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Jim CrowâEUR(TM)s Polite Sons
Society & Culture  (tags: Martin Luther King, world, society, culture, Americans, racism, racial equality, Palestine, Israel, freedoms, justice, ethics, government, rights, politics, activists, abuse, law, interesting )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Dr. KingâEUR(TM)s life deeply motivates me to proudly stand as a Jew in solidarity with my Palestinian sisters and brothers who are brutally oppressed under Israeli occupation, siege and military aggression.
Back on the Bus
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Freedom Riders, civil rights movement, society, culture, activists, humans, interesting, news, media, freedoms, government, Martin Luther King, rights )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - newyorker.com
Last fall, at a gathering in Santa Fe on the subject of storytelling, I met a woman whose name sounded familiar. It turned out that I had last encountered her precisely fifty years before.
The Long Road ~ TEXT and PHOTOS
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Selma-Montgomery, society, racism, culture, ethics, activists, rights, freedoms, interesting, government, news, media, photos )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - newyorker.com
A half century ago, Martin Luther King, Jr., receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, in Oslo, spoke of the "creative battle" that twenty-two million black men and women in the United States were waging against "the starless midnight of racism."
Saudi Arabia Postpones 1,000 Lashes Sentence for Blogger
Society & Culture  (tags: lashing punishment, lashing, Saudi Arabia, sharia law, punishment, blogging, activists )

Beatrice
- 9 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
The activist sentenced to 1,000 lashes in Saudi Arabia underwent his first flogging despite the country's Supreme Court being ordered to review the case, Raif Badawi, 31, was due to undergo the second of 20 rounds of 50 lashes on Friday morning,
Three Principles for 2015 ~PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: world, humans, kindness, respect, wisdom, gratitude, society, culture, activists, freedoms )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - secure.avaaz.org
Our community has overwhelmingly supported these 3 simple principles to support each other to follow in 2015. Join thousands of others in this New Year's petition to ourselves, and then share your stories and insights on this "journey within".
A Muslim's Ambush: How I Was Stitched Up By Australian Breakfast TV
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, politics, religion, rights, ethics, corruption, dishonesty, news, tv, ethics, israel, middle-east, ethics, health, medicine, education, dishonesty )

Hilary
- 15 days ago - spectator.co.uk
Dr Qanta Ahmed works on Project Rozana, an Israeli-Palestinian initiative to train West Bank physicians (mostly Muslim) at Israel's Hadassah hospital. Her unethical TV interview's editing distorted & debased her work, leaving her furious.
CHARLIE HEBDO's 10 Best Animal Rights Cartoons ~ PETA Stands With 'Charlie Hebdo'
Society & Culture  (tags: Charlie Hebdo, PETA, animal rights, tribute, cartoons, society, violence, freedoms, ethics, culture, abuse, activists, world )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - peta.org
Charlie Hebdo is the only French newspaper that dedicates a weekly column to animal rights, tackling issues such as bullfighting and foie gras. Here are just a few recent examples:
Fault Lines Travels to Canada to Find Out What Happens When a First Nation Says No to Fracking.
Society & Culture  (tags: sadness, activists, culture, water, fracking, freedoms, environment, corruption, abuse, arts, government, humans, ethics, politics, media, dishonesty, rights, law, health )

Roxy
- 17 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
On October 17, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided a protest site set up by Mi'kmaq people and their supporters trying to prevent a Texas-based corporation from fracking. It was the most spectacular eruption yet in a struggle led by indigenous people
NYPD Officials Could Learn a Lot About Respect From Families of Eric Garner, Michael Brown (TEXT and VIDEOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, police, law, rights, government, politics, society, culture, family, ethics, freedoms, safety, violence, activists, interesting, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - rawstory.com
Too many police leaders and politicians have responded to the recent tragic double murder of Officers Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos by blaming Barack Obama, Bill de Blasio, and peaceful police brutality protestors.
Fight on Guns Is Being Taken to State Ballots
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, activists, gun control, children, family, ethics, freedoms, safety, society, rights, government, humans, violence, news, crime, politics )

Carrie
- 23 days ago - nytimes.com
The gun control movement, blocked in Congress and facing mounting losses in federal elections, is tweaking its name, refining its goals and using the same-sex marriage movement as a model to take the fight to voters on the state level.
Campus Movement Against Israel Is Largest Since Anti-Vietnam War Movement, Cary Nelson Says
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, students, Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, BDS movement, society, activists, freedoms, politics, government )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Cary Nelson, an emeritus professor of English at the University of Illinois who is a leader in effort to counter BDS, last week described BDS as a burgeoning political movement in the U.S. akin to the anti-war movement in the Vietnam era.
Stop Abuse of Mentally Ill in Prison.RIKERS NEW YORK IS ABUSING MENTALLY ILL PRISONERS.
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, corruption, crime, education, ethics, government, law, politics, safety, society, violence )

Rose ann
- 35 days ago - forcechange.com
Prison is a brutal place for those suffering from mental illness. Yet, a recently completed four-month long study by the New York Times suggests the issue is worse than we feared. The results present an alarming illustration of the rampant violence at ..
Protect Native American Burial Ground.PLS RESTORE GOOD FAITH TO THE INDIANS.
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, culture, education, environment, ethics, government, religion, politics, rights, sadness, society )

Rose ann
- 36 days ago - forcechange.com
For nearly a decade, the sacred Native American grounds of Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa have been undergoing illegal construction. Costing approximately three million dollars, this construction took place under the watch of the National Park...
8 Harsh Ways to Deal With Arab Violence, as Proposed By Israel's Ruling Party
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Human Rights, freedoms, ethics, government, politics, society, humans, news, violence, safety, culture, activists, world, rights )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - washingtonpost.com
At the behest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his political allies in the Israeli parliament are preparing a sweeping legislative package designed to deter terror attacks.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE! This Entrepreneur Turns Leftover Cafeteria Food Into Hot Meals for Hungry People
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, hunger, making a difference, politics, ethics, culture, americans, interesting, education, society )

Cal
- 57 days ago - grist.org
Simon, 24, is cofounder of Food Recovery Network, a nonprofit organization that collects surplus food from college campuses and distributes it to hungry community members.
 

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