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Social equity the slumbering elephant behind legalizing marijuana

Questions about marijuana and social justice have played a prominent role this year in several U.S. states' debates about pot legalization.

Op-Ed: The Green New Deal is our chance to really honor MLK's legacy

As the U.S. honors the life and legacy of iconic civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. today, we are reminded that the social justice and the climate movements are deeply connected.

Op-Ed: Arizona again attacks Martin Luther King's legacy with new bill

Phoenix - Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, in a state that refused to recognize the holiday until 1992, comes yet another attack on the civil rights icon's teachings and legacy as Arizona Republicans push a bill that would ban social justice education.

Op-Ed: How social justice warriors are ruining universities

Toronto - While students educate themselves in majors that will not give them jobs, another worrisome issue has risen. The infestation of social justice warriors are turning our young people into whiny, gutless cowards.

Author explores a fascinating life of social justice Special

Edmonton - Alexis Kienlen is an Edmonton-based writer who is a journalist and published poet with two volumes of poetry to her credit. Her third book is a work of non-fiction about someone who is well known for being an advocate for social justice.

Irish Premier's apology for Magdalen Laundries a 'cop-out'

Dublin - On Feb. 5, the Irish government released a long awaited report on Ireland’s Magdalen Laundries. The Magdalen Laundries operated from 1765, and took in ‘fallen women’ but their existence was often ignored in Ireland and unknown to the outside world.

Video: Man sets himself on fire during social protest in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv - A man taking part in a social justice protest march Saturday night in Tel Aviv, shocked other demonstrators as he set him self on fire.

Unprecedented social justice riots in Tel Aviv Special

Tel Aviv-yafo - 22- 23 June 2012: Tel Aviv social justice protests (Friday night and Saturday Night) turned into violent riots as protesters and police kick it up three notches.

Massive Montreal rally supports students, not Bill 78

Montreal - Polls and pundits thought that the recent Quebec student strike movement had lost it's momentum and sympathy in that city. On Tuesday what may have been over 250,000 protesters marched through the metropolis to make their position clear; "Our Streets!"

Op-Ed: The Libertarian Manifesto — Woe unto everyone else

Originally, libertarianism was a highly respected ideal, based on individual liberty. Far from its original high principles, modern libertarianism has turned a philosophical Disneyland into a downmarket trailer park and called it art.

UNICEF releases 1st report card on inequality in rich nations

Florence - UNICEF has released its first report card that answers the question, 'how far behind are children being allowed to fall?' The report focuses on the world's 24 richest nations, the OECD countries.

Canadian government & Ambassador guilty of defaming filmmaker

Ottawa - Sometimes the little guy can take on big government -- and walk away a winner. That was the case for former student, Steven Schnoor, who took on the Canadian Government and former Canadian Ambassador to Guatemala, Kenneth Cook.

Report: Strong income security measures means a stronger Ontario

Toronto - Ontario's Social Assistance Review report, released Monday morning, called for Ontario to create a plan to ensure income security for the province, saying such a plan would help the economic recovery.

Thousands of Foreigners Flee Bangkok

This is about the occupation of two Bangkok airports by militant protesters that stranded thousands of tourists and businessmen for about a week now. Police failed to retake the airport and disperse the protesters

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During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
During Tel Aviv weekend social justice protests two banks were vandalized.
Taken by Dafna Talmon a professional photographer who attended the June 22 23rd social justice demon...
Taken by Dafna Talmon,a professional photographer who attended the June 22 23rd social justice demonstrations in Tel Aviv Israel
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