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OP-ED: The Slippery Slope of Twitter's Attempts to Stop Harassment Against Women
Society & Culture  (tags: TWitter, women's rights, stopping harassment, sexual harassment online, society, politics, government, women, violence )

Cal
- 9 hours ago - theweek.com
The social network's instincts are admirable. But its latest effort could easily end up as a hunt for ideological heresies.
The Ohlone People Were Forced Out of San Francisco. Now They Want Part of Their Land Back.
Society & Culture  (tags: native rights, culture, americans, news, law, legacy of Native persecutin, politics, rights, society, freedoms )

Cal
- 20 hours ago - motherjones.com
The Ohlone once numbered as many as 15,000 on lands stretching from the San Francisco Bay to Big Sur. But following years of enslavement under the Spanish mission system and, later, persecution by settlers, they are now largely a people in exile.
In Israel, Only Jewish Blood Shocks Anyone
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, crime, death, violence, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, humans, world, society, politics, media, sadness, news, interesting, children, abuse )

CarrieSIC
- 2 days ago - haaretz.com
Killings of Palestinians by soldiers and policemen will never shock Israel. The propaganda machine will whitewash everything, and the media will be its mouthpiece.
Palestinian and International Activists Cross Makeshift Bridges Over the Separation Wall (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, society, ethics, freedoms, rights, sadness, activists )

CarrieSIC
- 2 days ago - palsolidarity.org
The non-violent direct action was in response to the restrictions Israel had placed on Palestinian worshippers wishing to access Al-Aqsa Mosque in the past months.The Israeli forces shouted and pushed activists as well as journalists on several occasions
Stop Virginity Exams for Women to Join the Indonesian Police.
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, ethics, government, religion, rights, police, women, society, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', government )

Gregory
- 3 days ago - forcechange.com
Many women feel degraded, violated and sometimes painful exams to see if they are still a virgin just to apply to join the Indonesian National Police. Please join in protesting this unnecessary testing for women just to apply to join the police force.
Islamic Human Slaughterhouses For Christians Discovered
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslims, Islam, Christians, slaughter, organ theft, corruption, crime, death, ethics, murder, religion, rights, sadness, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 3 days ago - madworldnews.com
The slaughterhouses, much like those for butchering livestock, have been discovered in Albania, Syria, and the Balkans, in which prisoners, particularly Christians, are being used for their organs.
Four Sordid Tales of Selfishness of the Super-Rich
Society & Culture  (tags: class warfare, habits of the rich and famous, ethics, culture, family, ethics, dishonesty, police, law, politics, society, usa )

Cal
- 4 days ago - alternet.org
Perhaps delusion helps privileged people rationalize their greed.
Save the Iraqi Christian Community!
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Iraqis, Christians, Islam, Muslims, war, ISIS, abuse, crime, culture, death, ethics, murder, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, world )

Penny
- 6 days ago - citizengo.org
Today, the world is witnessing the mass persecution and genocide of the Iraqi Christian population. Sadly, the international community has expressed very little concern about their fate, with few coming to their aid. The disappearance of the Christian
In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, crime, celebrity, society, politics, Bill Cosby )

Cal
- 7 days ago - npr.org
Barbara Bowman, who in 1985 was a 17-year-old aspiring actress on the Cosby Show, says the comic actor "brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times."
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: A Chocolate Factory With a Higher Purpose
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, interesting, philanthropy, business, acitvism, making adiffrence, society, goodnews )

Cal
- 11 days ago - csmonitor.com
Shawn Askinosie works directly with developing-world growers to sweeten their lives, too.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Ft. Lauderdale: Stop Criminalizing Feeding of the Poor and Homeless!
Society & Culture  (tags: government, ethics, crime, culture, homelessness, unjust laws, society, politics, police, law, news )

Cal
- 11 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
90 year old Arnold Abbott of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl has been feeding the homeless since 1990. A new city ordinance has now made this illegal
These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, military, veterans, men, women, society, culture, education, interesting, news, freedoms, world, rights )

CarrieSIC
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy group The Mission Continues, civilians have a lot to learn about those who've served in the armed forces.
Boy Who Lost Dad And Uncle In Iraq Finds Comfort, Proves Why Military Family Services Matter
Society & Culture  (tags: Iraq, Afghanistan, children, family, Americans, military, society, Project Focus, humans, death, education )

CarrieSIC
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Rosanna Powers' fiancé and brother died within 30 hours of each other in Iraq in 2004. Now, just over a decade after their deaths, she sees both of them in her 11-year-old son -- a comforting but difficult reality.
It Shouldn't Be This Hard To Be A Female Veteran In America
Society & Culture  (tags: women, America, military, veterans, society, culture, homelessness, health care, unemployment, ethics, news, freedoms, government, education )

CarrieSIC
- 11 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The number of women serving in the U.S. military has increased dramatically in recent years, yet the services they need upon returning home are not keeping up with the unprecedented demand.
Does The Wild Truth Tell the True Story of Chris McCandless?
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, children, death, family, ethics, humans, interesting, society, culture, sadness, violence, safety )

CarrieSIC
- 12 days ago - outsideonline.com
An explosive memoir by Carine McCandless provides new details about a toxic family environment that drove her brother to embark on the famous and fatal quest immortalized by Jon Krakauer's Into the Wild.
 

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