAR // Let's Go Solar 2016! Thank You for Solar.
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, women, men, education, environment, ethics, freedoms, usa )

Ruth
- 4 hours ago - lowincomesolar.org
"Construction will begin in May 2016 on the Shiloh Temple Community Solar Garden project, part of the Just Community Solar Coalition that includes Minnesota Interfaith Power and Light, Sierra Club, Cooperative Energy Futures, job training partner..."
 

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