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Dying Martin Foran sues police after SECOND robbery conviction is quashed by high court

Dying Martin Foran sues police after SECOND robbery conviction is quashed by high court | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Man suffering inoperable cancer and diabetes claims he was framed by Serious Crime Squad and is only UK victim of double miscarriage of justice: 'Nobody has come forward and said sorry'
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A Shooter, His Victim and Race

A Shooter, His Victim and Race | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A black man did a terrible thing as a teenager and has been locked up his whole adult life. The white woman he shot in the face now wants him released. Let’s learn from them.
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Ten years on, a survivor’s fear of torture doesn’t go away

Ten years on, a survivor’s fear of torture doesn’t go away | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jabuli endured seven months in a torture chamber in a central African country, an ordeal that has left him struggling to recover
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Domestic abuse: Legal aid cuts 'leave women and children at risk' - video

Domestic abuse: Legal aid cuts 'leave women and children at risk' - video | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Changes to legal aid for family law cases have been condemned by judges and campaigning organisation Rights of Women is bringing a judicial review into the lawfulness of the restrictions on Friday. Louise Tickle reports
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Homeless people with disabilities await legal ruling on housing applications

Homeless people with disabilities await legal ruling on housing applications | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Homeless disabled people are increasingly being turned away by cash-strapped councils as officials find reasons to avoid treating them as a priority, according to lawyers mounting a potentially landmark legal challenge.
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Children Make Their Voices Heard At Protest

Children Make Their Voices Heard At Protest | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Little activists made a big impact at the Justice For All March in Washington D.C. Saturday.

Their voices came in loud and clear, raising awareness while melting hearts.

Check out the photos below of children protesting. They'll show you that y...
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Thousands of demonstrators have marched in the US capital and New York to protest the killings of unarmed black men by law enforcement officers and urge Congress to do more to protect African-Americans from police violence. Al Jazeera's Courtney Kealey reports from New York.

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Leftover food collected for homeless

Leftover food collected for homeless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Traders at the Belfast Christmas Market are urged to donate leftover food to homeless charities in an initiative set up by a food blogger.
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Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police”

Samuel L. Jackson Just Challenged Celebrities to Call Out the “Violence of the Racist Police” | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In a bold move, heavyweight actor Samuel L. Jackson has issued a call to action, similar to that of the ice bucket challenge, but for police. Saturday, on his facebook page, Jackson offers to "all [the] celebrities that poured ice water on [their] head, a chance to do something else." Jackson challenges celebrities to sing…
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White voices dominate Bay Area protests of racial inequality

White voices dominate Bay Area protests of racial inequality | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The issue of black inequality has been front and center in the national dialogue for weeks as protests rolled out nightly, but now the conflict has ignited in the heart of the protest movement itself. With each new demonstration against the killings of unarmed black men by white police in Missouri and New York, questions — and in many cases, objections — proliferate about the role of white voices in a movement that centers on African Americans’ grievances. Others believe some African Americans are afraid to participate in protests in which small fringe mobs turn violent — putting black people in danger of the very thing they’re protesting, attacks by police. “There are people who would like to participate, but they feel co-opted and don’t want to be aligned with the vandalism and with people throwing things at the police,” said Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson, a black community leader who has participated in numerous social movements over the years. The sentiment was forcefully articulated in a widely distributed Tumblr post this week in which an unnamed, apparently African American poster wrote: “Dear white protesters, this is NOT about you,” and urged whites to hand over the bullhorn to a Black person (because your voice doesn’t need a bullhorn to be heard ...) [...] it erupted Tuesday on the steps of Old City Hall in Berkeley, when City Councilman Kriss Worthington, who is white, was repeatedly interrupted as he denounced aggressive police before a crowd of protesters. “We’re all trying to make sure the white guys with megaphones don’t take over the whole conversation,” said Eileen Santos, 37, a Filipino resident of Berkeley who has been to several marches. Alicia Garza of Oakland, who co-founded the Black Lives Matter online forum in 2013 in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida, called the tension painful but useful. Amanda Ream of San Francisco, 39, who helped lead a “White Bay Area Residents Civil Disobedience” blockade Wednesday in front of the Oakland federal building, said she and other white activists “have given a lot of thought” to the issue. Anyone who shows up at a protest can grab a bullhorn, but white people need to step back at times and let people of color have their voices. The conflict has been most visible with clashes between predominantly young white vandals and black people who try to stop them. Several times in Oakland and Berkeley, African American residents have run out of their houses to yell at white vandals who split away from protests to burn and smash things in the street. “I cannot stand the spoiled, white privileged kids in masks — and yes, that’s what most of them look like — trying to take over the message by destroying things,” said Moni Law, 54, a housing counselor who lives in Berkeley. Law said she appreciates peaceful intervention by blacks and whites alike, but finds the symbolism of black people preventing destruction particularly powerful. Oakland City Councilman Larry Reid, a longtime black-issues leader, said he’s angry at “young white people who are out there destroying our city” with looting that snatches headlines away from the core protest issues. Garza and other activists are pushing for a nationally centralized system for collecting data on police shootings. The question is how do we change the paradigm, and we will need everyone involved,” he said, “black people, brown people, white people, everyone.
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Chris Hedges: Defending Our Civil Liberties -

