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SocialAction2014 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 after 39 years: Emotional moment former death row inmates wrongly convicted of murder in 1975 walk free after witness admits he lied

Free after 39 years: Emotional moment former death row inmates wrongly convicted of murder in 1975 walk free after witness admits he lied | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nearly 40 years after being convicted for a 1975 Cleveland slaying, Ricky Jackson and Wiley Bridgeman left the county jail as free men. A Cu...
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Suicide, murder, despair. Coalition government makes its mark on prisons

Suicide, murder, despair. Coalition government makes its mark on prisons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Justice minister Chris Grayling is imposing a ‘more Spartan’ prison regime — with deadly consequences.
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Amanda McColley's comment, November 30, 2014 4:19 PM
This is so sad. Granted someone committing a crime is technically not the ideal person, I am sure there are inmates in the prison who aren't getting the resources they need to essentially become productive members of society again once they are released. It's upsetting especially about the education they aren't receiving because that can be crucial on whether or not they can get a job once in the real world. Many of the suicides could have been prevented so the lack of staff is upsetting as well. I feel like there is definitely mismanagement going on and a possible misuse of how resources are being handled.
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Paedophile gang ‘may have killed 17 more children’ | The Times

Paedophile gang ‘may have killed 17 more children’ | The Times | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The detective who led the investigation into Britain’s most notorious child abusers said its files could provide evidence for the investigation of an alleged Westminster paedophile ring
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Firing squad executions back on the table in Utah Legislature

Firing squad executions back on the table in Utah Legislature | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A legislative committee wants to bring back the firing squad as one of the primary methods for executing condemned criminals in Utah. The Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee on Wednesday endorsed legislation that ...
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Bronx Man Jailed for 18 Years Despite 13 Alibi Witnesses

Bronx Man Jailed for 18 Years Despite 13 Alibi Witnesses | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Richard Rosario sat down in the visiting room of an upstate New York prison and began to recount the same story he’s been telling since a summer evening nearly two decades ago.
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Diane Abbott MP Speaks of Solidarity and Bringing Back the EMA -

The last couple of minutes of Diane Abbott's speech to student protesters at their rally point opposite Parliament. She plugged her London Mayoral campaign, ...
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Young & Homeless 2014 - what young people told us -

We've published our annual Young & Homeless research, looking at the changing state of issues facing and provision offered to young people who become homeles...
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Martin Forans next protest for justice will be on SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2014

Martin Forans next protest for justice will be on SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2014 | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Martin Forans next protest for justice will be on SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2014 which will be held at WEST MIDLANDS POLICE STATION where all of his trouble first started nearly 40 years ago.

Martin Foran A terminally-ill man has suffered a double miscarriage of justice and is the only man ever in British history to have two of his convictions quashed by the courts of appeal after serving almost 20 years behind bars Yet he has been refused compensation and has never received an apology for himself and his family.

Martin has recently returned from a 10 day/night protest outside the MINISTRY OF INJUSTICE which nearly cost him his life as the first week of that protest he was on hunger strike and had to return home on day 10 due to ill health.

Martin Foran, 70, an Irish father of five, was convicted of robbery in 1977 and Within weeks of his release in 1984 he was arrested again and later convicted of robbing a pub in Birmingham.

He successfully challenged the credibility of officers from the disbanded West Midlands Police Serious Crime Squad and won a second miscarriage of justice appeal over robberies he was mistakenly convicted of in the 1970s and 80s in October 2014.
The Court of Appeal overruled his 1978 conviction after a referral by the Criminal Case Review Commission (CCRC).
His conviction for a Birmingham pub robbery in 1984 was also quashed last year.

Please help Martin Foran get justice by showing your support at this protest by making a stand together as one against all miscarriages of justice and help raise awareness to his case and his 37 year fight for justice.

Please look at links to see just some of the things Martin and his family and hundreds others like them have gone through and are still going through. Lets stand together and unite against this bullying and wear them down tactics so frequently used by the system. Martin was going to come on Dark City before but was in hospital due to the fact he has a terminal illness this man will not give in to bullying and will stand strong in his truth RESPECT ♥

Martin would like to thank everyone for there support and kind words and looks forward to meeting a few of you face to face at his next protest on

Saturday 29th November
at
Police Headquarters
West Midlands Police
Lloyd House
Colmore Circus
Birmingham
B4 6NQ.

and for those of you who cant make it please remember to show your support by signing and sharing the petition.

http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Secretary_of_state_Chris_Grayling_and_Deputy_prime_minister_Nick_Clegg_Give_Martin_Foran_the_justice_he_deserves_Compens/?cyxeHib

