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Occupy Wall Street returns for one-year anniversary as NYPD report arrests

Occupy Wall Street returns for one-year anniversary as NYPD report arrests | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Hundreds estimated to have taken part in weekend protests ahead of major stock exchange action planned for Monday...
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Moment 200 strangers helped stop bank's eviction of cancer patient, 63

Moment 200 strangers helped stop bank's eviction of cancer patient, 63 | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Tom Crawford, 63, and his wife Susan, 54, bought their modest bungalow in Carlton, Nottinghamshire, for £41,800 in 1998 and thought they'd paid the mortgage off.
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Using History to Make Slavery History

We are a group of scholars who bring historical context and scholarship to the modern-day antislavery movement in order to inform activism and develop collaborations to sustain and enhance such efforts. Our Motto Using History to Make Slavery History Our History
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Stop Funding War | Global Exchange

Stop Funding War | Global Exchange | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Global Exchange’s Peace Program, including sister organization CODEPINK, inspires creative actions to expose the real cost of war at home and abroad, challenge war profiteering and military recruitment, and build people-to-people ties to expand understanding and tolerance. We continue to be a vital voice of protest and conscience.
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Economic Activism Campaigns | Global Exchange

Economic Activism Campaigns | Global Exchange | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
A list of corporations mostly accountable in supporting the Israeli occupation of Palestine. #Economic_activism
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Gaza Protest: Thousands march in London

Thousands of people marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington to show their outrage at Israel's attacks on Gaza.
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A day of social activism: Remembering Mandela on his birth anniversary - Hindustan Times

A day of social activism: Remembering Mandela on his birth anniversary - Hindustan Times | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Hindustan Times - A day of social activism: Remembering Mandela on his birth anniversary Hindustan Times People around the world volunteered 67 minutes of their time for the common good to mark former president Nelson Mandela's 67 years of activism...
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Donation Transparency Page - Detroit Water Brigade

Donation Transparency Page - Detroit Water Brigade | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Detroit Water Brigade is a Detroit based group that has actively been responding to the water shut offs!
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Better Together? Two Approaches to LGBT Activism in China - the Diplomat

Better Together? Two Approaches to LGBT Activism in China - the Diplomat | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Better Together? Two Approaches to LGBT Activism in China the Diplomat Still, some LGBT activists have recently adopted a more confrontational approach, requesting that China's government legally recognize the rights of China's LGBT community.
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New, old notions of land title - Ottawa Citizen

New, old notions of land title - Ottawa Citizen | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Ottawa Citizen New, old notions of land title Ottawa Citizen That came later, with the Improvement and the Enclosure movements, the emergence of a modern market economy, changes in law and its jurisdiction and the writings of foundational...
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About FLOW | FLOW For Love Of Water | FLOW For Water | Flow For Water

About FLOW FLOW is a non-profit organization working to ensure the waters of the Great Lakes are protected now and for future generations by recognizing the Great Lakes as a Commons, building deep public awareness and engaging the public and decision-makers about the threats and abuses facing the Great Lakes, and advancing public trust solutions to protect the rights of the people and waters of the Great Lakes Basin. 2008 FLOW started as the Flow Great Lakes Coalition in late 2008. With citizen support following nine years of Nestle litigation, Jim Olson and members of the Michigan Citizens for Water Conservation (“MCWC”) formed FLOW as a nonprofit organization. The purpose of the coalition was to patch the “product exception” leak in the Great Lakes Compact and to extend public trust protections to groundwater in Michigan. Coalition members came from all regions of the Great Lakes including Canada. FLOW’s founding members and public trust work were featured in the film titled “FLOW: For Love of Water” produced by Steven Star and directed by Irena Salina. 2011 As the Coalition evolved, it began to look at all systemic threats and abuses to the Great Lakes. The coalition leadership recognized that 20thcentury regulatory solutions were no longer working. It was very apparent that the Great Lakes were once again showing signs of decline. The 2011 dead zone in Lake Erie- the size of Rhode Island and Delaware and the lowest water levels in modern history are dreadful and painful reminders. The coalition realized that a new set of solutions were required for the 21st Century. Coalition members gathered around the ideal that all waters of Great Lakes hydrologic cycle are a commons held in public trust by the states and by the Crown in the provinces for the benefit of the people of the Great Lakes. The goals changed to build deep public awareness, educate decision makers and when necessary, advocacy based upon public trust principles and solutions to protect the Great Lakes. It was late November 2011 when the coalition established FLOW as a non-profit to fulfill these new goals. 2012 Protecting the waters of the Great Lakes Basin, including the lakes, rivers, streams and groundwater that feed them, and the rights of citizens in the Great Lakes Basin require a deep understanding of a policy framework that integrates water, food, energy and climate change to address the issues, threats, and solutions that continue to emerge across the Great Lakes Basin, As a result, the Board of Directors in the spring of 2012, establish the Flow Public Trust Policy Center. Today FLOW’S policy work is focused on scientific and legal research of relevant water issues and public trust principles to guide sound analysis, policy development and decision making at all levels. Our goal is to deeply educate citizens and decision makers and to advance public trust principles as solutions for the governance and protection of the waters of the Great Lakes Basin. Through the integrity of our work and dedication, our hope is to provide ethical guidelines for decision-makers to protect these freshwaters from current and future threats and abuses.
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Canadians fight to keep water on for 79,000 in Detroit - YouTube

A Canadian group is leading the charge against a controversial plan to stop water service for thousands of people in Detroit with delinquent accounts.
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People's Water Board

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Detroit Water Brigade

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40% of Detroit is about to have their water shutoff. We're stepping up and doing something about it. Join us.
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Detroit: Thirsty for justice

