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Society & Culture

OP-ED: America Is Ripe For Authoritarianism
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, news, obama, military, police, politics, society, ethics, culture, safety, rights, freedoms )

Cal
- 11 days ago - alternet.org
The pitiful state of the economy makes the U.S. vulnerable.
Israeli Calls for Palestinian Blood Ring at Fever Pitch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Israel, human rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, politics, government, culture, death, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, news, murder, humans, crime )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - electronicintifada.net
On the eve of Abu Khudair's lynching, Member of Knesset (Israel's parliament) and government faction whip Ayelet Shaked issued a call over Facebook to ethnically cleanse the land, declaring "the entire Palestinian people is the enemy."
Sacrifice, Suffering and Struggle: MLK's Message Resonates in Palestine
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Palestine, Martin Luther King Jr., racism, ethics, culture, rights, politics, government, humans, sadness, safety, society, violence, murder, media, news, death, dishonesty, crime )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - electronicintifada.net
The voices of angry Israeli mobs chanting "death to Arabs" are echoing in the streets of Jerusalem. Online video footage shows Palestinians being chased off public transportation, thrown into lakes and attacked on the street.
The Greatest Threat to Traditional Churches Isn't Liberalism -- It's the Men Who Run Them
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, religious insttitutions, the church, scandals, politics, news, freedoms, culture, society, religion, law, ethics )

Cal
- 12 days ago - theweek.com
In a hyper-connected era when it's hard to hide anything, the churches' scandals will out
Doctors Evacuate Patients After Israel Bombs Hospital (TEXT and ENGLISH AUDIO)
Society & Culture  (tags: International Law, world, Palestine, Israel, hospital, patients, sadness, safety, society, rights, violence, crime, ethics, culture, news, politics, health )

Carrie
- 12 days ago - electronicintifada.net
After a week of threats and "warning rocket" fire last Friday on the al-Wafa rehab and geriatric hospital in eastern Gaza City, the Israeli army heavily shelled the building just hours ago and caregivers are scrambling to evacuate the most vulnerable...
Overturn Ban on Homosexual Activity --- PLEASE SIGN!!!
Society & Culture  (tags: Jamaica, Caribbean, buggery laws, homophobia, protests, religion, rights, society, culture, education, gayrights )

Lynn
- 13 days ago - forcechange.com
An antiquated, colonial-era law outlawing homosexual activity in the Caribbean is withstanding attempts at eradication due to rampant homophobia. The ... the repeal of so-called buggery laws, but mass protest has prevented any reform.
Church of England Votes 'Yes' to Women Bishops
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, religion, Church of England, women, gender equality, world )

Nancy
- 15 days ago - news.msn.com
"This is a watershed moment for the Church of England and a huge step forward in making our society fairer," Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said.
ABUSE! Drivers Get Screwed Over Constantly in America
Society & Culture  (tags: driving, police searches, civil liberties, privacy rights, governement, snopping, poitics, big brother, a-holes on patrol, society, politics, government, ethics, culture, americans, transportation, police, rights, news, freedoms, dishonesty, usa, abuse )

Cal
- 18 days ago - vice.com
In order to legally operate a motor vehicle on public roads in America today, citizens must abide an astonishing array of affronts to even the most basic concepts of civil liberty.
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
Indigenous Australians Are Uniting Against a New Stolen Generation
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, children, culture, stolen gneretion, aborigine children, Australian govnerement policy of forcibl, world, society, ethics, dishonesty, sadness, politics )

Cal
- 23 days ago - vice.com
figures show that more Aboriginal children are being removed from their homes now than at any other time in Australian history. Indigenous community leaders are calling it a new stolen generation and will meet in Brisbane this week to coordinate their eff
Black People Were Not Allowed to Eat Vanilla Ice Cream in the Jim Crow South--Except on Independence Day
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, racism, society, culture, children, freedoms, ethics, rights, sadness, family )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - alternet.org
By custom rather than by law, black folks were best off if they weren't caught eating vanilla ice cream in public in the Jim Crow South, except - the narrative always stipulates - on the Fourth of July.
16 Epic Jon Stewart Insults Worthy of Shakespeare
Society & Culture  (tags: Jon Stewart, The Daily Show, comedy, Shakespeare, TV, media, celebrity, society, culture, news, politics, government )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - alternet.org
Stewart has his own way with words (or he and his scribes do.) Too bad he took Hobby Lobby week off, but let's take a moment to remember some of his best digs, some of which sound positively Shakespearian.
How the South Is Becoming a Solid Band of Poverty: One in Three Live in Poor Neighborhoods
Society & Culture  (tags: poverty, society, usa, the south, culture, economy, americans, education, government, politics, usa )

Cal
- 26 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
In the South, more than 30percent live in high poverty areas, which have at least 20percent of residents living below the federal poverty line--More than 25percent of the country - 77million Americans - lives in high poverty areas
What Would Native Independence Day Look Like?
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, native politics, native culture, culture, children, interesting, society, news, americans, humans )

Cal
- 26 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
As the rest of the country celebrates its Independence Day, it has left us wondering what a Native American Independence Day would look like.
The Fascinating Stories Behind 8 Famous Photos (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: photos, world, society, news, interesting, culture, humans, ethics )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - history.com
A picture might be worth a thousand words, but not every picture tells the whole story. Find out the fascinating details behind some of the world's most iconic images, from the flag-raising on Iwo Jima to the day Elvis Presley met Richard Nixon.

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