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Israeli Government Strikes Down Judaism Conversion Reform
Society & Culture  (tags: world, religion, rights, Israel, ultra-Orthodox Jews, ethics, freedoms, government, dishonesty, news, society, culture, politics, family, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 14 hours ago - i24news.tv
Israeli ministers on Sunday struck down a bill that would have cancelled the monopoly the ultra-Orthodox chief rabbinate holds over conversions in the country.
IOF Opens Fire at Fishing Boats in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, livelihood, fisherman, law, violence, rights, abuse, government, freedoms, ethics, news, sadness, safety )

Carrie
- 14 hours ago - english.pnn.ps
The IOF opened heavy fire at fishing boats off the coast of several areas in the Gaza Strip Sunday morning. According to a local source, the IOF targeted fishing boats off the coast of the town Beit Lahiya as well as an area in northwest Gaza.
Reverend: The True Charleston Killer Remains at Large
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Charleston AME Church Massacre, racism, poverty, crime, ethics, society, culture, children, sadness, rights, freedoms, government, violence, safety, interesting, humans, family )

Carrie
- 15 hours ago - alternet.org
The Charleston perpetrator has been caught, but the killer is still at large. Racism, poverty and violence are the real killers in America.
TAKE ACTION: Tell the CPSC: Ban Flame Retardants in Our Household Products!
Society & Culture  (tags: chemicals, flames, retardation, products )

Dogan
- 16 hours ago - action.foe.org
Many of our household products, from furniture to childrenâEUR(TM)s toys, contain toxic flame retardants that migrate into the air in our homes. In the end, most of us end up with these chemicals in our blood
The Statue of Liberty Poem   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Statue of Liberty, USA, poem, France, Emma Lazarus )

Dandelion
- 2 days ago - youtube.com
With so much hate being thrown out there against each other maybe it is time all of us in the USA recall the words to this poem. Enjoy your July 4th and remember we sink if we allow ourselves to be torn apart together we can create a new and better vision
Bree Newsome In Her Own Words And Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: Bree Newsome, statement, courage, Black Lives Matter, Charleston Massacre )

Dandelion
- 3 days ago - colorofchange.org
I realized that now is the time for true courage the morning after the Charleston Massacre shook me to the core of my being. I could not sleep. I sat awake in the dead of night. All the ghosts of the past seemed to be rising.
Labor Leader Joins Bernie Sanders Campaign Citing Clintons Silence On Fast Track
Society & Culture  (tags: Larry Cohen, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, Communications Workers of America )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Longtime leader of one of the countrys most powerful labor unions is joining the Democratic presidential campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders and he says presumed frontrunner Hillary Clinton made it an easy call.
The Heroic Mailman Doug Hughes Now Needs Our Help
Society & Culture  (tags: Doug Hughes, gyrocopter, fundraiser, Congress, letter delivery )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - jimhightower.com
He wrote letters to all 535 of members of Congress telling them he was tired of the corruption. Then loaded the missives in his mailbag and literally went the extra mile to make a very special delivery in his gyrocopter. A fundraiser link is on here.
Why Native Hawaiians Are Saying No to a $1.4 Billion Telescope
Society & Culture  (tags: protection, environment, destruction, tradition, progress, development, indigenousrights, ecosystems, society, world )

Cal
- 5 days ago - csmonitor.com
An ongoing battle between native Hawaiians and astronomers intending to build a telescope on a traditionally sacred mountain has sparked debate over which is more important: progress or tradition?
Israeli Forces Shoot, Injure 14-Year-Old in Kafr Qaddum
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, Human Rights, Illegal Israeli settlements, Israel, Palestine, children, ethics, society, humans, freedoms, news, violence, safety, rights, world, corruption, dishonesty, law, sadness )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - maannews.com
A local popular resistance coordinator, Murad Shteiwi, said that hundreds of Palestinians took part in the march, which set off following afternoon prayers toward an Israeli barricade that closes off the main entrance on the village's southern side.
Israeli Security Force Continues to Use Live Ammunition to Quell Demonstrations Even When Not in Mortal Danger
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, Israeli Security Forces, abuse, ethics, crime, corruption, freedoms, death, children, humans, government, news, law, politics, society, culture, world, safety, sadness, activists )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - btselem.org
In the last few months, B'Tselem has documented dozens of cases in the Ramallah area of the West Bank in which Palestinians were injured, some severely, by live ammunition fired by Israeli security forces.
'Dead Wrong About the Bible': Portland Pastor Annihilates Christians Who Use Religion to Push Bigotry
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, marriage equality, religion, government, politics, ethics, freedoms, gayrights, society, world, humans, law, rights, interesting )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
"With its historic ruling on Marriage Equality Friday," writes Adam Phillips, pastor at Christ Church: Portland, "the U.S. Supreme Court finally caught up to the movement of the Holy Spirit. That's right. I said it."
Captive Virgins, Polygamy and Sex Slaves: What Marriage Would Look Like If We Actually Followed the Bible
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, religion, 'Bible believers', marriage equality, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, gayrights, humans, interesting, law, society, culture, environment, politics, rights )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - rawstory.com
Bible believers are beside themselves about the prospect that marriage norms and laws are changing, but let me tell you a secret about Bible believers that I know because I was one. Most don't actually read their Bibles.
My Journey From Zionism to Palestine Solidarity
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, 'Be The Mondoweiss Megaphone' campaign, Israel, Palestine, ethics, society, culture, education, family, freedoms, humans, interesting, news, rights, government, safety, world, activists, law )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Adam's story below shows the kind of simple self-disclosure that helps to build community and a stronger movement. We ask you to follow Adam's example and share your story with those in your community of why justice for Palestinians is important to you.
On Canada Day, Commit to Ending Extreme Poverty ! PLEASE SIGN ! !
Society & Culture  (tags: humans, protection, poverty, Canada )

CherAway
- 6 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
This Canada Day, SIGN the petition and join us in helping those in the developing world.
 

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