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Amazon’s dating profile on Idealist.com

“Are you an idealist?  Looking for ‘fulfillment?’”  [Ed note:  The following is not a parody; it’s an actual “help wanted” ad posted by Amazon’s adorably hip HR writers on Idealist.com] You:  Seasonal Sortation Associate  —Delivery Station, Renton WA Things you should know about working in an Amazon Delivery Station:  Safety,…

Remembering and rekindling the 1968 Poor People’s Movement, 50 years later

This year, we commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, but 2018 also marks fifty years since Dr. King and many others launched the Poor People’s Movement in 1968. The Poor People’s Movement strove to connect issues of poverty and inequality to issues of systemic…

National Mama’s Bail Out Day is part of a strategy to end our cash bail system

From news releases This Mother’s Day the National Bail Fund Network is again bailing out mamas in cities around the country to give incarcerated mothers an opportunity to spend Mother’s Day with their families. National Mama’s Bail Out Day is a coordinated effort by more than a dozen organizations to…

Amnesty demands arms embargo to end Israel’s “murderous assault”

“Israel is carrying out a murderous assault against protesting Palestinians, with its armed forces killing and maiming demonstrators who pose no imminent threat to them,” Amnesty International said on Friday as thousands of Palestinians taking part in Great March of Return rallies in Gaza faced Israeli bullets for the fifth…

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