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PETITION - Drop Lawsuit Against Environmental Activists
Society & Culture  (tags: lawsuit, canada, activists, environment, freedom of speech, freedoms, government, humans, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Five environmental activists are being sued by a natural gas giant simply for demonstrating their freedom of speech. Extraction Oil and Gas is suing a college student, a videographer, a legal observer, and others
PETITION - Do Not Make Pipeline Protests Illegal
Society & Culture  (tags: pipeline protects, illegal immigration, activists, americans, freedoms, government, humans, society )

Lone
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Do not pass a broadly defined bill that could make the act of planning to participate in a pipeline protest illegal.
Turkey: Release Students Imprisoned for Peaceful Protest PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: turkey, release students, imprisonment, peaceful protests, human rights defenders, freedom, activists, ethics, government, humans, politics, rights, society, world )

Lone
- 1 day ago - amnesty.org.au
The situation in Turkey for human rights defenders is volatile. But when thousands of Amnesty supporters take action for people unfairly imprisoned, we can win their freedom.
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.
Fix Congress' Broken System for Reporting Sexual Harassment and Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: women, rape, crime, sexism, petitions )

Freya
- 10 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.
Black Stories Matter: Changing the Narrative About Mental Health in Black Communities
Society & Culture  (tags: black lives matter, african american, new york, USA, America, healing, mental health, trauma, society, storytelling, therapy, TMI Project )

Katherine
- 17 hours ago - yesmagazine.org
In New York state, a writing and performance program helps people of color share their stories as a pathway to empathy and healing.
Sign Petition to Wells Fargo: Support Teachers. Dump the NRA
Society & Culture  (tags: guns, violence, gun nuts, sponsorships, banks, petitions )

Freya
- 12 hours 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
- 10 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.
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
- 12 hours 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.
Alabama Memorial Confronts America's Racist History
Society & Culture  (tags: racism, America, slavery, lynching, memorials, african americans, museums, culture, society, justice, Equal Justice Initiative, Alabama, 2018 )

Katherine
- 17 hours ago - theartnewspaper.com
A site dedicated to the 4,400 victims of lynching and a museum about the country's legacy of inequality opens this month in Montgomery, Alabama.
Teachers Deserve Pay Equity and Affordable Healthcare
Society & Culture  (tags: teaching, education, schools, economic injustice, petitions )

Freya
- 12 hours 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.
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
- 11 hours 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
- 10 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
- 10 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....
Pope Francis Comforts Boy About His Late Father | POPSUGAR Moms
Society & Culture  (tags: GoodNews, goodnews, child, religion )

Glenn
- 8 hours ago - popsugar.com
All Christians should answer the question that way.
MoveOn Petitions - We Can Stop Private Prisons
Society & Culture  (tags: private prisons, corruption, government, income disparity )

Nita
- 6 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 />
   

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