Many thanks
Helen and Martin Foran xxx

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In their own words: food bank users’ ‘real world’ advice to politician

In their own words: food bank users’ ‘real world’ advice to politician | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Get out more, and listen to real people with real lives: that’s the advice to policy makers from people forced to rely on charity food parcels If you want to understand why people use food banks, a...
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[Youth Stories] “Ain’t no way I’m coming back here.” | Juvenile In Justice

[Youth Stories] “Ain’t no way I’m coming back here.” | Juvenile In Justice | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Tensions Over Park Behavior as Homelessness Rises in New York City

Tensions Over Park Behavior as Homelessness Rises in New York City | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Encampments in public spaces are prompting concern in neighboring communities about conduct such as public urination and sleeping on benches.
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How a local authority is using the law to protect girls from sexual exploitation

How a local authority is using the law to protect girls from sexual exploitation | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Joshua Rozenberg: Birmingham council’s decision to obtain injunctions barring 10 men from approaching young girls is innovative but hardly new
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A sensible prisons policy is possible, but politics should play no part

A sensible prisons policy is possible, but politics should play no part | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Seán McConville: A royal commission is the only rational solution to address our expanding prison population
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Watch as man wrongly convicted of murder is freed after 39 years in jail

Watch as man wrongly convicted of murder is freed after 39 years in jail | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
RICKY Jackson - who at one stage faced the death penalty - calmly stands before looking skywards and hugging his legal team.
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US super-maximum security prisons must be opened up for UN scrutiny!

US super-maximum security prisons must be opened up for UN scrutiny! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The USA holds 25,000 people in long-term isolation in super-maximum security prisons. That’s 22-24 hours a day confined to a cell for months, year...
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Birmingham pub bombings: Today we name the man who masterminded the atrocity

Birmingham pub bombings: Today we name the man who masterminded the atrocity | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Birmingham Mail names the man who masterminded the pub bombings. Mick Murray was a dad-of-six, a factory labourer – and a high-ranking officer in the Birmingham IRA Battalion.
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Murder victim's family trying to save man sentenced to death for crime

Murder victim's family trying to save man sentenced to death for crime | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rodney Reed is scheduled to be executed in less than two months for the 1996 murder and sexual assault of 19-year-old Stacey Stites in Bastrop County, Texas.
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"The Run For Justice: Brother Running From The ATL To Ferguson!!!"

Support The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Movement!!! Donate online: http://bit.ly/VfaE1N Or send a money order to the following address: Attn: Ron Herd II The W.E. A.L.L...
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After 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Will the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox Be a Free Man?

After 42 Years in Solitary Confinement, Will the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox Be a Free Man? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the overturning of Albert Woodfox's conviction. Yet he may remain in prison--and in solitary confinement-...
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Facebook: Bring back Keith Ordinary Guy

Facebook: Bring back Keith Ordinary Guy | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Facebook have taken down Keith Ordinary Guys personal page. They say that they want proof of identity. We say, Keith Ordinary Guy is his real identity. We feel real reason Facebook have taken his page down is because Keith speaks the truth. He stands for the ordinary people and the establishment are scared of that. We want Facebook to put back Keith's page now. We live in a democracy and we want Facebook to behave democratically, not like a dictatorship.
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Cover Up: Was There Ever a Genuine War on Drugs?

Cover Up: Was There Ever a Genuine War on Drugs? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rosemary Jenkins: The War on Drugs, as it is presently being waged, has not been fruitful. We must revamp our current laws and commit to working with people from cradle to grave to put and keep every person on a healthy path forward.
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The cost of capital punishment in Pennsylvania

The cost of capital punishment in Pennsylvania | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
More than 180 inmates are on Pennsylvania's death row, but no one has been executed in the commonwealth since 1999. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, more death row inmates in Penn...
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Canadian Mother Gives Birth While On Vacation In The U.S., Faces $1 Million Hospital Bill

Canadian Mother Gives Birth While On Vacation In The U.S., Faces $1 Million Hospital Bill | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Who can pay a million-dollar medical bill? Who can afford that?"
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Controversial benefit sanctions driving more young people to homelessness, charity warns

Controversial benefit sanctions driving more young people to homelessness, charity warns | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An increasing number of young people are being made homeless after running into financial problems caused by the Government’s controversial welfare reforms, according to a report published today.
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Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail

Grayling gives green light for staff to use force against inmates in new jail | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Justice secretary defies appeal court ruling and permits staff in ‘secure college’ to forcibly restrain teenage inmates
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