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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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4 Best Films Exposing America's Insane War on Drugs

4 Best Films Exposing America's Insane War on Drugs | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Viewers of these films don't have to choose between enriching their minds and enjoying themselves.
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9 Stupid Things that Cops, Nurses, Lawyers and Friends Should Never Say to Rape Survivors — But, Alas, Have

9 Stupid Things that Cops, Nurses, Lawyers and Friends Should Never Say to Rape Survivors — But, Alas, Have | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A handy meme guide, with photos from Project Unbreakable, about what not to say.
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Housing benefit changes 'unworkable'

Housing benefit changes 'unworkable' | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Two-thirds of social sector tenants affected by benefit cuts for those with extra bedrooms were behind with rent after six months, a National Housing Federation survey suggests.
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Department for Work and Pensions 'put girl in coma' - now they won't leave her family alone: Ros Wynne-Jones' Real Britain column

Department for Work and Pensions 'put girl in coma' - now they won't leave her family alone: Ros Wynne-Jones' Real Britain column | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Mirror's Real Britain columnist Ros Wynne-Jones on the private companies being paid to hound people - whatever condition they are in
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Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach

Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Adolescence is a distinct, yet transient, period of development between childhood and adulthood characterized by increased experimentation and risk-taking, a tendency to discount long-term consequences, and heightened sensitivity to peers and other social influences. A key function of adolescence is developing an integrated sense of self, including individualization, separation from parents, and personal identity. Experimentation and novelty-seeking behavior, such as alcohol and drug use, unsafe sex, and reckless driving, are thought to serve a number of adaptive functions despite their risks. Research indicates that for most youth, the period of risky experimentation does not extend beyond adolescence, ceasing as identity becomes settled with maturity. Much adolescent involvement in criminal activity is part of the normal developmental process of identity formation and most adolescents will mature out of these tendencies. Evidence of significant changes in brain structure and function during adolescence strongly suggests that these cognitive tendencies characteristic of adolescents are associated with biological immaturity of the brain and with an imbalance among developing brain systems. This imbalance model implies dual systems: one involved in cognitive and behavioral control and one involved in socio-emotional processes. Accordingly adolescents lack mature capacity for self-regulations because the brain system that influences pleasure-seeking and emotional reactivity develops more rapidly than the brain system that supports self-control. This knowledge of adolescent development has underscored important differences between adults and adolescents with direct bearing on the design and operation of the justice system, raising doubts about the core assumptions driving the criminalization of juvenile justice policy in the late decades of the 20th century. It was in this context that the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) asked the National Research Council to convene a committee to conduct a study of juvenile justice reform. The goal of Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach was to review recent advances in behavioral and neuroscience research and draw out the implications of this knowledge for juvenile justice reform, to assess the new generation of reform activities occurring in the United States, and to assess the performance of OJJDP in carrying out its statutory mission as well as its potential role in supporting scientifically based reform efforts.
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Four people talk about sanctions and the pointlessness of jobcentres

Four people talk about sanctions and the pointlessness of jobcentres | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, I spent a morning outside the Kilburn jobcentre with the Kilburn Unemployed Workers Group. The group regularly leaflets at the jobcentre, to let people know that there is help an...
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National Demonstrations Against 'Cruel And Callous' Atos Sickness Benefit Tests

National Demonstrations Against 'Cruel And Callous' Atos Sickness Benefit Tests | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On February 19th protesters will gather peacefully at 144 of the locations used by Atos to carry out the discredited Work Capability Assessments
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Shocking Extent Of Sick And Disabled Benefit Sanctions Revealed

Shocking Extent Of Sick And Disabled Benefit Sanctions Revealed | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
172,750 Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) claimants were referred for potential sanctioning between October 2008 and June 2013.
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The Day We Fight Back: Activism Sweeps the Internet With Global Action Against Mass Surveillance -


http://www.democracynow.org - Nearly a decade after the George W. Bush administration's warrantless spying program came to light, the issue of mass government surveillance has again sparked a global outcry with the disclosures of whistleblower Edward Snowden. Leaks of National Security Agency files have exposed a mammoth spying apparatus that stretches across the planet, from phone records to text messages to social media and email, from the internal communications of climate summits to those of foreign missions and even individual heads of state. Today privacy advocates are holding one of their biggest online actions so far with "The Day We Fight Back Against Mass Surveillance." Thousands of websites will speak in one voice, displaying a banner encouraging visitors to fight back by posting memes and changing their social media avatars to reflect their demands, as well as contacting their members of Congress to push through surveillance reform legislation. The action is inspired in part by the late internet open-access activist Aaron Swartz, who helped set a precedent in January 2012 when more than 8,000 websites went dark for 12 hours in protest of a pair of controversial bills that were being debated in Congress: the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA). The bills died in committee in the wake of protests. We discuss today's global action with Rainey Reitman, activism director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and co-founder of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

