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Society & Culture

These Awesome Bus Benches Double as Homeless Housing
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, goodnews, helping the homeless, world, society, politics, GoodNews, government, culture, safety )

Cal
- 30 days ago - takepart.com
A Vancouver organization's pop-up shelters provide a dry spot to sleep.
Stop Child Slaves From Being Trafficked to Lake Volta, Ghana *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, law, politics, rights, sadness, safety, society, world )

Frans
- 32 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Every year thousands of children in Ghana are sent to Lake Volta, to a life of modern slavery in the fishing industry. Some are callously sold by their families. Others are sent in ignorance by parents who believe traffickers' promises of an education...
Francis's Holy War
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Pope Francis, Catholics, society, culture, religion, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - medium.com
How the strangest, most divisive Pope in memory keeps surprising the world--and the Catholic Church. What, really, can we make of this strange new pope? Hundreds of thousands of words have been written in the effort to understand him.
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
- 33 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.
POOR PEOPLE: Hungry, Tired and Stressed Out
Society & Culture  (tags: money, news, politics, society, ECONOMY, poor people, economy family, culture, americans, society, usa )

Cal
- 35 days ago - money.cnn.com
From going to bed hungry to running from debt collectors, the nation's poorest are stressed out in ways most of us can't imagine.
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
- 35 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.
Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That's Who
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Islamophobia, religion, rights, society, culture, humans, ethics )

Carrie
- 35 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Islamophobia was on full display on Monday at the Heritage Foundation, where speakers at a panel mercilessly mocked and berated a Muslim student who asked about religious diversity.
TAKE ACTION NOW! It's Time to Put An End to America's New Debtors' Prisons!
Society & Culture  (tags: government, ethics, DEBTORS PRISONS, debtors' prisons, society, safety, law, politics, crime, culture, americans, usa, police, rights )

Cal
- 40 days ago - bravenewfilms.org
Judges in Georgia and Alabama must cut all ties with an industry profiting off the poor and stop placing people on probation under the control of profit-hungry private companies.
To Prison For Poverty--How Private Probation Companies Profit Off the Poor
Society & Culture  (tags: law, ethics, modern debtors prisons, profittingoff thepoor, politics, government, crime, culture, usa, sadness, rights, news )

Cal
- 40 days ago - bravenewfilms.org
All across the country, we're seeing the rise of modern day debtors' prisons: a cruel system that jails people for being too poor to pay sometimes very minor fines and fees. A small traffic fine can force a choice between putting food on the table and goi
10 Reasons You Should Not Move to Florida--From Floridians Who Know!
Society & Culture  (tags: travel, culture, americans, society, politics )

Cal
- 41 days ago - alternet.org
The state is sinking in more ways than one.
How the Justice Department Keeps Its Cell-Phone Snooping a Secret
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, society, police, PRIVACY RIGHTS, NEW TECHNOLOGY, SNOOPING ON CITIZENS, ethics, government, culture, americans, rights, law, news )

Cal
- 41 days ago - vice.com
In a move that has alarmed civil-liberties groups and transparency advocates, the Department of Justice has been working with local police departments across the country to squelch public-records requests on controversial cell-phone surveillance technolog
In Yabbies And Cappuccino, A Culinary Lifeline For Aboriginal Youth
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, government, education, aborigines, children, world, society, culture, politics, law, interesting )

Cal
- 42 days ago - npr.org
The school is also helping to reconnect them to their culture, disrupted when many of their grandparents were kidnapped off the land, forced into missionary schools and denied the right to vote until the 1960s.
When Did Mass Shootings Become So Frighteningly Mundane in America?
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, usa, society, politics, government, news, children, culture, americans, safety )

Cal
- 43 days ago - alternet.org
Isla Vista, Seattle, Las Vegas, now Troutdale. Summer 2014 already has violence everywhere.
Target: Create Gun Sense Policies in Your Stores ACTION US
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, guns, Target, family, children, violence, Everytown For Gun Safety )

Nancy
- 46 days ago - act.everytown.org
Target, which boasts on its website that between 80% and 90% of its customers are women, has no restrictions on customers carrying guns in its stores.
Virginians Choose Even Bigger Tool -- Andy Borowitz
Society & Culture  (tags: americans, culture, humor, satire, society )

Kit
- 46 days ago - newyorker.com
Apparently deciding that Cantor was insufficiently heartless to represent their district, Republicans turned out to the polls to elect David Brat, a man whose political views "border on sociopathy," [....] *HUMOR*SATIRE*

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