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Jordan's LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, gayrights, Jordan, safety, politics, law, government, ethics, culture, freedoms, rights )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - ipsnews.net
As the region is rocked by violence against a backdrop of the rise of radical groups, Jordan's lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community fears that new instability in the Hashemite kingdom could lead to increased intolerance towards the commun
TAKE ACTION NOW! Towns Don't Need Tanks: Our Communities Are Not War Zones
Society & Culture  (tags: police, society, safety, police vs. the public military grade wea, government, ethics, crime, culture, americans, politics, law, freedoms, usa, rights )

Cal
- 2 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Justice are funneling billions of dollars to state and local law enforcement agencies every year to help them purchase military weaponry and equipment. What business do DOD, DHS, and DOJ have funding a wa
Arielle Klagsbrun Calls on the Jewish Community to 'Love and Honor' Those Who Refuse to Support Israel (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Arielle Klagsburn, Israel, Palestine, world, freedoms, Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, dishonesty, ethics, humans, politics, society, rights, violence, culture )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - mondoweiss.net
This is an incredible speech about Jewish excommunication and the code of silence on criticizing Israel. Klagsbrun grew up going to a conservative synagogue in the Boston area. Her father is a Holocaust survivor. Her grandparents are Holocaust survivors.
Homeless America: 'Everyone Should Be Able to Pee for Free With Dignity'
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, UN study, free restrooms homeless, children, family, society, sadness, safety, rights, humans, health, freedoms, ethics )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
More than 2.5 billion people around the world do not have access to toilets, the United Nations said Friday, mainly highlighting it as a problem for developing countries. But for many homeless Americans, finding a clean restroom can also be a challenge.
IF YOU ARE "WAITING FOR THE FACTS" FROM THE POLICE, YOU WILL BE WAITING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Ferguson Missouri, police, death, society, safety, dishonesty, culture, abuse, corruption, law, media, humans, murder, rights, sadness, politics, news )

Carrie
- 2 days ago - esquire.com
By now you've likely had the misfortune of wading knee-deep into the overflowing septic tank that passes for dialogue surrounding the Michael Brown story. "Waiting for all the facts to come in" is a common trope whenever there's a racially charged, or...
Christian Leader Denounces Duggar Family's Patriarchal Movement as 'Truly Dangerous'
Society & Culture  (tags: women, men, patriarchy, Quiverfull Movement, religion, society, family, children, ethics, freedoms, humans, rights, abuse, corruption, education )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
Michael Farris, founder of the Home School Legal Defense Association and Patrick Henry College, described the Quiverfull ideology - which promotes procreation and the primacy of men - as "truly dangerous" in the wake of two sex scandals involving leaders.
Cop Who Threatened to 'F*Cking Kill' Reporter During Ferguson Protests Officially Resigns
Society & Culture  (tags: Ferguson Protests, Ray Albers, resignation, police, law, media, interesting, rights, society, violence, freedoms, crime, culture, ethics )

Carrie
- 3 days ago - rawstory.com
At a protest on Aug. 19, Ray Albers, a police officer in the neighboring community of St. Ann, pointed his rifle at a Ferguson protester during a heated verbal exchange, an episode that was captured on video and widely circulated on social media.
GOOD NEWS! First Nations Fisherman Donates 500 Sockeye to Vancouver Homeless
Society & Culture  (tags: charity, making a difference, activists, rights, goodnews, philanthropy, world )

Cal
- 4 days ago - indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com
A First Nations fisherman donated 500 of the fish to organizations and a homeless encampment in the downtrodden neighborhood in Vancouver.
Don't Feed the Trolls? It's Not That Simple
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, internet trolls, media, ethics, freedoms, interesting, internet, rights )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - dailydot.com
Initially, "Don't feed the trolls" seems like a perfectly reasonable response to nasty online behavior. Despite its cursory appeal, however, the command raises more issues than it solves--and not just because it brings us right back to the problem of...
New Poll Shows Big Racial Gulf in Opinions on Police Conduct
Society & Culture  (tags: abuse, activists, americans, children, corruption, crime, culture, death, dishonesty, education, ethics, family, freedoms, government, law, media, murder, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence )

Kit
- 4 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
Americans of different races have significantly different opinions on police performance - especially as to whether they believe their local forces typically avoid using excessive force and treat blacks and whites equally - according to a new Pew Research
Help Canine Companions Prevent Service Dog Fraud ACTION US
Society & Culture  (tags: service dogs, illegitimate service dogs, ethics, family, society, rights, americans )

Nancy
- 5 days ago - cci.org
Service dog fraud is a problem on the rise. We're fighting a new wave of discrimination today because too many misbehaving pets are posing as service dogs and causing business owners to restrict access for people with disabilities.
Ferguson Cop Who Arrested Journalist Being Sued for Tying Up and Choking 12-Year-Old Boy (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: dishonesty, Ferguson Missouri, Justin Cosma, bad cops, lawsuit, crime, culture, ethics, society, freedoms, rights, safety, violence, police, law )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - rawstory.com
A police officer who arrested a journalist earlier this month in Ferguson, Missouri is also facing a federal civil rights lawsuit for allegedly attacking a 12-year-old boy while working for another department two years ago, the Huffington Post reported.
17 Journalists Killed in Gaza Since Beginning of Israeli Aggression
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, death, ethics, crime, Human Rights, journalists, sadness, rights, news, media, safety, violence )

Carrie
- 6 days ago - imemc.org
According to Al Ray Palestinian Media Agency, the Ministry called upon the International Community and other interested parties to step up in taking serious actions in stopping Israel's systematic attacks against journalists.
The Darker Side for Gays in Lebanon
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, politics, law, gayrights, safety, rights, police )

Cal
- 7 days ago - ipsnews.net
In a country where civil liberties remain the prerogative of the powerful and wealthy, the Lebanese gay scene is to be treaded carefully.
 

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