Democracy Now!, is an independent global news hour that airs weekdays on 1,200+ TV and radio stations Monday through Friday. Watch our livestream 8-9am ET at http://www.democracynow.org

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Francisco - YouTube


Francisco is homeless in San Francisco. He was in a shelter for a year and a half, but didn't feel safe sleeping there. Francisco decided to try and night outside, which has now turned into six months. He views sleeping outside compared to a shelter the lessor of two evils. 

Francisco was incarcerated years ago, and he says the difference there is he committed a crime. Although most every shelter is doing the best they can, providing dignity to people is often missing!




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The Biscuit Fund - Home to You - YouTube


This song was donated to us by Ivan & Katy Anchant. It is dedicated to those whose deaths have been contributed to, or made more painful than necessary, by Atos and the DWP. It is available to download for FREE at http://www.biscuitfund.org , but voluntary donations will be gratefully received.

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Amnesty International USA Responds to Washington State Death Penalty Moratorium

Amnesty International USA Responds to Washington State Death Penalty Moratorium | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Says Governor Standing on Right Side Of History (WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Amnesty International USA Executive Director, Steven W. Hawkins issued the following response after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced today that he is issuing a moratorium on the death penalty in his state:
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Man Who Raped, Killed 9-Year-Old To Be Executed Wednesday

Man Who Raped, Killed 9-Year-Old To Be Executed Wednesday | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man who raped and killed a 9-year-old boy from Miami-Dade County 18 years ago, spurring the boy's parents to work for enhanced sexual predator confinement laws, is scheduled to die Wednesday by lethal injection.

Juan Ca...
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‘Selfies with Homeless People’ is the latest sick social media trend 

‘Selfies with Homeless People’ is the latest sick social media trend  | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Not happy with snapping personal profile shots at funerals and somber venues, teens are now posing with homeless people to impress their pals.
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Bedroom tax has put 140,000 people in rent arrears as vote to axe hated tax looms

Bedroom tax has put 140,000 people in rent arrears as vote to axe hated tax looms | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A poll of
housing associations found 72,000 tenants were in arrears. Associations
account for just under half of people in social housing
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WSJ Editor: Intoxicated Sexual Assault Victims Are as Guilty as Their Attackers

WSJ Editor: Intoxicated Sexual Assault Victims Are as Guilty as Their Attackers | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
James Taranto says that men are often unfairly accused of sexual assault, particularly when both men and women involved in the case were drinking.
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Join the Fight to Stop NSA Mass Surveillance | Call to Action -


Abby Martin urges everyone to join the fight to end NSA mass surveillance. To learn more please visithttps://thedaywefightback.org/ ;

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Eric Holder to step down this year: report

Eric Holder to step down this year: report | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will step down this year, he said in an interview with the New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin, in the magazine’s Feb. 17 edition.
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WHO KILLED DETROIT’S JEREAN BLAKE, 17 AND AIYANA JONES, 7?

WHO KILLED DETROIT’S JEREAN BLAKE, 17 AND AIYANA JONES, 7? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local, national and world news from a people's perspective
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Idaho cop shoots disabled man’s service dog at son’s 9th birthday party | The Raw Story

Idaho cop shoots disabled man’s service dog at son’s 9th birthday party | The Raw Story | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
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Remembering Aaron Swartz: icon of the open web

Remembering Aaron Swartz: icon of the open web | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
One year after the tragic death of the campaigning hacker, a global campaign against surveillance is building the Don’t Spy On Us campaign in his spirit. By Alex Hern
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Loud music shooter: I feared for my life - YouTube

Michael Dunn, charged with first-degree murder in the death of a Florida teen over "loud music," testifies in court.
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Charges announced against Detroit Priest - YouTube

Wayne County Prosecutor announces charges against Detroit Priest.
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13-year-old defies ‘big brother’ and refuses to be fingerprinted (Includes interview)

13-year-old defies ‘big brother’ and refuses to be fingerprinted (Includes interview) | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Since 2012, over 800,000 children have had their biometric data taken by the government in the United Kingdom via the school system. One 13-year-old girl is refusing to comply with the demands.
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