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Throughout the United Kingdom, younger folks strike for motion on local weather exchange

Another Friday, another strike. Young people across the UK took to the streets on Friday to demand action to fix the climate change crisis, according to the Guardian.  Protestors in London were spotted carrying a green banner asking for a Green New Deal, an American proposal to transform the country’s energy infrastructure and reduce carbon...CONTINUE READING
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GoFundMe launches new approach to beef up a couple of campaigns directly

If you’ve ever tried to choose between supporting similar campaigns for the same worthy cause on GoFundMe, you know it can be challenging to pick just one.  That’s why the crowdfunding site launched GoFundMe.org Causes on Thursday. The initiative allows donors to support several campaigns related to one of six causes: animal rescue, mental health,...CONTINUE READING
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7 inspirational tweets about Martin Luther King Jr. at the anniversary of his assassination

51 years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. But he continues to inspire change and empower people to fight injustice.  On the anniversary of his assassination, you’re likely to see more of his quotes than usual, which of course, is inspiring. But it’s important to remember to...CONTINUE READING
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GoFundMe donates to GoFundMe that is trolling some other GoFundMe

We forgive you if you’re feeling a bit confused.  GoFundMe, the company, just donated $5,000 to a GoFundMe campaign set up to both counter and troll yet another GoFundMe campaign. But wait, it gets even weirder. In this convoluted battle of the GoFundMes, the tech company comes down on the humane side.  Welcome to San...CONTINUE READING
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Swamp creatures descended upon a Senate listening to

Swamp creatures protested the fact that President Trump is in fact, not draining the swamp.  Protesting the appointment of Secretary of the Interior nominee David Bernhardt, activists donned Creature from the Black Lagoon masks during his confirmation hearing.  Bernhardt, who used to lobby for oil and gas organizations, is Trump’s pick to lead the department...CONTINUE READING
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Google loses its Human Rights Marketing campaign endorsement over conversion remedy app

Sometimes, you just need go viral to incite change. Following a Change.org petition requesting that Google remove an app that promotes conversion therapy that received over 140,000 signatures, the tech company has lost its endorsement from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. The app from Living Hope Ministries is available on Google‘s app store,...CONTINUE READING
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March For Our Lives showcase sends Congress a poignant message about gun violence

The March For Our Lives activists have a message so big, you can’t miss it. And neither can Congress, we hope. On March 26, the activists installed a gun violence art exhibit called “One Week in America” on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  In a Twitter thread, Matt Deitsch, the organization’s co-founder and chief...CONTINUE READING
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95-year-old guy catches 4 buses to sign up for rally in opposition to racism

It’s been a difficult week for New Zealanders, but amid the sadness there are brilliant displays of humanity. One of these involved John Sato, 95, who took four buses to join an anti-racism rally in Auckland’s Aotea Square on Sunday. SEE ALSO: New Zealand bikers perform Haka dance in honor of Christchurch victims Sato told...CONTINUE READING
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Teenage local weather activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

16-year-old Swedish native Greta Thunberg was nominated by lawmakers in nearby Norway. Voting starts annually every October by the Norwegian Nobel Committee. Thunberg has recently delivered many fiery speeches to world leaders over inaction on climate change.  Read more…More about Mashable Video, Activism, Climate Change, Sweden, and Nobel Peace Prize
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