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SA alarm over girls' high HIV rate

SA alarm over girls' high HIV rate | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
At least 28% of South African schoolgirls are HIV positive compared with 4% of boys because "sugar daddies" exploit them, the health minister says.
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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 ! | SocialAction2014 | 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
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Putting politics ahead of immigrants' lives

Putting politics ahead of immigrants' lives | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The immigrant bashing of Republicans is back in the spotlight in Washington, but we shouldn't forget the Deporter-in-Chief's dismal record.
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Homelessness in Manchester shoots up 150pc under David Cameron

Homelessness in Manchester shoots up 150pc under David Cameron | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A six-fold increase in people sleeping rough in Greater Manchester leaves charities doubting the government's commitment to tackling the issue of homelessness
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No federal charges against officer in Ferguson shooting, Justice Department says

No federal charges against officer in Ferguson shooting, Justice Department says | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against former Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown , officials announced Wednesday.
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Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island

Australians on Indonesia death row arrive on execution island | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two Australian drug smugglers were taken Wednesday to an Indonesian island where they will be executed despite frantic diplomatic efforts to save them, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia was "revolted" by their looming deaths.
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Michelle Alexander: Ferguson Shows Why Criminal Justice System of "Racial Control" Should Be Undone


http://democracynow.org - The U.S. Justice Department has concluded that the police and city courts in Ferguson, Missouri, routinely engaged in a pattern and practice of discrimination against African Americans. Despite comprising about 66 percent of the local population, African Americans accounted for 93 percent of arrests, 88 percent of incidents where force was used, 90 percent of citations and 85 percent of traffic stops. The Justice Department, which launched its report after the police killing of Michael Brown, also uncovered at least three municipal Ferguson emails containing racist language or images. "The report does not give me hope. What gives me hope is that people across America are finally waking up," says Michelle Alexander, author of the best-selling book, "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." "There is a system of racial and social control in communities of color across America. … What we see now that we do have the power to make things change. The question is are we going to transition from protest politics to long-term, strategic movement building?”

This video is an excerpt of the Democracy Now! interview with Michelle Alexander. Watch the full 45-minute discussion here:http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc...

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Georgia Postpones 2 Executions Over ‘Cloudy’ Drugs

Georgia Postpones 2 Executions Over ‘Cloudy’ Drugs | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Georgia's supply of lethal injection drug pentobarbital may have gone bad
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Abolish the death penalty

Abolish the death penalty | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Mark Clements, an exonerated inmate, speaks out against the death penalty at a news conference at the Texas Capitol on Tuesday, March 3, 2015.
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The Abolitionist's Daily - Secret Confessions of Plantation Abuse

The Abolitionist's Daily - Secret Confessions of Plantation Abuse | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Time: 11:00AM EST Phone: 1-712-775-7035 Access Code: 367526#, hit star 6 and 1 to comment on air. Radio Station: Black Talk Radio Network Listen or Call In With Web Based Flash Phone Flor...
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DOJ Confirms Pattern of Racial Discrimination Among Ferguson Police


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In response to reports that the Department of Justice will release its findings from a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, Amnesty International USA executive director Steven W. Hawkins issued the following statement: 

“The Justice Department should be commended for using the tools at its disposal to investigate the Ferguson Police Department. Michael Brown’s death touched off a long-overdue and much-needed conversation about race and policing that must continue. The U.S. still has a long way to go before it has truly accountable policing. This country’s long history of racial profiling and other police abuses is only matched by its equally long history of inadequate accountability for those responsible. President Obama should support the creation of a National Crime and Justice Task Force to review and evaluate all components of the criminal justice system and make recommendations on comprehensive criminal justice reform.

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Protests intensify against LAPD after shooting death of homeless man


As more information emerges about the homeless man, known as ‘Africa,’ who was gunned down by police on March 1, protesters have been making their voices heard in front of the Los Angeles Police Department offices. As RT’s Lindsay France reports, the protests are not only in response to police brutality, but also economic conditions in the city, mental illness and the region are growing inequalities.

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Indonesia: Bali Nine duo depart prison, execution imminent


Two members of the Bali Nine drug trafficking ring, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran departed from Kerobokan prison in Bali, Tuesday. They were transferred in armoured Barracuda vehicles to a plane that has departed from Denpasar Airport, taking them to the port of Cilicap in Java. They will then be taken to the island of Nusakambangan, known as 'Indonesia's Alcatraz' by helicopter.

