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Toxic plastic found in the world’s favorite fish

By John R. Platt
7 May 2015

(Takepart) – For the first time, plastic particles have been found in the stomachs of tuna and other fish that are a staple of the human diet.

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United States

Thanks, Minnie Kehoe!

It’s primary day in Maryland!

When I went to vote this morning, I had Minnie Kehoe on my mind. When I exited the polls, I said out loud, “Thanks, Minnie!” 300 more words

Family

Suffrage Speech at the Old Bailey (England, 1912)

Emmeline Pankhurst, 1858 – 1928

She founded the Social and Political Union in England. She was tried in 1912 for conspiracy to insight desctruction of property. 460 more words

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WDM Publishing Releases SISTERS IN SUFFRAGE

WDM Publishing is proud to announce the latest “Spun Yarns” short story release: SISTERS IN SUFFRAGE by Debbie Mumford. A fictional tale of women’s suffrage in the United States, this story is particularly apropos in this election year. 93 more words

Short Story

The Women's Literary Club

Book clubs and reading groups seem to be everywhere these days – in-person and online, at a local library or in a shop or café. These clubs are enjoying considerable popularity, in part because they provide both an intellectual and social benefit to their members – who get to discuss their book selections in-depth within the comfort of a community that shares their interests (and on occasion, a pot luck feast). 323 more words

St. Catharines

The Perils of Democracy

It all started with Lassiter – the only Green MP at the time. In any other year, he’d have been totally harmless, totally ignored, but he happened to be in a unique position. 1,877 more words

Fiction

A Short Word Regarding “Women’s Equality Day”

I think it’s fabulous that feminist progression in modern society is being acknowledged. An important part of knowing where we are going is knowing where we came from. 32 more words

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