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Social Justice

Social Justice

Social Justice, Poverty, Electoral Reform, Democracy
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Interview with the author (Margaret Trost) of an excellent new book on Haiti: On That Day, Everybody Ate http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
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PBS Frontline: The Released. Mentally ill inmates/patients who are struggling to make it on the outside http://www.pbs.org/wgbh...
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On the Street and On Facebook: The Homeless Stay Wired http://online.wsj.com/article...
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L.A.: Homeless Encampment under the 10 freeway http://www.thehobosoul.com/blog...
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KQED Forum Interview: Paul Farmer co-founded Partners in Health more than 20 years ago to help treat AIDS and other diseases in Haiti. Since then, it has developed into a global organization delivering free medical treatment to some of the world's poorest populations - http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
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Asia's Informal Economy Is Going Strong - http://online.wsj.com/video...
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Eve Pell writes that she was raised as "American nobility" in a world of rarefied privilege, country clubs, mansions and servants. In her just-published memoir, "We Used to Own the Bronx: Memoirs of a Former Debutante," Pell describes how she broke away from the role she said she'd been trained for. - http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
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A brief article on Kenyan history and politics - http://www.economist.com/books...
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KQED Forum: Philosopher Peter Singer on the Psychology of Generosity - http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
Suggested contribution scale: http://www.thelifeyoucansave.com/pledge... - ben lorica
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KQED Forum: Northern California is at the forefront of a new wave of global philanthropy aimed at providing technological assistance to developing countries. - http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
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The Perilous State of Mexico: With drug-fueled violence and corruption escalating sharply, many fear drug cartels have grown too powerful for Mexico to control. - http://online.wsj.com/article...
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Solar-Panel Installers: In Tough Economy, Homeboy Industries Trains Ex-Cons for Brighter Prospects - http://online.wsj.com/article...
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Church Effort Slows Philippines Mining - http://online.wsj.com/article...
"Bishop Bastes is following a tradition of Catholic clergy taking on mining, especially in Central America. Priests in Honduras, for instance, have protested open-pit mining techniques and mining-rights laws which they say grant too many benefits to foreign miners." - ben lorica
"On paper, the Philippines -- like Honduras, a former Spanish colony -- should be a superpower in commodities. Industry analysts estimate it sits on the world's third-largest deposits of copper and harbors hefty reserves of gold, nickel and zinc." - ben lorica
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Service Learning: "a growing list of online "matchmaking" services will connect us with short-term volunteer projects that are geographically convenient and match our personal interests" - http://online.wsj.com/article...
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Chuck Feeney: The Billionaire Who Wasn't - http://www.amazon.com/Billion...
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Kamlari system in Nepal: Surrounded by more than 1,000 girls she freed from domestic slavery, 83-year-old Olga Murray of Sausalito marched through this rural town, chanting in Nepali for an end to bonded servitude. - http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin...
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Video: NBA star Tracy McGrady in Darfur - http://espn.go.com/video...
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The Tenderloin in San Francisco: A new generation of activists is fighting to clean up the Tenderloin. The neighborhood’s churches are standing in their way. Whose side are the angels on? - http://www.sfweekly.com/content...
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Micro-lending / Micro-finance site Kiva.org launches an API - http://blog.build.kiva.org/2009...
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Bill Gates and his foundation: The idea for the letter came from his old friend and philanthropic partner Warren Buffett, boss of Berkshire Hathaway, whose annual letter to his shareholders is a highlight of the business calendar. - http://www.economist.com/people...
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Dr. Paul Farmer dedicates his life and career to delivering medical treatment in Third World countries, saving countless lives in places like Haiti and Rwanda. - http://www.cbsnews.com/video...
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Bob Simon of 60 Minutes: Growing Number Of Israelis, Palestinians Say Two-State Solution Is No Longer Possible - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories...
Without a two-state solution, Bob Simon points out that Israel has only 3 options: (1) democracy (eventually palestinians will be the majority), (2) apartheid, (3) ethnic cleansing - ben lorica
Jimmy Carter Offers A Peace Plan 'That Will Work': http://www.npr.org/templat... - ben lorica
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Economic Storm Batters Ohio Town: 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley Reports From An American Town In The Path Of An Economic Storm - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories...
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Open Government : President Barack Obama has promised more transparency in his administration, and pundits are examining his first few days in office to see if he's kept that promise. We talk with experts about whether the Obama administration's first steps look like open government. - http://www.kqed.org/epArchi...
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As the street protests went on, young Egyptians also were mobilizing and venting their anger over Gaza on what would, until recently, have seemed an unlikely venue: Facebook, the social-networking site. - http://www.nytimes.com/2009...
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“ERISA was intended to protect workers, but it hasn't worked out that way http://bit.ly/UYNN (for more, read http://bit.ly/z2B )” - http://friendfeed.com/e...
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Bear Market for Charities - http://online.wsj.com/article...
"Today, the U.S. boasts more than one million nonprofits, up from about 774,000 ten years ago. Their biggest donations come from corporations, foundations and the ultra-wealthy. Many have been hit hard by the deepening recession. A drop in charitable contributions could shutter as many as 100,000 nonprofits over the next year, says Paul Light, a professor at New York University's Wagner School of Public Service." - ben lorica
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'Rosa Jimenez, a 26-year-old Mexican woman currently serving a 99-year sentence in a Texas prison, might not have committed a crime, according to Lucía Bajá, 34, the Mexican director of the documentary “Mi Vida Dentro (My Life Inside).”' - http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/laplaza...
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Am really liking this new book by Peter Gosselin http://www.petergosselin.com/highwir.... The high-praises on the jacket are true: really moving stories.
Book Title: High Wire (The Precarious Financial Lives of American Families) - ben lorica
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