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Vietnam: Release Environmental Activist - Amnesty International Australia-Please Sign
Environment  (tags: activists, oil spill, ecosystems, pollution )

- 221 days ago -
After a chemical spill destroyed the environment and the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people, environmental activist Hoang Duc Binh spoke out. HeâEUR(TM)s now behind bars, and could be there for the next 14 years.
Stephen Hawking, Ground-Breaking Physicist, Dead at 76 - The Boston Globe
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, physicist, society, news )

- 221 days ago -
Stephen Hawking, the British physicist whose scientific achievements, decades-long battle with Lou Gehrig's disease, and best-selling book helped make him the most celebrated scientist since Albert Einstein, died at his home in Cambridge, England, at 76.
Philando Castile Continues to Wipe Out Minnesota Public School Students' Lunch Debts
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, philanthropy, education, children )

- 221 days ago -
For a second year in a row, the Philando Feeds the Children charity has paid off all St. Paul, Minnesota, public school students' outstanding lunch debts.
How About Some Good News? Kansas Democratic Representative Advances Bill for Native Peoples.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Native Americans, Good News, democrats )

- 220 days ago -
Representative Ponka We Victors took to the state house today to continue to work on behalf of native peoples in Kansas, as well as her district, and her advocacy had a victory today.
ACLU Sues Trump Administration Over Separating Vulnerable Families Seeking Asylum
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Immigrant Rights, ACLU lawsuit, asylum seekers )

- 221 days ago -
Following legal action over a Congolese mother and child detained thousands of miles away from each other despite having a credible asylum claim, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has "filed a class-action lawsuit Friday.
LGBTQ Rights: A Legal Victory and a New Lawsuit Create Momentum for Workplace Protections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: LGBT rights, court ruling, Workers rights )

- 221 days ago -
Wednesday brought a raft of good news, legally speaking: A federal appeals court ruled for a transgender plaintiff in a workplace discrimination suit, and Lambda Legal filed a complaint that could lead to yet another LGBTQ rights blockbuster case.
Stephen Hawking's Final Warning to Humanity | Daily Mail Online
Science & Tech  (tags: physicist, climate-change, asteroids, alien life, overpopulation, AI advances )

- 220 days ago -
Humans must leave Earth in the next 200 years if we want to survive. That was the stark warning issued by Professor Stephen Hawking in the months before his death today at the age of 76.
A New Generation of Black Politicians and Activists Are Changing Politics and the Democratic Party
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: black politicians, progressive activism, Progressive movement )

- 221 days ago -
Across the country, a wave of black candidates, strategists and grass-roots activists are making bold moves. This new cohort of black politicians is fiercely progressive and isn't asking anyone's permission to make their case before voters.
Add Your Name: Congress Cannot Cut a Check to Fund Trump's Hate Campaign
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: immigration, private prisons, border wall, ICE immigrant detention centers )

- 219 days ago -
Donald Trump is demanding an unprecedented $21.5 BILLION to "supercharge" his deportation force.
Act Now: Urge These Renaissance Festivals to End Cruel Elephant Rides! | PETA
Animals  (tags: abuse, animal rights, animal welfare, elephants )

- 218 days ago -
Renaissance festivals may be celebrating a different era, but that's no excuse to embrace archaic and inhumane treatment of animals by hosting cruel elephant rides.
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