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Government to stop funding for low-income families facing emergencies

Government to stop funding for low-income families facing emergencies | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Department for Work and Pensions to cut £180m support; Children's Society alarmed at 'blow to critical safety net'
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Young Inmate Handed Six Life Sentences For Crime Committed At Age 15 Appeals Sentence

Young Inmate Handed Six Life Sentences For Crime Committed At Age 15 Appeals Sentence | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In 2006, 15-year-old Travion Blount was given the longest prison sentence ever given to a teenager for a crime other than murder.
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Lawsuit says sentences for thousands of Colorado inmates are too long

Lawsuit says sentences for thousands of Colorado inmates are too long | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday says thousands of Colorado inmates may be serving longer prison sentences than they should because corrections officials are not giving them credit for good time as required by law.
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‘Can’t pay my rent’: Laid-off journalist raises $6,000 via New Year internet appeal

‘Can’t pay my rent’: Laid-off journalist raises $6,000 via New Year internet appeal | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A former writer for the Raleigh News and Observer, who has been unemployed for the past three years and was on the verge of being homeless, reached out to the internet for $900 to pay his rent – but raised $6,300 and donations are still flooding in.
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"No Secrets Between Us" by Rose Morrisroe

"No Secrets Between Us" by Rose Morrisroe | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Can you keep a secret? Many children can, and that can be problematic.
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Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal!

Stop The Welfare Reform Death Scandal! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
We want justice for all those who've died as a result of harsh Welfare Reforms and who are listed on Calum's List and Peter's List, each with their own heart-breaking story.
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Domestic Violence Victim Uses Facebook To Save Her Life

Domestic Violence Victim Uses Facebook To Save Her Life | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
With no access to 911, Kentucky woman uploaded pic of her beaten face with urgent plea, “Help Please Anyone”.
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Lynne Stewart Got 92 Extra Months In Prison For Saying This

Lynne Stewart Got 92 Extra Months In Prison For Saying This | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Disbarred civil rights attorney Lynne Stewart was released from a federal prison in Texas on Tuesday more than four years into a 10-year sentence after a judge ordered a compassionate release because of her terminal breast cancer.
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Acts of racism in Ireland show short memories of Irish everywhere

Acts of racism in Ireland show short memories of Irish everywhere | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Acts of racism in Ireland show short memories of Irish everywhere
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George Galloway's Sputnik: Fathers For Justice in UK (28Dec13) -

 

Part 1 of 2: Interviewing the Fathers For Justice founders who are campaigning for better rights for fathers to their children, then the current women only favouritism in the corrupt British courts - SECRET courts - secret injustice. With Matt and Nadine O'Connor.

Recorded from RT HD, Sputnik with George Galloway, 28 December 2013.

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​Facebook sued for alleged monitoring of users’ private messages

​Facebook sued for alleged monitoring of users’ private messages | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Social media giant Facebook is being sued for the alleged monitoring of its users’ private messages in order to gather more consumer data that it in turn shares with marketers.
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Minimum wage rises in 14 states + DC in 2014 -

 

The minimum wage went up in 13 states around the country on Wednesday, some through straight increases and others through cost-of-living adjustments. California will raise its minimum wage to $9 in July, and Washington, DC and parts of Maryland will also see increases this year. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, 21 states have minimum wages above that amount. President Barack Obama and fellow Democrats are poised to push to increase the federal wage in 2014. Republicans oppose the measure. RT's Sam Sacks talks to Brian Doherty, senior editor at Reason magazine, about the pros and cons of increasing the minimum wage.

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Prison stomp - Global Noise London Holloway Womens Prison NYE -

Solidarity to every man, woman and child incarcerated by the state. This act of terrorism is archaic and should be abolished. Humanity over profit !!!!
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As the Working Poor Become More Common in Britain, So Does Hunger

As the Working Poor Become More Common in Britain, So Does Hunger | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Five years of economic weakness, austerity and rising prices have left a mark, with at least 500,000 people in Britain reliant on food aid, three times more than a year ago.
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Investigation: Missouri's Execution Drug Source Raises Legal, Ethical Questions

Investigation: Missouri's Execution Drug Source Raises Legal, Ethical Questions | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
In an investigation spanning the past few months, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon has discovered the state of Missouri may be ignoring its own laws
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Tragic Slaying of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Police Remembered Five Years Later

Tragic Slaying of Oscar Grant by Bay Area Police Remembered Five Years Later | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The quest for justice continues five years after slaying of Oscar Grant, unarmed 22-year-old African American shot at Fruitvale Station.
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Winter storm Hercules: Herculean effort to help homeless

Winter storm Hercules: Herculean effort to help homeless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Winter storm Hercules: It takes a Herculean effort from one mom to set an example for her kids and help homeless adults, teens, and families through winter storm Hercules.
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Arizona sheriff’s racial profiling policies will cost taxpayers $21 million

Arizona sheriff’s racial profiling policies will cost taxpayers $21 million | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Arizona taxpayers are expected to pay roughly $21 million in order to implement changes stemming from a court ruling that found local law enforcement racially profiled Latino residents during traffic and immigration stops.
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London to cut £180m-a-year hardship fund for low-income families

London to cut £180m-a-year hardship fund for low-income families | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
As part of the UK’s latest Welfare Reform Act, low-income families hit with unexpected financial difficulties will lose the government’s £180m-a-year hardship fund.
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Guantánamo Must Be Shut Down! | Center for Constitutional Rights

Guantánamo Must Be Shut Down! | Center for Constitutional Rights | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Please urge President Obama to use his authority to close Guantanamo. Sign and circulate our President Obama: We Say Close Guantánamo--It's This Easy campaign.The internment camp at Guantánamo Bay has entered its twelfth year of operation, and the vast majority of the 164 men still deprived of their...

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Mother Accused Of Molesting Three Of Her Kids While Adults Watched

Mother Accused Of Molesting Three Of Her Kids While Adults Watched | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
An Oklahoma mother faces serious charges after authorities say she sexually abused her children in the presence of other adults.
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Nick Lowles’ blog: A selection of hatred

Nick Lowles’ blog: A selection of hatred | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Here is a selection of newspaper front pages from the last few weeks.
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Judge okays border searches of electronics -

 

Border control agents are able to search laptops, cell phones and other electronic devices without violating First and Fourth Amendment rights, a federal judge ruled. The American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations sued the government after a university student on a train from Montreal to New York had his laptop seized by Customs and Border Protection officers for 11 days in 2010. The ACLU argued the searches were part of a broader pattern of aggressive government surveillance. US District Judge Edward Korman disagreed, saying that the chances of such searches are rare, and that if people don't want to be searched, they shouldn't travel with electronic devices. RT's Sam Sacks takes a closer look at the judge's ruling.

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NYT Editorial Backs Snowden but Fails Other Whistleblowers - YouTube

Michael Ratner: New York Times recognizing Snowden should spur backing of other whistleblowers
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Mental health call on young jobless

Mental health call on young jobless | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Young people who are unemployed need more help to deal with the psychological effects, a leading charity says.
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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:28 AM

Although this  comes from the UK, Scotland's 16-25 year olds, there is  a challenging jobless situation for the young in the US as well. It has been said that unempolyment at the beggining of one's desired career can cause unsurmountable professional damage even when one does finally get a job.

Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 2, 2014 7:30 AM

Although this  comes from the UK, Scotland's 16-25 year olds, there is  a challenging jobless situation for the young in the US as well. It has been said that unempolyment at the beggining of one's desired career can cause unsurmountable professional damage even when one does finally get a job.