Refugees are people who had to leave their homes because of war or other violence, environmental disasters or a bad economy that leaves them unable to get jobs or make enough money.
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As public libraries disappear because of defunding, Little Free Libraries are thriving. In 2010, Todd Bol started this community-book-sharing program in Wisconsin.
Studies have shown a big decline in the bee population since 2006. Honeybees from beekeepers have been declining throughout Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. This decline is called Colony Collapse Disorder.
The resignation of Boiko Borisov, the former Prime Minister of Bulgaria, after a nationwide protest in February, brought joy to many of its citizens; the protests before his resignation were the worst in 15 years.
Make the Road is an organization based in New York City that is rooted in Latino and working class communities. Together they strive to build the power and raise the voices of community members in order to solve problems and create social change.
The CIA’s use of military drones is a topic of great controversy. Military drones are aerial bombers that are unmanned, which means they are controlled by computers or by operators on the ground.
Paula Cooper, a 43-year-old woman from Indiana, was released from prison on June 17, 2013, after 28 years in jail.
Earlier this year, the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) system voted to close 49 elementary schools in the city this fall and one school next year.
In the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba, detainees are going on hunger strikes to protest their treatment in the facility and being detained without trial. The United States government has responded by force-feeding the strikers to keep them alive.
Since June 11, people across Brazil have been staging protests against the government.