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Bill Cosby Found Guilty on All Three Counts of Sexual Assault Against Andrea Constand @Alternet
Society & Culture  (tags: bill cosby, GUILTY, sexual assault, Andrea Constand )

Laura
- 6 hours ago - alternet.org
The jury returned its verdict on Thursday afternoon. Bill Cosby faces up to ten years in prison for each of the three counts of assault of which he was convicted.
Urge Your Rep. to Protect SNAP
Society & Culture  (tags: public assistance, poverty, hunger, food, petitions )

Freya
- 1 day ago - act.fcnl.org
The House Agriculture Committee just passed a farm bill that could force a million people off SNAP, which helps more than 40 million people put food on the table and prevent hunger.
End Predatory Phone Rates for Families of Incarcerated People
Society & Culture  (tags: prisons, inmates, families, civil rights, human rights, greed, petitions )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
When seven people died during an outbreak of violence in a South Carolina prison last week, state officials didn't blame prison conditions or the lack of adequate guard staffing - they blamed cell phones.
Petition · Amtrak: Reinstate the Veterans Advantage Discount · Change.Org
Society & Culture  (tags: amtrak, veterans, discounts )

Nita
- 21 hours ago - change.org
Amtrak recently ended its Veterans Advantage 15% discount to veterans, active duty military, retired military and their families. Veterans Advantage was founded by Vietnam Veteran Scott Higgins and his wife in 2000.
Pass the Marijuana Justice Act
Society & Culture  (tags: war on drugs, marijuana, legalization, petitions )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
With five percent of the world's population, but a quarter of its prisoners, the United States is at a crisis point. Our criminal justice system is in desperate need of reform and it's up to us to fix it.
Stop Congress From Creating a New Federally Funded Voucher Program
Society & Culture  (tags: schools, education, children, kids, petitions )

Freya
- 22 hours ago - p2a.co
Members of Congress recently introduced the Military Education Savings Accounts Act (HR 5199 / S. 2517), which would create a private school voucher program for students with an active-duty parent in the military.
EVERYBODY KNOWS (Parody of) Leonard Cohen - Parody Project
Society & Culture  (tags: )

Nita
- 22 hours ago - parodyproject.com
Please watch, comment and share.
FYI, An Immigrant's Lawsuit Against a Detention Center in Georgia Where He Was Penalized for Not Volunteering Work
Society & Culture  (tags: detention, human rights, slave labor, brutality, prison-industrial complex, lawsuits )

Freya
- 1 hour ago - splcenter.org
Individuals detained at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, GA work because they have no other meaningful choice. CoreCivic, the private prison corporation that owns Stewart, maintains a scheme intended to force detainees to work for free.
   

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