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Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi win Nobel peace prize 2014 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Pakistani teenager and Indian children’s rights activist beat Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning, the Pope and Vladimir Putin to the prestigious prize
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"When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful". That's why she won Nobel prize
malek's curator insight, October 10, 2014 7:33 AM

Because it takes one sound in the wilderness of terrorism

"The terrorists thought they would change my aims and stop my ambitions, but nothing changed in my life except this: weakness, fear and hopelessness died. Strength, power and courage were born."

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To deter crimes, prison not the answer: #tellusatoday

To deter crimes, prison not the answer: #tellusatoday | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
For the first time since 1980, the federal prison population is starting to decline.
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Why Did An Off-Duty St. Louis Cop Kill A Black Teen Last Night?

Why Did An Off-Duty St. Louis Cop Kill A Black Teen Last Night? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Cops say Myers fired a gun. Relatives said he was not holding a gun; only a sandwich. Either way, community members are questioning why the off-duty cop stopped Myers and his friends in the first place, escalating the incident to gunfire.
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More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities

More jails refuse to hold inmates for federal immigration authorities | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Emboldened by recent court rulings, more and more counties and cities across the country are refusing to jail inmates extra days to give federal authorities time to deport them.
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Voices from Solitary: A Mouse and a Murderer

Voices from Solitary: A Mouse and a Murderer | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
William Blake is in solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York. In 1987, while in county court on a drug charge, Blake, then 23, grabbed a gun from a sheriff’s deputy and, in a failed escape attempt, murdered one deputy and wounded another. He is now 50 years old, and is serving a sentence of 77 years to life.
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[Youth Stories] “It’s all around me, that’s all I see.” | Juvenile In Justice

[Youth Stories] “It’s all around me, that’s all I see.” | Juvenile In Justice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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After 9 Years, Manuel Velez, an Innocent Man, is Free at Last

After 9 Years, Manuel Velez, an Innocent Man, is Free at Last | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
At 12:32 p.m. ET, Manuel Velez, my client and an innocent man, stepped out of prison and into the Huntsville, Texas, air a free man.
For nine years, Manuel has languished behind bars. What's ironic about watching him walk out of this particular prison, the Walls Unit, which is often used...
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He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son — And She Got 45 Years In Jail

He Beat Her And Murdered Her Son — And She Got 45 Years In Jail | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Arlena Lindley’s boyfriend Alonzo Turner beat her for months and murdered her child — so why was she sent to prison for 45 years? A BuzzFeed News investigation.
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Forced Drugging - Is It Ever Justified?

Forced Drugging - Is It Ever Justified? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"Forced drugging - is it ever justified?" - Wednesday on "Human Rights Demand" at BlogTalkRadio, we plan to hear from the anti-psychiatry community - people who say peer counseling and nutritional changes are preferable to enforced psychiatric treatment. Please participate by calling (347) 857-3293. YOU who disagree should come and explain why you feel psychiatric treatment with drug therapy is best and that decisions regarding treatment must sometimes be made by others, not the patients, such as in highly successful assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) programs. The time of the show will be 3pmEDT on Oct. 8. Thank you.http://www.blogtalkradio.com/humanrightsdemand Our guests are Sharon Cretsinger and Katherine Hine. Hine is a mental health advocate and the mother of John Rohrer, an Ohio writer and musician who endures forced drugging. Hine says, "A Ross County, Ohio trial judge refuses to date to address any of the legal grounds that require forced drugging to stop in John's case." For more information about the Free John Rohrer campaign, and to see John's writings and hear his music, go to his websites at http://en.gravatar.com/jonnylucid
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Homeless man and son receive support

In response to a story of a newly homeless father and child profiled in the Press-Register and on AL.com a week ago, an outpouring of support - a guest house to live in, job offers and child care - have resulted for Shawn Noe and his 4-year-old son Kolby.
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Tuam people react to calls for an inquest and exhumation at St Mary's Nursing Home.

Tuam people react to calls for an inquest and exhumation at St Mary's Nursing Home. | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

 

Tuam people react to calls for an inquest and exhumation at St Mary's Nursing Home.A call by solicitor Kevin Higgins for an inquest on the remains of children who died at St Mary's nursing...WWW.RTE.IE
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Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement

Attorneys request DOJ investigation after inmate dies in solitary confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In two letters written less than two weeks before her death, a 36-year-old mother of four who was incarcerated at a state prison in Ocala told her family she felt unsafe.
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Why is Burge free while his victims suffer? | SocialistWorker.org

Why is Burge free while his victims suffer? | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The head Chicago police torturer is free after less than four years in prison--while some of his victims are still behind bars.
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Ebola and the terrorism of poverty | SocialistWorker.org

Ebola and the terrorism of poverty | SocialistWorker.org | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Racism and the drive for profits are making the Ebola crisis worse in West Africa--at a terrible cost in human suffering.
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It Would Actually Be Very Simple To End Homelessness Forever

It Would Actually Be Very Simple To End Homelessness Forever | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Mass homelessness is a relatively new phenomenon. We could get rid of it now if we wanted to.
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St. Louis Cop Shoots Unarmed African American Teen, Holding Sandwich

St. Louis Cop Shoots Unarmed African American Teen, Holding Sandwich | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
The St. Louis police have shot yet another African American teen. This time, the victim was said to have been holding a sandwich that looked like a gun
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Former Death Row Inmate in Texas Freed Because Attorneys Missed Evidence | Death Penalty Information Center

Former Death Row Inmate in Texas Freed Because Attorneys Missed Evidence | Death Penalty Information Center | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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Richard Godwin: The real victims of the capital's housing crisis

Richard Godwin: The real victims of the capital's housing crisis | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
"These homes need people" read the signs on the Carpenters Estate in Newham. “These people need homes.” Many Londoners talk about the property market in doomy terms. It’s an unholy mess… what can you do? Over the past few weeks, a group of single mothers has shown that as complex as the issues are, they all come down to this simple fact: housing is out of the reach of too many people.
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Black Teen Pepper-Sprayed By Cops After Entering His White Foster Parents’ Home

Black Teen Pepper-Sprayed By Cops After Entering His White Foster Parents’ Home | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
When 18-year-old DeShawn Curry asked why cops were in his home, they pointed to a picture on the wall of three white children, implying that Currie, black, did not belong.
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HuffPost Live

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HuffPost Live is a live-streaming network that attempts to create the most social video experience possible. Viewers are invited to join discussions live as on-air guests. Topics range from politics to pop culture.
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It's easy to have a wrong impression of the homeless (opinion)

It's easy to have a wrong impression of the homeless (opinion) | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
As I walked into the Mobile Rescue Mission, an overnight shelter for men that also provides lunch, I was prepared to see sad, devastated faces of the homeless.
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