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Teaching Students How to Dissent Is Part of Democracy
Society & Culture  (tags: activism, activists, protests, kids, children, freedom, civil rights )

Freya
- 184 days ago - truth-out.org
In scenes unprecedented in previous school shootings, the past few weeks have been marked by students taking to the streets, to the media, to corporations and elected officials in protest over gun practices and policies.
President Trump: A Free Press Is Not The Enemy
Society & Culture  (tags: news, journalism, civil rights, human rights, petitions )

Freya
- 211 days ago - theliteracysite.greatergood.com
Trump Is Attacking the Press and Our Freedoms of Speech and Press. This must end now.
Preserve the Indian Child Welfare Act!
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, civil rights, children, families, Native Americans, First Nations, foster care )

Freya
- 279 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
ICWA requires that before private and public agencies place Native American children in foster care or with an adoptive family, they try to keep nuclear families together or, if that fails, to place children with their extended family or their tribe.
Stop Requiring Permits to Feed the Homeless in Atlanta!
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, civil rights, human rights, police, charity, petitions )

Freya
- 292 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Many homeless advocates advise that if you want to help those in need, you should give them food - not cash. But sadly, it's becoming increasingly common for U.S. cities to punish the charitable people who put their time and money into this effort.
Mississippi Closes The Case On Freedom Summer Murders
Society & Culture  (tags: Mississippi Burning, civil rights, 'Freedom Summer', death, murder, police, ethics, freedoms, activists, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, law, news )

Carrie
- 819 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Fifty-two years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing ~ and in a sad turn of events, the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
The Latest Frontier in America's Civil Rights Battle: Restrooms
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT rights, civil rights, politics, society, government, family, law, culture, americans, rights, freedoms )

AWAY AWHI
- 855 days ago - cbsnews.com
A delicate constitutional question flared up this past week: Do transgender people have the right to use the restroom they feel is right?
Julian Bond Charismatic Civil Rights Leader Dies at 75
Society & Culture  (tags: Julian Bond, Civil Rights, NAACP, Georgia General Assembly, dies, activist )

Sheryl
- 1127 days ago - nytimes.com
A charismatic figure of the 1960s civil rights movement a lightning rod of the anti-Vietnam War campaign and a lifelong champion of equal rights notably as chairman of the N.A.A.C.P. He also served for 20 years in the Georgia General Assembly.
'Our Kids Are Being Killed': On Mother's Day Weekend, Moms Are Rising Up for Black Lives
Society & Culture  (tags: Rights, U.S., Race, Civil Rights, People Power )

Judy
- 1227 days ago - commondreams.org
"We are healers, teachers, caretakers, givers of life, and so much more. Mothers are powerful; if we come together, we can be unstoppable." (Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Elijah Bell, killed by NY plainclothes police on his wedding day at age 23)
Suddenly, Baltimore -- Wonder Why? - Ralph Nader
Society & Culture  (tags: Rights, U.S., Poverty, Inequality, Civil Rights, Race, Baltimore )

Judy
- 1227 days ago - commondreams.org
"Suddenly" the President and the press is waking up to the deplorable conditions in Baltimore. And what got their attention?
There Is Still No Racial Justice in America in the Years Post-Selma
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, Americans, Civil Rights, Human Rights, racism, abuse, ethics, society, culture, sadness, crime, freedoms, humans, law, police, politics, government, dishonesty, death, safety, rights, violence )

Carrie
- 1291 days ago - rawstory.com
America has failed to deliver justice for the many who gave their lives for the Selma to Montgomery marches, and all they stood for. Martin Luther King, John Lewis, and thousands who faced down segregation,such as activists Jimmie Lee Jackson and ...
Racial Terrorism in America: Group Wants to Honor 4,000 Lynching Victims With Historical Markers
Society & Culture  (tags: Civil Rights, American South, racism. Alabama, society, culture, ethics, crime, death, government, humans, sadness, violence, politics, abuse, activists, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1316 days ago - rawstory.com
An Alabama-based civil rights organization found that over the course of the South's turbulent racial history, some 4,000 people are known to have been lynched. Historian Bryan Stevenson intends to make these killings a matter of public record.
After Attacks, Canadian Lawmakers Threaten Basic Human Rights
Society & Culture  (tags: civil rights, world, Canada, terrorism, culture, government, freedoms, society, rights, politics )

AWAY AWHI
- 1417 days ago - truth-out.org
Reaction to last week's incidents were varied, but have mainly been comprised of an us-versus-them narrative.
Sheriff Pummels Driver After He's Asked for His Badge: 'Here's My Badge, Motherf*Cker'
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, New Mexico, Rio Arriba County, Tommy Rodella, civil rights, police, society, ethics, freedoms, law, rights, news, safety, violence, politics )

Carrie
- 1450 days ago - rawstory.com
A New Mexico sheriff with a controversial past was convicted Friday on federal firearms charges, assault, and violation of a citizen's civil rights in a road rage incident in March.
 

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