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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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NO PLACE FOR CHILDREN - SOLITARY CONFINEMENT

Children in Shadow www.childreninshadow.wordpress.com Please sign also the petition on Care2: To prevent children of solitary confinement http://www.thepetit...
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Betty Skeet's curator insight, September 21, 2013 11:01 AM

Did you know that there are children in solitary confinement in your own country? No Place For A Child!

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Give Those Serving Life-Without-Parole Sentences For Crimes Committed as Youths Another Chance - Room for Debate


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How to help end racism

How to help end racism | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Damali Ayo, that wonderful woman, has five steps that anyone can do to help end racism: For white people: Admit it: You have a race. So does everyone. Use the words "white people". Know that racism...

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Tess Kougi's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:44 AM

This website has some  steps you can follow to help end racism. These would be good steps for teachers to take in class to help the situation within schools.  

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J Cole Releases Song Dedicated To Slain 7 yr old Aiyanna Stanley-Jones - Hip-Hop and Politics

J Cole Releases Song Dedicated To Slain 7 yr old Aiyanna Stanley-Jones - Hip-Hop and Politics | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
This is a powerful song and video called ‘Crooked Smile‘ from rapper J Cole that he dedicates to Aiyanna Stanley-Jones.
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25 years on, and still no justice: 1988 prison executions remain unpunished | Humanitarian News

25 years on, and still no justice: 1988 prison executions remain unpunished | Humanitarian News | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
A quarter of a century ago, in the summer of 1988, thousands of Iranian political prisoners who had already been tried and were serving prison sentences, stood show summary re-trials and were executed.
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Illinois' Largest Mental Health Facility Is A Jail

Illinois' Largest Mental Health Facility Is A Jail | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- Before he was an inmate, a middle-aged man in a tan correctional uniform heard voices and believed he was God. Former Rep.
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Daughters for Sale: India's Child Slavery Scourge - SPIEGEL ONLINE

Daughters for Sale: India's Child Slavery Scourge - SPIEGEL ONLINE | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Millions of Indian children work as slaves in factories, brothels or in the homes of families.
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Assault-style Weapon Used in Chicago Shooting

 

A military-style weapon with a high-capacity magazine was used in a late-night attack that wounded 13 people, and it's "a miracle" that no one was killed, Chicago's top police official said Friday

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Nurses Taste Victory in Battle That Shook New York Politics - Working In These Times

Nurses Taste Victory in Battle That Shook New York Politics - Working In These Times | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
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5 Things You Believe if You Were Sexually Abused

5 Things You Believe if You Were Sexually Abused | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Despite reassurances from friend, family and therapists, the abused can't shake these thoughts.
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GOP War on Poor Continues as House Approves Huge Cut to Food Stamps

GOP War on Poor Continues as House Approves Huge Cut to Food Stamps | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
An estimated 4 to 6 million hungry Americans will be kicked out of program.
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Ohio Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking In Maryland

Ohio Man Convicted Of Human Trafficking In Maryland | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
WBAL Radio 1090 AM - Prosecutors say the man brought women to Baltimore to traffic them because he believed he could make a lot of money. He faces more than 20 years in prison.
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Equality Now | End violence and discrimination against women and girls

Equality Now continues to call on Yemen to end child marriages by enacting and enforcing a minimum age of marriage law.

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EVIL CHILDREN? SOLITARY CONFINEMENT = NO PLACE FOR ...

EVIL CHILDREN? SOLITARY CONFINEMENT = NO PLACE FOR ... | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Children have the highest suicide rate of all inmates in jails. Youth under 18 held in adult jails are much more likely to commit suicide compared to non-incarcerated youth and compared to youth held in juvenile detention ...

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Public fear legal aid cuts will lead to wrongful convictions, poll finds - Wrongly Accused Person

Public fear legal aid cuts will lead to wrongful convictions, poll finds - Wrongly Accused Person | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it

Bar Council survey shows 71% fear innocent defendants will be found guilty if forced to choose cheapest lawyer (Public fear legal aid cuts will lead to wrongful convictions, poll finds - | Wrongly Accused Person #injustice...


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Justice for Peter Wlasiuk · Justice for Peter Wlasiuk

Justice for Peter Wlasiuk · Justice for Peter Wlasiuk | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
He will not get a fair trial in the town that convicted him there is a biast and he deserves a fair trial! Lets get his trail moved where justice can be served!

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Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Children, Especially Girls, Placed in Solitary Confinement?

Invisible Prisoners: Why Are So Many Children, Especially Girls, Placed in Solitary Confinement? | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
When we hear about solitary confinement, we often imagine it as a form of extreme punishment inflicted on the most vicious and dangerous criminals in prison. The last thing you would expect is for this practice to be inflicted on children.
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Common: Chicago Needs To Better Understand The Youth

Common: Chicago Needs To Better Understand The Youth | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
CHICAGO -- Chicago rapper Common says his hometown needs to better understand the young people contributing to its violence problem and be more consistent in efforts to help them.
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Striking Photographs Bring The Outside World To Inmates In Solitary Confinement

Striking Photographs Bring The Outside World To Inmates In Solitary Confinement | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In 1998 Tamms Correctional Center opened in Illinois, a prison designed to subject its inmates to total and complete isolation. Originally the prison was supposed to shock disruptive prisoners into compliance over the course of a one-year stay.
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Catholic priest found guilty of sexually abusing a boy more than 20 years ago

 

Rev. Robert Poandl, of Fairfield-based Glenmary Home Missioners, was convicted of one count of transportation of a minor across state lines for illicit purposes.

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Connecticut Women Fight Back Against Ivy League Rape Culture

Connecticut Women Fight Back Against Ivy League Rape Culture | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
At Yale University, one of the most powerful academic institutions in the country, and one that subsequently produces the country's most powerful people, women have been a target of horrific attacks for decades.
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Stop-and-Frisk Replacement? NYPD Using Social Media Surveillance

Stop-and-Frisk Replacement? NYPD Using Social Media Surveillance | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Police Department Finds New Strategy To Replace Stop-And-Frisk
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Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid

Prison Shocker: U.S. Imprisons Three Times as Many Black People as South Africa During Apartheid | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
Shocking Stat Causes Rare Moment of Bi-Partisan Reform
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Mass shooting in Chicago caps a bloody week — MSNBC

Mass shooting in Chicago caps a bloody week — MSNBC | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
In all, 23 people were shot in 11 separate shootings within a span of four hours last night, including a 3-year-old boy.
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Food stamps slashed by House GOP — MSNBC

Food stamps slashed by House GOP — MSNBC | SocialAction2015 | Scoop.it
House GOPers voted to cut $39 billion from the SNAP program. The cuts would hit the working poor (and their kids), the disabled, and thousands of military vets.
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