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The Gopher Plan!

The Gopher Plan! | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it

The land where the Greater Los Angeles VA sits was deeded to the United States in 1888 for the specific purpose of providing a HOME for disabled veterans, which it did for nearly 80 years. But the VA has eliminated permanent housing for disabled veterans, many of whom now literally sleep outside its walls. 

 

Magnificent grounds like the VA of West LA must be made available to those homeless veterans who are forced to sleep on the streets of West Los Angeles each night. The Gophers are digging to make it so!

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Green activist killings up by a fifth - Global Witness

Green activist killings up by a fifth - Global Witness | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Killings of environmental activists have risen by 20% in the last year, according to campaign group Global Witness.
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First Hologram Protest in History Held Against Spain's Gag Law

Spanish citizens held the first hologram protest in history in order to protest without violating the new draconian guidelines of the National Security Act, the new amendments to the Penal Code and the Anti-terror law.
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O Adjunct! My Adjunct! - The New Yorker

O Adjunct! My Adjunct! - The New Yorker | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
We rhapsodize about teachers who inspire students to stand on their desks in academic ecstasy. But there is a culture of silence around adjuncting.
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Bill C-51 protest gets crowded at Vancouver Art Gallery

Bill C-51 protest gets crowded at Vancouver Art Gallery | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Protesters in Vancouver crowded the steps at the art gallery Saturday to to say 'no' to Ottawa's plans for new anti-terror legislation.
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Power to the People: Participatory Democracy in El Salvador

Power to the People: Participatory Democracy in El Salvador | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
A progressive perspective on world events since 1952.
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Dear contract academic faculty: I see you

Dear contract academic faculty: I see you | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
National Adjunct Day of Action is February 25. This letter is addressed to everyone served by that day.
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ICYMI: Watch Queer and Trans Activists of Color Shut Down San Francisco’s Historic Castro - COLORLINES

ICYMI: Watch Queer and Trans Activists of Color Shut Down San Francisco’s Historic Castro - COLORLINES | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The group marched through the heart of the Castro as part of 96 hours of actions taken to #ReclaimMLK last weekend.
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Protesters march against police brutality

Protesters march against police brutality | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Hundreds of people in Boston took to the streets on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to march for justice.
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By paying artists nothing, we risk severing the pipeline of UK talent

By paying artists nothing, we risk severing the pipeline of UK talent | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
No one should have to work for free, writes Susan Jones, but most UK galleries don't pay a fee to exhibiting artists
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Artists respond to Charlie Hebdo shootings

Illustrators and cartoonists around the world rally around to show solidarity for those murdered at Charlie Hebdo magazine offices in Paris today.
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The protesters who are trying to upend the ‘fantasy world’ of economics

The protesters who are trying to upend the ‘fantasy world’ of economics | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
At a gathering of America's top economists, a small group of students is battling for the soul of economics.
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California colleges see surge in efforts to unionize adjunct faculty

California colleges see surge in efforts to unionize adjunct faculty | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
A wave of union organizing at college campuses across California and the nation in recent months is being fueled by part-time faculty who are increasingly discontented over working conditions and a lack of job security.
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News from The Associated Press

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RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: Thousands of Hungarians in Anti-Government Protest... http://t.co/6hyIaJGWXh
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Faculty Forward USC | Facebook

Yesterday, thousands descended on the USC campus to demand respect for contingent faculty. WATCH:
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Home - Citizenme

Home - Citizenme | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
citizenme unlocks the value of your personal data. For you and on your terms.
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Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert

Joan Baez diffuses right wing protest at Idaho concert | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
What would you do if you found yourself standing face to face with people bearing signs accusing you by name of killing babies and encouraging the shooting of American soldiers? Might you lose your ...
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Valentine's Day protest focuses on violence against black transgender community - STLtoday.com

Valentine's Day protest focuses on violence against black transgender community - STLtoday.com | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
St. Louisans didn't just hit the streets for Mardi Gras and Valentine's Day.
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Architecture & Activism Interview : “Not atoning for the committed crime more monstrous than committing it in the first place.”

Architecture & Activism Interview : “Not atoning for the committed crime more monstrous than committing it in the first place.” | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Prior to her 'Right to Abode-Activism and Architecture' show on the reality of Chagossian exile and hope for return, we spoke to Architect Rosa Rogina about her work.
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Are Adjunct Professors the New Fast-Food Workers? - CAPITAL & MAIN

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Young Artists Creatively Protest Against Police Brutality

Young Artists Creatively Protest Against Police Brutality | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The protests against police brutality haven't been quiet, retreated or lost any fervor. They became more advanced.
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Today, Paris Is Charlie As 3M People Flood Streets To Defy Terror

Today, Paris Is Charlie As 3M People Flood Streets To Defy Terror | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Crowds have flooded the centre of Paris for a historic demonstration against terrorism which has reportedly attracted more than 3 million people - becoming the largest protest in French history according to the country's government.
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An NAACP Office Was Bombed on Tuesday — And Nobody Seems to Care

An NAACP Office Was Bombed on Tuesday — And Nobody Seems to Care | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
This is an attempt to inflict fear and terror upon black Americans.
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United In Grief, Cartoonists Show Solidarity With 'Charlie Hebdo'

From France to Australia, India and the U.S., cartoonists around the world paid tribute to their colleagues at the French magazine that was attacked today.
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What leading feminists want to accomplish this year

What leading feminists want to accomplish this year | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The women behind last year's biggest feminist movements are coming back for more in 2015.
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Sweden protest against mosque fires

Sweden protest against mosque fires | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Swedish anti-racism campaigners rally in central Stockholm after three arson attacks on mosques in just a week.
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