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Veolia you cant hide

 

Activists from the Peoples Power Assembly picket a Veolia subsidiary in New York City. Veolia is an international conglomerate that has attacked the Boston Schoolbus drivers' union. Veolia is known worldwide for its union busting tactics.

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CHIEF CRAIG INTENSIFIES DETROIT POLICE STATE; MARCH MON. OCT. 21 @ 9 AM AS TRIAL OF AIYANA JONES’ FATHER OPENS IN FRANK MURPHY, TO NEW DPD HQ

CHIEF CRAIG INTENSIFIES DETROIT POLICE STATE; MARCH MON. OCT. 21 @ 9 AM AS TRIAL OF AIYANA JONES’ FATHER OPENS IN FRANK MURPHY, TO NEW DPD HQ | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Local, national and world news from a people's perspective
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Mass Lobby To Oppose Immigration Bill

Mass Lobby To Oppose Immigration Bill | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Mass Lobby To Oppose Immigration Bill #MAX @NoXenophobia no@#Scapegoating #StopTheImmigrationBill RT http://twitpic.com/dht5m7

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Co Chair of BARAC & National Black Members Officer for @RespectParty UK

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Anette Meyer

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BBC 19 October 2013

Greek police are trying to discover the identity of a young blonde girl who was found living on a Roma settlement with a family she did not resemble.

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Be a voice for the voiceless

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Be a voice for the voiceless Trayvon-Martin-and-Davontae-Sanford Johnnie Savory .Cyntoia Brown Terrance Bowman-Taylor IRP6
Justice For Tyra Patterson Christy Phillips & many more

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Cancer killed my husband, but Atos took his dignity a long time before his death

Cancer killed my husband, but Atos took his dignity a long time before his death | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Widow Lyn Coupe has vowed to fight in her dead husband's name to overturn the decision to axe his £50-a-week incapacity benefit
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OUR COMMON GROUND l Reaction to Racism ?

OUR COMMON GROUND l Reaction to Racism ? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
OUR COMMONGROUND with Janice Graham "A Proper Reaction to Racism ?
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Don’t go to jail: Only 841 places left in entire British penal system

Don’t go to jail: Only 841 places left in entire British penal system | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
UK prisons have reached 99 percent capacity, sparking fears that offenders may have to be kept in police stations or be released into the community ahead of time.
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URGENT: Tell Russia to release peaceful Greenpeace activists now!

URGENT: Tell Russia to release peaceful Greenpeace activists now! | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Right now, 28 of our activists, a photographer and a videographer are being held in custody by the Russian authorities. We urgently need your help to free them.
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Meet the Prison Profiteers. They’re Worse than You Think.

Meet the Prison Profiteers. They’re Worse than You Think. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of money in mass incarceration.
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Antoinette Davis pleads guilty in murder of daughter Shaniya

Antoinette Davis pleads guilty in murder of daughter Shaniya | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Antoinette Davis is accused of giving her daughter Shaniya to Mario McNeill on Nov. 10, 2009, to settle a drug debt.
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Why are so Many Americans in Prison? Author Michael Stoll on America's Ridiculous Incarceration Rates - Reason.com

Why are so Many Americans in Prison? Author Michael Stoll on America's Ridiculous Incarceration Rates - Reason.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
"Every ten or eleven people that you meet, someone is going to either know someone in prison, has been in prison with a record, or you met them and they
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UK 'Free Schools' under scrutiny

 

The government's been accused of allowing schools in England to be taken over by religious groups, at the expense of a wider education.Free Schools, which are academies organised by parents, are a flagship policy of the government which says they are being set free from the state. But recent incidents, including a damning report on a Muslim school, have led to questions about the policy.Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports.

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55 years in prison for e-mails and phone calls?

55 years in prison for e-mails and phone calls? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The criminalization of mental illness -- i.e., the imprisonment of individuals with a mental illness for behavior that is a symptom of their illness -- is a damaging, and increasing trend.
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Demystifying the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys - Our Forgotten Victims

Demystifying the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Boys - Our Forgotten Victims | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Boys make up 50% of children trading sex for money in the U.S, so why is nobody talking about them?
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High rents are ‘socially cleansing’ areas, Islington MP tells Parliament | Islington Tribune

High rents are ‘socially cleansing’ areas, Islington MP tells Parliament | Islington Tribune | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

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TOO many people are paying over the odds for shoddy, insecure accommodation and are at the mercy of unscrupulous landlords, MP Jeremy Corbyn told Parliament on Tuesday in a devastating critique of the private rented sector.

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New and Improved Rescue Mission: Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse

Read post here: http://invisiblepeople.tv/blog/2013/10/a-new-and-improved-rescue-mission-rescue-mission-alliance-of-syracuse/As I was driving into downtown Syracuse, I noticed a traffic sign pointing to The Mission District, which is home to the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse. The sign was an official NYDOT traffic sign, so that spoke volumes to me on how the Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse works with the local community. Being candid, normally the first thing you'll notice about a rescue mission or faith based program is how little they work with their local community.