Chris Hedges with civil rights attorney Daniel Sheehan and Food Not Bombs co-founder Keith McHenry. 20:08 Event starts 34:04 Chris Hedges takes the stage 1:4...
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For LA’s homeless, housing could be cure for chronic illness -


Los Angeles' homeless residents often struggle with chronic physical and mental illnesses -- health crises made worse by life on the streets. Hari Sreenivasan explores a Medicaid-funded initiative that aims to provide 10,000 of L.A.’s sickest homeless people with permanent housing -- perhaps the most basic way to improve health and reduce medical costs.

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Homeless for the Holidays: Many Americans Out in the Cold

Homeless for the Holidays: Many Americans Out in the Cold | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Some kids don't want iPads, Xboxes or Frozen dolls for Christmas: They just want a place to call home.New data point to a troubling rise in homelessness amon...
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Preckwinkle: End Automatic Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court - The Youth Project

Preckwinkle: End Automatic Juvenile Transfers to Adult Court - The Youth Project | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Cook County Board President Tony Preckwinkle Friday called for a blanket end to the automatic transfer law that allows prosecution of minors charged with certain felony offenses in adult court, and the restoration of judicial discretion. According to Preckwinkle, who has pounced on the criminal justice system in Cook Count since becoming president, the automatic …
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Urgent Call out for mass action to #SaveILF, cos we’re not taking no for an answer » DPAC

Urgent Call out for mass action to #SaveILF, cos we’re not taking no for an answer » DPAC | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Domestic violence victims’ access to legal aid ‘unlawfully restricted’

Domestic violence victims’ access to legal aid ‘unlawfully restricted’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rights campaigners claim mandatory evidence requirements block 40% of women affected by violence from getting legal aid
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malek's curator insight, December 14, 2014 7:23 AM

Legal aid is a lifeline for victims of abuse, enabling them to escape from abusive relationships, protect their children, and manage their financial situations. Access to justice is vital in these cases – the statistics are stark; two women are killed each week by a current or former partner and 500 recent victims of domestic violence commit suicide every year.

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The fight against wrongful convictions must go on – we owe it to the innocent

The fight against wrongful convictions must go on – we owe it to the innocent | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Jon Robins: Despite success in overturning the murder conviction of Dwaine George, the innocence movement is in disarray due to cuts to legal aid. University students have a vital role to play
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The System Didn't Fail Eric Garner. It Worked How a Racist System Is Supposed to

The System Didn't Fail Eric Garner. It Worked How a Racist System Is Supposed to | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The disquieting truth is that there was never to be an indictment in this case, which on simple legal grounds should have moved to trial, because the US justice system knows no justice when it comes to African-Americans....
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Demands for Justice Are Failing Black Women and Girls

Demands for Justice Are Failing Black Women and Girls | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Many of the condemnations of police brutality have excluded the experiences of black women who have been brutalized in custody. The ongoing media blackout surrounding the case of 13 black women allegedly assaulted by a police officer in Oklahoma City...
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After 38 years, Joseph Sledge is one step closer to freedom | Crime | NewsObserver.com

After 38 years, Joseph Sledge is one step closer to freedom | Crime | NewsObserver.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission unanimously voted Friday that Joseph Sledge's claim of innocence deserved further review. A three-judge panel will now consider whether to exonerate Sledge, who has served decades in prison for two murders he says he did not commit.
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NYer of the Week: Jeffrey Deskovic Works to Free Wrongfully Convicted Individuals

NYer of the Week: Jeffrey Deskovic Works to Free Wrongfully Convicted Individuals | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A wrongful conviction interrupted the life of our New Yorker of the Week for more than a decade, and now, he's making up for those lost years by giving back.
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Malala calls on world leaders to 'do better' in 2015

Malala calls on world leaders to 'do better' in 2015 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In this open letter to world leaders, she calls on them to seize the unique opportunity 2015 brings to "do better" - not just on education - but on development and climate, too.
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Why We Need Professional Revolutionists: Chris Hedges

Why We Need Professional Revolutionists: Chris Hedges | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The collapse of politics and the advent of corporate totalitarianism mean we must rely on a class of people whose sole vocation is revolution.
- 2014/11/24
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