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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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1000 Mothers March for Justice

1000 Mothers March for Justice | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

1000 Mothers March for Justice29 March at 11:00 in UTC11 am Saturday 29th March 2014 Assemble at Bruce Castle Park, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU Move off 11.30 for Speakout Tottenham Green East N154UR

Mothers of London

MARCH TO DEMAND
Living incomes and decent, affordable homes
to rent or buy for waged and unwaged
MARCH TO REJECT 
Caps, cuts and unfair taxes

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Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform - YouTube


Macky Fofana rallies for immigration reform, worried his family could be deported at anytime. The Fofanas have lived in Baltimore, Maryland for more than 10 years, under constant threat of deportation.

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Police officer punches woman in face repeatedly - Truthloader - YouTube

A London Metropolitan Police Constable has been caught on CCTV repeatedly punching a shoplifting woman in the face after grabbing her by the hair and throwin...
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After 30 years on death row, inmate exonerated of murder

After 30 years on death row, inmate exonerated of murder | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Glenn Ford, one of the nation’s longest-serving prisoners on death row, is scheduled to be freed from a Louisiana prison after he was exonerated of charges that he killed a man in 1983, his lawyers...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Court Report – 11 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Court Report – 11 March 2014 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Opening arguments began with a flurry of accusations before the first witness had even testified. Jordan's lawyer Robert Giroux began attacking the office...
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How councils can help domestic violence victims

How councils can help domestic violence victims | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Polly Neate: Police failure to protect victims of domestic violence should spur local government to take the lead in protecting women
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Bob Crow dies: RMT Union Leader dead at 52

Bob Crow dies: RMT Union Leader dead at 52 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Rail, Maritime and Transport union leader Bob Crow has died aged 52.
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Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry

Incarcerated Women and the Transformational Power of Poetry | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

in a naked state
the women who name
those women have to be contained
those women who disclose, expose
those who show, too eager to show
show scars, who hurting
hurt others
take them, scapegoat,
away


Via Wendy Jason
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Humane Exposures's curator insight, March 6, 2014 1:38 PM

Once more we see the beneficial powers of art. 

Humane Exposures's curator insight, March 24, 2014 10:33 AM

Art is important, especially for those who currently have little else. 

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Jordan Miles vs. Officers Saldutte, Sisak And Ewing Resumes Today

Jordan Miles vs. Officers Saldutte, Sisak And Ewing Resumes Today | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Jordan Miles has changed attorneys since the last trial using Pittsburgh Lawyer Joel Sansone, and Michigan based attorney Robert Giroux on board replacing...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 1 - Jury Selection – 10 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 1 - Jury Selection – 10 March 2014 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News—Jury selection began today in the second Jordan Miles V. Saldutte et al civil suit in federal court. Out of the 61 potential jurors, only 5 were of Africa...
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Immigration detainees go on hunger strike to protest ICE deportations -

Immigration detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash. are participating in a hunger strike. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials ...
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Texan exonerated from death row goes after prosecutor

Texan exonerated from death row goes after prosecutor | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
After surviving 18 years in prison and avoiding execution twice for murders he was eventually exonerated of, Anthony Graves of Texas is now going after the prosecutor who originally convicted him.
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S.F. homeless count nears 1,000 despite $165 million spent

S.F. homeless count nears 1,000 despite $165 million spent | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In addition to the 6,436 homeless adults counted during one night last year, a separate daytime count specifically of homeless youth found 914 children and young adults living in San Francisco without parents or guardians and without a roof over their heads. The federal government mandates that cities receiving money for homeless programs perform a count of homeless people every two years. People who work with homeless youth have long argued that they were undercounted because they're too scared to live among homeless adults and remain well hidden, squatting in abandoned buildings, sleeping on friends' couches and camping in Golden Gate Park. L.A., N.Y. risingWhile the average San Francisco resident might think spending $165 million on homeless services to see the street population stay the same is a waste, city officials argue the big investment has prevented the numbers from climbing even higher. Other large expenditures include $17.6 million for shelters, $14.6 million for outreach and case management, and $14.3 million for primary health care for homeless people. 50 programsIn total, the city funds 50 programs aimed at helping the homeless - including special programs for families, the disabled, senior citizens, women, people fleeing domestic violence, veterans, people released from jail, prostitutes and others. Jennifer Friedenbach, director of the Coalition on Homelessness, said nearly every program from supportive housing to mental health care to substance abuse services is at capacity or has a waiting list despite the millions poured into them.
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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, May 25, 11:03 AM

LORD GOD HAVE MERCY ON THE CHILDREN OF THE VETERANS THAT NEED YOUR HELP!!