I know in my last sentence I painted with a big brush grouping most faith based missions together. The truth is most still follow outdated models and build themselves into huge ivory towers because they follow Jesus, and by following Jesus they can stay blind to any real change. There are, however, a few faith based organizations that are blazing a trail of change to be able to better help their communities. I love seeing the Calgary Dream Center at homeless conferences, learning and growing how to end homelessness in Canada. I have huge respect for Jeff Lilley and the change he has been able to bring to Seattle's Union Gospel Mission. Most missions have layers of century-old traditions that make real change nearly impossible, so when leaders like Jeff step in, you know they have to face walls of opposition just to take off the neck-tie. I love how Los Angeles Mission is working with Home For Good, and others stakeholders in Skid Row are working on a coordinated entry. I am blown away how my friend Murray Soroka was able to get a group of local churches to 400 people in apartments using the housing first model. Yes, there is change coming, but for every one of the great stories I know, I can share hundreds more of faith based programs that will not work with their community and use the bible to validate outdated models that no longer work.

Please know I love rescue missions, and please know if it sounds like I am coming down hard, it's only because I honestly believe that the faith based community could end homelessness tomorrow if they decided to.

I used to work in church marketing and church growth. For me, the rescue mission model was the model American churches should adopt. Tony Morgan, a church leadership consultant asked, "if your church closed tomorrow, would your community notice"? That one sentence should be the foundation of all church marketing. Forget the elaborate worship experience that leads to dynamic preaching - feed people - clothe people - help people get out of homelessness - work with the community including other churches - do those things and people will want to visit your church. If you're a church leader and you're having trouble filling seats on Sunday, chances are you're not really helping your community FILL THEIR NEEDS.

I was sitting having lunch with Alan Thornton and a few leaders at Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse, and I could not get "New and Improved Rescue Mission" out of my head. Like I said, I do love the rescue mission model, but I hate that because so many missions are resistant to change, the impact of most faith based programs are far from what they should be, and what their community needs.

Old mission model was to make Jesus disciples, but memory scriptures plus forced bible study and work times just adds structure, and when that structure is gone, most people go back to their old ways. I can feel some of you getting mad at me because you can share the names of graduates from your program who are now sober, but do you measure your failures? Do you measure the people who refused to go into your program because they didn't want to be forced to pray at 5:30am? For every person you celebrate as a success, how many failures of people who left your program because you simply refuse to adapt to the world as it is today? Do you keep track of how many "graduates" are still sober and doing good 1 - 3 - 5 years later? The new and improved mission model collects data on failures to adjust programs for better outcomes.

Old mission model runs programs of 30 to 120 days, sometimes a year or two year program they call transitional. Often, the people who need help the most, chronic homeless who have been on the streets far too long are passed up. New and improved mission model embraces permanent supportive housing and tries to create programs that will help everyone in their community - and not just believers.
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Ariel Castro's Neighbor Charged With Murders, Child Rape

Ariel Castro's Neighbor Charged With Murders, Child Rape | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A Cleveland man, described as a neighbor of Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro, faces 293 counts for the alleged murders of two women, and the rape of several others, including two children.
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A New and Improved Rescue Mission: Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse | Invisible People

A New and Improved Rescue Mission: Rescue Mission Alliance of Syracuse | Invisible People | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Old mission model runs programs of 30 to 120 days, sometimes a year or two year program they call transitional. Often, the people who need help the most, chronic homeless who have been on the streets far too long are passed up.
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Another Dramatic Arrest In Bullying Suicide Case

Another Dramatic Arrest In Bullying Suicide Case | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
-- The stepmother of a 14-year-old accused of bullying a Florida girl prior to her suicide was arrested and charged with child abuse after a video depicting the woman beating a boy was posted on Facebook, a sheriff said Friday.
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Protest against austerity measures in Portugal

Saturday's demonstrations are a response to the government's decision to extend austerity measures in the 2014 budget.
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Out of prison and into the unknown

Out of prison and into the unknown | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
George Souliotes spent nearly 17 years behind bars before his triple murder conviction was overturned. Now he's trying to adjust to life on the outside.
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Gov should pardon wrongfully jailed man - Chicago Sun-Times

Gov should pardon wrongfully jailed man - Chicago Sun-Times | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
On Friday, Gov. Pat Quinn granted 65 clemency requests. While we applaud the governor’s efforts to deal with the backlog of petitions, one pending petition — filed in February 2012 — deserves the governor’s immediate attention.
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Principal Raped Boy In Office While Parent Was Outside: Cops

Principal Raped Boy In Office While Parent Was Outside: Cops | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A former middle school principal in North Carolina is accused of sexually assaulting a student while the boy's unsuspecting parent was outside the room.
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Slain girl's mom: 'I gave her to him to cover $200' :: WRAL.com

Slain girl's mom: 'I gave her to him to cover $200' :: WRAL.com | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
A judge ruled Friday that statements made to police by the mother of a 5-year-old Fayetteville girl who was murdered almost four years ago can be used during her upcoming trial, despite defense arguments that investigators bullied her during days...
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