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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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Charged as Adults, Children Are Abandoned When They Could Be Saved - NYTimes.com

Charged as Adults, Children Are Abandoned When They Could Be Saved - NYTimes.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Juvenile courts were established in recognition that children lack the maturity to appreciate the consequences of their acts, but can be rehabilitated. By Marc Mauer.
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USA: Ferguson church raided by armed police, sparks outrage -


M/S Protesters chanting outside church
C/U Protesters chanting outside church
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C/U Greater St. Mark church sign
SOT, Philipp Agnew, activist of Dream Defenders (English): "This is a very clear determined intentional raid on a place to make sure that the people that they tear gas every single night are not able to find relief or safety in this community."
M/S Greater St. Mark church pastor
SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "Yesterday they came, they took out their assault rifles and they lined our church, and they said we hear people are coming in and out of your church with gas masks on."
M/S Outline of Michael Brown graffiti
SOT, Thenjiwe, member of St Greater Mark Church (English): "They are escalating their violence and aggression on the only safe space we got right now in Ferguson." 
M/S Amnesty International observers and crowd 
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M/S Amnesty International observer taking notes
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M/S Crowd outside Greater St. Mark Church
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The St Greater Mark church in Ferguson was raided by armed police Wednesday morning, following reports of protesters entering the building for relief. 

Activist groups, church goers and spectators gathered outside the building to decry police violence and their invasion of what protesters called 'the only safe space ... in ferguson.'

The church has been offering treatment for tear gas and other injuries related to the heavy policing in the area, as well as food, water, and respite from clashes in the area.

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Tory attack on the poor spreads from the disabled to the elderly and children

Tory attack on the poor spreads from the disabled to the elderly and children | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For once, the Daily Mail's indignation is right on the button. It reports today that district nurses are being asked to encourage elderly people to sign their lives away. These ask if people have a...
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Beaten by police for staying on the phone |

Beaten by police for staying on the phone | | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Chicago woman was beaten by several police until she was unconscious--but she's the one facing assault charges.
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90 Year Old Holocaust Survivor Arrested in St Louis -

Just days after her 90th birthday, Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein was arrested Monday in St. Louis when she was part of a protest outside Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon’s office. Epstein was born in Germany and left in 1939 on a Kindertransport to England. Her parents died in Auschwitz. Epstein is a co-founder of the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and St. Louis branch of Jewish Voice for Peace. In 2011, she was part of the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, and was a passenger on the U.S.-flagged ship, The Audacity of Hope. Over the years she has made many solidarity trips to the West Bank. Epstein criticizes the police handling of protests in Ferguson. “It’s the same kind of violence that I’ve observed when I was in the Israeli-occupied Palestine,” Epstein says. “I know what it feels like to be discriminated against, to be oppressed, and I can’t stand idly by when I see there are 

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Fears hundreds of babies buried in unmarked graves

Fears hundreds of babies buried in unmarked graves | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The dozens of teddy bears left at the gates of a Cork City mother and baby home in memory of the babies and children who died there, were moved overnight to a Little Angels’ plot within its grounds.
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Cloud over Michael Brown inquiry as attorney general arrives in Ferguson

Cloud over Michael Brown inquiry as attorney general arrives in Ferguson | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Bob McCulloch, who will present Ferguson shooting case to grand jury, is accused of bias but refuses to stand down
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Boston priest. 86, accused of Pennsylvania abuse

Boston priest. 86, accused of Pennsylvania abuse | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The priest served at St. Michael in Elizabeth, St. Isaac Jogues in Elrama, St. Margaret in Green Tree, St. Susanna in Penn Hills, St. Alphonsus in Springdale, and St. Denis in Versailles, which is now part of St. Patrick parish in McKeesport.
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Another Young Black Man Has Been Killed By Police in St. Louis as Tension Remains in Ferguson | VICE News

Another Young Black Man Has Been Killed By Police in St. Louis as Tension Remains in Ferguson | VICE News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A 23-year-old robbery suspect allegedly wielding a knife outside a store was shot dead by police this afternoon.
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ColorOfChange.org | "Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son!"

