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Shutdown threatens Women, Infants, and Children food benefits

Shutdown threatens Women, Infants, and Children food benefits | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
For 30 years, a government nutrition program has helped keep infants alive while enjoying a status that placed it above politics, supported by the left and right. Now, that could be changing, as the...
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Retired Irish priest removed from ministry due to sex abuse claims

Retired Irish priest removed from ministry due to sex abuse claims | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Retired Irish priest removed from ministry due to sex abuse claims
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Social services struggle under US government shutdown

 

Welfare programmes in Washington DC are struggling to stay open because of the partial US government shutdown that has now entered its second week. The political impasse has left government services, some considered essential, without the money they need to keep running. Al Jazeera's Kimberly Halkett reports from Washington DC.

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Cindy Blackstock gets ready to take on the government again: ‘I just want them to stop’ | APTN National News

Cindy Blackstock gets ready to take on the government again: ‘I just want them to stop’ | APTN National News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

APTN National News On a typical humid morning in Ottawa, Cindy Blackstock sits on the patio of a downtown coffee shop and talks about the day ahead.

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Warren Hill Petition

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rejects Warren Hill Petition | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Doctors unanimously agree on Warren Hill's intellectual disability and ineligibility for execution, but that won't get a hearing thanks to the Supreme Court.
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Escaping the gangs: Our unique campaign to help young Londoners leave a life of crime

Escaping the gangs: Our unique campaign to help young Londoners leave a life of crime | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Today we launch a groundbreaking initiative to tackle London’s gangs.
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LOOK: The Methiest States In The U.S.

LOOK: The Methiest States In The U.S. | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The multimillion-dollar superlab of "Breaking Bad" may be gone, but thousands of meth labs around the country remain.
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Savory speaks at MTC about his prior legal problems

by Trevor Seela.

Johnnie Lee Savory spent more than 30 years of his life in prison for a crime he says he did not commit.

In an event hosted by the Northwestern College Democrats, Savory spoke at the McCormick Tribune Center on Tuesday night about wrongful convictions and his fight to have DNA testing prove his innocence. Steve Drizin, Savory's lead attorney and director of NU School of Law's Center on Wrongful Convictions, also spoke about Savory's ongoing struggle with the justice system.

-- Kira Lerner

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The Unknown Soldier: Haunting images remind us of the cost of war

The Unknown Soldier: Haunting images remind us of the cost of war | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
There's lots of information readily available about the economical cost of war. However, photographer David Jay wants to remind us that for some, war comes with another price to pay. David's series...
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ARCHIVAL VIDEO: Kilpatrick text messages released 10-23-2008

From the WXYZ archives - Kwame Kilpatrick text messages released 10/23/2008.
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Government Shutdown Will Ax Funding For Food Stamps Job Training Programs

Government Shutdown Will Ax Funding For Food Stamps Job Training Programs | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Republican desire to rewrite safety net programs to reward work collides with their shutdown push.
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13 Haunting Pictures Of Insane Prisoners In Kentucky

13 Haunting Pictures Of Insane Prisoners In Kentucky | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal had a staggering report recently that showed just how many crazy people America keeps in its jails instead of mental hospitals...
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Today's Sun front page: sensationalist, dishonest and an example of everything that's wrong with the press | Left Foot Forward

Today's Sun front page: sensationalist, dishonest and an example of everything that's wrong with the press | Left Foot Forward | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Today's Sun front page represents the absolute worst of our printed media.
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Mark Duggan inquest: convicted gun supplier maintains innocence

Mark Duggan inquest: convicted gun supplier maintains innocence | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Prisoner Kevin Hutchinson-Foster gives evidence via videolink into fatal shooting by police which triggered 2011 London riots
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Malala Yousafzai Felt Fear All the Time but Pursued Learning - ABC News

Malala Yousafzai Felt Fear All the Time but Pursued Learning - ABC News | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Malala Yousafzai speaks exclusively to ABC News' Diane Sawyer about the fear she felt despite continuing to fight for girls education in Taliban-controlled Swat Valley in Pakistan.

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Special Masters Being Assigned to Help Federal and State Judges Workload, Judge Eugene Hyman

 

Special Masters Being Assigned to Help Federal and State Judges with Workload, With Judge Eugene Hyman, Santa Clara, California

Retired Superior Court Judge Eugene Hyman talks with The Family Law Channel about a Wall Street Journal article about special masters being assigned to help federal and state judges with their workload.

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Celebrities seek to end mass incarceration with campaign

Celebrities seek to end mass incarceration with campaign | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Dr. Boyce Watkins and Russell Simmons are teaming up to combat mass incarceration. By gathering a coalition of supporters, the men hope to highlight the seriousness of the prison industrial complex and its affects on people of color.
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2,814 Deaths of the Mentally Ill in Police Custody, Zero Prosecutions: Where is the Justice?

2,814 Deaths of the Mentally Ill in Police Custody, Zero Prosecutions: Where is the Justice? | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
After 5 long years, the family of Sean Rigg, who died in police custody have the possibility of seeing some justice.  The 40 year old, suffering serious mental health issues, died in police custody...
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OTL: Johnnie Lee Savory (complete interview) | Outside the Loop RADIO

OTL: Johnnie Lee Savory (complete interview) | Outside the Loop RADIO | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

A couple weeks ago (09/03/08), Mike took the OTL roving microphone out to the near west side of Chicago to talk with Johnnie Lee Savory.

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TSA Wheelchair Groping Live

Anthony Gucciardi with a live update from Wednesday at the Phoenix airport where they are groping elderly handicapped in wheelchairs as well as young boys.
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How Prisons Have Changed America's Electoral Politics

How Prisons Have Changed America's Electoral Politics | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Politics and power in the age of mass incarceration
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Bedroom tax: rehoused victims of domestic violence face eviction

Bedroom tax: rehoused victims of domestic violence face eviction | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Councils must protect victims of domestic abuse who are being forced out of their homes due to the new under-occupancy charge, writes Polly Neate the head of Women's Aid
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FAMM - » Sentencing Facts

FAMM -  » Sentencing Facts | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it

Over 85,700 federal prisoners received sentences below the mandatory minimum term because they benefited from the drug safety valve, passed by Congress in 1994 at FAMM’s urging.

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Most women are in prison because they're taking the rap for men, says Vicky Pryce

Most women are in prison because they're taking the rap for men, says Vicky Pryce | SocialAction2014 | Scoop.it
Economist Vicky Pryce, who went to prison for taking speeding points for former husband Chris Huhne, believes that most women are in jail because of men.
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