socialaction2014 is important and plays a key role by equipping our communities with the knowledge of the mishaps and social injustices in the country (USA) and around the world. By providing this exclusive complimentary service to communities everywhere, our mission is to keep our people connected by encouraging the discussion of these topics.
The innocence bus tour was a vision of Johnnie Lee Savory as part of his, and many others, commitment and efforts to end the plague of wrongful convictions. Wrongful convictions have been experienced by many of our nation’s people without regard to race, age, or gender and is a result of a number of factors including false accusations, false confessions, eyewitness misidentification, ineffective assistance of counsel, and the most common cause, revealed in a recent study by the Better Government Association and the Center on Wrongful Convictions, alleged government error and misconduct by police, prosecutors, and forensic officials.
Innocent people the world over are being falsely accused, unjustly convicted, and sentenced to nightmarish imprisonment for crimes they did not commit. The cries of the innocent echo in the wind; no longer can we as a people turn a deaf ear we must not deny love, truth, or justice to one another. As the innocence bus tour journeys across America and to Canada let these two blessed and great nations serve as righteous examples to humanity
The innocent bus tour will highlight and profile cases of wrongful convictions while advocating for the innocent in the following ways: Recognizing the vital relationship between social support and reintegration, we will serve as a vehicle to connect the innocent with community resources; insisting that DNA testing is made available to persons who claim innocence, particularly, those facing lengthy sentences; demanding the innocent be set free, fully restored to his or her rightful citizenship, and given Immediate compensation for the wrongs that were committed against him or her. Additionally, we seek to end prosecutorial misconduct immunity and hold accountable our elected appointed officials who have sworn before God and man to protect the administration of justice by adhering to the spiritual word in which he or she places his or her hand, obeying the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights.
Truth must go forward unhindered, human rights must be protected, and the captive must be set free.
The vision of the innocence bus tour is reunited communities and a healed nation where justice truly prevails and innocence is coveted.
WINNIPEG - Officers are investigating the slaying of a 15-year-old aboriginal girl from rural Manitoba whose body was found wrapped in a bag and dumped in the Red River after she ran away from her foster home.Police on Monday identified the girl as T...
M/S Protesters chanting outside church C/U Protesters chanting outside church W/S Protesters chanting outside church C/U Greater St. Mark church sign SOT, Philipp Agnew, activist of Dream Defenders (English): "This is a very clear determined intentional raid on a place to make sure that the people that they tear gas every single night are not able to find relief or safety in this community." M/S Greater St. Mark church pastor SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "Yesterday they came, they took out their assault rifles and they lined our church, and they said we hear people are coming in and out of your church with gas masks on." M/S Outline of Michael Brown graffiti SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "They are escalating their violence and aggression on the only safe space we got right now in Ferguson." M/S Amnesty International observers and crowd M/S Amnesty International observer M/S Amnesty International observer taking notes M/S Amnesty International observers M/S Crowd outside Greater St. Mark Church M/S Crowd outside Greater St. Mark Church W/S Greater St. Mark church sign
The St Greater Mark church in Ferguson was raided by armed police Wednesday morning, following reports of protesters entering the building for relief.
Activist groups, church goers and spectators gathered outside the building to decry police violence and their invasion of what protesters called 'the only safe space ... in ferguson.'
The church has been offering treatment for tear gas and other injuries related to the heavy policing in the area, as well as food, water, and respite from clashes in the area.
Just days after her 90th birthday, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested Monday in St. Louis when she was part of a protest outside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England. Her parents died in Auschwitz. Epstein is a co-founder of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and St. Louis branch of Jewish Voice for Peace. In 2011, she was part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and was a passenger on the U.S.-flagged ship, The Audacity of Hope. Over the years she has made many solidarity trips to the West Bank. Epstein criticizes the police handling of protests in Ferguson. “It’s the same kind of violence that I’ve observed when I was in the Israeli-occupied Palestine,” Epstein says. “I know what it feels like to be discriminated against, to be oppressed, and I can’t stand idly by when I see there are
Girls enabled to grow up to reach their full potential have the power to change the world for the better. Investing in girls and building their protective assets is one of the best investments we can make for a safer, more sustainable and peaceful w...