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OPINION: The Fight Against the Long-Term Effects of Child Hunger Reaches Fever Pitch
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, child hunger, education, health, humanrights, government, ethics, politics, sadness, world, children, activists )

Cal
- 25 days ago - ipsnews.net
Often beginning in the womb as poverty-stricken mothers live hand-to-mouth, stunting can be a lifelong affliction. Studies show it is linked to poor cognition and educational performance,
Sign the Petition: Make Sentencing Smarter ~ PLEASE SIGN!
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, prison sentences, law, petition, non violent crimes, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, society, sadness, news, rights, politics )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - dailykos.com
The hallmark of a legitimate justice system is fairness. Today in America, thousands upon thousands of people are serving decades-long prison sentences for non-violent crimes. Their lives are being needlessly thrown away and billions of taxpayer dollars
What Max Blumenthal Saw in Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Israel, Gaza, destruction, death, Human Rights, family, society, culture, humans, freedoms, sadness, world, news )

Carrie
- 26 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Everywhere he went people would invite him into their homes, which were sometimes mere concrete slabs or open basements because the house was gone, and then: Please have some coffee. You must drink some soda, it is very hot today. Here are some sweets...
ISIS Claims To Have Killed British Hostage Alan Henning
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Syria, Britain, Alan Henning, Human Rights, violence, death, Daesh, corruption, society, freedoms, news, sadness )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A video released by the Islamic State group on Friday appears to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, the Associated Press reports. In the clip, the militants threaten to kill another hostage they identify as American Peter Kassig.
Why Must Gaza Wait in the Dark?
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Human Rights, electricity, punishment, rights, government, ethics, society, freedoms, family, children, education, health, humans, news, sadness, safety, violence )

Carrie
- 17 days ago - mondoweiss.net
In an attempt to compensate for the Israeli disruption of Gaza's power supply, the Palestinians established their first power generation plant in 2004. Ever since, Israel has regularly limited the supply of electricity and industrial fuel needed to...
Escape From Duggarville: How Playing the Good Christian Housewife Almost Killed Me
Society & Culture  (tags: religion, Christianity, 'Quiverfull Movement', women, society, culture, family, freedoms, rights, sadness, ethics, safety, education, children )

Carrie
- 30 days ago - rawstory.com
Vyckie Garrison was once a minor celebrity in the Quiverfull Movement, made famous by TV's Duggar family. As a devout, Bible-believing Christian and the mother of seven homeschooled children, Garrison spent 16 years, with her husband, publishing a...
The Real Christopher Columbus
Society & Culture  (tags: History, Columbus Day, Christopher Columbus, dishonesty, ethics, education, children, government, freedoms, rights, sadness, society, culture, world, violence )

Carrie
- 7 days ago - jacobinmag.com
"They do not bear arms, and do not know them, for I showed them a sword, they took it by the edge and cut themselves out of ignorance. They would make fine servants ... with fifty men we could subjugate them all and make them do whatever we want."
Can She Be THAT Stupid?   video
Society & Culture  (tags: 'Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?', Americans, education, humans, interesting, society, sadness )

Carrie
- 19 days ago - youtu.be
Kelly Pickler On "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader"
The 21st Century Death Chamber: $100,000 for a Civilized Execution (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: U.S., Oklahoma, death chamber, death penalty, ethics, Human Rights, violence, society, death, sadness, law, rights, safety, news )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - theguardian.com
A tour of Oklahoma's state-of-the-art killing room unveils how the state spent thousands on restraints, an electric bed and medical equipment, but also how a theatre of transparency hides actual practices
Leading Writers and Editors Protest Israeli Sponsorship of Brooklyn Book Festival
Society & Culture  (tags: Brooklyn Book Festival, sponsorship, Human Rights, writers, editors, Israel, Gaza, ethics, society, news, world, sadness, interesting, freedoms )

Carrie
- 28 days ago - mondoweiss.net
It is deeply regrettable that the Festival has chosen to accept funding from the Israeli government just weeks after Israel's bloody 50-day assault on the Gaza Strip, which left over 2100 Palestinians - including 500 children - dead, displaced a fourth...
Let Handala Return Home ~ Cartoon Photos
Society & Culture  (tags: Palestine, Gaza, Kuwait, Naji al-Ali, cartoons, art, children, society, sadness, violence, human rights, freedoms, world, humans )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - america.aljazeera.com
"Handala was born ten years old, and he will always be ten years old. At that age, I left my homeland, and when he returns, Handala will still be ten, and then he will start growing up.Things will become normal again when the homeland returns."
"I Draw for Gaza": The Defiant Art of Haneen Nofal
Society & Culture  (tags: arts, Palestine, Haneen Nofal, Gaza, culture, violence, women, freedoms, rights, sadness, world )

Carrie
- 5 days ago - electronicintifada.net
Haneen Ibrahim Nofal posted a striking image on the Internet while Israel was bombing her native Gaza in July. The drawing depicted a young woman wearing a kufiyyeh -- the Palestinian checkered scarf -- on her head and smiling proudly while touching a crown
First U.S. Soldier Killed in Fight Against ISIS Is Marine Presumed Lost at Sea After Flight Mishap
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Iraq, Syria, U.S.Marine, Daesh, ISIS, ISIL, death, sadness, violence, world, news, society, safety, government, politics )

Carrie
- 15 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
A U.S. Marine who went into the sea from a V-22 Osprey during a flight mishap over the northern Gulf this week is the first American to be killed in U.S. military operations against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.
Delaware 2-Year-Old Shoots Himself in the Head While Home Alone With Mother (TEXT and VIDEO)
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, gun control, gun safety, children, family, ethics, society, law, news, sadness, violence, government, freedoms )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - rawstory.com
A 2-year-old boy in Delaware was in critical condition on Tuesday after police said that he got a hold of a gun, and shot himself in the head.
Ban Ki-Moon: Gaza Is a Source of Shame to the International Community
Society & Culture  (tags: world, Israel, Gaza, UN, Ban Ki-moon, violence, sadness, human rights, destruction, death, ethics, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - theguardian.com
The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, described the destruction in Gaza from the recent conflict with Israel as "beyond description" and a source of "shame to the international community" as he visited the war-devastated coastal strip on Tuesday.
 

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