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Society & Culture

To the Family of the One Thousandth Victim of Israel's Genocidal Slaughter in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Palestine, Gaza, government, politics, religion, ethics, crime, death, society, culture, freedoms, rights, sadness, violence, law, murder, human rights )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - electronicintifada.net
I am afraid to say the Israeli media and academia are fully behind the massacre apart from few, hardly audible voices in this inhuman wilderness. I am not writing this to tell you that I am ashamed -- I long ago dissociated myself from this state...
Florida Woman Gets 60 Years While Stand-Your-Ground Zimmerman Walks Free
Society & Culture  (tags: Florida, Stand your ground, Alexander, Zimmerman, domestic violence, new trial, crime, ethics, law, police, rights )

Lynn
- 2 days ago - addictinginfo.org
It is so not fair! She stood her ground, just like George Zimmerman of Stand-Your-Ground ... law fame. And both live in Florida. So why is Marissa Alexander looking down the barrel of 60 years in prison when her situation was the same as Zimmerman's?
For NFL, Pot Is a Worse Crime Than Assault
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, Americans, NFL, Ray Rice, women, violence, law, ethics, news, crime, culture, sports, society )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - bloombergview.com
Since February, we've been waiting to hear what kind of punishment the NFL would levy on Rice after graphic footage emerged of the star running back dragging his then-fiancée, Janay Palmer, out of an elevator after, police say, he beat her unconscious.
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.
Lawyers Demand Investigation of 'Horrifically Botched' Two Hour Execution in Arizona
Society & Culture  (tags: human rights, death penalty, botched execution, Joseph Wood, death, crime, ethics, humans, society, news, law, abuse, corruption )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
Lawyers for a convicted double-murderer whose lethal injection in Arizona dragged on for two hours, while witnesses watched him gasping for breath and attorneys scrambled to halt the process, have called for an outside review of the "horrifically botched
NRA's 'Everyone Gets A Gun' Plan: Kids Must Pass Shooting Tests to Advance in School (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: NRA, US Gun Policy, children, crime, death, ethics, law, politics, humans, society, safety, government, education )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
NRA commentator Billy Johnson this week proposed that children be forced to learn shooting skills in order to graduate as part of a plan to enact "gun-required zones" in the United States, and use taxpayer money to subsidize firearm purchases.
Fox Hosts Outraged That Texas 911 Operators Are 'Forced' to Help Dying Non-English Speakers (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: media, Fox "News", society, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, humans, news, safety, rights, politics, law )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
The hosts of Fox & Friends on Wednesday were shocked to learn that emergency responders were "forced" to serve non-English speakers in life-threatening situations even if the callers were suspected of entering the country illegally.
Stop Online Child Abuse *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: children, corruption, crime, ethics, family, humans, internet, law, media, safety, society, world )

Frans
- 7 days ago - forcechange.com
According to a U.S. watchdog group, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), there has been a dramatic rise in child abuse images posted to commonly used areas of the Internet. But this isn't just a problem in the United States....
Three New Mexico Teens Charged With Killing Homeless Men
Society & Culture  (tags: Albuquerque NM, murder, homeless, crime, society, police, news, humans, children, family, ethics, law, sadness, violence, death )

Carrie
- 8 days ago - cnn.com
The boys -- 15, 16 and 18 -- used bricks and a metal pole to kill the men, according to a criminal complaint accusing each of them of two counts of murder. The 15-year-old told an investigator that the trio "randomly" attacked over 50 homeless people.
Hamas: Israeli Soldier Captured
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, Israel, Human Rights, prisoner, soldiers, ethics, death, freedoms, humans, news, safety, society, world, culture, law, politics )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - wbaltv.com
Hamas claimed it captured an Israeli soldier Sunday on the deadliest day yet in the battle between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza. The solider was taken during an early morning operation, according to Abu Obeida, a spokesman for Hamas' military wing,
Harrowing Images of Gaza Neighborhood Hit Hardest By Israel (TEXT and PHOTOS)
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, human rights, Israel, Gaza, politics, ethics, death, dishonesty, freedoms, news, humans, violence, women, children, family, law )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Israeli forces bombarded a neighborhood in Gaza overnight Sunday. According to Reuters, at least 70 Palestinians were reported killed in what was the heaviest bombardment in Israel's 13-day offensive.
No Solutions: Laws to Make Everything About Homelessness Illegal Have Increased Dramatically
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, laws against homelessness, society, policitics, rights, freedoms, law, policy, safety, usanews )

Cal
- 10 days ago - alternet.org
A new report finds these laws are being passed with wide voter approval, in cities that offer few alternatives for those living on the streets.
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
Politician Tells Tall Tale of a Bus Full of Migrant Kids, Turns Out It Was a School Bus Headed to Summer Camp (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: government, politics, children, society, racism, migrant children, law, ethics, sadness, rights, news, dishonesty )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - rawstory.com
I have to imagine most of you, except of course our right wing trolls, are as appalled and even depressed at the display of raw racist hatred that has been emanating from the right in recent weeks with regards to the exploding number of unaccompanied...
Override of the Supreme Court's Birth Control Decision *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, family, freedoms, government, humans, law, media, politics, society, women )

Frans
- 13 days ago - dccc.org
In the Hobby Lobby case, the Supreme Court declared that corporations can deny women birth control coverage. But now, Democrats in Congress have developed legislation overriding the Supreme Court's wrong-headed decision....
 

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