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DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A damning report released by the Justice Department on Wednesday heavily criticized the operations of the police department and municipal court in Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by a ...
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The hidden victims of austerity in Greece

The hidden victims of austerity in Greece | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The dire conditions facing immigrants and asylum seekers in Greece are a critical issue facing the SYRIZA government.
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On the march against LAPD killers

On the march against LAPD killers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The shooting of a Black homeless man by Los Angeles police exposes how city policies scapegoat the poor and unhoused.
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A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Mass Incarceration of Black Men in U.S.

A Just Cause Coast 2 Coast - Mass Incarceration of Black Men in U.S. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
ENCORE PRESENTATION.... NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!! Sam Thurman, Cliff Stewart and Lisa Stewart of the Colorado exoneration firm A Just Cause, discuss what happens when the wheels of justice trample unbridled over the rights of innocent Americans. Our Special Guest for tonight's pre-recorded show is Lt. Colonel Allen B. West, former United States' Congressman of Florida's 22nd District. He will be sharing his personal thoughts and opinions surrounding the growing and alarming rate of mass incarceration of young black men in the United States. A Just Cause is currently campaigning for "FreeTheIRP6," who's been wrongly imprisoned in Florence, CO for a crime they didn't commit. Read full story: www.freetheirp6.org. For more information, about A Just Cause and to Donate to the IRP6 legal defense fund, visit www.a-justcause.com. Follow us on Twitter: @AJCRadio, @A_JustCause, @FreeTheeIRP6, @FreeeTheIRP6 and Like our Facebook Pages: https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCoast2Coast, and https://www.facebook.com/AJustCauseCO, https://www.facebook.com/FreetheIRP6
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Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas

Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Exonerated death row inmates fight execution in Texas
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Cynthia Howell on Families of VIctims of Police Violence


In early October 2014, Cynthia Howell, niece of Police Brutality victim, Alberta Spruill, called for the families most affected by police violence (those who have lost loved ones to police) of New York to come together and form a collective.

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Michelle Alexander: Roots of Today's Mass Incarceration Crisis Date to Slavery, Jim Crow


http://democracynow.org - As the Justice Department sheds new light on the racist criminal justice system in Ferguson, legal scholar Michelle Alexander looks at the historical roots of what she describes as "the new Jim Crow." From mass incarceration to police killings to the drug war, Alexander explores how the crisis is a nationwide issue facing communities of color. "Today we see millions of poor people and folks of color who are trapped, yet again, in a criminal justice system which are treating them like commodities, like people who are easily disposable," Alexander says. "We are not on the right path. … It's not about making minor reforms and plotting along in the same direction. No, its about mustering the courage to have a major reassessment of where we are as America, reckon with our racial history as well as our present, and build a broad-based movement rooted in the awareness of the dignity and humanity of us all."

This video is an excerpt of the Democracy Now! interview with Michelle Alexander. Watch the full 45-minute discussion here: http://www.democracynow.org/appearanc...

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Supreme Court grants "judicial approval for the mass surveillance of UK protest movements"

Supreme Court grants "judicial approval for the mass surveillance of UK protest movements" | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
This morning the UK Supreme Court delivered a ruling that amounts to what Netpol describes as “judicial approval for the mass surveillance of UK protest movements”. This decision is the result of a...
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Abolition against the Death Penalty -


Rodney Reed was scheduled Tp be executed in Texas March 5, 2015. The execution was stopped through the mobilization of the people. The law of parties have more then 70 people on Texas death row.

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Amnesty International USA Responds to Reports of Department of Justice Findings in Ferguson Police Department Investigation

Amnesty International USA Responds to Reports of Department of Justice Findings in Ferguson Police Department Investigation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In response to reports that the Department of Justice will release its findings from a civil rights investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department, Amnesty International USA executive direc
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Snowden could return to the US if he’s granted a fair trial


Lawyers for former NSA contractor Edward Snowden say that he’s ready to come back to the US, but the whistleblower is only willing to return if he is afforded a fair trial. RT’s Ameera David reports on the complicated and heated back and forth between America’s Justice Department and Snowden’s lawyers in Moscow.

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Appeal date set on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration lawsuit

Appeal date set on Sheriff Joe Arpaio's immigration lawsuit | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Sheriff Joe Arpaio will get another day in court on May 4 to challenge President Obama's executive actions on immigration.
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Ferguson police profiled, arrested disproportionately black individuals – DOJ report

The Ferguson Police Department has been accused of disproportionately targeting African Americans in the city, according to a new Department of Justice report. The profiling included discriminatory ticketing and the arrest of black citizens in the city. RT Ben Swann speaks with retired DC Metro police officer Ronald E. Hampton on racial profiling in Ferguson and the larger implications between the police and black community.

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