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Swedish Jewish Community Closes Synagogues Amid Terror Threats
Society & Culture  (tags: anti-Semitism, Sweden, abuse, synagogues, crime, culture, death, freedoms, religion, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

- 1 day ago -
Swedens Jewish community has temporarily shut down synagogues across the country as a precautionary measure against possible attacks by terrorist groups, The World Jewish Congress (WJC) reports on its website.
Video: David Wood Explains the Quranic Justification for the Paris Attack   video
Society & Culture  (tags: David Wood, video, Quranic basis for the attacks on Paris )

- 1 day ago -
David would does an excellent job (with some humor) explaining and educating about the Quranic basis for the attacks on Paris (and elsewhere). A very good opportunity to understand the Islamists and jihadis' mindsets based on their holy books.
INSPIRING: She Invented a Coat to Help the Homeless In Brutal Winters, But Now It Has An Even Better Use
Society & Culture  (tags: inspirational stories, activism, making a difference, society, rights, politics, culture, activists )

- 1 day ago -
Veronika Scott's brilliant insulated overcoats double as sleeping bags. But they've also created new jobs and opportunities for some of the homeless people they were invented to help.
The Last Words of Iranian Girl Rihanna Jabbari Before Execution
Society & Culture  (tags: child, children, crime, culture, death, ethics, family, freedoms, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, Islam, Muslims )

- 1 day ago -
A few moments before her execution, the young Iranian girl Rihanna Jabbari write last farewell words for her mother. She said to her mother that her organs should be donated for the needy persons .
Petition: Help Establish a 24-Hour Learning Center and Women's Shelter By Saving Fairhaven Retirement Home!
Society & Culture  (tags: social security, social services, education, women and children, shelters, responsibility, safety, americans )

- 2 days ago -
By signing the petition below shows your support for the City Planning and Zoning Commision to change the current use of the facility to one that will benefit the community as Little Red Children's Learning Center, a 24-hour daycare and Little Red's...
How Organized Labors Allegiance to Establishment Democrats Is Killing Unions
Society & Culture  (tags: SEIU, Union, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, infighting )

- 2 days ago -
Hillarys latest union endorsement from SEIU an example of union leadership prioritizing political connections in high places over the best interests of its members. It has angered local chapters so much that they are breaking off and endorsing Bernie.
Pocketbook Pain: The Rapidly Rising Cost Of Living Is Absolutely Killing The Middle Class In America
Society & Culture  (tags: rising cost of living, middle class eviscerated, leader care less, America, USA, pocketbook pain )

- 3 days ago -
On any given night in America there are over a half a million people living on the streets or in their vehicles. 1.5 million ultra poor households live on less than $2 a day. The middle class is being eviscerated and our leaders do not seem to care.
Stop the Plan to Flood Winnemem Wintu Sacred Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, crime, culture, environment, ethics, government, law, rights, society )

- 4 days ago -
Raising the height of Shasta Dam would drown most of the Winnemem Wintu Tribe's last remaining sacred sites and traditional homelands, decimate endangered salmon and violate the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act by flooding the McCloud River.
Woman on the Ledge and Her Unborn Child SURVIVED Terror Attack: Bataclan Theatre Siege Hero Reveals He Dragged Pregnant Hostage
Society & Culture  (tags: terrorism, gun attack, Paris, pregnant woman, crying for help )

- 6 days ago -
Clinging on to a balcony 15 metres up and screaming for her life as gunmen roamed the corridors of the Bataclan music hall, the unnamed pregnant woman has become a symbol of the tragedy. And, for the first time one of the survivors has revealed
Russia Admits It WAS Terrorists Who Downed Plane With BOMB as Airport Staff Are Arrested
Society & Culture  (tags: terrorism, aircraft bomb, Sharm al-Sheikh, Vladimir Putin, USSR )

- 6 days ago -
Vladimir Putin has vowed to "find" and "punish" those responsible for the plane crash on the doomed Russian airliner after officials confirmed it was "a terrorist act". It comes as Egyptian authorities detained two employees of Sharm al-Sheikh
Tell the Postmaster General to Make Postal Banking a Reality Now - Petition
Society & Culture  (tags: petition, Postal Banking, traditional banks, pay day lenders, financial predators, poorest citizens )

- 6 days ago -
28 percent of U.S. households are underserved by traditional banks and must turn to payday lenders check cashers and other financial predators spending nearly 10 percent of their income on fees and services that rakes in big profit on the poorest citizens
More Than 1,000 Schools Destroyed By Boko Haram This Year: UN
Society & Culture  (tags: Boko Haram, schools destroyed, Lake Chad )

- 6 days ago -
Boko Haram Islamists have destroyed an estimated 1,100 schools this year in their stronghold region surrounding Lake Chad, the United Nations envoy to the area, Toby Lanzer, said today. Lanzer, who became the UN envoy to central Africa's restive
Information Is Everywhere and Everywhere We Are Ignorant
Society & Culture  (tags: informational age, ignorant, uncritical patriotism, Return to Reason, US National Geographic Society )

- 7 days ago -
Visionaries tell us that we now live in an information age, indeed an age of info glut. Yet the students living in the worlds most powerful and lethal country do not have much of a clue about the world out there. More to article than summary could tell.
Cancel Oil and Gas Leases on Sacred Montana Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: Badger-Two Medicine Area, Blackfeet, rights, politics )

- 7 days ago -
The Blackfeet are not the only ones who value the region. Oil & gas industry also have their eyes on the area & for more than 30 years theyve been fighting to drill the hell out of it. Now the region has been compromised due to illegally granted
Paris Bataclan Theater Received Threats Over Pro-Israel Events Before the Attacks
Society & Culture  (tags: Paris, terrorist attacks, Muslims, Islam, murder, crime, death, freedoms, police, religion, safety, society, sadness, violence, world )

- 8 days ago -
Before Fridays bloodbath at Pariss Le Bataclan concert venue, this centrally~located hall from the 19th century had received numerous threats over pro~Israel events hosted there.

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