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Society & Culture

Why Target Stopped Asking Job Applicants If They'Ve Been Convicted of a Crime
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, crime, americans, activists, lowering the residivism of ex-cons, employment, discrimination, background checks, fairness, fairness, society, news, freedoms, politics )

Cal
- 5 days ago - csmonitor.com
More than 60 counties, cities, and states - and some corporations - are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
The Silent Power of Boycotts and Blockades
Society & Culture  (tags: peace, activism, resistance, activists, politics, rights, humans, society, culture, news )

Cal
- 20 days ago - ipsnews.net
peace activists are currently assembled in Cape Town's City Hall, for the quadrennial meeting of the 93-year-old War Resister's International (WRI), a global network of activists from far-flung regions fighting on every imaginable front, from anti-traffic
Watch: "Murder on Abortion Row" (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: abortion rights, women, society, violence, rights, activists, ethics, death, safety, media, law, murder )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - pbs.org
In 1996, FRONTLINE took an in-depth look at one case that helped lead to the buffer zone law. Two years earlier, John Salvi, a radical young Catholic abortion opponent, opened fire on two clinics in Brookline, Mass., just outside Boston, and killed two...
These Awesome Bus Benches Double as Homeless Housing
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, goodnews, helping the homeless, world, society, politics, GoodNews, government, culture, safety )

Cal
- 32 days ago - takepart.com
A Vancouver organization's pop-up shelters provide a dry spot to sleep.
More Restaurants Take a Stand Against Guns
Society & Culture  (tags: gun laws, restaurants, activists, Americans, good news, society, safety, violence, law, crime, culture, family )

Carrie
- 34 days ago - inc.com
The number of restaurants adopting a no-guns policy is on the rise following Mexican grill Chipotle's recent request that patrons not carry guns when dining.
Detroit Shuts Off Water To Thousands Of Broke Residents
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Detroit, the poor, ethics, water, rights, humans, society, government, crime, dishonesty, corruption, sadness, safety, politics, abuse, activists )

Carrie
- 36 days ago - thinkprogress.org
As the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department moves to shut off water to thousands of residents who are delinquent on their bills, a coalition of activists is appealing to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights to intervene.
Watch This Muslim-American Activist Take Down A Leading Islamophobe (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Muslim Americans, Islamophobia, rights, freedoms, religion, activists, ethics, society, culture )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - thinkprogress.org
A Muslim-American leader on Sunday criticized one of the right wing's top traffickers of Islamophobia for exaggerating the threat that Muslims pose to the United States and for regularly linking the religion to terrorism.
Vikings Invade British Museum As Activists Challenge Big Oil's Propaganda Machine -
Society & Culture  (tags: activism, activists, Big Oil, guerila theater, corporate abuse, politics, society, world )

Cal
- 38 days ago - occupy.com
In London, oil companies sponsor the national centers of art, opera, theater and music. The branding in turn backs up the industry's lobbying of British politicians. -
How Can You Help the Homeless?
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, culture, education, family, freedoms, help, philanthropy, rights, safety, society )

Kit
- 53 days ago - upworthy.com
I've Often Wondered How I Can Personally Help Homeless People. I Just Found A Great Idea. Short video from UpWorthy.
The 5 Awkward Times Experts Shut Down News Anchors By Being Experts - Video
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, experts, family, government, politics, safety, Science, society )

Kit
- 53 days ago - upworthy.com
These are just the times experts talked back when news hosts were misleading viewers. What happens when these experts aren't around?
Pressure Mounts On Target To Ban Firearms After Loaded Gun Found In Toy Aisle
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, death, dishonesty, education, family, freedoms, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 53 days ago - forbes.com
"The gun was in plain view on top of a superhero Playskool toy box when the worker found it; he thought it was a toy. He realized it was real after seeing it was loaded with live ammo
Target Gets Drawn Into Gun Rights Battle
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, culture, dishonesty, education, ethics, freedoms, government, law, media, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 53 days ago - motherjones.com
Executives at Target probably never thought much about their red-and-white bull's-eye logo becoming so fraught, but the mammoth discount retailer now faces the challenge of being the latest corporation pulled into the fight over open-carry gun rights.
Rio Favela Hosts People's Cup For Communities Suffering Evictions and Police Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: Brazil, Rio, Favela, Sao Paulo, FIFA World Cup, abuse, activists, corruption, dishonesty, freedoms, government, politics, rights, violence, sports, world, police )

Betsy
- 56 days ago - portside.org
A Rio de Janeiro favela hosts People's Cup for communities affected by FIFA restrictions, police violence, evictions and home demolitions. "World Cup For Whom" hosts 2nd annual competition.
Iraq: Jihadis Vow to 'Conquer Jerusalem From You, Oh Jews!'
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Islamists, Jihadis, Muslims, world, activists, corruption, crime, culture, death, ethics, freedoms, murder, politics, religion, rights, safety, society, violence )

Ge
- 65 days ago - israelnationalnews.com
Video footage of foreign jihadists in Iraq threatening to "conquer Jerusalem" has once again highlighted the dangers posed to Israel from Islamist extremists fighting in Syria's civil war. At a public rally organized by the Islamic State of Iraq and
The Dumbing Down of America
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, government, freedoms, environment, education, world, politics, religion )

Gene
- 69 days ago - macleans.ca
Well, the title really says it all. But the article proves it.
 

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