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How Affirmative Action Survived The Roberts Court

How Affirmative Action Survived The Roberts Court | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The U.S. Supreme Court punted Monday on what could have been a major ruling on the future of affirmative action.
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We Won!

We Won! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
***The Progress Report team is conducting a short survey to make The Progress Report a more useful resource for our readers. Don’t be scared–we promise it’s only a few minutes!
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Journalist Ahmad Asgari was arrested #Iran

Journalist Ahmad Asgari was arrested #Iran | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

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Hrana 24th June, 2013

HRANA News Agency – Journalist and student activist Ahmad Asgari has been arrested.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Asgari is a student activist studying international relations at the School of Political Science in Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch. On Thursday night, June 20, 2013, police arrested Asgari in Tehran’s Fadak Park. 

After being detained, security agents took him to his house where they seized a number of his personal belongings following a thorough search of the premises.

“They took him and his stuff to Evin Prison,” one of his family members said.

Asgari was a reporter at Karoon Daily Newspaper and Mardom Salari. He was previously arrested in 2009.

Source Hrana 
Editor: Laleh Gillani
Translator: Laleh Gillani

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* * * * * PETITION * * * * * 

PLEASE SIGN AND SHARE WIDELY : 

Free Journalist and student activist Ahmad Asgari: 

http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/free-journalist-and-student-activist-ahmad-asgari.html

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE 

Anette Meyer
Human Chain Project

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Are you a 'domestic extremist'? How to ask if you are on police databases

Are you a 'domestic extremist'? How to ask if you are on police databases | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Rob Evans and Paul Lewis explain how the Data Protection Act can open up police files. Plus a step-by-step guide to making your own request
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Bryan Stevenson: Ending the Politics of Fear and Anger


Watch, listen, share, and organize to end the Cradle to Prison Pipeline™. Order this and other sessions from the Children's Defense Fund National Conference in Cincinnati Ohio - now available on DVD http://bit.ly/T1M81D .

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Juvenile Justice 2013 (X Block)


In their Government class, students learned various aspects of the criminal justice system, with a focus on understanding how Court precedents influence the interpretation of the Constitution. They chose a specific research topic related to issues surrounding Mass Incarceration (the phenomenon where large segments of U.S. society - 2.4 million total - are currently behind bars), such as "Stop & Frisk" policies, Private Prisons, Incarcerated Women, the War on Drugs, Juvenile Justice, and Immigration Detention. After creating individual fliers on their topic, students were grouped together, and given the task of creating a 4-5 minute film.


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National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists'

National police unit monitors 9,000 'domestic extremists' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Officers familiar with workings of unit indicate that many of campaigners listed on database have no criminal record
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Abortion bill passes as chaos erupts in Senate

Update: AUSTIN — Pandemonium reigned in the last minutes of the special legislative session, when Sen. Dan Patrick said new abortion restrictions were approved in a Senate vote that couldn’t be hea...
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So Much for “Post-Racial” America: Just This Week, We've Had the Zimmerman Trial, Paula Deen's Outrages, and Supreme Court's Voting Rights Assault

So Much for “Post-Racial” America: Just This Week, We've Had the Zimmerman Trial, Paula Deen's Outrages, and Supreme Court's Voting Rights Assault | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The same divisions are getting stoked.
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Police 'spied on' Stephen Lawrence family, says Guardian newspaper (BBC coverage 2)

This piece first broadcast on 24 Jun 2013.Televised on UK's national television BBC One. Programme (Program) -- Breakfast.
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Police 'spied on' Stephen Lawrence family, says Guardian newspaper (Coverage 1)

This piece first broadcast on 24 Jun 2013.Televised on UK's national television BBC One. Programme (Program) -- Breakfast.
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Exclusive: Police ‘tried to smear cell death victim Christopher Alder’

Exclusive: Police ‘tried to smear cell death victim Christopher Alder’ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A POLICE force investigating the death of a man in its custody obtained detailed social services records of his brothers and sister in a trawl for information to smear them, his sister has claimed.
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Lawrence family 'are shocked'