July 21 — The Detroit Water & Sewerage Department announced at a federal bankruptcy court hearing before Judge Steven Rhodes today that there would be a 15-day suspension of water shutoffs while policies were enacted to address the current crisis...
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About CWP « Coalition of Women for Peace

About CWP « Coalition of Women for Peace | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
CWP also leads international campaigns for peace and justice, in cooperation with human rights organizations and women’s movements around the world. For example, CWP has initiated an appeal to the British government, signed by 100 organizations around the world, to not limit universal jurisdiction for war crimes; and CWP’s cooperation with Norwegian civil society organizations has led to the largest European public pension fund’s divestment from companies that are involved in the occupation. “Who Profits from the Occupation” Who Profits was founded in 2007 as a research project of the Coalition of Women for Peace (CWP) , in order to investigate economic involvement in the occupation. By exposing companies and corporations that profit from the occupation, we hope to promote a change in public opinions and corporate policies, leading to an end to the occupation.
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Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about ... - thejournal.ie

Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about ... - thejournal.ie | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Here's what Pro-Israel and Pro-Palestine groups in Ireland have to say about ...
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Americans hold protest in New York to condemn Israeli aggression on Gaza

In Manhattan, peace activists have staged a funeral procession for the victims of Israel's recent attacks on Palestinians.
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Gaza conflict: Thousands gather in London to protest against Israeli military action in Palestine

Gaza conflict: Thousands gather in London to protest against Israeli military action in Palestine | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Up to 15,000 people marched through the capital from Downing Street to the Israeli embassy in Kensington (Gaza conflict: Thousands gather in London to protest against Israeli military action http://t.co/GarLnVO0SN...
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Viking activists arrested at British Museum protest – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Viking activists arrested at British Museum protest – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
[Photo: Hugh Warwick] Visitors to the British Museum yesterday may have been a little surprised to come face to face with a huge crowd of live Vikings. The Reclaim Shakespeare Company’s theatrical ...
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Nobel Peace Laureates Slam Human Rights Watch's Refusal to Cut Ties to US Government

Nobel Peace Laureates Slam Human Rights Watch's Refusal to Cut Ties to US Government | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Human Rights Watch's affiliation with ex-CIA and NATO officials generates perverse incentives and undermine its reputation for independence.
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As Border Crisis Emerges, Resources For Journalists | Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma

As Border Crisis Emerges, Resources For Journalists | Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Resources For Journalists. The number of unaccompanied minors attempting to cross the U.S. southern border has spiked, causing a growing humanitarian crisis. The Dart Center has a host of resources for journalists covering this important issue. Eric Gay / AP: A group of immigrants from Honduras and El Salvador who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally are stopped in Granjeno, Texas. Tackling what he has called a humanitarian crisis, President Barack Obama on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 asked Congress for $3.7 billion to cope with a tide of minors from Central America who are illegally crossing the U.S. border. The number of unaccompanied minors who have attempted to cross the U.S. border with Mexico has spiked by 90 percent in the last two years. By the end of this year, the number of children could be 90,000, according to Border Patrol estimates. The Obama administration says it could balloon to 150,000 next year. This emerging humanitarian crisis has multiple causes, including record levels of gang violence among youth in Honduras, and the 2008 human trafficking law, signed by President George W. Bush, that ended what is known as “rapid” deportation of unaccompanied minors who come illegally from countries other than Mexico and Canada. Instead, the slower process can take 18 months, creating other challenges on the system and the health of the minors. The Dart Center has a host of resources to help journalists cover this important story: COVERING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES In December 2013, the Dart Center hosted a workshop for journalists to improve news coverage of immigrants and refugees, with a special focus on mental health. Click here for full event coverage, including video from all eleven panels and conversations. - See more at: http://dartcenter.org/content/covering-immigrants-refugees#.U8E41Ym9LCS
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Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store - CBS Local

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Protesters Rally Against Supreme Court Ruling At Burbank Hobby Lobby Store CBS Local BURBANK (CBSLA.com) — Dozens of protesters Monday gathered at a Hobby Lobby store in Burbank in response to last week's Supreme Court decision that...
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Detroit Citizens Vow Direct Action to Protect Their Right to Water

Detroit Citizens Vow Direct Action to Protect Their Right to Water | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
(Photo via The Detroit Water Brigade) Rallying on the steps of the Michigan governor's office in Detroit, activists and religious leaders on Monday called for an immediate moratorium on the city's plan to shut off water to tens of thousands of households. “This is everybody's fight, water is a human right!” the protesters chanted. In recent weeks, activists in Detroit have mobilized against the city's efforts to cut off the water supply to 120,000 delinquent accounts, or over 300,000 city residents. News of the shut-offs has spread following a statement issued last week by the United Nations that the city's plan "constitutes a violation of the human right to water." Now, with Detroit under the media microscope, activists are hoping that the state government halts its plan to deprive residents of this essential human right and instead adopt an affordable payment plan based on an individual's income. The threat has catalyzed many individuals and groups in the community to act. The Detroit Water Brigade, which has begun distributing water and information to Detroiters facing shut off, vowed: "We are prepared to take direct action to prevent shut-offs if the city does not immediately cease and desist."
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Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan: About Gleaners

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan: About Gleaners | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan mobile site. Learn about Gleaners and make a donation on your mobile device.
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Activists Organize Water Week To Respond To Detroit, HP Water Crises

Activists Organize Water Week To Respond To Detroit, HP Water Crises | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Detroit's decision to cut off water to thousands of residents this month has provoked an international outcry. Yet, while it's encouraging to hear U.N. experts say the shut off policy "constitutes ...
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