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Refugee Runners: Olympics' First Team Without a Country
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, Refugees&Relief, sports, politics, freedoms, world )

Cal
- 27 days ago - csmonitor.com
They have fled war. Now they hope to make the first refugee Olympic team --and lift the spirits of stateless people around the world.
Florida Catholic Bishop: 'Sadly It Is Religion, Including Our Own' That 'Breeds Contempt for Gays'
Society & Culture  (tags: society, religion, hate, homophobia, sadness, rights, ethics, freedoms, family, dishonesty, abuse, violence )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - rawstory.com
For one Florida Catholic bishop, there's no question that Mateen was influenced by his religion to hate homosexuals ~ but he also says that this is a problem with many religions, including the Catholic faith.
Conservatives Try To Scapegoat Islam To Avoid Responsibility For Perpetuating Anti-LGBT Violence
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, anti-LGBT, ethics, freedoms, government, rights, abuse, death, religion, society, violence, sadness, corruption, safety, politics )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - thinkprogress.org
The day after the deadliest mass shooting in modern history, conservatives known for their anti-LGBT rhetoric are now clamoring to blame ISIS and radical Islam for the deaths in Orlando:
Mississippi Closes The Case On Freedom Summer Murders
Society & Culture  (tags: Mississippi Burning, civil rights, 'Freedom Summer', death, murder, police, ethics, freedoms, activists, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, law, news )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Fifty-two years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing ~ and in a sad turn of events, the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
Tell the Norwegian Government to Let Edward Snowden Come to Norway *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, ethics, freedoms, humans, interesting, media, news, rights, society, world )

Frans
- 11 days ago - act.rootsaction.org
On November 18, Edward Snowden will be awarded Norwegian PEN's Ossietzky Prize for outstanding achievements as a whistleblower. We do not want Snowden's chair to be empty in the University Hall in Oslo due to lack of approval to travel to Oslo ...
Take Action to Free Concordia University Professor Homa Hoodfar From Iranian Prison *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, culture, ethics, family, freedoms, humans, law, media, news, rights, sadness, safety, society, women, world )

Frans
- 15 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Canadian Professor Homa Hoodfar, a respected academic scholar and researcher on women and the family in the Middle East and the Muslim World, is being held in Tehran's notorious Evin prison. The government of Canada must urgently intervene to secure her i
Murders of Gays, Lesbians in US Increased Last Year: Study
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, society, culture, LGBTQ, rights, freedoms, law, ethics, family, humans, death, safety, news )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - rawstory.com
The violence in 2015 was the highest since 2012, according to the report by the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCAVP).
GUN LAWS AND TERRORISM: AN AMERICAN NIGHTMARE
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, gun laws, gun violence, government, freedoms, ethics, law, news, rights, safety, politics, society, world, humans, crime, death, family, children, sadness )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - newyorker.com
We have seen the pattern with guns play out repeatedly ~ three times in the past year with shooters who appear to have been influenced by ISIS or Al Qaeda, the casualty toll rising each time.
The Lawmakers Offering Condolences For Orlando Shooting Victims Who Voted Against LGBT Protections
Society & Culture  (tags: gay rights, ethics, Florida, descrimination, rights, society, government, politics, law, freedoms, violence, safety, sadness, abuse )

Carrie
- 14 days ago - thinkprogress.org
Florida is one of the many states that doesn't have many legislative protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. The state has no laws prohibiting employers from unfairly firing, discriminating against, or refusing to hire LGBT people.
America Has a Republican Problem ~ and the Media Is Partly to Blame
Society & Culture  (tags: media, politics, government, Republican Party, Trump, ethics, abuse, society, freedoms, dishonesty, interesting, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - nationofchange.org
Donald Trump is a distraction from the fact that the mainstream media has pretended the GOP is a normal party with values just to the right. Now the country is paying the price.
   

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