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Petition - Don't Allow Those Convicted of Domestic Violence to Keep Guns
Society & Culture  (tags: Domestic Violence, gun control laws, safety and security, protection of the vulnerable, armed people, stronger regulations, victims' rights )

Kalliope
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Demand that individuals convicted of domestic violence lose their permission to carry guns. Currently in Pennsylvania, individuals who are convicted of domestic violence are permitted to continue carrying guns.
Petition-Help Stop Forced Labor in U.S. Detention - FreedomUnited.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, forced labor, private prisons, immigrants )

Nita
- 1 day ago - freedomunited.org
Immigrants detained in a private prison in San Diego allege that they have been subjected to forced labor and threatened with solitary confinement or restricted visitation rights if they refused to work.2
Pledge to Join the Fight for Freedom For Girls - FreedomUnited.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, modern slavery, Sex trafficking, women, girls, rights )

Nita
- 1 day ago - freedomunited.org
71% of modern slavery victims are women and girls. With an estimated 40.3 mil people victims of modern slavery and human trafficking, that's a lot of girls around the world who are being exploited for someone else's benefit, or treated like a commodity.
The Amount of Money America Wastes on Covert Warfare Will Shock You @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, terrorism, politics, propaganda, lies, iraq, dishonesty, government, media, military, war, world, conflict, middle-east, africa, asia, europe, iraq, iran, police, world, violence )

Wilde
- 1 day ago - alternet.org
The year in special ops. At around 11 oâEUR(TM)clock that night, four Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talons, turboprop Special Operations aircraft, were flying through a moonless sky from Pakistani into Afghan airspace.
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA-Chechnya: Stop Abducting and Killing Gay Men
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, politics, rights, protection, gay rights )

Nita
- 1 hour ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Over a hundred men suspected of being gay are being abducted, tortured and even killed in the southern Russian republic of Chechnya according to credible sources inside the country.
Support Legislation to Hold Website Operators Accountable for Promoting Child Sex Abuse | UNICEF USA
Society & Culture  (tags: Sex trafficking, internet, children )

Nita
- 1 hour ago - unicefusa.org
Although Backpage no longer advertises children for sex, law enforcement agencies, anti-trafficking advocates, and survivors want to hold the operators of Backpage responsible through civil lawsuits. But courts have ruled repeatedly that a provision in cu
Moving Beyond a Fear-Based Faith | Religion News Service
Society & Culture  (tags: society, world, violence, safety, crime, culture, politics, religion )

Glenn
- 1 day ago - religionnews.com
Buddhists believe that the things we worry about very seldom happen.
Rise Up for Roe!
Society & Culture  (tags: women, reproductive rights, court decisions, activism, social media, protests )

Freya
- 20 hours ago - allaboveall.org
For 45 years, Roe v. Wade has kept abortion legal in the U.S. - but it hasn't stopped politicians from the White House to state houses across the country from enacting restrictions that push abortion out of reach for poor women, young folks, and people of
Judge Interjects, Tells Jury That God Wants A Not Guilty Verdict
Society & Culture  (tags: sexism, Texas, injustice, religion, ignorance )

Freya
- 20 hours ago - yahoo.com
A Texas judge says that God called on him to intervene and ask the jury to deliver a not guilty verdict in a sex trafficking case. Judge Jack Robison reportedly told jurors last week that when "God tells me I gotta do something, I gotta do it."
Amnesty International USA-I WELCOME REFUGEES TO THE USA-Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Refugees&Relief, law, government, Trump )

Nita
- 1 hour ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Here in the United States, we are no longer welcoming refugees in the same way. Under the Trump administration, our refugee admissions program is facing a threat to its very existence and we are in a downward spiral, admitting fewer refugees every year in
Take Action Now - Amnesty International USA-Protect Press Freedom in the US: Drop Charges Against Jenni Monet
Society & Culture  (tags: freedoms, government, freedom of the press )

Nita
- 1 hour ago - act.amnestyusa.org
She was strip-searched, held for five hours in a chain-link holding cage, detained for 30 hours total and then charged with rioting and trespassing.
Release Imprisoned Bahraini Human Rights Defender Dr. Abduljalil Al-Singace | RootsAction
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, government )

Nita
- 50 minutes ago - diy.rootsaction.org
Dr. al-Singace was tortured before a military court convicted him on baseless charges stemming from his right to free expression. Despite international criticism and formal calls for reform, civilian courts upheld the "Bahrain 13" rulings and confirm...
Buoyancy Rather Than Burnout...An Article About Becoming The Change 1/23/2018
Society & Culture  (tags: Roshi Joan Halifax, Medical Anthrolopology, Zen Buddhism, Systems, Breakdown, arts, culture, ethics, humans, interesting, media, news, religion, society, women, world )

Fiona
- 4 hours ago - dailygood.org
Roshi Joan Halifax is a medical anthropologist and a Zen teacher. This article is an interview with her....there is also on site a recording made of her speaking on the breakdown of systems and details on her way of life and philosophy.
   

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