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The struggle for Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English

The struggle for Syria - Opinion - Al Jazeera English | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The Syrian people are being sacrificed at the altar of US imperialism, says author.
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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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A Just Cause - American Prisons - A Traveled Road of No Return

A Just Cause - American Prisons - A Traveled Road of No Return | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Lamont Banks, 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. Although the American system of justice is the most-respected worldwide, it is still a system designed, and operated, by humans, which means it's not perfect. Lamon, Sam, Cliff, and Lisa will highlight ongoing struggles against "the system" to free wrongfully imprisoned people, and what happens when justice miscarries against an actually innocent person. 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 Thank you for your support!
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Meet the Melbourne teenager going to school while living under a bridge

Meet the Melbourne teenager going to school while living under a bridge | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A suit bag is an odd thing to find in a homeless camp. But its owner is planning to go places.  It hangs here in the gloom cast by a small road bridge in inner-Melbourne, where a collection of flim...
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Wayne County prosecutor says Detroit drug house murder case shut for now

Wayne County prosecutor says Detroit drug house murder case shut for now | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
‘None of you … knows all the facts,’ she says of 4 killings teen admitted to committing, but hit man says he did
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Why we should call it the Great Hunger and not the Irish Potato Famine

Why we should call it the Great Hunger and not the Irish Potato Famine | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Potato blight played a role, but there was much more at play in Ireland’s Great Hunger of 1845 – 1852.
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My Road To Freedom: Part ll

My Road To Freedom: Part ll - The Real Edition - Medium
Part 2 of my journey with addiction, solitary confinement, and the Secret Service.
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We cannot live by bread alone: Texas abuses prisoners with denied food and bread-and-water diets

We cannot live by bread alone: Texas abuses prisoners with denied food and bread-and-water diets | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Food is routinely used by U.S. prison officials to summarily punish, torture, abuse and retaliate against prisoners. This happens with especial frequency in administrative segregation (solitary con...
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Stop strip searching my mom!

Stop strip searching my mom! | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The deadline to comment on new – and unacceptable – rules for prison visiting is Friday, June 5! Issued by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCr) supposedly to keep drug...
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Teacher fired for students’ get-well letters to Mumia says we should rethink ‘leadership’

Teacher fired for students’ get-well letters to Mumia says we should rethink ‘leadership’ | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Support for the now-suspended New Jersey teacher who allowed her third-graders to write get-well letters to former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal was undeniable at the fateful Orange Public School B...
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FREE Richard Wershe Jr

FREE Richard Wershe Jr | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Richard Wershe Jr is juvenile lifer who is now 27+ years into a life sentence. He was arrested at 17 years old on a single nonviolent drug charge. He's spent more time in prison than any non-violent juvenile offender in Michigan's history. He is not a threat to anyone or society so why should he spend another day behind bars for the mistakes he made as a kid? If you see the injustice in this please sign this petition and share.
More information about his plight: In May 1987, when he was 17, Wershe was charged with possession with intent to deliver eight kilos of cocaine, which police had found stashed near his house following a traffic stop. He had the misfortune of being convicted and sentenced under one of the harshest drug statutes ever conceived in the United States, Michigan’s so-called 650 Lifer law, a 1978 act that mandated an automatic prison term of life without parole for the possession of 650 grams or more of cocaine. (The average time served for murder in state prisons in the 1980s was less than 10 years.)
Sentencing juvenile offenders to life without parole for non-homicide crimes was ruled unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010, by which point such sentences were already exceedingly rare; the court was able to locate only 129 inmates serving them nationwide. Michigan eventually acknowledged the failures of the 650 Lifer statute—the governor who signed it into law, William G. Milliken, has called it the greatest mistake of his career—and rolled it back in 1998. Those already serving time became parole eligible and began to be released. Wershe is the only person sentenced under the old law who is still in prison for a crime committed as a juvenile. Prominent and violent kingpins and enforcers from Wershe’s day in Detroit have long since been freed. And yet Wershe has remained incarcerated, for more than 27 years.
Thank you for signing, and please share with your friends.

http://www.change.org/petitions/free-white-boy-rick-wershe

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Shelter boss says homeless need compassion not jail after murder of Cardiff beggar in prison

Shelter boss says homeless need compassion not jail after murder of Cardiff beggar in prison | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The head of a homelessness shelter says beggars need help rather than punishment after a man was killed in jail while serving time for pleading for handouts in Cardiff. Head of the Huggard homeless...
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[Konbini] Juvenile in Justice: Richard Ross Shot The Grim Lives of Kid Convicts • Juvenile in Justice

