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50 People Dead After a Nightclub Shooting in Orlando, Gunman Identified
Society & Culture  (tags: safety, violence, sadness, murder, gunsdeath, crime )

Cal
- 13 days ago - wsaz.com
Approximately 50 people are dead and at least 53 hurt after a gunman opened fire and took hostages at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday morning, Orlando Police said.
Land Rights Activist Murdered and Two More at Risk *** Please Sign ***
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, crime, culture, ethics, family, government, humans, law, news, police, politics, rights, safety, society, violence, world )

Frans
- 18 days ago - amnesty.org.au
Sikhosiphi Rhadebe, a land rights activist who led an anti-mining movement in South Africa was shot dead in his home in March. Hours before his death, Sikhosiphi learned that he was at the top of a âEUR~hit listâEUR(TM) along with two other activists....
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
- 11 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
- 11 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:
Ban Assault Weapons PLEASE SIGN
Society & Culture  (tags: usa, violence, assault weapons, ban, petition )

Evelyn
- 12 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
While it is true that people kill people, and that guns do not shoot themselves, it is also true that mass execution would not be possible without such high capacity weapons. How many people have to die before we ban those weapons?
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
- 4 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.
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
- 12 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).
Right-Wing Broadcaster Who Wants Christian Martyrs Urges Trump Fans to Use AR-15s Against Protesters ~ TEXT and AUDIO
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT Rights, marriage equality, Trump, religion, politics, society, sadness, safety, ethics, crime, abuse, rights, dishonesty, news, violence, women, murder )

Carrie
- 4 days ago - rawstory.com
A religious broadcaster who encouraged Christians to "prepare for martyrdom" over marriage equality is urging Donald Trump supporters to take up arms against their opponents.
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
- 11 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.
50 Killed in Florida Nightclub, Shooter Pledged ISIS Allegiance (Videos)
Society & Culture  (tags: LGBT nightclub, Orlando Florida, gayrights, fatal shootings, murder, family, crime, violence, sadness, videos )

Barb
- 13 days ago - cnn.com
Orlando shooting suspect Omar Mateen was interviewed by the FBI in 2013 and 2014, FBI Assistant Special Agent Ronald Hopper told reporters Sunday. "Those interviews turned out to be inconclusive, so there was nothing to keep the
We Stand With You Orlando: Sign the Condolence Card
Society & Culture  (tags: violence, usa, society, sadness, human rightscrime )

Beverly
- 12 days ago - act.everytown.org
In the wake of this tragedy, we need to let the people of Orlando, Florida know that the country stands with them during this horrific time.
Stand Up for Women and Girls Raped in Conflict
Society & Culture  (tags: activists, abuse, crime, culture, education, ethics, family, humans, law, politics, religion, rights, sadness, safety, society, violence, women, world )

Frans
- 13 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Across the world, the number of women and girls raped in conflict is staggering. Rape is frequently used as a weapon of war and torture and often results in unwanted pregnancy.
   

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