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Sri Lanka: Stop Forcing Underage Girls to Marry PETITION
Society & Culture  (tags: children, women, girls, marriage )

Anna
- 10 hours ago - forcechange.com
Demand that Sri Lanka abolish the law that allows underaged girls to be married against their will.
'Modern-Day Slavery': Many Southern States Have Prison Inmates Working in Governor's Mansions and Capitol Buildings
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, incarceration, forced labor )

Freya
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
Inmates working at the capitol building in Baton Rouge are a common sight. Prisoners work in the Louisiana governor's mansion and inmates clean up after Louisiana State University football games as well.
To Understand Betsy DeVos's Educational Views, View Her Education
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, students, religion, children, kids )

Freya
- 1 day ago - nytimes.com
Public neighborhood schools - the vast majority of schools in this country - were hardly present in the billionaire's childhood or adult life.
Homeless Man Gives His Shoes to Diner In Need of Attending WifeâEUR(TM)s Birthday - Good News Network
Society & Culture  (tags: homeless, philanthropy, GoodNews, goodnews )

Glenn
- 9 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
This man had driven for an hour to eat a birthday dinner with his wife âEUR" and if this homeless man hadn't been nearby, he would not have had the opportunity.
With Less Crime, Closed Dutch Prisons Are Instead Being Used To House Refugees
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, crime, culture, ethics, GoodNews, government, interesting, law, media, politics, society, dutch prisons, Refugees & Relief )

Ricardo
- 11 hours ago - openheartedrebel.com
It might be hard to imagine a world where prisons actually close because of a reduction in prisoners if you live in the U.S., but in many countries abroad this is not such a rare occasion. In the United States, the existence of private prisons that...
Kensington Local Says They'Ll Move If Grenfell Victims Are Re-Homed In Luxury Block (Video/Sound Track)
Society & Culture  (tags: UK, London, Grenfell Tower, fire, survivors, rehousing, Kensington Row Complex, residents, resentful, neighbours )

Evelyn
- 1 hour ago - unilad.co.uk
For most it seemed like a very positive decision but clearly Donna & those like her have more negative things in mind. Although she recognises she doesn't get LESS because the Grenfell survivors receive housing, nor pay more than planned for what she has
Kirby: Would I Denounce My Faith to Save My Neck? You Bet, in a Heartbeat
Society & Culture  (tags: religion )

Glenn
- 2 hours ago - sltrib.com
If I didn't know any better, I'd say that he's calling all martyrs fools.
The Problem Is Not Tower Blocks: It's Capitalism and Cost-Cutting
Society & Culture  (tags: Grenfell Tower, tower blocks, social housing, maintenance, cost-cutting, security, society, capitalism, responsibility, housing standards, safety standards, ethics )

Evelyn
- 2 hours ago - theguardian.com
Ignore the calls for tower blocks to be pulled down in the wake of Grenfell. The real problem is safety and how willing companies are to risk lives to save money. People calling for tower blocks to be pulled down do not live in them,
   

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