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Huntsville kite festival to ‘Soar for Social Justice’ at John Hunt Park – al.com


Huntsville kite festival to 'Soar for Social Justice' at John Hunt Park
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“'Social justice' and 'equal rights' might sound a little bit serious,” said Kavita Kumar, who is chairwoman for the event. “But many people don't realize what all is out there – and it gives the organizations an opportunity to know each other, too

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Civil rights activist Evers issues call for betterment in UI speech – Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette



Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Civil rights activist Evers issues call for betterment in UI speech
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Evers received the Presidential Award and Medallion in recognition of her life of activism for social justice and service to humanity. UI President Robert Easter said Evers helped to uplift society during more than a half-century as one of the nation's

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France’s Hollande to raise human rights in Russia – Reuters



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France's Hollande to raise human rights in Russia
Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – French President Francois Hollande will raise concerns about Russia's human rights record with Vladimir Putin on Thursday but he sought to play down differences that might undermine trade ties. Hollande, who began his 24-hour debut
France's Hollande juggles trade, human rights in Moscowswissinfo.ch
Hollande, Putin play up common approach on SyriaGlobalPost
At Kremlin summit, France urges new moves to find Syria peaceReuters UK

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What is Open Communities?


Open Communities is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in north suburban Chicago, working to promote inclusive communities that are welcoming to all. open-communities.org
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Social activist Stephane Hessel dies at 95 – Aljazeera.com


Social activist Stephane Hessel dies at 95
Aljazeera.com
After the war, Hessel was involved in editing the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and became an indefatigable champion of social justice, human rights and the protection of the environment. Time for Outrage, his 32-page essay that sold more than

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UN human rights expert urges international probe into death of Palestinian … – UN News Centre



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UN human rights expert urges international probe into death of Palestinian
UN News Centre
27 February 2013 – A United Nations human rights expert today called for an international investigation into the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat, who died in Israeli custody just a few days after his arrest. “The death of a prisoner during
Israel: End Abusive Detention PracticesHuman Rights Watch
UN rights envoy seeks inquiry into Palestinian inmate deathYahoo! News (blog)
UN rights official calls for forensic investigation into Palestinian prisoner GlobalPost
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Morality and Climate Change


Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges to face humanity. At this event three philosophers consider some of the most pressing moral issues posed by climate change. Peter Singer "What did you do to save the planet? Climate change and individual responsibility" talks about the individual responsibilities that people have to act to save the planet. Jeremy Moss "Exporting Harm" discusses how fossil fuel exporting countries such as Australia have extra burdens in relation to their carbon budget. Axel Gosseries considers the importance of historical responsibility, "Does rejecting responsibility for historical emissions make a significant difference?" Jeremy Moss is Director of the Social Justice Initiative University of Melbourne. Peter Singer, AC, is Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics University Center for Human Values Princeton University and Laureate Professor, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. Axel Gosseries Permanent Research Fellow, Fund for Scientific Research (FRS-FNRS) Professor, Louvain University, Belgium. This event was held on Thursday, 21 February 2013, at The University of Melbourne.
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What is “social justice”? – The Samford Crimson


What is “social justice”?
The Samford Crimson
Social Justice” is a slippery term. I believe the term should be replaced, or retooled drastically to apply to something more specific. Let us begin by looking at what “social justice” can mean. The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “justice at

G8 must act on Congo human rights abuse – The Guardian


G8 must act on Congo human rights abuse
The Guardian
We also urge the UK government to mobilise our partners in the EU, the Commonwealth and the UN to end impunity for the M23 leadership and others who have committed serious human rights abuses, as highlighted in President Obama's telephone call to

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Fostering Social Justice – AllAfrica.com


Fostering Social Justice
AllAfrica.com
It is our firm conviction that there is an absolute necessity in fostering social justice, as an integral principle of peace and stability. It is only by doing so that people can continue to live harmoniously and be compelled to actively participate in