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Even More Cities Join Movement to Rename "Columbus Day" to "Indigenous Peoples' Day"
Society & Culture  (tags: goodnews, ethics, culture, politics, native rights, Indigenous Peoples Day, society, law, government )

- 2 days ago -
The trend of cities renaming Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples' Day is spreading across the United States.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Cancel Columbus Day - It's Time to Celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day Nationwide
Society & Culture  (tags: society, politics, Cikumbus Day, Indigneous Peoples day, exploitation, history, native rights, culture, americans )

- 2 days ago -
For nearly 80 years this nation has celebrated Christopher Columbus with a federal holiday in his name. Far from discovering America, Columbus represents slavery, genocide, and a history of exploitation that it is time to stop honoring.
For U.S. Tribes, a Movement to Revive Native Foods and Lands
Society & Culture  (tags: culture, rights, society, native traditions, politics, goodnews, family )

- 6 days ago -
On ancestral lands, the Fond du Lac band in Minnesota is planting wild rice and restoring wetlands damaged by dams, industry, and logging. Their efforts are part of a growing trend by Native Americans to bring back traditional food sources and heal scar
Ellen Page On New Film's Heart: 'All We Want Is To Love And Be Loved'
Society & Culture  (tags: gayrights, same sex marriage, rights, movies, media, celebrity, society, usa, politics )

- 7 days ago -
The new film Freeheld tells the real life story of Laurel Hester, a New Jersey police detective, who is diagnosed with late stage lung cancer.Ultimately the case makes national headlines, and when the city council finally rules in her favor, it's seen
Leniency or Amnesty for Victims of Campus Sexual Violence? - See More at: Http://Www.Patheos.Com/Blogs/Y earwithoutgod/2015/09/24
Society & Culture  (tags: children, corruption, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, humans, interesting, law, media, murder, police, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

- 13 days ago -
... A current Southern Adventist student told me, however, that this result highlighted for her the reality that these cases can be difficult to adjudicate and the outcomes are far from certain. School officials also scheduled...
Germany: Migrants Rape Epidemic
Society & Culture  (tags: rape, Muslims, Islam, Germany, Europe, refugees, corruption, crime, culture, ethics, government, religion, rights, politics, safety, society, violence, women )

- 21 days ago -
Although the rape took place in June, police kept silent about it for nearly three months, until local media published a story about the crime. According to an editorial comment in the newspaper Westfalen~Blatt, police are refusing to go public about
For Cuba's Jews, a Rekindling of Faith on the Island
Society & Culture  (tags: politics, religion, rights, government, goodnews, world )

- 29 days ago -
By 1990, there were only about 1,000 Jews left in Cuba, most of them elderly, and only a handful who remembered the old rituals. Only about 100 people gathered for services on High Holy Days at Beth Shalom.
Tell Congress: Make Higher Education More Affordable
Society & Culture  (tags: congress, higher education, americans, politics, affordable education )

- 29 days ago -
Our nation's collective student loan debt now amounts to more than $1 trillion. This heavy cloud of debt stops young people from aiming high and investing in their futures. Congress has put this off long enough - we have to do something now to control...
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, government, humans, law, politics, rights, safety, society, violence, world )

- 33 days ago -
The London Arms Fair opens at the ExCel Centre on 15 September. Alongside guns, tanks and killer drones, you might also find offers for illegal torture equipment âEUR" we have at every one since 2005. Demand the UK government stops the trade ...
Save The Irish Fairyfolk Ringfort.
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, americans, children, crime, culture, education, environment, ethics, family, government, humans, interesting, media, politics, rights, safety, society, world )

- 36 days ago -
Tradition dictates that if you have a ringfort on your land, it is to be treated with respect, and not to be damaged, SAVE THE FORT and take your stand. Do not let them destroy an ancient site. We NEED YOUR voice.
Palmyra's Temple of Bel Destroyed, Says UN
Society & Culture  (tags: crime, culture, ethics, politics, religion, sadness, society, violence, world )

- 40 days ago -
A satellite image confirms that the main temple in the ancient city of Palmyra in northern Syria has been destroyed, the United Nations says....
New York City Struggles To Keep Up With High Homeless Numbers
Society & Culture  (tags: homelessness, social programs, news, politics, society, government, law, usa )

- 50 days ago -
Eight months after homelessness hit a record in New York City, you can still see the need of the city's most vulnerable in Tompkins Square Park.
Belfast Pastor on Trial for Offending Islam
Society & Culture  (tags: Islam, Muslims, Christians, persecution, culture, interesting, news, religion, politics, society )

- 53 days ago -
Pastor McConnell's prosecution is one of a growing number of examples in which British authorities -- who routinely ignore incendiary speech by Muslim extremists ~ are using hate speech laws to silence Christians.
Hurricane Katrina, 10 Years Later
Society & Culture  (tags: Katrina ten years later, politics, culture, recovery, americans, society, children, news )

- 55 days ago -
We went to New Orleans and the surrounding Gulf Coast communities to find out whatâEUR(TM)s happened in the 10 years since Hurricane Katrina took its destructive path.

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