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Chinese factory plan ditched after protests

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Eastern city of Ningbo halts work to expand petrochemical complex after week of protests over environmental impact...
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Workers Rights and America's Labor Movement: The Creation of Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU)

Workers Rights and America's Labor Movement: The Creation of Network for Social Justice Unionism (NSJU) | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Social Justice Unionism Seeks to Build Labor And Student Movements Earlier this month at the Labor Notes Conference, rank and file labor leaders announced for the first time the creation of the Net...
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Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies - The Guardian

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The Guardian Asylum-seekers: thousands rally in protest against government's policies The Guardian Thousands of people rallied around the country on Palm Sunday to protest against the federal government's asylum-seeker policies.
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Angela Davis | Recognizing Racism in the Era of Neoliberalism

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The legacy of structural racism is part of Angela Davis' latest book, The Meaning of Freedom. Here's an excerpt.
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As Living Standards for Seniors Decline, Some See Signs of 'Silver Revolution' - New York Times

As Living Standards for Seniors Decline, Some See Signs of 'Silver Revolution' - New York Times | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
As Living Standards for Seniors Decline, Some See Signs of 'Silver Revolution' New York Times Or perhaps, as one experienced activist argued, unfavorable media coverage of events like Occupy Wall Street gives protesting a bad name.
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Neoliberalism, Youth and Social Justice - Truthdig

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Neoliberalism, Youth and Social Justice Truthdig In a special interview, Truthout contributor Henry Giroux takes us back to the basics of what can be seen as an ongoing and accelerating war between the rich and everyone else, an event that has...
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14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade | TIME

14 Caribbean Nations Sue Former Colonizers for Slave Trade | TIME | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The lawsuit will demand reparations from the governments of Britain, France and the Netherlands
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New anti-protest law in Australia draws public ire | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS

New anti-protest law in Australia draws public ire | The Rundown | PBS NewsHour | PBS | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Victoria state government in Australia passed a law Tuesday that will give unprecedented amounts of power to police to suppress protests.
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Funeral of Turkish boy Berkin Elvan brings thousands to Istanbul streets

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Death of 15-year-old nine months after being hit by police teargas canister sparks violent clashes across Turkey
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Lebanese march against domestic violence in rare non-partisan protest - Reuters

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BBC News Lebanese march against domestic violence in rare non-partisan protest Reuters BEIRUT (Reuters) - A few thousand protesters took to the streets of Beirut on Saturday to demand that politicians approve Lebanon's first law against domestic...
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750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state | Al Jazeera America

750 immigration detainees on hunger strike in Washington state | Al Jazeera America | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
The strike started as a protest against deportations and center conditions, activists say
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Carlos Batara's curator insight, March 8, 9:56 PM


According to numerous news reports, 750 to 1,000 immigrants at Tacoma, Washington Northwest Detention Center have begun a coordinated hunger strike. 

 

The goal of inmates is to draw public attention to deportations separating families and the detention center’s conditions.

 

Their actions, according to one unidentified lawyer, center on requests for:

 

  • Better Food
  • Better Treatment
  • Better Pay
  • Lower Commissary
  • Fairness

 

In my view, as a deportation defense attorney, there are three primary causes which have led to the strike. 

 

These causes are not touched upon in depth by most news accounts of the Tacoma strike.

 

The three causes:

 

Excessive deportation policies.  During Obama’s tenure as president, annual deportations have escalated to nearly 400,000 per year.  Rumors have surfaced about the presence of an annual quota.

 

A for-profit detention agenda.  At present, there is a mandate to fill 34,000 detention beds on a daily basis with immigrants.  Such mandates have no place in a system of law. 

 

Flawed immigration law measures.  In 1996, Congress passed one of the most horrific immigration laws, the Ilegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA), in U.S. history.

 

The net result is predictable.  By cutting off avenues of relief for many immigrants who committed minor offenses, in conjunction with misplaced detention and deportation quotas, the break-up of many families with U.S. citizen and lawful permanent resident spouses and children is taking place every day.

 

Worse, current immigration reform proposals do not address these three issues. 

 

And that issue, too, is not a part of most news accounts.   


Hmmm.  I wonder why.

 

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Venezuela protests: two dead in barricades clash

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Motorcyclist and officer die in Caracas shooting as President Maduro calls protesters 'vandals who hate the people'
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Venezuela is not Ukraine

Venezuela is not Ukraine | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Mark Weisbrot: Venezuela's struggle is widely misrepresented in western media. This is a classic conflict between right and left, rich and poor
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Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by US - New York Times

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Slate Magazine Kremlin Deploys Military in Ukraine, Prompting Protest by US New York Times SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine — Russian armed forces seized control of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula on Saturday, as the Russian Parliament granted President Vladimir V.
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Les Watts's curator insight, March 9, 7:08 AM

Utter lies. Russian troops have been in the Crimea for years at the bequest of the Ukraine government.

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Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds

Surge in deaths of environmental activists over past decade, report finds | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
Investigation by Global Witness documents 147 recorded deaths in 2012, compared to 51 in 2002
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375 desks block traffic outside LAUSD office in dropout-rate protest

375 desks block traffic outside LAUSD office in dropout-rate protest | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
It was a surreal scene for some, a traffic headache for others, as demonstrators set up 375 desks in neat rows Tuesday on the street in front of the headquarters of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, April 9, 8:56 PM

Interesting way to protest.

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5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty

5 Ways The Government Keeps Native Americans In Poverty | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
As long as tribes are denied the right to control their own resources, they will remain locked in poverty and dependence.
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Put out the red light: Are sex workers being heard in the legal dialogue over ... - The Globe and Mail

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National legal and justice systems need to be made child-friendly | United Nations Radio

National legal and justice systems need to be made child-friendly | United Nations Radio | Activism, Protest, Citizen Movements, Social Justice | Scoop.it
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 13, 10:15 AM

This shouldn't even have to be brought up because it should have always been our first thought in every nation.

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Civil rights fight unveiled in 9 signs on Columbia's Main Street - The State

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The State Civil rights fight unveiled in 9 signs on Columbia's Main Street The State But nine new historic markers, set to be unveiled Friday will serve as reminders of a time in the city's past when segregation ruled the day and young black...
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San Joaquin Valley Vets Protest Lack Of Clinic Funding - KTXL

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San Joaquin Valley Vets Protest Lack Of Clinic Funding KTXL The protesters say the smaller clinic doesn't provide the special services a full service clinic would provide. The VA approved a new clinic and and a nursing home in 2009.
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Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea; Moscow denounces Ukrainian ... - Ottawa Citizen

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Ottawa Citizen Russia reinforces military presence in Crimea; Moscow denounces Ukrainian ... Ottawa Citizen The amphibious operation appeared to be one of the largest movements of Russian military forces since they appeared in Crimea a week ago.
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Serbia: Protest against transfer of inventor Nikola Tesla's ashes - euronews

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Serbia: Protest against transfer of inventor Nikola Tesla's ashes euronews Hundreds of people have demonstrated in Belgrade against plans to transfer the ashes of electricity pioneer Nikola Tesla to a Serbian Orthodox Cathedral.
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Decades Later, No Justice for Kent State Killings

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On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard fired between 61 and 67 shots into a crowd of unarmed anti-war protestors at Kent State University in Ohio, killing four students and wounding nine others.
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Turkish PM Erdogan Warns of Facebook, YouTube Shutdown

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Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan hinted that his government may shut down Facebook and YouTube after March 30 local elections
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Keystone XL protest in Washington - 2 of 13

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Traffic is diverted as protesters make their way to the White House.
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