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Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, gayrights, Jordan, safety, politics, law, government, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights )

Cal
- 6 hours ago - ipsnews.net
As the region is rocked by violence against a backdrop of the rise of radical groups, Jordan's lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community fears that new instability in the Hashemite kingdom could lead to increased intolerance towards the commun
Beinart Urges Young Jews to Get Arrested in the West Bank for the Sake of Zionism. Will They?
Society & Culture  (tags: Peter Beinart, West Bank Settlements, Hman Rights, Palestine, Israel, society, culture, freedoms, interesting, media, activists, politics, government, humans, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
Peter Beinart has a column in Haaretz calling on American Jews who believe in the two-state solution to take direct action now and like the Mississippi Freedom Summer go out to the West Bank to oppose the settlement program.
What Your 1st-Grade Life Says About the Rest of It
Society & Culture  (tags: study, Americans, children, education, environment, family, society, culture, freedoms, sadness, abuse, crime, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Inside the ground-breaking and ultimately saddening 25-year study conducted by Johns Hopkins researchers Karl Alexander and Doris Entwisle, that examined 314 people from the first grade all the way to adulthood at age 28.Americans,
TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
Arielle Klagsbrun Calls on the Jewish Community to 'Love and Honor' Those Who Refuse to Support Israel (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Arielle Klagsburn, Israel, Palestine, world, freedoms, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, dishonesty, ethics, humans, politics, society, rights, violence, culture )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - mondoweiss.net
This is an incredible speech about Jewish excommunication and the code of silence on criticizing Israel. Klagsbrun grew up going to a conservative synagogue in the Boston area. Her father is a Holocaust survivor. Her grandparents are Holocaust survivors.
From Gaza With the Worst News: Orphaned While at College in America
Society & Culture  (tags: Gaza, US, violence, death, children, education, family, sadness, society, women, travel, world )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
"I saw that the Ajrami family's house was bombed in the Jabaliya refugee camp, where I live, so I called my family, but no one was answering. "Finally my younger sister answered and was crying. I couldn't understand her."
Homeless America: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Pee for Free With Dignity'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, UN study, free restrooms homeless, children, family, society, sadness, safety, rights, humans, health, freedoms, ethics )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - america.aljazeera.com
More than 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to toilets, the United Nations said Friday, mainly highlighting it as a problem for developing countries. But for many homeless Americans, finding a clean restroom can also be a challenge.
IF YOU ARE "WAITING FOR THE FACTS" FROM THE POLICE, YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Ferguson Missouri, police, death, society, safety, dishonesty, culture, abuse, corruption, law, media, humans, murder, rights, sadness, politics, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - esquire.com
By now you've likely had the misfortune of wading knee-deep into the overflowing septic tank that passes for dialogue surrounding the Michael Brown story. "Waiting for all the facts to come in" is a common trope whenever there's a racially charged, or...
Christian Leader Denounces Duggar Family's Patriarchal Movement as 'Truly Dangerous'
Society & Culture  (tags: women, men, patriarchy, Quiverfull Movement, religion, society, family, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, abuse, corruption, education )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology - which promotes procreation and the primacy of men - as "truly dangerous" in the wake of two sex scandals involving leaders.
Cop Who Threatened to 'F*Cking Kill' Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, Ray Albers, resignation, police, law, media, interesting, rights, society, violence, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - rawstory.com
At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
This War Was Not a War, It Was a Massacre
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, Human Rights, ethics, international law, society, death, women, children, violence, news, humans, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - mondoweiss.net
In the first days of this war, every spot on Gaza was a target for Israeli Air Forces. They were using missiles that weighed more than 2 tonnes to destroy a small spot. Many children and women died because of these types of missiles that are unacceptable
Think You Can Solve the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict? Play This Game
Society & Culture  (tags: world, PeaceMaker Game, Israel, Palestine, interesting, media, news, society, politics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - motherjones.com
PeaceMaker's creators, Asi Burak and Eric Brown, are the first to admit that their computer strategy game isn't necessarily fun--the word they use is "engaging." PeaceMaker, released in 2007, challenges you to take the seat of either the...
NFL Toughens Its Stance on Domestic Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: good news, NFL, Roger Goodell, domestic violence, women, society, culture, ethics, sports, violence )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - usatoday.com
In a lengthy letter sent to every NFL owner on Thursday, Goodell announced enhanced policies and discipline under the personal conduct policy that will result in a six-game suspension for a first offense related to domestic violence or sexual assault...
Don't Feed the Trolls? It's Not That Simple
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, internet trolls, media, ethics, freedoms, interesting, internet, rights )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - dailydot.com
Initially, "Don't feed the trolls" seems like a perfectly reasonable response to nasty online behavior. Despite its cursory appeal, however, the command raises more issues than it solves--and not just because it brings us right back to the problem of...
New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
 

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