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Soldier: Leaks Meant to Enlighten on US Policy

Pfc. Bradley Manning entered guilty pleas to some charges Thursday, saying he sent the material to WikiLeaks to enlighten the public about American foreign a...
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SocialAction2015 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.
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Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

Free Davontae Sanford 2015 Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough ! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Free Davontae Sanford Time For Change Bring Me Home Enough Is Enough !

The police know it. The prosecutors know it. The courts know it. Anybody who reads the court records and police reports knows it.
This could have been any one of us, or any one of our children who was falsely arrested, railroaded, and imprisioned. If we let this stand, who will be next?
Demand that the prosecutors stop covering up their frame-up of this innocent child and come clean. Demand that Davontae be freed to come home
You Can Write Him At
Davontae Sanford-684070
ionia maxmium correctional fac.
`1576 w.bluewater highway
ionia,mi 48846

detroitforgottonc... about.me/JUSTICEDAVONTAE

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After 54 Years, US Isolated and Forced to Renew Diplomatic Relations With Cuba -

Michael Ratner talks about the reopening of the Cuban embassy, and says the next steps include ending the embargo and returning Guantanamo
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3 Steps to Reform Our Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems

3 Steps to Reform Our Juvenile and Criminal Justice Systems | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
As a kid who has been involved in the streets, endured racial inequality and been incarcerated facing adult time, three things comes to my mind about how we can fix this: prevention, fair treatment of kids and re-entry.
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Let's consider leniency for many 'violent' offenders too

Let's consider leniency for many 'violent' offenders too | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Ever since President Obama commuted the prison sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders last week, reformers have been calling for similar acts of leniency for other nonviolent drug offenders still behind bars. Obama himself used his clemency declaration to denounce mass incarceration and racial disparities in sentencing, focusing on overpunishment of drug offenders in particular.
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An Open Letter to President Obama: Please Visit Our Girls Behind Bars Too

An Open Letter to President Obama: Please Visit Our Girls Behind Bars Too | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Please Mr. President, visit our girls behind bars--connect their lives to the larger discourse on criminal justice reform, and call attention to how we must do better by our girls too--because their lives matter.
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Happy 74th Birthday Emmett Till! ‪#‎RememberEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎SpiritofEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎EmmettTill60th‬

Happy 74th Birthday Emmett Till! ‪#‎RememberEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎SpiritofEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎EmmettTill60th‬ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
 
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Happy 74th Birthday Emmett Till! ‪#‎RememberEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎SpiritofEmmettTill‬ ‪#‎EmmettTill60th‬

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Homeless Bus Ticket Programs Across The Nation Offer Little Accountability, Poor Housing Solutions, Activists Say

Homeless Bus Ticket Programs Across The Nation Offer Little Accountability, Poor Housing Solutions, Activists Say | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
For many American cities, the solution to homelessness is simple: hand out one-way bus tickets to somewhere else.
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Council Tax Gambled in The City of London -

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on LOBO loans. Joel Benjamin from Debt Resistance UK talks about gambling in the City of London and the Lender Option Borrow...
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Why New Jobs Are Not Worth the Price of Prisoners' Lives

Why New Jobs Are Not Worth the Price of Prisoners' Lives | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The torturous practice of solitary confinement must end, in Illinois and nationwide.
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A wound that will never heal

A wound that will never heal | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The sister of a 37-year-old father of seven killed by police in Washington state talks about her family's struggle for justice.
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JUSTICE FOR MARK DUGGAN - VIGIL TO MARK 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARK'S KILLING

JUSTICE FOR MARK DUGGAN - VIGIL TO MARK 4TH ANNIVERSARY OF MARK'S KILLING | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

 Hosted by Justice for Mark Duggan

On the 4th August 2011, Mark Duggan was shot and killed in Tottenham. His death led to widespread uprisings and riots! Those who were arrested and imprisoned were described as 'feral youths' but we now know, as the result of an exclusive article in the Mail on Sunday newspaper, that Mark had been set up by senior officers working within the MPS Operation Trident Unit.

Join Mark's family as we launch our demand for a public inquiry into the role of Operation Trident officers in putting guns out on the streets of London. Join the families of Mark Duggan, Cynthia Jarrett, Roger Sylvester, Joy Gardner and many other bereaved families as we formally launch NATIONAL INJUSTICE DAY.

Gather on Broadwater Farm from 4.30pm
Leave for Tottenham Police Station at 5.30pm
Rally at Tottenham Police Station from 6.00pm - 8.00pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/868863516513154/

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It's difficult to conceive, but we are creating new generation of orphans

It's difficult to conceive, but we are creating new generation of orphans | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I don?t have enough compassion for infertile couples... I will never quite know how it feels
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Here's Sandra Bland talking about Black Lives Matter: It's amazing -

Everyone is working to figure out how Sandra Bland died, and that is important. But what people are missing is how she lived. This extraordinary woman was an amazing activist, and this video shows the kind of passion she had for other black people. Take a listen.

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From reality to truth -

A thought-provoking image of the true reality behind the spellbinding, fascinating façade of Vancouver reflected in drug-related issues across the city.

Don't forget to visit our website for more fascinating documentaries from PressTV:

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Duty Of Care: Protecting Children In War -

SIGN THE PETITION NOW TO PROTECT CHILDREN IN WAR: http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

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The scenarios in this innovative, gaming-style video are drawn from real-life testimonies of children in War Child’s projects across Africa and the Middle East, who have witnessed and experienced the most unacceptable violations to their rights.

The HELP campaign is urging reform in the humanitarian system which currently neglects the needs and rights of children in war.