[Konbini] Juvenile in Justice: Richard Ross Shot The Grim Lives of Kid Convicts • Juvenile in Justice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The website Konbini published “Juvenile in Justice: Richard Ross Shot The Grim Lives of Kid Convicts”:  V., also aged 17 explained the terrible conditions he had encountered at the horrendous jail complex of Rikers Island, located in the Bronx: Everything there was horrible. The food. The beds. The guards. It was all horrible. We had to …
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Tamir Rice's dad 'down and out' over son's death

Tamir Rice's dad 'down and out' over son's death | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Leonard Warner says he had no idea his son had a toy gun that officers said looked real.
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The US can't keep track of how many people its police kill. We're counting because lives matter | Gary Younge

The US can't keep track of how many people its police kill. We're counting because lives matter | Gary Younge | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
To record the deaths of every person killed by police marks a small but important step in restoring their humanity – and holding the powerful accountable
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ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT: CONSTITUTION NIXES PENSION CUTS; RULING INVIGORATES DETROIT RETIREE APPEALS

ILLINOIS SUPREME COURT: CONSTITUTION NIXES PENSION CUTS; RULING INVIGORATES DETROIT RETIREE APPEALS | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Prosecutor stands firm on conviction of youth in quadruple homicide despite confession from hitman

Prosecutor stands firm on conviction of youth in quadruple homicide despite confession from hitman | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy indicated Monday she's unmoved by an affidavit filed last week by a murder convict who claims responsibility in a quadruple homicide for which another man is serving 39 years in prison.
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Finley: Justice falls to expediency

Finley: Justice falls to expediency | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The courts continue to assign Robert Slameka indigent cases despite more than 16 reprimands and admonishments since 1986
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Free the Move 9

Free the Move 9 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney General: we call on you to open a rigorous investigation into this case and support parole for the Move 9. Join the campaign and make a difference.
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My struggle for freedom in the midst of Virginia’s Truth-in-Sentencing and Abolition of Parole laws

My struggle for freedom in the midst of Virginia’s Truth-in-Sentencing and Abolition of Parole laws | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
I am a 38-year-old Black male from the city of Richmond, Virginia, who has been incarcerated for over 20 consecutive years. I am serving a 93-year prison sentence without the possibility of parole ...
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New study shows 44% of Black women have incarcerated family member

New study shows 44% of Black women have incarcerated family member | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
On May 20, 2015, the Du Bois Review published “Racial Inequalities in Connectedness to Imprisoned Individuals in the United States,” a groundbreaking article exposing the devastating effects of mas...
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Top doc blasts California prison health care

Top doc blasts California prison health care | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The California department of prisons threatened, muzzled and defamed a top medical officer at San Quentin for blowing the whistle on its shoddy mental health care, the doctor claims in court. Dr. C...
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#Justice4HaydnBurton

#Justice4HaydnBurton | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Justice 4 Haydn Burton Held on Remand until 17th June Offences Unknown !!! Plz Write to Haydn Burton A5941DH. Tamara Adair picture

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BREAKING NEWS: Advocacy Group, A Just Cause Gets Support From Retired Federal Judge for Wrongly Convicted IRP6 Executives

BREAKING NEWS: Advocacy Group, A Just Cause Gets Support From Retired Federal Judge for Wrongly Convicted IRP6 Executives | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
DENVER, CO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2015) - Advocacy group, A Just Cause, today received additional support from Retired Federal Judge H. Lee Sarokin as the group continues to fight for the release of the IRP6 (D. Ct. No. 1:09-CR-00266-CMA). The Honorable Judge H. Lee Sarokin released an email articulating the...
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Residential schools findings point to 'cultural genocide,' commission chair says

Residential schools findings point to 'cultural genocide,' commission chair says | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Justice Murray Sinclair, the chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, says at least 6,000 aboriginal children died in Canada's residential schools. The exact number could be much higher because documentation is scant.
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A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness

A Choice for Recovering Addicts: Relapse or Homelessness | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Virtually unnoticed and effectively unregulated, a system of housing known as “three-quarter” homes profits off the poor and desperate in New York City.
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Video of Police Arresting Black Pregnant Woman Is Disturbing

Video of Police Arresting Black Pregnant Woman Is Disturbing | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Charlena Cooks said she was treated like an animal.
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