Good News Headlines 5/12/15

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Meet the Fist-Shaking Socialist Behind America’s Highest Minimum Wage

by Dave Jamieson, Huffington Post

Kshama Sawant, a native of India, became the first socialist elected to citywide office in Seattle in decades when she toppled a four-term incumbent in 2013…  Read more

 


 

World Health Organization Declares Liberia Ebola-Free

from Al Jazeera/Reader Support News

Liberia is now free of Ebola after going 42 days — twice the maximum incubation period for the deadly disease — without any new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Saturday…  Read more

 


 

After Years as Squatters, Filipino Neighbors Fought for Nice, New Homes and Won

by Aurora Almendral, Yes Magazine

When the Manila government proposed relocating squatter families out of the city, residents came together and asked for housing in their own neighborhood…  Read more

 


 

MA Town To Stop Arresting Drug Addicts, Get Them Help Instead

by Zaid Jilani, AlterNet

The police chief, a former narcotics officer named Leonard Campanello, said he believes they cannot reduce the supply of illegal drugs, but they can reduce the demand…  Read more

 

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