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Pass the Assault Weapons Ban NOW
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, violence, bloodbaths, mass shootings, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Since the ban expired in 2004, the Republican-controlled Congress has refused to reauthorize it, despite mass shooting after mass shooting in which assault weapons were the primary cause of carnage.
Petition - Urge Trump to Attend 'March For Our Lives' Against Gun Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: Trump, March For Our Lives, gun violence, School Shootings, armed people, gun control laws, banning, public safety, stronger regulations, stronger protection laws, prevention of gun violence, responsibilities )

Kalliope
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Attend the "March For Our Lives" in Washington, D.C. on March 24 and support students' efforts to end gun violence. Seventeen students and faculty members from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were killed on March 14th during a mass shooting.
TAKE ACTION: STAND WITH THE WORKING PEOPLE'S DAY OF ACTION
Society & Culture  (tags: Workers rights, freedom of association, equal pay for equal work )

Dogan
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
Rise with us as we reclaim our freedom to come together in unions and fight for decent and equitable pay for our work, affordable health care, quality schools, vibrant communities and a secure future for all of us.
Sign the Petition: I Support the Kids at Parkland, and Deplore NRA Apologists Who Attack Them
Society & Culture  (tags: kids, children, students, massacres, Florida, guns, violence, firearms, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
The Parkland, FL school shooting was an unspeakable tragedy that killed 17 students & teachers. The kids who survived this massacre are refusing to allow adult cynicism convince them that we will never pass gun safety reform.
Members of Congress Must Pledge to Reject Donations From the NRA and Gun Industry PACs!
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, firearms, violence, massacres, bloodbaths, lobbying, corruption, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - action.momsrising.org
Young people across the country are calling BS on adult excuses for failing to achieve any progress on gun safety. They are rising up to fight for their own safety and future, and calling on members of Congress to reject the NRA.
March For Our Lives
Society & Culture  (tags: firearms, guns, violence, massacres, bloodbaths, activism, protests, children, kids )

Freya
- 1 day ago - marchforourlives.com
On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets of Washington DC to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today.
Olympic Biathletes: 'Our Country Needs to Change' on Guns
Society & Culture  (tags: firearms, violence, gun control )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Members of the United States Olympic biathlon team, currently competing in PyeongChang, are not messing around when it comes to calling for America to change its gun laws.
Don't Take NRA Money!
Society & Culture  (tags: firearms, massacres, bloodbaths, violence, lobbying, corruption, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - salsa4.salsalabs.com
The NRA has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on elections and lobbying in the last decade. The vast majority of Americans want background checks and stronger gun regulations - and money from the NRA is a big reason nothing changes.
The Corporate Occupied Territory (the USA)
Society & Culture  (tags: corporations, Corporate Media, abuse, americans, corruption, culture, family, health, humans, internet, law, media, news, rights, sadness, society, tv, usa, world )

Fiona
- 1 hour ago - popularresistance.org
It happened subtly, we missed the corporate coup. Like shadows, corporations surrounded our country and slowly strangled it. They crept into Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court, the FDA, the military, the Department of the Interior.
Florida LegislatorâEUR(TM)s Aide Is Fired After He Calls Parkland Students âEUR~ActorsâEUR(TM)
Society & Culture  (tags: florida legislator's aide, fired, parkland students, actors, abuse, americans, education, corruption, ethics, government, humans, politics, society, usa )

Lone
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
An aide to State Representative Shawn Harrison of Florida was fired on Tuesday after claiming falsely that two students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were âEURoeactors that travel to various crisis when they happen
Lesbian Couple in Texas Sues Trump Administration After Being Told They Can't Foster Refugee Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBTQ rights, refugees, civil rights, human rights, lawsuits )

Freya
- 4 hours ago - dallasnews.com
Two Texas women are suing the Trump administration after the couple say they were told they could not foster a refugee child because they don't "mirror the Holy Family."
KKK Groups Dwindle as White Nationalism Becomes 'Hip' in 2017: Report - ABC News
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, terrorism, usa, crime, racism )

Glenn
- 19 hours ago - abcnews.go.com
It looks like the Klan is being wiped out by its own ideology.
Petition - Add Your Name: Attacks on Birth Control Are Attacks on Our Fundamental Health and Rights!
Society & Culture  (tags: planned parenthood, Birth Control, health care, Human Rights, Self determination, reproductive rights, safety issues, risks, treatment, freedoms )

Kalliope
- 2 hours ago - dailykos.com
Birth control isn't controversial. In fact, 86 percent of Americans support policies that make it easier to get birth control, not harder. The ability to choose when (or if!) to start a family has helped give more people the ability to graduate from...
More Than Two Thirds of All Countries Corrupt, TI Report Says
Society & Culture  (tags: organized crime, Competitive edge, culture, cartels, crime gangs, economic corruption, money laundering, Shell companies, Drug protiits, crime profits, global corruption, public sector corruption, narco states, criminal investment )

Steven L
- 16 hours ago - dw.com
Transparency International (TI) has found that a majority of countries in the world can be called corrupt, with a clear link between high levels of corruption and little protection of the media and civil society groups.
The Charlottesville Lawsuit That Could Take Down the Alt-Right
Society & Culture  (tags: hate, violence, bigotry, prejudice, white supremacists, legal actions )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - dailykos.com
If Roberta Kaplan's lawsuit succeeds, the instigators of the Charlottesville rally that injured 30 people and killed Heather Heyer will be held legally accountable. More broadly, the alt-right's funding streams and structures will be exposed.
Top ICE Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing Immigrants' Identities to Go on $190,000 Shopping Spree
Society & Culture  (tags: lawbreakers, ICE, crime, theft )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - dailykos.com
The top counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement has pled guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of aggravated theft after being charged with stealing the identifies of seven immigrants in order to scam them and credit card companies.
My Last Year (Post 108) Thanks for Childhood Memories
Society & Culture  (tags: teaching, education, true story, interesting, children )

Sharon
- 9 hours ago - fromthedeskofmargaretbrown.com
Margaret shares fond memories of her childhood, despite her father having PTSD. Sometimes when life seems overwhelming, Margaret opens up her bag of memories and takes one out.
The "Alt-Right" Is Building a White Nationalist Mass Movement With "Operation Homeland"
Society & Culture  (tags: racism, hate, violence, terrorism, terrorists )

Freya
- 5 hours ago - truth-out.org
It wasn't until the slew of trolls, podcasters and hashtags flowed into their world that the alt-right was able to expand, although it came at the cost of their previous base-building "intellectual" work.
   

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