Lawrence family 'are shocked' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The barrister who represented the family of the murdered black teenager Stephen Lawrence in their civil case against the Metropolitan Police says they are "shocked by the revelation" a police officer may have been ordered to infiltrate the Stephen...
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24 Hours After Striking Voting Rights, Scalia Cries Out For Judicial Restraint

24 Hours After Striking Voting Rights, Scalia Cries Out For Judicial Restraint | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Led in their imperiousness by Justice Antonin Scalia, the four justices who dissented in the Defense of Marriage Act ruling Wednesday morning cloaked their outrage over invalidating the discriminatory, invidious statute in claims of principled...
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Fruitvale Station

Fruitvale Station | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Fruitvale Station: The Story of Oscar Grant – In Select Theaters July 12th. Winner of both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S.
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Wrongly convicted man set free

Wrongly convicted man set free | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Uriah Courtney could not hold back the tears. After spending eight years in state prison for something he did not do, he was a free man. When I got out, I felt I could fly, he said.
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Ex-prosecutor suspended over death penalty case

Ex-prosecutor suspended over death penalty case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended a former Oklahoma County prosecutor for his misconduct in two separate murder trials nearly 20 years ago that eventually led to the release of two convicted killers from death row.
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Guest attorney Bryan Stevenson discusses the Equal Justice Initiative

Today's guest on the Beasley Allen Report is Bryan Stevenson, an attorney who founded the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI). He talks to show host Gibson Vance about the program, which is a private, nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. Stevenson earned a B.A. in philosophy, and says he was not sure what he wanted to do with his future, so he pursued two graduate degrees, earning his J.D. from Harvard Law School as well as a degree in Public Policy from the Harvard School for Government. While in law school, he worked with an organization called the Southern Center for Civil Rights, which provided legal assistance to people on death row. "Meeting people who were literally dying for legal assistance was, for me, pretty transformative," he says. It solidified his decision to become a lawyer. He was troubled by a civil justice system that he felt often "treats you better if you're rich and guilty than poor and innocent." Some of EJI's goals are to see the prison population reduced, ensure greater fairness in the justice system, provide more opportunities for people who make mistakes to recover, and eliminate excessively cruel sentences.

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The Faces of Juvenile Justice

Video created for the Michigan Council for Crime and Delinquency for the 2013 Michigan Juvenile Justice Summit hosted by the Michigan Juvenile Justice Collab...
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Dr. Boyce: A Few Really Dumb Things about the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Trial

Dr. Boyce: A Few Really Dumb Things about the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Trial | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
by Dr.Boyce Watkins Forgive me for being out of style, but I'm having a hard time getting into the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial.  I feel for the family, and one must fully appreciate the sadness of a young man losing his life under any circumstance. ...
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Raw: Jurors See Trayvon Martin's Skittles Bag

Jurors in the George Zimmerman murder trial saw Trayvon Martin's bag of Skittles and other personal items that police collected following the shooting death ...
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Supreme Court's Right-Wing Clique Guts the Voting Rights Act -- After Five Decades of Protecting Minorities, Suddenly, It's 'Unconstitutional'

Supreme Court's Right-Wing Clique Guts the Voting Rights Act -- After Five Decades of Protecting Minorities, Suddenly, It's 'Unconstitutional' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The ruling means that the Department of Justice will no longer be able to stop many of the most abusive election practices we saw in the most recent election.
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Free to Vote

Free to Vote | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
It's a little-known truth that the U.S. Constitution does not guarantee the right to vote. Now that the Supreme Court has struck down key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act we must amend the constiution to protect our freedom to vote.
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With the Met, if you are innocent you have everything to worry about

With the Met, if you are innocent you have everything to worry about | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Michael Mansfield: Peter Francis's revelations show the need for a judicial inquiry – so the public can see how far our democracy has been eroded
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'Inquiry needed' into police ethics

'Inquiry needed' into police ethics | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Leveson-style inquiry is needed to investigate the ethics of the police, according to a lawyer who represented the family of Stephen Lawrence.
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