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Joint Effort Helps Homeless Vets in 25 Cities
Society & Culture  (tags: society, safety, homeless vets, public initiatives, family, culture, americans, GoodNews, usa )

Cal
- 10 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
In March 2014, VA launched the 25 Cities Initiative to assist communities with high concentrations of homeless Veterans in intensifying and integrating their local efforts to end Veteran homelessness.
TAKE ACTION NOW! MALL OF AMERICA: Stop Heavy Handed Intimidation Tactics Targeting Peaceful Participants."
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, law, rights, peaceful protests, government, freedoms, society, police, politics, news, culture, crime, americans )

Cal
- 23 days ago - action.sumofus.org
Can you join me in telling the Mall of America to stop heavy-handed intimidation tactics targeting peaceful participants?
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
- 28 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.
Guns Are Surprisingly Easy to Come By for at-Risk Teens: Study
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, children, mental illness, suicide, gun control, gun violence, family, ethics, society, death, culture, safety, sadness, violence, murder, abuse, crime )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - rawstory.com
U.S. teens report easy access to firearms, even when they have mental health problems that put them at an increased risk of suicide, according to a new study. Overall, 41 percent of teens who reported being in a home with a firearm had easy access to it.
Gun-Loving Fox Hosts 'High Five' After Paris Attack: 'Best Thing Americans Can Do Is Arm Themselves' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, world, media, Fox News, violence, society, ethics, freedoms, police, news, law, murder, humans, dishonesty, abuse, politics, safety )

Carrie
- 24 days ago - rawstory.com
Several Fox News hosts responded to a terrorist attack in Paris on Wednesday by advising Americans to buy more guns. Co-host Kennedy Montgomery worried, however, that Bolling was calling for a "police state."
Christian Protesters Shout Down Muslim Kids Singing National Anthem at Texas Rally: 'Islam Is a Lie!' (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Americans, racism, Islamophobia, ethics, sadness, society, culture, freedoms, rights, religious freedoms )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Angry conservative protesters disrupted the Texas Muslim Capitol Day celebration in Austin on Thursday, repeatedly shouting "No Sharia" and screaming "Go home."
You Wouldn't Think We'd Need So Many Reminders to Keep Guns Away From Kids
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, children, gun safety, gun control, NRA, politics, society, culture, family, ethics, law, government, crime, death, sadness )

Carrie
- 31 days ago - rawstory.com
Cases involving young children and firearms are shocking but not altogether uncommon in the U.S. Each year, dozens of children are killed in unintentional shootings; others pull the trigger, accidentally injuring and killing parents, siblings and friends.
CBS SUNDAY MORNING: Combating the Scourge of Sexual Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: college rape, survivors, responsiblity, law, women's rights, college law enforcement, government, ethics, culture, americans, education, police, rights, crime )

Cal
- 7 days ago - cbsnews.com
This Spring, the Association of American Universities plans to question 800,000 college students about the problem of sexual assault on campus.
TThe Reality Tale of Two Education Systems: One for the Poor, and One for the Rest
Society & Culture  (tags: corruption, education, children, ethics, corporatization of education, greed, society, politics, government, abuse, americans )

Cal
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
New data reveals our public--not private--school system is among the best in the world.
7 Big Lies 'American Sniper' Is Telling America About Iraq And Chris Kyle
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, movies, celebrity, dishonesty, lies, ethics, Clint Eastwood, Chris Kyle, Iraq, autobiography, violence, society, culture, death, freedoms, rights, politics, world, abuse, news, humans )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
The film American Sniper, based on the story of the late Navy Seal Chris Kyle, is a box office hit, setting records for an R-rated film released in January. Here are seven lies about Chris Kyle and the story that director Clint Eastwood is telling:
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
- 28 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
- 31 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.
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
- 12 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 'Bait & Switch' Politics of Liberal Zionism
Society & Culture  (tags: Human Rights, Zionism, Americans, Israel, government, ethics, politics, freedoms, society, media, interesting, ethics, world )

Carrie
- 29 days ago - mondoweiss.net
The New York Times has run another piece for readers who choose to believe the mythology of Israel over the reality of Israel. This time it is Kai Bird's Christmas Day Op-Ed piece, "Israel, a Jewish Republic," an essay on the upcoming March election.
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
- 12 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."
 

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