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620,000 Military Families Rely on Food Pantries to Meet Basic Needs
Society & Culture  (tags: military, politics, news, poverty amongst the troos, charity, food banks, providing for our military, Food policy, government, ethics, crime, americans )

Cal
- 37 minutes ago - thenation.com
a new report found that the nation's food pantries serve 620,000 families with a member in the military--another troubling indication that service members battling against poverty must often rely on the generosity of our charities.
Mo'Ne Davis on This Week's National Sports Illustrated Cover
Society & Culture  (tags: women, sports, good news, cover girl, Mo'ne Davis, children, Little League, society, freedoms, media, news )

Carrie
- 4 hours ago - si.com
Thirteen-year-old sensation Mo'ne Davis, who plays for Philadelphia's Taney Dragons, has become the first Little Leaguer to grace the national cover of Sports Illustrated. The 5-foot-4 inch, 111-pound eighth grader is not only taking the Little League...
Cop Who Pushed CNN Host Suspended -- But Not Fired -- After Video of His Racist Rant Emerges (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, racism, President Obama, St. Louis County Police, Dan Page, police, society, ethics, dishonesty, news, Christian organization of Oath Keepers, media, law, interesting, rights )

Carrie
- 6 hours ago - rawstory.com
The video, posted online this past May, shows Officer Dan Page giving a speech before members of the Christian organization the Oath Keepers. At one point, he shows the audience a picture of himself in Kenya, saying he went there to search for the...
Defend Journalism That Speaks Truth To Power From Ferguson to Washington
Society & Culture  (tags: Journalism, freedom of the press, harassment, violations, media, truth to power )

Dandelion
- 6 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Harassing journalists violates one of the most basic premises of the American experiment, denying citizens the information they need to address abuses of power at every level of the government."
Please Enact New Federal Laws to Protect Citizens From Police Violence and Misconduct
Society & Culture  (tags: Eric Garner, Michael Brown, John Crawford, tipping point, police violence, shooting, death, executioner, jury, judge, tipping point )

Dandelion
- 8 hours ago - change.org
It is unacceptable for the police to serve as JUDGE, JURY, and EXECUTIONER. Recent murders of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and John Crawford this past month at the hands of police have so inflamed communities across the country that this is a tipping point.
Despite Ravages of War, Gaza Supports Armed Resistance to Lift the Siege
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Netanyahu, Israel, Gaza, human rights, freedoms, suffering, lift the blockade, violence, society, death, government, politics, news, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 11 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
Israeli bombs continue to rock Gaza as I write and more deaths are expected tonight. Yet the ability of Hamas to continue launching rockets and the willingness of Gazans to endure has made it clear that no military solution exists for Netanyahu.
The Body in the Street -- Charles P. Pierce
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, family, freedoms, law, police, politics, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 13 hours ago - esquire.com
I keep coming back to one simple moment, one ghastly fact. One image, from which all the other images have flowed. They left the body in the street. Dictators leave bodies in the street.
'Michael Brown Smoked Jazz Cigarettes' Is the New 'Emmett Till Had It Coming'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, culture, Americans, ethics, racism, dishonesty, freedoms, humans, politics, police, government, corruption )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - rawstory.com
If there is one thing conservatives hate/fear/loathe more than gays, strong independent single women who enjoy sex, brown people who bus their tables and mow their lawns, and anyone getting government assistance other than themselves, it is...
'I Mourn My Jewish Community, Which Seeks to Justify These Inexcusable Acts'
Society & Culture  (tags: US, young, American Jews, human rights, demonstration, Gaza, Israel, religion, humans, ethics, sadness, world, society, culture )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
We were there to demonstrate our dissent for the American Jewish institutional response to the violence, which continues to blindly support the state of Israel without acknowledgement of the immense suffering and disproportionate lives lost in Gaza.
Why I'M on the Brink of Burning My Israeli Passport
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel government, Ayelet Shaked, politics, ethics, death, society, violence, crime, corruption, religion, news )

Carrie
- 23 hours ago - independent.co.uk
She is young and pretty. She is a university graduate and computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian - and the reason why I am on the brink of burning my Israeli passport. Because behind that wide-eyed innocent face lurks the Angel of Death
University of Northern Colorado to Add a Pet-Friendly Dorm Next Year
Society & Culture  (tags: US, University of Northern Colorado, good news, pet friendly, education, interesting, news, society )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - greeleytribune.com
It's likely to sound different, too, as nearly 40 four-legged companions will join their human friends as they take up residence at Lawrenson Hall. UNC is about to become its own rare breed with a pet friendly residence hall.
Israel Saves, Islam Rapes and Kills
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, celebrity, child, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, ethics, family, freedoms, gayrights, government, health, media, movies, murder, news, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Rahman
- 1 day ago - shariaunveiled.wordpress.com
While Israel is focused on saving the life of a Yezidi baby, pious Muslims like ISIS are focused on raping and killing Yezidis.
The Double Identity of An "Anti-Semitic" Commenter
Society & Culture  (tags: Common Dreams investigation, anti-Semtiism, deception, ethics, dishonesty, society, news, corruption, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - commondreams.org
A Common Dreams investigation has discovered that more than 1000 damaging anti-Semitic comments over the past two years were written with a deceptive purpose by a Jewish Harvard graduate in his thirties who was irritated by the website's discussion of...
Gaza Reminds Us of Zionism's Original Sin
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, ethnic cleansing, racism, colonialism, ethics, dishonesty, death, society, humans, government, freedoms, rights, politics, violence )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Gaza is being punished because Gaza is a constant reminder to Israel and the world of the original sin of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine and the creation of a so-called Jewish state.
Stop Giving Money to the U.N.'s Relief Agency for Palestinians
Society & Culture  (tags: UNWRA, Gaza, Hamas, terrorists, terrorism, abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, politics, religion, safety )

Ge
- 2 days ago - meforum.org
On three occasions rockets were found in UNRWA schools, closed for the summer, and at least once they were returned to Hamas. On another occasion, the UNRWA accused Israel of targeting civilians sheltering in a school when in fact those deaths were cau
 

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