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Fix Congress' Broken System for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: women, rape, crime, sexism, petitions )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
The House passed bipartisan legislation to reform this biased system months ago, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is holding the bill hostage in the Senate. That is unacceptable.
Protect SNAP in the Farm Bill
Society & Culture  (tags: public assistance, poverty, hunger, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - action.momsrising.org
Republicans in the U.S. Congress have introduced a Farm Bill that would increase hunger and hardship by taking away - or cutting - food assistance from many struggling families, including children.
Sign Petition to Wells Fargo: Support Teachers. Dump the NRA
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, violence, gun nuts, sponsorships, banks, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Many corporations since the Parkland school shooting have divested from the National Rifle Association, but a big one remains: Wells Fargo.
Inaction Got Us Here. It's Time To Protect Our Children
Society & Culture  (tags: children, kids, violence, petitions )

Freya
- 23 hours ago - thehungersite.greatergood.com
The statistics don't lie; as many as 90 Americans are killed every day in violent incidents of gun violence. Among those, many are school children, not yet old enough to vote or join the military.
Demand Justice for 8-Year-Old Girl Reportedly Gang Raped, Tortured, and Killed in India ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, children, rape, murder, India, suffering )

Cher
- 9 hours ago - forcechange.com
Prosecute the men reportedly involved in the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in India.
Teachers Deserve Pay Equity and Affordable Healthcare
Society & Culture  (tags: teaching, education, schools, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
Public school teachers do an invaluable service educating our children. In return, they get paid less than other college-educated workers, are forced to spend more of their time on standardized testing, and are subject to political attacks.
PETITION - Defend Our Salmon
Society & Culture  (tags: salmon. B.C. wild pacific salmon. jobs, AnimalWelfare, animaladvocates, animalrights, animals, animalwelfare, endangered, protection, wildlife )

Lone
- 10 hours ago - safesalmon.ca
Our wild Pacific salmon are a public treasure. They are elemental to who we are as British Columbians, and we will not let them slip away. Healthy wild salmon populations support thousands of jobs and bring us together as British Columbians
Children Prefer to Read Books on Paper Rather Than Screens
Society & Culture  (tags: children, culture, freedoms, family, ethics, environment, interesting, internet, news, society, books, reading, physical better than digital )

Ricardo
- 1 day ago - naturalblaze.com
There is a common perception that children are more likely to read if it is on a device such as an iPad or Kindles. But new research shows that this is not necessarily the case. In a study of children in Year 4 and 6, those who had regular.....
Stop Attacking Teenagers for Fighting Against Gun Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: students, youth, protests, activism, activists, guns, violence, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
During floor debate in the Florida legislature on gun control laws, Republican Representative Elizabeth Porter belittled, mocked and insulted young people who are calling for an end to gun violence.
Return to Standing Rock
Society & Culture  (tags: Standing Rock, indigenous, NODAPL, Dakota Access Pipeline, Sioux, North Dakota, resistance, activism, native american, big oil, protest, environment, long read )

Katherine
- 6 hours ago - vogue.com
What began in April 2016 with a single teepee staked in the ground and a fire burning beside it has grown into an unprecedented indigenous-led spiritual resistance against the $3.8billion Dakota Access Pipeline. (by Rebecca Bengal, for Vogue, April 2018.)
Uses For The Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: the poor, the 1%, the 99%, the elite, irony, satire, bitterness, abuse, children, culture, dishonesty, education, family, health, interesting, law, news, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Fiona
- 1 day ago - counterpunch.org
"When Jonathan Swift penned âEUR~A Modest ProposalâEUR(TM), suggesting ways for preventing the poor from becoming a burden, he was being ironic. This is a present day editorial with references to the work of Swift.
Disabled Man Is Inundated With Job Offers After Holding Sign on the Road Asking For Work
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, ethics, education, humans, interesting, internet, rights, news, society, disabled, job offers, Australia )

Ricardo
- 23 hours ago - goodnewsnetwork.org
This manâEUR(TM)s determination for a job has finally paid off after a photo of him on the side of the road was shared to an Australian community Facebook page. After moving from Brisbane to Mackay three weeks ago in order to be closer with his family..
In 30 Years, Only 17 Women Won Sexual Harassment Claims Before Wall StreetâEUR(TM)s Oversight Body
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, women, violence, sadness, society, usa, rights, crime, ethics, culture, government, humans, law, news, FINRA, Wall Street, sexual harassment, court )

Ricardo
- 23 hours ago - theintercept.com
For victims of sexual harassment on Wall Street, the case of Kathleen Mary OâEUR(TM)Brien was a bad omen. In 1988, OâEUR(TM)Brien, then a stockbroker at Dean Witter Reynolds, filed the earliest sexual harassment case we could find in a public database....
MoveOn Petitions - We Can Stop Private Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: private prisons, corruption, government, income disparity )

Nita
- 19 hours ago - petitions.moveon.org
For-profit companies are making a killing from our broken prison system -- raking in billions from longer and harsher confinement that disproportionately locks up Black folks and immigrants. <br />
Homeless Girl Scouts in NYC Are Out to Sell 12,000 Boxes of Cookies
Society & Culture  (tags: girl scouts, girls, homeless, homeless children, fundraising, fundraiser, nyc, new york city )

Joanna
- 7 hours ago - good.is
Based in New York City, Troop 6000 is a group of homeless Girl Scouts founded just over a year ago. The troop held its first-ever cookie sale this week, and we're so happy to share that they absolutely crushed their initial goal of selling 6,000 boxes.
Pope Francis Comforts Boy About His Late Father | POPSUGAR Moms
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, child, religion )

Glenn
- 21 hours ago - popsugar.com
All Christians should answer the question that way.
This Newsletter Is Helping Inmates Prepare for Reintegration Into Society
Society & Culture  (tags: reintegration, prison, mentorship, society, USA, America, empowerment, community, incarceration, recidivism )

Katherine
- 2 hours ago - yesmagazine.org
A former inmate's resource guide is now helping others released from jail find their way back into society. (riseupnews.org)
Feminist and Trans Advocates Are Fighting the Trump Administration's Discriminatory Policies Together
Society & Culture  (tags: feminism, women's rights, LGBT, trans rights, activism, reproductive rights, transgender )

Katherine
- 9 hours ago - msmagazine.com
In their rush to enshrine religion-based discrimination in federal policy, Trump administration officials at the Department of Health and Human Services may have inadvertently discarded the right-wing playbook of divide and conquer...
He Needed A Kidney. A Classmate From 50 Years Ago Whom He Barely Knew Answered the Call.
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, positive news, good samaritans, altruism, organ donation, decent humans, USA, America )

Katherine
- 3 hours ago - edition.cnn.com
Charlie Ball and Kenneth Walker went to school together in Washington DC more than 50 years ago and now live on opposite coasts. Even though they both graduated in 1969, the two never really spoke. That is until Walker send out an email last year...
Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education
Society & Culture  (tags: native american, indigenous, USA, America, language, linguistic imperialism, schooling, teaching, Massachusetts, Wopanaak Language Reclamation Project, Ojibwe )

Katherine
- 2 hours ago - yesmagazine.org
More than a century ago, the last fluent speakers of Wopanaak passed away. Now this Massachusetts school is working to revive the language.
   

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