ColorOfChange.org | "Ferguson police just executed my unarmed son!" | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Aug 9th, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. The family & community are calling his death an execution. Join us in demanding full accountability today.
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African-American man fatally shot by police near Ferguson -

A 23-year-old African-American man was shot and killed by police just outside of Ferguson, MO on Tuesday afternoon. The man reportedly charged at law enforce...
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ColorOfChange.org | President Obama: Stop the terror in #Ferguson

ColorOfChange.org | President Obama: Stop the terror in #Ferguson | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Aug 9th, 2014 a Ferguson police officer racially profiled and fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown as the teen stood in the street with his hands in the air. Since the tragic police killing, many have been injured in the war-like environment as police displayed blatant disregard for civil rights — unlawfully arresting dozens of people including members of the press.

Join us in calling on Pres. Obama and AG Holder to deploy Federal Marshals to protect Missouri residents from an out of control police force.
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St Louis police fatally shoot man near Ferguson – live updates

St Louis police fatally shoot man near Ferguson – live updates | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
National guard intervention fails to bring calm to Ferguson streets still rife with protests over the killing of teenager Michael Brown 10 days ago
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IS DETROIT’S FINANCIAL CRISIS CAUSED BY BANK FRAUD AND COURT COVER-UPS? GWEN MINGO COURT HEARING FRI. AUG. 22 9 AM

IS DETROIT’S FINANCIAL CRISIS CAUSED BY BANK FRAUD AND COURT COVER-UPS? GWEN MINGO COURT HEARING FRI. AUG. 22 9 AM | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Militant's in Iraq threaten to kill another American journalist -

Militant's in Iraq threathen to kill another American journalist
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Sinn Féin launch welfare cuts petition -

Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has encouraged people to sign a petition opposing the introduction of Tory welfare cuts. Launching the Sinn Féin petition against ...
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Journalists facing high risks -

Committee to Protect Journalists' Robert Mahoney speaks about the dangers that journalists face in conflict areas.
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Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown

Missouri Braces for a New Michael Brown | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Police killed a young black man Tuesday who allegedly stole from a convenience store just three miles away from where last week's infamous incident occured.
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Fathers 4 Justice protester on justice secretary's roof

Fathers 4 Justice protester on justice secretary's roof | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Fathers 4 Justice activist climbed onto the roof of the MP's home on Tuesday evening and has "set up camp" to remain there for "several days"
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The real reason Ferguson has military weapons

The real reason Ferguson has military weapons | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Kara Dansky says the militarization of police is a deliberate strategy funded by federal agencies to fight the war on drugs
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New Fathers 4 Justice end their 7 day occupation at Hyde Park Corner

New Fathers 4 Justice end their 7 day occupation at Hyde Park Corner | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After seven days occupying Decimus Burton's Ionic Screen at Hyde Park Corner, the two last New Fathers 4 Justice protestors, Steven Dawe and Archi Ssan climb down. Met and arrested by the police at the base of the arches they remained in good spirits
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Take Action: Demand Safer Housing for Trans People in New York State Prisons! | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project)

Take Action: Demand Safer Housing for Trans People in New York State Prisons! | SRLP (Sylvia Rivera Law Project) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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LIVE: Watch as violent unrest continues in Ferguson -


Violent unrest and looting continues in Ferguson despite the presence of National Guards troops in the St Louis suburb. During the last nights, protests have ended up in violent clashes with police using teargas, noisemakers and rubber bullets against crowds. Anger in Ferguson continues over the fatal shooting of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown by white police officer Darren Wilson on August 9. Autopsy results show that the 18-year-old was shot at least 6 times.

More on #FergusonRiot: http://ow.ly/AuDdl ;

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7 dead, 29 injured in Chicago weekend shootings

7 dead, 29 injured in Chicago weekend shootings | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Seven people have been killed and at least 29 others wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
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