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After Trayvon: 40 Reasons to Hit the Streets Every Day

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Reason #19: Sweatshops

Reason #20: Veal crates, fur farms, whaling ships, carriage horses, battery cages, dog fight rings, slaughterhouses, zoos, circus, rodeos, and the morally indefensible/scientifically fraudulent institution of animal experimentation.

Has any emotion been stirred?

Reason #21: Gay bashing

Reason #22: Landmines

Reason #23: Strip malls

Reason #24: Strip mining

Reason #25: Every 28 hours, in the United States, a black person is killed by a police officer, security guard, or self-appointed vigilante.

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Is it possible you'll tear yourself away from your smart phone long enough to recognize that we've reached the point of no return?

Reason #26: War criminals like Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Dick Cheney, and Madeleine Albright walk free while folks like Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Lynne Stewart, and Bradley Manning remain in cages.

Reason #27: Nuclear weapons/waste/depleted uranium.

Reason #28: The annual worldwide use of pesticides is 500 billion tons.

Reason #29: The meat- and dairy-based diet is the number one source of annual worldwide human caused greenhouse gas -- all in the name of an industry also responsible for unspeakable animal cruelty, an epidemic of preventable human diseases, exploited human labor, the destruction of one-third of the planet's land surface, and more control/profit for the 1%.

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Reason #30: Under-nutrition contributes to five million deaths of children under five each year in developing countries.

Do you believe those most responsible for the current state of affairs will voluntarily change their behavior any time soon? If not, when will  you  step up?

Reason #31: Every square mile of ocean now hosts 46,000 pieces of floating plastic.

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