You can sign the HELP campaign petition at http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

The hard-hitting ‘Duty of Care’ video is at the forefront of War Child UK's HELP campaign. It subverts first person shooting games by showing the horror of war through the eyes of Nima, a nine-year-old girl.

The creative team behind the video were Heydon Prowse from BBC3's The Revolution Will Be Televised, Creative Directors Guy Davidson and Daniel Clarke from London-based agency TOAD, Director Daniel Luchessi and the post production team at H&O and OgilvyOne.

The purpose of the campaign video is to engage people to sign the petition which calls on the UK Government to become champions for children in war, such as those Nima represents in the video.

Providing protection can reduce and prevent atrocities against children. Yet a shocking new statistic released by War Child UK reveals that less than 3% of humanitarian funding is spent on protecting children in war zones, despite them making up more than 50% of the population.

The campaign is targeting the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit to ensure that this unjust disparity is addressed. The greater the level of support, the more difficult it becomes to ignore the protection of children in war when world leaders meet at the World Humanitarian Summit next May.

War Child UK knows, from over two decades of expertise in the field, that child protection interventions in war save lives and that children and their families prioritise their safety and education above even the most basic needs such as food and shelter.

The simple truth is, whilst food, water and shelter are daily necessities, they do not keep a child in war safe from harm.

The medical kit in the video demonstrates that these tangible forms of aid are offering a cure to only part of the problem – they cannot treat trauma, and they cannot stop the violent acts that cause the trauma in the first place.

2014 was the worst year on record for children in conflict and 2015 has seen further deterioration; being dubbed the ‘year of fear for children’ by UN Envoy for Education, and former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

The landmark summit, which will determine the fates of millions of children worldwide, takes place in Istanbul next May and is an initiative of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon who stated: “The world is changing, and we need to make sure we change with it to meet the needs of those affected by crisis in a timely and effective manner… The number of people in need of humanitarian assistance around the world has doubled in just ten years.”

He has called on UN member states to “aim high" and said the World Humanitarian Summit is “a major opportunity to align major global commitments to support the world’s most vulnerable people.”

War Child is calling upon the UK Government to seize this unique opportunity and use its influence to prevent grave violations occurring against children in conflict emergencies.

The HELP campaign aims to unite thousands of people behind this goal and asks them get behind the campaign by signing an online petition.

You can sign the HELP campaign petition at http://warchild.campaignion.org/help

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For-profit juvenile detention facility 'a disgrace to Florida', says grand jury

For-profit juvenile detention facility 'a disgrace to Florida', says grand jury | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Jurors say Florida institution operated by controversial G4S security firm behind London Olympics is dilapidated and unsanitary while staff is undertrained
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Nearly 9 in 10 students drop out of unaccredited law schools in California

Nearly 9 in 10 students drop out of unaccredited law schools in California | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
To Omar Medina, a security officer working the graveyard shift, attending Northwestern California University School of Law seemed like the ideal way to fulfill his dream of becoming a lawyer.
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Thiz iz Why Even Innocence and Compliance iz No Guarantee of Your Safety During a Police Stop

Thiz iz Why Even Innocence and Compliance iz No Guarantee of Your Safety During a Police Stop | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Handcuffed and Helpless There’s a naive idea floating around that an innocent person should never be afraid of cops What you are about to read is not a philosophical argument. It’s a personal testi...
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Cook County Sheriff: Jail system doesn't make sense -

Anderson Cooper goes behind bars with Sheriff Tom Dart who runs the nation's busiest jail and says the mentally ill and poor are being dumped there.

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Vigil For Ryan Stokes At City Hall Kansas City July 24th, 2015 -

Ryan Stoke was a young man shot in the back by Kansas City Police nearly two years ago in the Power & Light District. An entertainment district know for dress codes that discriminate against people of color. What is known is Ryan had no weapons or drugs and alcohol in his blood system. Ryan's only crime was being black in a segregated part of Kansas City, Missouri. Mass Media criminalizes young black men in cop shows, syndicated urban radio, local, regional, national and international news, talk radio and print publishers like World News Daily. George Zimmerman brought the attention that private security is now taking part in the killing of young black men. 500 black and brown men have been killed so far in 2015. Over 70,000 people of color have been killed by law enforcement in the past 40 years. 5,000 Americans die each year in prisons and jails.

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“it’s the most draconian, anti-family, anti-child, anti-humane bill”

Afshin goes underground to speak to Andy McDonald, one of the 48 MPs who defied Harriet Harman to vote against the bill. He calls it inhumane and says Harriet Harman made the wrong judgement call in demanding an abstention.

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Victory will come when we get justice

Victory will come when we get justice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
New York City protesters marked the one-year anniversary of the police murder of Eric Garner with a series of protests.
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A wound that will never heal

A wound that will never heal | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The sister of a 37-year-old father of seven killed by police in Washington state talks about her family's struggle for justice.
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After Kalief Browder's Death, U.S. Lawmakers Demand Better Treatment of Incarcerated Kids

After Kalief Browder's Death, U.S. Lawmakers Demand Better Treatment of Incarcerated Kids | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) announced Wednesday that she is introducing several bills to improve the treatment of incarcerated youth under the age of 21. The effort comes less than
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American Takedown: Questioning a Rape Suspect (S1, E5) -

Officers interrogate a man suspected of raping three women in this scene from "Sexual Assault." Subscribe for more from American Takedown and other great A&E...
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Sonia Poulton; "forced adoption is a scandal' -

Journalist & Broadcaster Sonia Poulton discusses forced adoption with Iain Dale on LBC Copyright LBC 2015
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