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US man walks free after 30 years on death row - YouTube


A man in the US State of Louisiana has been freed from jail after spending 26 years on death row. Glenn Ford spent almost half his life waiting to be executed. He was wrongfully convicted for the murder of his boss in 1984. Al Jazeera's Charles Stratford reports.

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Event: Christopher Alder : Death on Camera

Event: Christopher Alder : Death on Camera | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In collaboration with the Justice for Christopher Alder campaign, the Northern Police Monitoring Project are hosting a film screening of 'Death on Camera' and subsequent Q&A with Janet Alder. I...
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Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Video Updates – 11 March 2014

Jordan Miles Civil Trial #2 – Day 2 – Video Updates – 11 March 2014 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Don Carpenter, Mobile Broadcast News, reporting from the federal courthouse.
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HARINGEY TODAY | NEWS | Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict | 2014

HARINGEY TODAY | NEWS | Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict | 2014 | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Legal challenge granted into Mark Duggan inquest verdict.

MARK Duggan’s family has been given the go-ahead to launch a legal challenge against a ruling that he was lawfully killed... Haringey Advertiser
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Police sins of surveillance go far beyond the Lawrences and must be exposed

Police sins of surveillance go far beyond the Lawrences and must be exposed | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Matthew Ryder: The overdue inquiry into undercover policing owes much to people power and journalism and little to the courts
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Truancy fines to be taken from benefits: Gove warns parents they'll lose £120 if they allow their children to skip school

Truancy fines to be taken from benefits: Gove warns parents they'll lose £120 if they allow their children to skip school | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Penalties of £60 issued by schools to families whose children are persistently absent would be doubled and taken from welfare payments.
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Jury selection video updates

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Don Carpenter reporting from the federal courthouse in Downtown Pittsburgh.
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Different attorney, evidence in Jordan Miles retrial

Different attorney, evidence in Jordan Miles retrial | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette—A late-night encounter on a snowy Homewood street that crystalized police-community tensions is set to become the subject of a retrial that could be more co...
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Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart

Just How Much The War On Drugs Impacts Our Overcrowded Prisons, In One Chart | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
America's prisons are dangerously overcrowded, and the war on drugs is mainly to blame.

Over 50 percent of inmates currently in federal prison are there for drug offenses, according to an infographic recently released by the Federal Bureau of Pris...
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Atos: Are the tests responsible for the deaths of disabled people?

Atos: Are the tests responsible for the deaths of disabled people? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Over 10,000 sick and disabled people died within six weeks of their benefits being stopped. How much is Atos or the government to blame?
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My Birthday Wish to Help Fight Homelessness - YouTube


Click here: http://invisiblepeople.tv/birthday ;

It's that time again. The time of year where Facebook lets you all know I am now a year older on March 13th. Well, up until the last few years I hated my birthday. Thanks to all of your generous hearts my birthday has turned into a real miracle. Over the last three years you've helped raise $27,000 to help fight homelessness.

PLEASE READ THIS NEXT PARAGRAPH:

"The stereotypes of people living in poverty throughout the United States are among the most negative prejudices that we have. And people basically view particularly homeless people as having no redeeming qualities" ~ Susan Fiske, Professor of Psychology. Princeton University

News headlines this week shared the story of the new teen trend of taking "selfies" with homeless people. I won't give the story any more traffic by linking to it here. Teens are also the number one perpetrators of violence against homeless people.

Invisible People's work is important!

I strongly believe that if the general public viewed our homeless neighbors as being the real people that they are, there wouldn't be such humiliation and violence against people experiencing homelessness! Awareness and education on homelessness can change that, and your support in funding Invisible People is breaking wrong stereotypes and changing how tens of millions of lives view homeless individuals.

DID YOU KNOW that Invisible People is the only national awareness and educational campaign on homelessness? Just turn on the TV and you'll see anti-smoking ads, don't text and drive videos are all over the internet, and causes from the need to recycle to global warming are everywhere we look, and they should be. But except for Invisible People, there are zero campaigns teaching the general public about homelessness.

This year I turn 53 years-old. 53 is kind of a weird number and most birthday campaigns ask for donations based on the age. I get that, but if you would like to donate $53 million or $53,000, or even $5,300 please do. Of course I am being a little funny. The truth is $5, $10, $25, $53 - any and every amount counts. This is the one campaign that fuels Invisible People throughout the year and we desperately need your support to help end homelessness.

Thank you in advance for your time and support,

Mark

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 10, 2014 7:56 PM

Why are homeless people invisible?

Da'Shawn Cunningham James's curator insight, March 21, 2014 3:18 PM

I honestly agree with his argument. I feel as if everybody should help the homeless people. It will show you have a heart. You would want somebody to do the same for yourself or someone you may know.